Etna trekking to 3.000 m

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01/04 to 03/11 - Every day


Meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the hotel bar Rifugio Sapienza (1,900 meters above sea level).
After a briefing with the volcanological guide, you will take the cable car that will take you to an altitude of 2,500 meters.
From there, you will begin the ascent to explore the crater of the 2002/2003 eruption and find yourself surrounded by an almost lunar landscape.
You will continue towards the base of the Barbagallo craters, located at about 2,800 meters*, a strategic point to enjoy the breathtaking panorama, being able to glimpse Taormina and Siracusa, as well as having a privileged view of the Summit Craters, from which you can see the incessant emission of gas and water vapor.
You will proceed towards the very recent lava flows (the last one dating back to August 14, 2023) until reaching approximately 2,910 meters*. Once at the "Torre del filosofo" area, you will stop for a snack (not included).

Duration uphill: approximately 2 hours
Duration downhill: approximately 1 hour and a half
Difficulty: moderate. Ability to walk on uneven terrain and uphill, partly.

NOT RECOMMENDED for those suffering from vertigo, those leading a predominantly sedentary lifestyle, or children under 7 years old.
FORBIDDEN for anyone suffering from cardiovascular problems (or serious illnesses) and those leading a sedentary lifestyle.

*NB: The altitude reached may vary, even without notice, in accordance with the regulations in force at the time of the excursion.


Recommended equipment
  • Windbreaker 
  • Trekking shoes 
  • Comfortable clothes (suitable to the season). At high altitudes the temperature can be even 10-20° cooler than the city.
  • Food and 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.

With departure from Catania

Date Price
From 01/04 to 03/11 95.00 € : 7+

The price includes

  • Volcanological guide (multilingual)
  • Equipment (available on site) 
  • Round-trip cable car 
  • Insurance


The price does not include

All that is not specified under “the cost includes”



Tour program (4 hours)

  • 1

    Meeting point

    Departure from hotel/restaurant Rifugio Sapienza

  • 2


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

  • 3


    Hiking in a natural path to 2,900 m asl

  • 4


    Trekking from 2,900 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

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