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4x4 off-road tour of Etna and traditional lunch

4x4 off-road tour of Etna and traditional lunch

4,5 hours



From 1 to 15


  • Enjoy an exciting 4½-hour off-road tour of Europe's highest active volcano.
  • Follow the route in the company of an experienced guide and explore the unique landscape at the foot of Mount Etna.
  • End the excursion with a typical Sicilian lunch in a conventioned establishment.

Your guide

Salvatore O.

Traveller, lover of adventure and high speed. I work in the tourism sector between accommodation facilities and hiking centres in the Alcantara Valley.

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Full description

Embark on an adventurous off -road tour on one ofEtna's most impressive off-road routes.

On board a Suzuki Samurai 4x4, you will explore the magnificent scenery at the foot of the volcano, including ancient sciàre, lava flow caves, and breathtaking views. Finally, there will be a stop at an affiliated structure to enjoy a lunch with typical Sicilian products.

So, are you ready for an adventure?

What we will do

The meeting point is at 9.30 a.m. in Fondaco Motta (ME), near the Alcantara Gorges. Here we will meet the expert driver who will accompany us on our half-day tour, driving at the head of the group.

We will then board the off-road vehicle, a Suzuki Samurai 4x4, in the direction of Castiglione di Sicilia. We will exploreMount Etna and its wonderful scenery, arriving at an altitude of 1,000 metres. There will be no lack of stops at panoramic viewpoints to take some photos of the experience.

We will then continue towards the"Zappinazzu", the oldest pine tree on Etna, before beginning the descent from Solicchiata, a hamlet of Castiglione di Sicilia, and returning to the Gorge.

At the end of the off-road tour, we will be able to enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch in an affiliated structure (included in the participation fee).

The activity lasts approximately four and a half hours (lunch break included).

Who it is aimed at

This activity is suitable for everyone over the age of 16.

The route is of an easy level and does not present great driving difficulties.

Other information

This activity can be booked throughout the year, subject to the guide's availability.

Important: the€260 fee includes theguided tour, thehire of a four-seater Suzuki Samurai 4x4 for 1 driver and 3 passengers, and a typical Sicilian lunch. The centre has 4 jeeps for a total of 15 participants.

Departure times may vary depending on organisational requirements and weather conditions. Upon request, it is also possible to book the excursion in the afternoon, including an aperitif.

Recommended clothing

  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • Sportswear

Don't forget to bring

  • Valid B licence (for drivers)
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

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What is included

  • Suzuki Samurai 4x4 rental
  • Expert guide (leading the group)
  • Fuel
  • Typical Sicilian lunch

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  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
Fondaco Motta, Messina

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 measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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