|Classic Winter Experience|
Winter itinerary: from November to April
Location: North-East side, South-East side of Etna
Duration: from 9.00 a.m. to 6.30/7.00 p.m.
Starts from Piazza Federico di Svevia 32, Catania
Maximum altitude: 2000 meters
Difficulty level: EASY
THE ETNA TOUR:
First stop: One of Etna Experience’s expert guides will lead you along a beautiful naturalistic trekking path, while explaining the origins of our volcano, Etna. You will then reach a scenic spot that overlooks the Bove Valley, the last eruptions main scenario, where it will also be possible to enjoy an amazing view on the Summit Craters.
Second stop: You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided from us (helmets and torches).In case of heavy snow and/or ice the visit may be cancelled for safety reason.
Third stop: At lunch we will gather in a typical Etna Rifugio. There, warming up by a cozy fireplace, we will enjoy a rustic lunch made with local products (starter and first course) together with a good glass of Sicilian wine. It is possible to arrange, upon request, a suitable dish to vegetarians and coeliacs.
Fourth stop: Walking through brooms, chamomile and silver birches, you will visit unique lava formations and eccentric craters, usually on the North-East side of Etna.
As an alternative to one of the stops, or in case the cave should not be accessible because of ice and snow, the guide might suggest an extra trekking on a different trail than the morning one or a visit to the area of Zafferana Etnea to taste local products of the volcano.
* In case the trails are covered by a thick layer of snow, usually around the month of January (but sometimes also in February or even March), part of the excursion will take place using snowshoes and sticks. We wish to remind you that in this case the hike becomes normally more tiring.
The rate is 59 € per participant for adults, 49 € for both children and students under 24 years old.
- A professional and passionate naturalistic guide (our guides are geologist, volcanologists, agronomists, etc…).
- Transport service with jeep or minibus from Catania, directly from your hotel or from an agreed meeting point.
- Lunch in a Rifugio.
- Association fee.
- Equipment, if required when booking.
The excursion on Etna will take place in Italian, English, and upon request also in Spanish and French.
We remind you to wear closed and sturdy shoes (trekking) with thick socks, and to bring a winter jacket because the temperature at a higher altitude will be lower (about 10° to 15° degrees lower than in Catania). In case of snow we also suggest to bring along an extra pair of socks, we will provide snowshoes and sticks. Please remember to bring with you a small bottle of water, to use during the trek.
If you believe you might not be well equipped, let us know when booking the tour. In that case shoes and jackets will be provided.
We strongly advise not to attend the Etna excursions to those who are not in good health, especially to people suffering from cardiorespiratory diseases. We also do not recommend this type of excursion for children under ten years.
POSSIBLE ITINERARY CHANGES:
In case of bad weather conditions, the guide may decide to make some changes in the itinerary.
This kind of excursion inevitably depends on the amount of snow. In case of copious snow the snow, you can do the same tour using snowshoes provided from us.
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Piazza Federico di Svevia 32
95121 Catania CT
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