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Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Etna Guided Tours

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Etna Guided Tours
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From US$ 72.59 US$ 61.70 per person

Admire breathtaking views of Mount Etna and surrounding landscape from the summit. Enjoy a moderate hike on off-the-beaten paths and learn about the geology of the volcano.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Mount Etna volcano on an off-the-beaten-path hike
  • Admire incredible views of the volcanic landscape and Ionian Sea
  • Learn about geology and volcanoes in an interesting and fun way
Full description

Enjoy a hike on the highest, most active volcano in Europe. Explore a fascinating landscape and take in breathtaking views on this climbing adventure.

Start the tour with an early morning pickup from the meeting point chosen. On the way, there will be a stop for a coffee and to buy something to eat if you'd like (costs not included).

Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike. Take advantage of a helmet and all the equipment you need for your hike.

As you begin to walk, admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna, and its moonlike deserts. From there take in the breathtaking views of the smoking summit craters and the surrounding landscape facing the Ionian Sea.

Finally, in the afternoon, get dropped off back in Catania where your tour concludes.

Includes
  • Transportation from a chosen meeting point
  • Guided hike of Mount Etna
  • Wind jacket
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Socks
  • Thermal clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This hiking excursion is for everybody even if it's a little bit challenging at the beginning, but if you are healthy and normally trained for long walks it is suitable for you
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There will be a stop for sandwiches on the way to Etna
  • The program of the excursion may change due to adverse weather conditions, as well as access restrictions by the authorities
  • In case of cancellation for bad weather conditions guests will be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 286 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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This Etna trip is fantastic! I chose the guide very thoroughly and ended up with this one for several reasons. Pickup place: it was nice to have one close to an apartment we lived. Guide: Ernesto did a great job, he told us about geology and plenty of interesting facts! Route: it is very picturesque and full of terrific views. Length: very balanced duration. Complexity level: moderate, not too easy, but not too hard to enjoy the walk. Pros: tour team had everything prepared from hiking shoes to spare backpacks etc. (that was veeery handy).

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June 28, 2022

I had a great time on this tour, it was very well organised with the pick-up, stop to get a sandwich in a nice little place on the way and then a great route on the hike too. Bits of it were a climb and it was a warm day but I’m not a regular walker/hiker and managed it fine, quite a variety of pace and fitness levels in the group too which did not seem to matter. The views of Etna and its surrounding were incredible and I am so glad I went! Guide was very friendly and able to answer our questions which added to a great day.

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June 5, 2022

This experience was incredible! My friends and I (20 year old females) loved it all and thought this hike was the perfect level of exertion, we definitely felt challenged at times but it was so doable. Ernesto was an amazing guide, and we loved our stop in Catania for Sicilian sandwiches as well. Running down mt Etna is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced!! If you’re an active person, you should be fine but this hike is definitely not an ‘easy walk’. A must do in Catania!

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May 30, 2022

Product ID: 332946