Explore Etna Volcano with a private Hiking Guide!
I am Vincenzo a local professional Hiking Guide living at the foot of Mount Etna which I am very passionate about. I am specialized in History, Geology and Volcanic activity, providing hiking tours for travellers from all over the World.
During this tour you will visit Mont Sartorius, one of the most request hiking destination of the eastern Sicily. Here you will have a full immersion on how a volcano work and which are is different activity, explosive, effusive and how this can condition the lives of the people who live in its surroundings.
We will start with this tour from Catania, reaching the north side of Etna Volcano for a moderate 2 hours walk, and to admire an important testimonial of an old massive eruption which gave life to explosive craters and lava flow threatening villages. After the trekking which will be accompanied by the tastings of typical local products, we will appreciate a wine tasting on a local winery of Mount Etna surrounded by the autochthonous vineyards of Carricante grapes.
The tour start from the main exit of your Cruise Ship Port or Hotel in Catania Messina or Taormina/G. Naxos.
A pleasant drive full through the typical villages of Mount Etna, before reaching 6000 feet, starting point of our Trekking tour.
Surrounded by ancient craters, old lava flow, hornitos and volcanic bombs, we will walk through beautiful forest of birch trees and footpaths full of interesting volcanic stones which the colours range from red to purple, to yellow and black.
During this trek I will bring some local snack which can be tasted during the different pause we will make to hear the stories of this volcano.
The tour will end with a deserved wine tasting which will let you discover the taste of an unique wine that only the volcanic soil can produce.
Don't miss this great opportunity to spend a day immersed in the powerful nature which only a volcano like Etna can give you.
Please note If you have a specific itinerary in mind send me a message and I'll customize the tour for you!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I will be waiting for you at the entrance gate of Port of Catania and I will hold your printed name sign.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
Modern and clean transportation with air conditioned Minivan Opel Vivaro 8 seats year 2017 or similar plus private driver. Water, snacks and free WiFi on board.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - If, on the way, you would like to enjoy an Ice Cream, have a Coffee break or to have a light lunch, 50 Euros, per person, will most likely cover these expenses.
Please be informed, prices for local souvenirs can vary, from very affordable to very expensive.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am a Licensed Tour Leader and Hiking Guide but I am not a Cultural guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments and Archaeological areas.
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Vincenzo was incredible helpful, first in helping to draft the Etna-tour and then being flexible and changing it because of the weather. He brought us in places not full of tourists, gave a superb explanation of volcanos, and the Etna mountain. My 3 children loved it, especially the breaks for snacks he brought along. And then he was so kind to give us tips of what to visit on our 1 week roadtrip in Sicily and I must say all the spots were spot on, so he is your ideal guide for Sicily, highly recommended!