Etna trekking 2800 m a.s.l.

Ascent to discover the crater of the 2001 eruption.

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From Catania: 02/01 to 31/12 - Every Monday / Wednesday / Friday

Meeting at the bar inside Rifugio sapienza hotel, at 10:30 AM.

After a briefing with our guide, you will catch the Cablecar going up to an altitude of 2.500 m. From here you will start the trekking that will allow you to see the crater born during the eruption of 2001. There you will find yourself in front of an amazing lunar landscape.

Then you will go to the Valle del Bove panorama, around 2.750 m a.s.l., from this magnificent point of view you can see the cities of Syracuse and Taormina from the top, you will be a stone throw away from the summit Craters with their constant gas and steam leak.

After you will go to a ground depression named Cisternazza and finally go back to 2.500m a.s.l., to catch the cablecar again back to Rifugio Sapienza.


Trekking duration uphill: 1 hour

Trekking duration downhill: 40 minutes


Recommended equipment
  • Windbreaker 
  • Tennis shoes 
  • Water.


Nature tours, suitable for those who want to be in close contact with the environment.


Tours that include trekking routes, of easy, medium, or difficult difficulty.

Tour program (2,5 hours)

  • 1

    Meeting point

    Departure from hotel/restaurant Rifugio Sapienza at 10:30

  • 2


    Board the cable car that will take you up to 2,500m asl.

  • 3


    Hiking in a natural path to 2,800 m asl

  • 4


    Trekking from 2,800 m to 2,500 m altitude

  • 5


    From 2.500 m to 2.000 m altitude by cable car

  • 6


    The tour will end at the initial meeting place

With departure from Catania

Date Price
From 02/01 to 31/12 65.00 € : 10+
55.00 € : 7-10 years n.i.

The price includes

  • Multilingual tour leader; 

  • Cablecar (return)


The price does not include

All that is not specified under “the cost includes”



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