TYPE: 4×4 Tour + easy hiking
DURATION (approximate): 8 h – SCHEDULE: pick-up ore 09.00 drop-off ore 17.00
ROUTE: Parco dell’Etna, Extinct Craters walk, Lava cave, Viewpoint Valle del Bove, Byzantine church, Mt. Mojo.
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE REACHED : 1900 mt – 6561,68 ft – LEVEL : EASY
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT : closed and comfortable shoes, sun screen.
The Tour starts with a magnificent walk on the edge of extinct craters in order to understand the structure of the Volcano and the lifecycle of an eruption. Afterwards, equipped with strings, torches and helmets you will visit a lava cave and back on the 4WD you will climb up an ancient lava flow in order to reach one of the most breathtaking sceneries that Mt Etna gives us, such as the renowned “Valle del Bove”. For lunch we will enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch (full menu, drinks included) and excellent Etna wines. The tour starts with a visit to the Alcantara “Small Gorges” carved out by the river flow into the basaltic rocks. Then we will visit an ancient tannery, dated 1200 AD, and two rare Byzantine Cuba Church. The visit will end with an easy walk on the paths of Mt Mojo, a peculiar old crater that is not part of Mount Etna, from the top you will appreciate a stunning view of the Alcantara Valley.