Etna South and Alcantara 3000m

From Mount Etna to the Alcantara gorges, with this excursion you will discover ageological landscape absolutely unique in the world.Walking along the picturesque slopes of the highest volcano in Europe — which with its3350 mt. dominates eastern Sicily — among lunar landscapes and breathtaking views of the sea, we will reach the station of "Rifugio Sapienza", at1900 mt. Here, with a short walk, you can admire the most recent lava flowsand the Silvestri Craters, no longer active.Ascension by cable car up to 2500 mt. with the assistance of authorized Alpine Guides ofthe CAI (Italian Alpine Club), continuation on an off-road vehicle to the summit crater area, at about 3000 mt.Afterwards we will reach the Alcantara gorges, a corner of paradise, where the encounter between the hot lava and the frozen water of the Alcantara River originated basaltic prism walls of rare beauty.


  • Itinerary
    07:30-08:20 Pick up in the different points and driving direction Etna South side with Bus
    09:20 Arrive at Rifugio Sapienza, 1900m and ascension up to about 3000 mt
    13:30 Departure from Mount Etna
    15:00 Arrive Alcantara gorges
    16:30 Departure and return
  • Duration
    Full day
  • Additional Info
    Strongly advised to wear comfortable thick soled shoes, warm clothes and bring a windbreaker.
    Not suitable for people affected by asthma, heart condition, pregnancy  and walking difficulties.
  • Inclusions
    Assistant on board
  • Exclusions



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