Exploration and lunar landscapes
If you are looking for adventure, nature, unique landscapes and great local food, there is nothing better than an excursion to discover the majestic Mount Etna and the infamous Alcantara Gorges.
This excursion on Etna and the Alcantara Gorges is a unique experience, full of emotions and guaranteed fun, suitable for everyone: adults, children, experts and occasional hikers.
An authentic travel experience to discover craters, volcanic caves and paths that wind through the heart of the Etna undergrowth. A travel experience to discover the two icons with the titanic charm of eastern Sicily.
8:30 am to 9:00 pm pick up in your accommodation or in another place you prefer. Schedule to be agreed together.
This Etna excursion begins on board our 4x4 jeep or car/van 9 seats. Along the route that will take us on the north side of Etna, our expert guide will explain the stories and legends of the Etnei villages and of our volcano.
The road that we will travel to reach the peaks of Etna is the famous Mareneve (recognized by the National Geographic among the 70 most evocative routes to travel with the bike).
Arrived in the heart of the protected area of the Etna Park we will begin our hike through off-road trails that wind through the undergrowth and walks on lava flows, discover breathtaking landscapes and craters (including the famous eruption of October 27, 2002 that destroyed the plants skiing of Piano Provenzana and a large part of the Ragabo Pineta).
We will continue the hike by climbing aboard our jeeps to reach a natural cave of lava flow, where armed with helmets, torches and ropes we will enter the lava tunnel to discover its formation and history.
After the excursion there will be a stop at the Chalet Clan dei Ragazzi, where you can have lunch by choosing a menu of € 10 per person including: bruschetta, first choice and drink (water, wine or beer) or alternatively a € 7 menu euro which includes: sandwich and drink. For those who prefer it can bring a packed lunch.
This excursion is suitable for all adults and children. The various levels of trekking difficulty are chosen together with the guide according to the needs of the hikers.
Excursion to Alcantara Gorges
After having lunch and enjoying a good coffee, we head to a place where mother nature has given its best, the Alcantara Gorges. This park with suggestive wonders is characterized by an imposing basalt gorge that, due to the erosion of the river, over the years has taken unique forms making it famous all over the world.
Along the way We will visit ancient Sicilian villages including Castiglione di Sicilia, famous for the cultivation of the vineyards from which Etna DOC is produced.
Approximately 17:00 retur to the hotel.
Pick up in your hotel or place you prefer (Taormina and surroundings - others on request)
Trekking on the lateral Craters
Exploration of Vulcan Caves
Visit lava flow 2002
Visit Alcantara Gorges Canyon
Technical equipment (trekking shoes, trekking poles, helmet and torch to visit the volcanic cave)
Entrance ticket to the Alcantara Gorges
Period and time excursions
Every day: JEN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN - JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC
Departure to be agreed together: start 8:30/9:00 - returning 16:30/17:00.
WE RECCOMEND YOU: Book in advance to guarantee the date you prefer. Free cancellation.
Languages spoken by the guide
Why this adventure?
Etna and Alcantara Gorges are two places from TITANIC charm! The program includes a full day adventure full of emotions and places to see. Our guests from all over the world, after living this fantastic experience they always say the same thing ... the most intense day of our holiday.
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