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Cable car ride up Mount Etna and private trekking tour

Cable car ride up Mount Etna and private trekking tour

5,5 hours



From 1 to 12


  • Explore Etna up to an altitude of 2,600 metres in the company of a dedicated volcanological guide
  • Admire the panoramic view from the cable car and enjoy the natural volcanic setting while trekking
  • Walk over craters and lava flows and discover the volcano's secrets (that you won't have to tell anyone)

Your guide

Roberto R.

What we are most interested in is showing our guests the magic of Mount Etna through specially designed itineraries off the beaten track.

Activity available in
French English Italian

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Full description

Anexcursion to an active volcano is a unique adventure! Get ready to ascend Mount Etna by cable car and explore the smoking craters with an expert guide.

You will be at an altitude of 2,600 metres and from up there you will enjoy spectacular views of the Bove Valley and the Ionian coast of Sicily.

Then you will go on an easy and fun trekking route full of unforgettable volcanic landscapes to discover all the volcano's secrets (which you don't have to reveal)!

What we will do

The appointment is 15 minutes before 09:00 a.m. at the meeting point in Nicolosi (CT). Here we will meet the dedicated guide and board the cable car: with this we will reach an altitude of 2,500 metres, at which point our trekking tour will begin up to an altitude of 2,600 metres!

From here we will enjoy a fascinating first view of Etna's volcanic landscape, with its active craters on one side and the splendid view of the Ionian coast on the other. We will explore this area of the volcano with the guide, who will lead us on a path through the craters generated by the eruptions of 2001.

After about 40 minutes of walking, we will take a downhill path on volcanic sand to reach other craters and the large Valle del Bove caldera, the enormous depression where most of Etna's lava flows converge. We will then return to the base of the cable car, at an altitude of 1,900 metres. Throughout the experience, the guide will share information with us about Etna'senvironment, geology and history.

Once we cross the finish line, we will have covered about 5 km. The experience will last about 5 ½ hours in total.

Who it is aimed at

The experience is suitable for children from 6 years of age; the experience is not recommended for children from 0 to 5 years of age, who may participate free of charge by contacting the guide at the contact details given in the e-mail confirmation of the booking to indicate their presence.

The activity is easy and does not require training.

Other information

The experience takes place from April to November and is confirmed upon reaching a minimum number of 2 participants.

There is free parking on site. The meeting point can be reached by public transport. A transfer service from your accommodation to the meeting point is available at an extra charge of €30 per person: to request this, contact the organiser (contact details will be sent to you by e-mail with your booking confirmation).

Recommended clothing

  • Hiking clothing in layers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Batteries
  • Hiking trousers
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Scarf / Bandana
  • Sunglasses

Don't forget to bring

  • Backpack
  • Spare T-shirt
  • Water
  • Snack

What is included

  • Environmental hiking guide
  • Cable car ticket

How it works

  • Book
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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Nicolosi, Catania

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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