Etna at dawn

ETNA AT SUNRISE

Discover the life of “Mamma Etna” until 2000 meters

Admire unique stunning landscapes!

etna at dawn - sunrise

Highlights:

  • RHiking experience of 4/5 h. about
  • RAdmire scenographic landscapes
  • RDiscover the "Valle del Bove" and recent lava flows
  • RFind more Etna east-side at sunrise!

Price per person starting to

€99*

*min.6 guests

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DURATION

4/5 h. about (Long HD)
customizable according to your needs.

DIFFICULTY

Medium-Easy
for family with kids over 12 years old

MEETING POINT

in front of the Restaurant “Crateri Silvestri” at Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza at 1986 m a.s.l. (6,5 ft).

From h. 4:30 AM untill h. 8:30 AM

MIN. PAX

min. 6 up to 16 guests*
*If the number of guests is less than requested, the price changes.

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PRICE INCLUDES

Hiking Experience,
Naturalistic guide,
Equipment (w.r.).

NOT INCLUDED

Tip,
Extra,
Everything not mentioned in the voice “PRICE INCLUDES”,
Pick up/Drop off transfer (from-to your accommodation).

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KEEP NOTE

The experience is on request at least 15 days in advance.

GOOD TO KNOW

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing in layers according to the season,
Backpack with: 2 liters of water, sun cream, 1 fruit, 1 snack,
Trekking boots/shoes (if you haven’t, you can rent it at €8 p.p.).

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DURATION

4/5 h. about (Long HD)
customizable according to your needs.

DIFFICULTY

Medium-Easy
for family with kids over 12 years old

MEETING POINT

in front of the Restaurant “Crateri Silvestri” at Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza at 1986 m a.s.l. (6,5 ft).

From h. 4:30 AM untill h. 8:30 AM

MIN. PAX

min. 6 up to 16 guests*
*If the number of guests is less than requested, the price changes.

R

PRICE INCLUDES

Hiking Experience,
Nature guide,
Equipment (w.r.).

NOT INCLUDED

Tip,
Extra,
Everything not mentioned in the voice “PRICE INCLUDES”,
Pick up/Drop off transfer (from-to your accommodation).

P

KEEP NOTE:

The experience is on request at least 15 days in advance.

GOOD TO KNOW

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing in layers according to the season,
Backpack with: 2 liters of water, sun cream, 1 fruit, 1 snack,
Trekking boots/shoes (if you haven’t, you can rent it at €8 p.p.).

Discover the life of “Mamma” Etna

Mt. Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in Europe and is known for its frequent eruptions. At dawn, the rising sun cast a beautiful light on the landscape, including the slopes and summit offering a stunning view, with the volcano’s silhouette against the early morning sky, often accompanied by the play of colors as the sun begins to illuminate the surroundings.

Visiting Mt. Etna at dawn can be a captivating experience for nature enthusiasts, photographers, and anyone who appreciates the unique beauty of volcanic landscapes. Keep in mind that conditions can vary, and it’s essential to prioritize safety, especially considering the volcano’s active nature.

We met at 4:30 Am in front of the Restaurant “Crateri Silvestri”, located at Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza at 1986 m a.s.l. (6,5 ft), from here we continue with the Guide (and own car) for less than 2 km/1 miles to reach the departure point of the hiking called “Schiena dell’Asino”. The hiking experienceEtna at Dawn“, consists of a natural trail of approximately 6km (3,7 miles), with a positive difference in altitude of approx. 300 m. (1150 ft), of about 3h. walking, passing through a scenographic landscape.

The natural trail includes all the volcanic features of Mt.Etna east side. The path is steep at times and is made up of rocks, sand, volcanic stones and vegetation, here the Etna Broom, and the Etna Astragalus are interesting plants.

The first part of the hiking “Etna at Dawn” is a bit steep with a gradient of 10%, but immediately after passing it, you’ll see breathtaking and unique scenery in front of you! As you keep going up, the path will be more flatten and it will be easier to reach the altitude of 2000 m. a.s.l. (6500 ft)!

The total distance is of about 5 km (3 miles), with openings on breathtaking views both towards the coast and Catania and towards the top of the volcano. The arrival is right on the edge of Valle del Bove. You will find the large summit craters, in front of you a gorgeous Etna’s dawn!

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Are you ready to live the experience with us?