Excursions

TREKKING AT THE 2002 CRATERS TREKKING AT THE 2002 CRATERSDIFFICOLTA' IMPEGNATIVA

 

The excursion starts from Piano Provenzana (1,800 meters
above sea level).
We will cross an area of luxuriant vegetation, where we can
admire many endemic species of Mount Etna’s flora.
Then we will visit the craters that in 2002 generated the
lava flows that destroyed the Piano Provenzana tourist resort.
From here we can admire the Ragabo pine grove, Giardini
Naxos and Taormina.
The 2002 eruption was the most powerful in recent years to
affect the north side of Etna.
This eruption generated lava flows, explosions, and
emissions of pyroclastic material (ash, lapilli, and volcanic
bombs).

Note: We will also visit a Volcanic Cave. (Helmets will be provided by the guide.)

Starting altitude: 1,800 meters – max. elevation: 2,100 meters.
Difference in height: 300 meters
Duration: 3 hours
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Note
We recommend the use of a gore-tex windproof jacket, a
pair of sunglasses and high mountaineering boots.


TREKKING SARTORIUS CRATERS TREKKING SARTORIUS CRATERS

The Sartorius Mountains are craters that were formed during
the lateral eruption of 1865.
The lava flow started at 1,825 meters above sea level, and
reached up to 1,625 meters, with a length of 7.5 km.
The eruption began on January 30, 1865, and ended at the
end of June.
There are seven craters. The landscape is rather arid, with
the exception of specimens of Betulla and Pino Laricio, whose
form is shaped by strong winds coming from the North-West.
At the base of the first cone / crater, numerous “volcanic
bombs” will be visible.
The route around the craters is easy, and the view is
impressive.
Descending along the slope you will find plants typical of
Mount Etna such as: the Chamomile of Etna, the Saponaria of
Etna and the Romice of Etna.

Starting height: 1,665 meters. – Max height 1765 meters.
Duration : 1.30 hours – Km 1.5 – A/R – Easy excursion
Panorama: To the east the Ionian Sea, to the north the
Peloritani Mountains
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Note: We will also visit a Volcanic Cave.
(Helmets will be provided by the guide.)

Note
We recommend the use of a gore-tex windproof jacket, a
pair of sunglasses and high mountaineering boots.


EXCURSION TO THE GORGES OF THE ALCANTARA EXCURSION TO THE GORGES OF THE ALCANTARA

The Alcantara Gorges are located between the towns of
Castiglione di Sicilia and Motta Camastra.
The Alcantara river originates in the Nebrodi Mountains.
Along its course it has created the characteristic “ravines” of
lava, by eroding the black Etna lava for thousands of years.
Many of these “gorges” have vertical walls which overhang
for tens of meters.
These lava walls are known as “columnar basalts”, and are
the result of contractions of the very slow cooling of thick
lava flows.
Its waters are quite cold, but it is possible to bathe from
mid-June to the end of September.

Note: You can take the excursion to the Alcantara Gorges,
combining it with the one on Mount Etna in a single day.
In this way you can admire a wonderful sunset from the top
of the 2002 craters.

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EXCURSION SERRACOZZO / VALLE DEL BOVE EXCURSION SERRACOZZO / VALLE DEL BOVE

The excursion begins crossing a forest of beautiful birches
aetnensis, and it reaches Serra delle Concazze.
During the itinerary we will stop to visit the cave of
Serracozzo, a lava tunnel that was formed during the eruption
of 1971. (Helmets and torches will be provided by the guide.)
After visiting the cave, we will continue until we reach a
particularly panoramic point on the ridge of Valle del Bove.
From this point you can admire the immense valley with its
characteristic extinct craters, lava flows and rock bodies
called “dicchi”.

Note
We recommend the use of a gore-tex windproof jacket, a pair
of sunglasses and high mountaineering boots.

Contacts

Tel. – WhatsApp 3276685379
Contatti

Excursions for families and teen-agers. Educational tours for school
field trips. Tasting of typical Sicilian foods.

 

 

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