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Trekking on the paths of Etna and wine tasting

Trekking on the paths of Etna and wine tasting

Taormina, Messina, Italy
5,0 (1)

Duration
5 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Flexible

Participants
From 1 to 8

Highlights

  • Discover Etna's landscapes and flavours with a trekking route and a tasting of wine and typical products.
  • Walk along volcanic paths, through birch forests and up to the craters for an enchanting panoramic view.
  • After the trek, visit a wine cellar and taste five local wines accompanied by specialities of Sicilian cuisine.

Your guide

L.
Ivano L.

Always a globetrotter and lover of outdoor sports, for the past nine years this great passion has turned into a profession.

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Full description

DiscoverEtna, its landscapes, colours and flavours with a trekking tour on the volcanic paths combined with a tasting of local wines and delicacies of Sicilian cuisine.

Accompanied by a hiking guide, you will walk through beech and birch forests until you reach the Sartorius craters, where the panorama is at its most fascinating and the view opens up to the surrounding hills and stretches as far as the sea and the Calabrian coastline.

After the exertions of the trek, it will be time to indulge the palate with thetasting of five wines and various specialities based on typical products: a 360-degree journey through the Etnean territory! Get ready to go!

What we will do

The activity begins at 9.30 a.m. with pick-up at the hotel or at a point agreed upon with the guide in the area of Taormina, Giardini Naxos, and the surrounding area. In about 50 minutes by shuttle bus along the Mareneve panoramic road, with the sea on one side and the volcano on the other, we will reach the north-eastern slope of Mount Etna, at an altitude of 1,700 m. There we will begin a trekking route of about two hours.

We will cross an enchanting forest of beech and birch trees, and during the walk the guide will describe the botanical species and their role in the Etnean ecosystem. We will be immersed in a highly suggestive environment, characterised by the volcanic terrain, barren and dark, which contrasts with the intense green of the vegetation.

The route will take us towards the Sartorius craters, the result of the great eruption of 1865, and from there, after an uphill stretch, we will reach a vantage point with a magnificent view of the Sicilian and Calabrian coasts and the Nebrodi and Peloritani mountain ranges.

After the approximately 4-km trek, we will re-board the shuttle to move to the Gambino family's estate for a wine tasting. The hosts will give us a tour of the vineyards and cellars, telling us about their winemaking methods and love for their land, and then we will sit down for a tasting of 5 of their best labels. The tasting will be accompanied by cured meats, cheeses, cous-cous and other local specialities.

The activity lasts a total of 5 hours and ends with the return by shuttle bus to the hotel or the initial starting point.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is at an easy level and is open to everyone, with no age limit.

Other information

This activity can be carried out all year round, weather permitting, and is confirmed when there are at least 4 participants.

If you live outside the Taormina area, you can arrange to meet the guide at the car park located just after the Giardini Naxos motorway exit. The shuttle will pick you up and take you back there.

If you are vegetarian/vegan or suffer from food intolerances or allergies, please inform the guide after booking.

Recommended clothing

Comfortable seasonal clothing and hiking shoes

Don't forget to bring

  • camera
  • water to drink
  • hiking poles (optional)

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What is included

  • Hiking guide
  • Shuttle transport
  • Guided trekking
  • Tasting of 5 wines and typical products

COVID-19 information

  • The activity is carried out in full compliance with the regulations in force
  • Equipment and surfaces in contact with participants are sanitised frequently
  • It is compulsory, when required, to take a temperature check and wear a protective mask
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How it works

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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
Taormina, Messina, Italy

Panorama
La Repubblica
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Discoradio
La Verità