Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Etna Guided Tours

Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Etna Guided Tours
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From US$ 63.21 per person

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Admire breathtaking views of Mount Etna and surrounding landscape. Enjoy a moderate hike on off-the-beaten paths and learn about the geology of the volcano.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Explore Mount Etna volcano on an off-the-beaten-path hike
  • Admire incredible views of the volcanic landscape and Ionian Sea
  • Learn about geology and volcanoes in an interesting and fun way
Full description

Enjoy a hike on the highest, most active volcano in Europe. Explore a fascinating landscape and take in breathtaking views on this climbing adventure.

Start the tour with an early morning pickup from the meeting point chosen. On the way, there will be a stop for a coffee and to buy something to eat.

Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike. Take advantage of a helmet and all the equipment you need for your hike.

As you begin to walk, admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna, and its moonlike deserts. From there take in the breathtaking views of the smoking summit craters and the surrounding landscape facing the Ionian Sea.

Finally, in the afternoon, get dropped off back in Catania where your tour concludes.

  • Transportation from a chosen meeting point
  • Guided hike of Mount Etna
  • Wind jacket
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Catania's center (Piazza Stesicoro on the Amphitheatre side).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Socks
  • Thermal clothing

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This hiking excursion is for everybody even if it's a little bit challenging at the beginning, but if you are healthy and normally trained for long walks it is suitable for you
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There will be a stop for sandwiches on the way to Etna
  • The program of the excursion may change due to adverse weather conditions, as well as access restrictions by the authorities
  • In case of cancellation for bad weather conditions guests will be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 312 reviews

Review summary

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It was very exciting to be up there, the group was a nice bunch and we made adequate stops. Ernesto gave us all hiking boots and trecking poles to help with our ascend (and they were so needed!). We also made a stop on the way to mount Etna and back, which helped with my car sickness and overall tiredness. The experience was fulfilling and I'd do it again!

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July 29, 2022

Picked up in Catania, made a stop midway for a coffee, then we got shoes, backpack, walking stick, jacket. We started the hike close to Rifugio Sapienza, went to Grotta Di Pitagora, Schienna dell'Asino and came back a different way to Rifugio Sapienza. Hike was 3 hours. We then spent some time in the bufet.

July 20, 2022

We are four 20-30 year old friends who regularly enjoy outdoor activities in our spare time and we really enjoyed this hike! We are not by any means avid athletes, but this was definitely an experience in which being comfortable with hiking made it more enjoyable, as we were away from other tourists the entire hike and descended a rather steep gravel path. Our guides were extremely helpful and thoughtful throughout the hike. They had hiking boots, extra sweaters and hiking poles for us and was mindful of the pace of the whole group which varied from professional athletes to a young family (who did turn back early and did not complete the hike). They were also very knowledgeable and kept the trip fun and lighthearted for everyone.

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July 10, 2022

Product ID: 332946