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Snowshoeing on Mount Etna

Snowshoeing on Mount Etna

Duration
5 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Flexible

Adults
From 8 to 10

Highlights

  • Discover the charm of snow-covered Etna with a snowshoe hike on the volcano's trails.
  • An impressive 4 km route to the Sartorius craters, a vantage point over the Mediterranean Sea.
  • At the end of the snowshoe hike, a stop at the refuge for lunch or a hot drink will be a must!

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

Etna 's nature amazes you even in winter, with snow whitening the slopes of the volcano and enveloping everything in silence. Experience this magical atmosphere with a snowshoe hike on Mount Etna!

An excursion that combines theenchantment of snow with the charm of Europe's largest active volcano, offering an experience of wonder, relaxation and fun.

Are you ready to discover a different Sicily? Join us!

What we will do

The meeting point for the activity is in the vicinity of Taormina, where the guide will pick you up by shuttle bus (after booking, you will agree on the meeting point with the guide or indicate an exact address). In about 45 minutes we will reach the start of our snowshoe hike on Etna, not far from Piano Provenzana.

Snowshoes on our feet and poles in hand, we will make our way along the snow-covered volcanic paths towards the Sartorius craters. We will pass through dense birch forests and when we reach the highest point (around 1800 m altitude), we will stop to admire the marvellous panorama of the Nebrodi and Peloritani mountains, as far as the coasts overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

We will then continue on our way to a refuge where we will stop to eat something and warm up in front of the fireplace (lunch is not included in the participation fee). After some relaxation, the shuttle will pick us up to take us back to Taormina.

Thesnowshoe hi ke lasts a total of 3 hours for a distance of 4 km. Considering the transfers, the activity will last a total of 5 hours.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is open to everyone from 6 years old and up.

Other information

This activity takes place in December, January and February, snow permitting, and is confirmed with a minimum of 2 participants.

After booking, you can tell the guide theaddress for the pick-up if you live in the area of Taormina, Giardini Naxos and surroundings. If you are coming from outside, the appointment will be at the car park just outside the Giardini Naxos motorway exit.

You can ask the guide to provide you with suitable trekking boots free of charge.

Depending on the guide's availability, you will be able to agree on a different departure time.

Recommended clothing

  • snow hiking clothing
  • hiking boots (you can ask the guide for them)

What is included

  • Hiking guide
  • Pick-up and shuttle transport
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Food and Drink

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
Taormina, 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.
Read the full policy

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