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Etna: Craters of the 2002 Eruption Trekking Experience

1. Etna: Craters of the 2002 Eruption Trekking Experience

Embark on a guided trek along Mount Etna's north side. Discover the craters at the summit, wander through the forests, stare in awe at the lava streams, and admire the eruptive fractures. Begin the trekking route along the dirt road that leads from Piano Provenzana to the summit craters of the volcano. Make a stop to see the ruins of the Hotel dell Betulle, the only visible structure that stands from the lava flow that occurred in 2002. Along the route, take the time to visit and study several volcanic morphologies, all related to a series of eruptions that have occurred overtimef on the north side of Etna. In particular, the flank eruptions have left the most evidence, especially the last one, which threatened the city of Linguaglossa. See the structures called Hornitos, which means, small over, and go up along the cinder cones. Once at the summit, look over the edge of the craters and go down inside a sandy channel to get back to the starting point.

Catania: Half-Day Buggy Tour of the Etna Volcano

2. Catania: Half-Day Buggy Tour of the Etna Volcano

Take part in a buggy adventure on Mount Etna. Take in scenic sights, walk around the top of Silvestri Craters and explore the Cassone lava cave. Explore the Etna volcano by buggy on this unique 4-hour activity. After a quick briefing on how to drive your buggy, head off with the guide to the villages of Pedara and Nicolosi. Continue along a track that passes an old lava rock quarry, and experience the buggy’s off-road abilities. Drive on a scenic road leading to Rifugio Sapienza. After a coffee break, take a walk around the top of the Silvestri Craters. Next, take the road down to the Cassone lava cave. Enjoy a quick visit inside, equipped with a helmet and a flashlight. Continue on the route, stopping to admire the immense Valle del Bove from Mount Zoccolaro on the way to Zafferana Etnea, Viagrande and San Gregorio.

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What people are saying about Pedara

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 122 reviews

This was an amazing experience with knowledgeable hosts. It’s not for the faint hearted as the tracks are rough but so much fun. There was time to walk around the crators and take in the breathtaking views. Also a couple of stops in the way back to visit a lava cave and impressive lava flows! Thank you!

Super welcome from the Poldo guide in French, perfect attentive guide. Very pleasant hike with pretty views, time to take beautiful photos and explanations to understand Etna. no difficulties on these 3h course I recommend

We booked the tour online at very short notice. It was all very easy! Nice guide. He had a lot of information and you could always ask questions. Adjusted well to the pace of the group

We started a little late due to other participants but overall the hike was great, amazing views, our guide was informative. I thoroughly enjoyed it! A must do!

Very nice experience to discover Etna in a different way!