One of Etna Experience’s expert naturalistic guides will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel in Catania or from an agreed meeting point, to take you aboard one of our 8-seater vehicles (jeep or minivan).
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.
You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided by us (helmets and torches). In case of heavy snow and/or ice the visit may be cancelled for safety reasons. In case the cave should not be accessible, because of ice and snow, the guide might suggest you an extra trekking on a different trail, or a visit to the area of Zafferana Etnea to taste local products of the volcano.
At lunch we will gather in a typical Etna Rifugio. There we will enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch with local products (starter and first course) together with a good glass of Sicilian Etna wine. It is possible to arrange, upon request, a suitable dish to vegetarians, vegan and coeliacs.
Walking through brooms, chamomile and silver birches, you will visit unique lava formations and ancient craters, usually on the North-East side of Etna.
* In case the trails are covered by a thick layer of snow because of the Etna different climate, usually around the month of January (but sometimes also in February or even March), part of the Mt Etna Winter Tour will take place using snowshoes (provided by us) and sticks. We wish to remind you that in this case the hike becomes normally more tiring.