Our tourist guide will pick you up from your inn and, on the way up to Rifugio Sapienza, you will stop in certain view points.
20 participants maximum
From Rifugio Sapienza you will be able to choose if you wish to continue by doing some trekking in one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m, or if you wish to do the Etna high altitude option. If you choose this option you will take cable car and then special 4x4 minibuses to arrive at Torre del Filosofo (2900 meters).
You will receive all the info you need about the environment and the history of the volcano and visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.
Before heading towards Alcantara, you will stop at a famous organic farm, in Zafferana, for a delicious sampling of honey, wine, oil and other typical products.
In Alcantara you will reach the river by walking down the small paths along the cultivated fields, the so-called “delizi”. Here it will be possible to admire the Gurne, natural pools created by the running water, small lakes and waterfalls surrounded by a beautiful riparian vegetation. During this walk through nature, history and tradition, you will also admire the ruins of the Francavilla Castle.
You will then explore a lava cave with helmets and torches.
You will continue by visiting the gorges: canyons formed over the millenniums by the water of the river on the lava basalts of Etna. Here it will be possible to admire the columnar basalts, lava formations resulting from the erosion process and the slow cooling, whose extraordinary shapes have various thicknesses and orientations.
The tour includes:
Shuttle bus (return) / Multilingual guide / Trekking shoes (on request) / The kit for visiting the Cave / Sampling
The tour does not include:
cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000 m (to pay on the spot) / All that is not specified under “the cost includes”.
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Tour meeting point
Catania CT, Italia
Pick up at 8.30 am from your hotel in Catania