Etna hiking

From 55€ > Online 45€!!! | Child. 50% 



ETNA HIKING excursion foresee two type of itinerary inside Park of Etna: moderately difficult trails for the half day excursion and difficult trails for the full day trails to lovers of pure hiking. Our guides will lead you to discover the less touristic places and of the most fascinating views of the volcano, World Heritage Site since 2013. Walking slowly you can catch the differents shapes of the volcanic landscape gratifying all your senses: smell, with the smell of woods and endemic plants; the views with greats panoramas; hearing with the "sound" of the volcano.     

ETNA HIKING - Half day

Half day excursion foresee walks of about 2/3 hours on easy trails and the visit to a lava cave. The route foresee the achievement of Valle del Bove (huge natural anphiteater) from where it will be possible look the Summit Craters. In alternative we can reach lateral craters crossing the typical "lunar landscape". Variable quotas for these routes from 1500 to 2200 meters. Suitable also for families.  

ETNA HIKING - Full day

Full day excursions are dedicated to lovers because they tread challenging itinerary. Between the routes recommended there are the visit to Valle del Bove with descent on lava of 1992 and return in Val Calanna or the achievement of places so famous such as: Grotta dei Lamponi or Grotta del Gelo (that host the southest glacier of Europe). Both caves are situated at Piano dei Dammusi where there are developped the particulars lavas Pahoehoe. For the lenght of routes the partecipation to that excursion need to be choosed considering personal training to walk. Variable quotas for these routes from about 1500 to 2500 meters.                               

Highlights of the tour

- The black lava fields of old and recent lava flows
- Pioneer vegetation of volcanic enviroment
- Touristic areas destroyed by eruptions
- Lateral extict craters 
- The huge anphiteater of Valle del Bove
- A lava tube
- The Lunar landscapes at 2000 meters

Period and times

The excursion is carried out every days of the year. In winter time the tour may foresee some variations due from presence of snow or we recommend excursion Etna Snow tour by snowshoeing.  

For Etna hiking - Half day, departure at 9.00 am from our meeting point - Return planned 13,30
For Etna hiking Full Day - departure at 8,30 am from our meeting point - Return planned 17,00

Required Equipment

High Hiking Shoes (NO trail shoes), layered clothing, windbreaker jacket, plenty of water, sunscreen, packed lunch (for full day hiking).



Etna hiking (8,30/13,30 AM) - Adult fee 49€ per person | with booking online 45€!
Etna full day hiking (8,30 Am/17pm) - 75€ per person | with booking online 69€!

Children 50%
Prices with minimum 3 persons. For 2 partecipants consider full adult fee. 


The quote include: Sign up to our association (10€), Naturalistic Guide FederEscursionismo Sicily. Equipment rent: helmet and torch if the visit to lava cave is provided.
TRANSFER Included from our meeting point to departures of the routes. At bottom you can find the reference to find our meeting points.
Extra: Rent shoes (3€), Windbreaker jacket (2€) Hiking sticks (2€) - Optional eventual transfer from hotels in Catania and etnean villages or from Taormina or other places outside the province (see info>extras)