Tour of Etna and Alcantara

In one day we will visit the natural beauty of the Etna landscape and the suggestive scenery of the Alcantara Gorges, a park characterized by the cold waters of the river that flows between two high basaltic rock walls formed in ancient eruptions.
* Duration: 7 to 8 hours
* Starts: Catania, Italy
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Hiking & Camping




In one day we will visit the natural beauty of the Etna landscape and the suggestive scenery of the Alcantara Gorges, a park characterized by the cold waters of the river that flows between two high basaltic rock walls formed in ancient eruptions.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania, Sicily Italy

Pick up at the Info Point, from your hotel in Catania or from a meeting point to be agreed

Pass By: Lungomare di Ognina, Viale Ruggero di Lauria, 95126 Catania, Sicily Italy

We start by passing the Catania waterfront, from where we can see the stacks of Acitrezza

Stop At: Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily Italy

Trekking on one of the ancient craters

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Etna, 95030 Catania, Sicily Italy

Panoramic roads, ancient and recent lava flows, visit to a lava flow cave (helmets and torches provided by us) and breathtaking views, will characterize this part of the tour

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Valle Del Bove, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily Italy

Breathtaking panoramic view of this ancient and incredible valley

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Colata Lavica 1992, Piano Dell_acqua, Zafferana Etnea, Sicily Italy

Visit to the lava front of the 1991-1993 lava flow, which reached the village of Zafferana Etnea

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oro d’Etna, Via San Giacomo 135, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily Italy

Stop for a free tasting of typical Etna products

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Alcantara River Park, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily Italy

Visit the Alcantara river botanical park to admire the incredible columnar basalts (ticket € 1.50 not included)

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Catania, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

Return to the starting point in Catania, passing through the city