An excursion on the Etna volcano dedicated to those who love nature, but do not mind good food. Etna Colori & Sapori is the ideal choice for families, couples, friends who want to discover interesting places while traveling and taste what the area offers . Etna Colors and flavors provides an itinerary in stages on board our 4 × 4 vehicles. You will visit some of the most evocative places of our volcano and of great naturalistic value such as the Valle del Bove , the secondary button craters , the most recent lava flows and the exploration of a lava flow cave.Later we will reward the “labors” of the morning with a stop at a characteristic Etna meeting place. We will stop at a refuge, a farm or a typical millstone based on the period, where you will taste genuine typical products based on the availability of the day. From salami to “Ceppo” to typical sheep’s cheeses such as ricotta, “tuma” or Pecorino and much more accompanied by home-made bread and good red wine from Etna produced locally.
If you also like trekking and walking a lot in nature see also: Etna Gran Tour
OLD LAVA FLOWS
The most impressive manifestations of the Etna volcano are the lava flows that descend along the sides of the volcano even for many kilometers. Over the centuries there have been hundreds, some have even reached the sea! On board our 4x4 vehicles we will plow the dark scoriaceous surfaces of ancient and recent lava flows and we will let you touch the transformation of these volcanic rocks from an apparently sterile surface to one of the most fertile in the world.
Valle del Bove Natural Amphitheater
Valle del Bove is a huge natural amphitheater that covers almost the entire eastern side of the volcano. Its walls are up to 800/1000 meters high. Most of the Etna lava flows flow into this "valley", making it a place of raw beauty, so from its edges, a panoramic point of passage for many of our excursions on the volcano, it is often possible to admire volcanic activity. We will explain the formation processes of this place and the geological history of the volcano (still evolving ...) object of interest to volcanologists from all over the world.
Visit into a lava tube
Etna is very rich in volcanic caves, over 250 known ones, which were formed due to the thickening of the lava due to the solidification of the outermost layer of the eruptive flow in contact with the air. Once the cooling is complete, the extraordinary morphologies connected to the passage of the fluid and incandescent lava remain visible: remelting stalactites, bubbles, shelves, rolls and more. We will provide you with lights and helmets to visit, going down inside, a fascinating volcanic cave in order to understand some truly unique and interesting dynamics.
Lateral craters - 2000 mt
The lateral craters are cones normally generated along eruptive fractures at even low altitudes, due to the accumulation of volcanic slags in the same point for the duration of the eruption (therefore days / months). Etna has about 250 along its sides and their number is increasing because almost every eruption these cones are formed upstream of the lava flow. They are on average about 100 meters high and from their top you can have a privileged overview of the surrounding area having almost the sensation of flying. We will let you experience the thrill of climbing some of these craters from the relevant altitude of about 2000 meters.
Typical lunch in a mountain refuge
The refreshment stop of Etna Colori e Sapori is dedicated to local specialties. So do not expect "gourmet" restaurants because we will stop at a characteristic Etna structure (a refuge, a farm or a millstone according to the season) to taste simple and genuine products accompanied, of course, by Etna wine.
- PeriodStandard Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday
- Type4×4 Jeep tour
- Departure CityTrecastagni
- Timing9,00 - 15,30 (from meeting point)
- DifficultyBassa. Per tutti.
- AltitudeMax 2000 Mt.
- Durations 7 hours
- LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Adult fee : 90 € / person.
- Promo 3+ adults people: 75 € / person.
- Children 3/13 years: € 50
- Private tour (Guide and private vehicle - flex timetable): + 100 €
- Cave visit equipment
- Nature Hiking Guide – Local Expert
- Transfer from the meeting point by jeep
What should i bring?
For this excursion, closed shoes with a rubber sole are sufficient. Trekking shoes are mandatory if you choose the trekking route. Also recommended: sunglasses, windproof jacket / sweatshirt. If you need it, you can take advantage of our rental for shoes, jackets, etc.
What can i rent?
At our meeting point in Trecastagni, you can rent trekking shoes, insulating jackets, trekking poles, backpacks and request seats for children up to 3 years. You can book the equipment in the online booking form.
In case of bad weather?
It depends. If the conditions are not prohibitive, i.e. it is cloudy or raining but there is a fair visibility, usually the tours are carried out without any difficulty. In any case, the guide carries out an evaluation based on his experience and if the conditions are not met, he can decide to move or cancel the excursion in agreement with our guests. In case of cancellation due to bad weather, decided between the parties, the reimbursement of any advance membership fees paid is made.
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The tour takes place on the standard days of: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (Flex in Exclusive formula. Contact us ...)