Etna Experience organizes Etna tour, excursions, full and half day trips to enjoy the best visit, trekking and guided tours to Mount Etna Volcano


Winter Tour: Mt. Etna Wine Alcantara… & Snow

Excursion information

Location North-East side, South-East side of Etna
Altitude 2000 meters
Duration from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 / 6.30 p.m.
Difficulty Easy
Departure Departure from Piazza Federico di Svevia 32 in Catania (we guarantee pick up at meeting point agreed upon booking)
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First Stop

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.

Second Stop

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.

Third Stop

At lunch we will gather in a typical Etna Rifugio or in a warm winery with delicious etna wine. There we will enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch with local products (starter and first course) together with  Sicilian Etna wine. It is possible to arrange, upon request, a suitable dish to vegetarians, vegan and coeliacs.

Fourth Stop

After lunch you’ll visit the famous Alcantara Gorges, formed thousands of years ago thanks to a lava flow that invaded the bed of the Alcantara river. Our expert guide will lead you in particular glimpses of the canyon that are accessible even in winter thanks to a special agreement between the park and etna experience.

* 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.


Participation Fee

From November 1st to March 31st:

• € 75 for adults;
• € 65 for students up to 24 years;
• € 60 for children from 0 to 12 years.

Included in the booking

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. Insurance with our Tour Operator. Licensed Transport Service. Water. Equipment, if required when booking.


The excursion on Etna will take place in Italian and English. (Upon request and according to the availability also in Spanish, French and German).

Recommended equipment

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.

Itinerary changes

In case of bad weather conditions, the guide may decide to make some changes to the itinerary.