Slopes: Etna South – Alcantara Valley.
Duration: from 9.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m.
Maximum altitude: 2000 meters.
Difficulty level: easy.
First stop: Hike to the Valle of the Bove
The Valle of the Bove is a large valley, formed after the collapsing of the eruptive centers predecessors of M.Etna.
Second stop: Lava cave
After a panoramic stop. Visit of the lava cave, naturally originated by lava flows.
Third stop: Lunch with typical Sicilian food.
Final stop: Alcantara or Gurne
Our adventure continues on the north slope of Etna towards the river Alcantara.
Its source reaches an altitude of 1250m. Thousand of years ago, the river bed was blocked by a lava flow that eventually crystallized, eroding a spectacular canyon. We will visit this paradise and we could go for a swim in its refreshing waters, so bring your swimsuit! The Gurne are 16 small lakes. The water jumps from one lake to another, giving rise to numerous small waterfalls.
The price includes:
-Transfer to and from the hotel in Giarre/Riposto and neighboring areas and from meeting point of Giarre-Riposto.
-Helmet and torch to visit the cave.
-Equipment, if requested upon booking.
The price does not include:
-Anything that is not specified in “the price includes”.
-The excursion takes place in Italian, English and Spanish. Upon request and availability in French and German.
-We do not recommend these excursions to those who are not in good health, especially for those suffering from cardio-respiratory diseases.
-Our guides can, at their discretion, change one or more stops of the excursion and/or opt for a different slope of mount Etna. Any motor and/or physical problems of any entity must be communicated to our staff before booking the excursion.
-All tours do not include the climb up to the summit craters.
-Please wear hiking shoes or tennis shoes, bring water, hat and jacket.
-The price includes the membership fee.
-Pick up from other areas could be subject to an additional fee. For more info’s please contact our staff.
Price per person: € 79.00