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Explore the most beautiful lunar landscapes of Etna
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.
Authentic travel experience to discover craters, volcanic caves and paths that wind through the heart of the Etna undergrowth. Travel experience to discover the two icons with the titanic charm of eastern Sicily.
This excursion on Etna will leave you speechless: an adventure tour with an exciting itinerary where we will discover the highest volcano in Europe.
The road we will take to reach the peaks of the volcano is the famous Mareneve (recognized by National Geographic as one of the 70 most suggestive routes to go by bike). Along the route that will take us to the north side of Etna, one of our expert guides will explain the stories and legends of the Etna villages and the volcano.
Before starting our excursion, we will make a brief stop at the refuge (1500mt), here we will show you the itinerary while sipping a good coffee and for those who do not have one, we will rent trekking shoes for free.
Our Etna adventure begins with a visit to the evocative eruption of 27 October 2002, which destroyed the ski resorts of Piano Provenzana and a large part of the Ragabo pine forest. Continuing along paths that wind through the undergrowth between pines, birches and lava flows, we will reach landscapes and the peaks of the side craters that offer breathtaking scenery.
The last stop on our Etna tour is the Grotta dei Ladroni, a lava flow tunnel where equipped with helmets and torches, we will go inside to discover its formation and history.
At the end of the excursion we will have lunch at the Chalet Clan dei Ragazzi; (1500mt), where you can choose between a €10 menu that includes a sandwich of your choice, drink (water, cocacola, wine or beer) and dessert; a €15 menu that includes bruschetta, a first course of your choice, drink and coffee.
After lunch, we will head to a place where mother nature has given her best: the Alcantara Gorges. Along the way, we will pass through ancient Sicilian villages including Castiglione di Sicilia, famous for the cultivation of the vineyards from which the Etna DOC is produced.
Once at the Alcantara Gorges, we will enter the heart of the suggestive basalt gorges which, due to the erosion of the river, have taken on unique shapes over the years making them famous all over the world.
AIGAE CERTIFIED GUIDE
ALCANTARA GORGES ENTRANCE TICKET
STOP LUNCH BREAK
Stages of the tour
Stop at the Chalet for an introductory briefing.
Visit 2002 lava flow.
Trekking on the craters of Etna.
Exploration of a volcanic cave.
Visit Gole Alcantara Canyon.
Transfer Return to the hotel.
Period and time excursions
THIS EXCURSION TAKES PLACE ALL YEAR AROUND
Departure to be agreed together: start 8:30/9:00 - returning 16:30.
Where do we meet
Pick up at your hotel or your favourite place (Taormina and surroundings - another city on request).
What to bring
Hiking or tennis shoes and clothing are suitable for the season.
Recommended: sea shoes for those wishing to enter the Alcantara Gorges.
What we provide to you
Trekking poles, trekking shoes for those who do not have them, helmet and torch to enter the volcanic cave.
Whole tour about 8 hours. The tour is done at our own pace with no rush to get home. Our greatest satisfaction is to leave you with a fantastic memory and make you live a unique adventure!
Easy excursion, suitable for people with reasonable physical fitness.
About 150 meters.
Where do we meet
Etna excursion north side - Linguaglossa. Our guide will pick you up in jeep or (minivan 8/9 seats) directly in your accommodation or another previously agreed place (Taormina and surroundings). At your request, we can arrange other meeting places.
Etna distance from Taormina: 42.5 Km (57min).
Etna distance from Giardini Naxos: 34 Km (47min).
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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