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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.
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 onboard 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 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 on 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, were 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 a € 7 menu euro which includes: sandwich and drink. For those who prefer it can bring a packed lunch.
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 river's erosion, 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 return 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
THIS EXCURSION TAKES PLACE ALL YEAR AROUND - EVERY DAY
Departure to be agreed together: start 8:30/9:00 - returning 16:30/17:00.
WE RECOMMEND YOU: Book in advance to guarantee the date you prefer. Free cancellation.
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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Eccellente esperienza! probabilmente è l'unico modo per riuscire a visitare L'Etna e le Gole Alcantara in una sola giornata. Una menzione particolare alla guida simpatica, esperta e appassionata che ha saputo trasmettere tutto il suo entusiasmo. Super consigliato! grazie di cuore.
Esperienza bellissima. Già in fase di prenotazione ho riscontrato disponibilità e cortesia, confermata durante l'escursione. Impossibile non divertirsi. Da rifare senz'altro
Esperienza in quad stupenda! Abbiamo visitato luoghi mozzafiato, come Castiglione di Sicilia, e ci siamo divertiti tantissimo! Personale ultra gentile, attento e disponibilissimo! Da rifare assolutamente 🔝 i migliori in assoluto
Grazie a Sicily Adventure ho realizzato il mio sogno di accarezzare un Alpaca. Fare una escursione con loro è stata una esperienza che non dimenticherò mai. Servizio di prenotazione efficiente e rapida. Sia i ragazzi che le guide sono tutti professionali, disponibili e simpaticissimi. Sicuramente la prossima estate, mi rivolgerò a loro per una escursione alla scoperta delle meraviglie...
Abbiamo fatto un tour con i miei amici Sull'etna con le ciaspole e ci siamo divertiti un sacco. Ve lo consigliamo... 😁😁😊😊 le guide sono di ottima competenza e renderanno tutto il tragitto confortevole e divertente 😀😊