Hike through local nature and unique lava formations, usually on the north-east side of Etna

After pick-up and transfer, the Mount Etna winter tour full day begins at a scenic spot overlooking the Bove Valley, the site of recent eruptions to admire the view on the Summit Craters.

Next, a visit to a volcanic cave using the provided safety equipment. If ice & snow prohibit this, an alternative route will be suggested. A typical lunch of Sicilian products accompanied by wine is provided at a typical Etna Rifugio. (Vegans, vegetarians & coeliac may be catered for if notifying us upon booking).  After lunch, a hike through local nature and unique lava formations, usually on the north-east side of Etna, takes place until transfer back to the Catania area in the late afternoon/early evening.

NB: In the case of trails being covered by a thick layer of snow (sometimes in the early months of the year), snowshoes and sticks are provided. This causes the tour to be more physically exerting.

Mount Etna Winter Full Day Tour

Level: Easy
Recommended equipment: Closed and sturdy trekking shoes and thick socks, winter jacket due to lower temperatures at higher altitudes, (approx. 10°C-15°C degrees lower than Catania). An extra pair of socks in case of snow. Snowshoes and sticks are provided. Please bring a small bottle of water for use during the trek. Shoes and jackets can be provided if required if notified beforehand. Please let us know in advance if you are vegan/vegetarian or have food allergies.
From: Departure from Piazza Federico di Svevia 32, Catania, also pick up at a point agreed upon booking
Times: 9am-6/6.30pm Nov-March.
Languages Spoken: Italian and English. ( Spanish, French & German upon request and according to availability).


  • Transfer from your hotel in Catania area
  • Expert guide: guides are geologists, volcanologists, agronomists
  • Lunch in a Rifugio (starter & main course, wine)
  • Tour Operator insurance
  • Equipment, if required when booking

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From November 1st to March 31st:

• € 75 for adults;
• € 65 for students up to 24 years;
• € 60 for children from 0 to 12 years.


Excludes: Everything not listed in ‘Includes’. Requirements: Those not in good health, especially people suffering from cardiorespiratory diseases are strongly advised not to take part in this excursion. Itinerary changes: In case of bad weather conditions, some changes may be made to the itinerary.

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