- Walk on Europe's highest active volcano
- All meals included
- Optional excursion to the summit craters of Mount Etna
Mount Etna is the one of the highest volcanoes in Europe and one of the world's most active. It rises to 3350m above sea level at the summit craters, but this height varies as a result of on-going constructive and destructive explosive activity that constantly reshapes the summit crater area.
On this unique long weekend we have the opportunity explore this impressive volcano on foot, crossing woodlands, dormant craters and solidified lava flows.
We spend the night in a mountain hut on Mount Etna's eastern flank, before heading up to the rim of the Bove Valley to be rewarded with inspirational views of Sicily's coastline and the four craters that make up the top of this impressive volcano.
What makes this trip responsible?
On this trip, our accommodation for the first night is a small family-run hotel in Catania and eat in a locally-owned restaurant offering Sicilian specialties. We spend the following 2 nights in a comfortable mountain hut, with an on-site restaurant providing excellent food prepared with Sicilian fresh ingredients. The group’s activities have a low impact on the environment, and our operator rents all equipment locally. These aspects contribute to the continuation of the community itself, by creating jobs and offering career prospects to local people, who may otherwise be tempted to move to a larger town or city in search of employment. Most importantly, our local partner is an active member in “addiopizzo”, a grassroots organisation established by local businesses and private citizens who refuse to pay the “pizzo” – Mafia extortion money.
Walking on Etna