Adventure Mount Etna
Guided tours to the central crater – Highest viewpoint of the volcano
Hiking route on Mount Etna
The cable car will finally take you to the viewpoint “La Montagnola”. From here one goes further on in special off-road vehicles to “Torre del Folisofo” - the “Philosophers Tower”. An experienced English speaking guide will accompany you on the tour. The motto of a Mount Etna mountain guide is: „The mountain is in our hearts and soul. We know all the secrets of the mountain and will make you aware of them one by one”. The total duration of the trip with the cable car will be around two and a half hours.
Hike to the ice caves
Carline Thistle in nature reserve
The nature reserve “Parco dell'Etna” is the perfect place for hiking and mountain biking in spring and summer time. No mountain guide is required here. The largest nature reserve on the volcano covers an area of about 59.000 hectares. The park is divided into different zones and wheat, citrus fruits, olives, figs and grapes grow here. During spring the entire landscape is transformed into a sea of flowers.
Overnight accommodation on Mount Etna
Travel tips – Best season and hiking equipment
The best time for a tour of Mount Etna is the spring. During this time of the year the volcano is especially fascinating. The beautiful carline thistles blossom, the black lava stones gleam in gold shades and the colourful butterflies fly around and are a companion on your hike through the nature. At a height of 2,500 metres it is quite windy: Windbreaker, pullover and firm walking boots are essential things that one should not forget to bring along!
Around Mount Etna you will of course find many other sights and towns that are worth visiting.
The “Gole dell' Alcantara” are gorges at river Alcantara. They are situated between Taormina, Giardini Naxos and Randazzo. The gorges have been created over centuries from the lava streams coming from Mount Etna.
Taormina is located on the eastern coast of Sicily. Particularly the antique theatre with views towards Mount Etna and the Gulf of Giardini Naxos is worth visiting. Nowadays many ancient tragedies and comedies are performed here.
Catania is a baroque town at the foot of Mount Etna. In the town centre you will find the Roman amphitheatre, the Elephant Fountain opposite the cathedral, the Castello Ursino established by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in the 13th century, Teatro Massimo Bellini and Villa Bellini which are dedicated to the operatic composer Vincenzo Bellini and many baroque style churches as well as the famous “La Collegiata”.
The Aeolian Islands offer beautiful and unique beaches. From the small port town of Milazzo you can reach the Aeolian Islands with a ferry. They are between 30 and 80 kilometres off the northern coast of Scilly in the Tyrrhenian Sea.