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ETNA CAVES EXCURSION -
MOUNT ETNA SPELEO GEOLOGICAL TOUR

 


*** Adventure
*** Educational value
 

Excursion: Northern slope of Mount Etna and its many marvels
Type: Trekking (LONG TREK)- Private Tour with escort
Duration: Full Day (including a walk 6 hours long)
When: All Year Around
Discount:
30% discount for children under 10 years.
 

Itinerary:
Schiena Dell'Asino
Aerial view of the 2002 eruptive fracture
Grotta Dei Lamponi (lava tunnel)

Unlike the usual tours designed for the tourist masses, this excursion visits places among the most beautiful and characteristic of the Etna Volcano. The itinerary starts at the town of Piano Provenzana at the base of the mountain, an area totally covered with the lava flow from the eruptive fracture in 2002. As we explore this area, we will also visit the eruptive vents dating back to the 1923 eruption and Etna’s most prominent volcanic cone, Mount Nero. Following the rapidly-descending pathway, we arrive at the modest mountain refuge at Mount Timpa Rossa. After a short break, we cross a magnificent beechgrove and arrive at the so-called ‘Passo dei dammusi’, a mountain pass covered with characteristic roped lava from the eruption in 1614-1624. Beneath this lava surface, we will explore some of the most striking lava tubes in the Etna, including "La Grotta dei Lamponi"*. The trek to this cavern is an easy one and as an extra safety measure, VolcanoTrek will provide each participant with a safety helmet fitted with an electric head light. On our way back, we will marvel at more spectacular Etna landscape as we follow the forest track passing the handsome pinegrove ‘Pineta Ragabo’.
 

La Valle Del Bove

Timpa Rossa mountain refuge

Geological and Nature Highlights:
Eruptive fracture of 2002  - vents and lava field | Eruptive fracture of 1923 | Mt. Nero volcanic cone (1646 eruption) | Timpa Rossa mountain refuge and birch wood | "Piano Dei Dammusi" mountain pass (pahoehoe lava field of 1614-24 eruption) and its lava tunnels | Grotta Dei Lamponi* (volcanic cave) |"Pineta Ragabo" pinegrove.

*Safety helmets fitted with an electric head light are provided by VolcanoTrek.

Geological and Nature Highlights:
Lava trees, Hornitos, Eruptive fractures, Cinder cones, Spattern cones, Monogenic cones, Volcanic bombs, Pahoehoe lava (including: slabby lava, rope lava, pressure ridges, ect.), aa lava, formation of lava banks

 

Itinerary details


Tipology:

Geological Trekking

Difficulty:

Average

Duration:

7 hours

Distance:

11 Km

Gradient:

400 m (descent)

 
RATES


Price Includes:

  • Tour escorted by a qualified geologist/volcanologist from the VolcanoTrek Team and local tour guide

  • Equipment necessary for cave excursion (safety helmet + electric head light)

  • Food and drinks (Lunch Break), please let us know your diet (vegetarian..)

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel and location close to the city of Catania, but any other location has to be quoted.

  • Complimentary information booklet and CD

  • Full accommodation search assistance

 

Pricing Policy:

  • 30% discount for children under 10 years.

  • Prices are in Euro and are subject to change.

RATES for individuals and small groups (private escorted tour)
30% discount for children under 10 years.

 

 Persons

1
person
2
persons
3
persons
4
persons
5 - 8
persons

Price
per Person

Eur 215

Eur 135

 Eur 95

 

 Eur 89

Eur 78

           

 

GROUP RATES and T.O.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

 

  • Tour is operated in English. For other languages, please contact us.

  • Participants should wear trekking shoes suitable for rugged terrain, and a wind-proof jacket. A rucksack can be usefull, too.

  • This walk is graded EASY (for all ages). However, weather conditions apply (strong winds, cold and snow, even in summer).

  • All participants must be in good health (no asthma, no respitory disorders, no heart problems, no blood pressure problems).

  • Period: Excursions are scheduled throughout the entire year (in winter, snow shoes may be required -> Equipment Hire

 
PAYMENT and BOOKING

To book email: info@volcanotrek.com or fill our Booking Form
T: (39) 333 2096604

For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher which is presented at the destination. You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

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