Tours to Mount Etna
Taormina tours to mount etna whit “Sicily Day Trips”. A unique experience climbing up the northern slope of Mount Etna, where we offer tours to visit Etna and the Gorges Alcantara with trekking along paths in direct contact with nature and where you will discover magical places.
The activity on mt Etna
From 1000 meters the countryside consists mainly of birch, pine, cherry, olive trees, and vines which constitute expanses of vineyards, giving breath-taking views (see the Etna wine tour). The tour to visit Etna takes SR Mare Neve, a regional road, with our jeep capable of reaching a quota of 2000m in the Piano Provenzana area, northern Etna shelter.
From here we will take you to visit the Sartorius craters along secret natural paths where we will reach a quota of 220 m. Every little detail will be examined, from the vegetation to the volcanic architecture that frames extraordinary views. From the Mount Sartorius ski slope, we will visit an old underground lava flow cave. Ropes and technical equipment will be provided for simple exploration. The morning concludes in a farmhouse under a pine forest where we will stop for a short typical lunch.
At the Alcantara Gorge
The afternoon will be dedicated completely to the valley of Alcantara. The return journey includes a trip to Castiglione di Sicilia, a medieval village of remarkable cultural fame. Immediately after we will arrive at the most famous canyon in Sicily, the Alcantara Gorge, where we also offer other activities such as Body Rafting. The result of the erosion of the river upon the basaltic rock over 8000 years. The erosion still continues to this day, even though in some parts, there has been a process of sedimentation with the formation of small sandy beaches on its banks.
An exclusive full-day tour, for those who want to see and feel nature, culture, and flavors, within a well-organized time limit.
Mt Etna & Alcantara Gorge tour includes:
- Pick up from your hotel or place of your choosing.
- Trekking on the Sartorius craters.
- Visit the lava flow of 2002.
- Speleological exploration of a lava flow cave.
- Views of the valley and of adjacent landscapes of Etna.
- Visit of the Alcantara Gorge.
- Technical equipment.
- Entrance ticket.
- Professional guide.
- 40% discount for children.
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|MEETING PLACE||Pick up from your hotel or place of your choosing|
|WHAT TO BRING||Trekking or gym shoes, clothing suitable for the season|
|DURATION||About 8 hours|
|DIFFICULTY||Easy – recommended age 4/80|
|TIMETABLES||Every day by reservation – 9:00 am|