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Etna: Bove Valley Hiking Tour with Volcanologist Guide

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Etna: Bove Valley Hiking Tour with Volcanologist Guide

From US$ 46.50 per person

Trek to the top of ridge of the Bove Valley where you can admire the summit craters with an expert local guide. Admire the charm of the north side, including one of the most beautiful caves in the Volcano.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the local flora and fauna
  • Enjoy a tour of the highest volcano in Europe
  • Admire the summit craters and the Ionian sea from an altitude of 1.7 miles
  • Trek through a natural path in Parco dell'Etna
  • Catch the cablecar on the tallest active Volcano in Europe
Full description
The park of Etna has been part of the UNESCO heritage list for several years, and it offers a thrilling trekking in a exciting path on the north side of the volcano. Starting at an altitude of about 1 mile, at the Rifugio Sapienza, you'll catch the cablecar up to 1.5 miles above sea level. After, you'll trek to reach the ridge of the Bove Valley, an extensive depression that occupies most of the eastern flank of the volcano, where you can admire many lava flows because today it is a natural basin and protection for the villages at the bottom of the volcano. Once you reach the ridge of the Bove valley you can observe the top of the active crater and be fascinated by the beauty of the volcano. Along the way you will encounter lunar landscapes and rich Etnei woods.
  • Trekking sticks
  • Trekking shoes on request
  • Cablecar ticket (must be paid on the spot; €35 adult/€30 children)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Sapienza Refuge, Nicolosi CT - South Etna

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please bring: windbreaker, trekking shoes, water, hat, and sunglasses.
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Beautiful experience! Absolutely recommended, especially thanks to the presence of Orazio and Edoardo, two very prepared guides who made us really passionate.

August 12, 2021

September 16, 2021


Ottima esperienza con guide attente e competenti

September 14, 2021

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