"Wonderful Excursions to the Summit Craters (3323 meters) with Mountain or Vulcanological Guides""
At the moment it is not possible do the excursions to get to the top (3329 METERS)
Therefore, the hiking activity is limited to 2920 meters (trade union order).
The excursions we can offer you are the following:
SOUTH VERSANT - REFUGE SAPIENCY
I will meet at the square at 9.00 am, then on a cable car up to 2500 meters, then trekking along the Bove valley and the last lava flows, then at 2900 it will be possible to visit the recent eruptive theater (April 2017), and then descent to Walk along the mountain canal, or even you can go down to the Cable Car.
Duration about 4 hours ..
NORD PROVIDER <
From the incomparable beauty .. On this side we can offer you trekking in the eruptive theater of 2002 which has actually destroyed all the activities of Provence Plan, the trekking starts at 1800 meters, in about half an hour you will reach the eruptive mouths called "bottoniera", we will enter In the heart of this long fascinating eruptive fracture, up to a height of 2,200 meters, during the descent you can visit the 1911 fracture and return to Plan Provenzana. Duration: about 2 hours
As soon as the critical level changes, you will be able to make excursions to the Summit Craters (3329 meters), here are our proposals:
FROM THE NORTHERN VERSANT - PLAN PROVENZANA
Getting to the top of a volcano, feeling its breath, its grunts, is undoubtedly an indescribable emotion. The top of the Etna volcano can be reached either by the North Verso (Provencal Plan) or the South Verso (Ref. Sapienza).
From the slope ETNA Nord - PLAN PROVENZANA the climb can be made in two types: CLASSIC EXCURSION: Up and down by 4x4 vehicles Departure from the Provenzano Plan (Etna Nord, 1800 m), climb up 4x4 up to 2900 m. From there continue on foot. Visit of the Central Crater and New Bocca. Then return to the place where the 4x4 bus left the group and return with the 4x4 vehicle to Plan Provenzana. The feasibility of the excursion depends on the volcanic activity present and weather conditions.
EXCURSION IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDED TO CARDIOPATIC, ASMATIC AND IPERTESI.
Duration of excursion: about 2 and a half hours.
Difficulty: easy / medium The place for meeting with the Alpine Guide is the ticket office of the company located at Piano Provenzana-Etna Nord.
No reservations are made.
TICKETS OPEN ON 9 AM. FIRST DEPARTURE HOURS 10:00 ABOUT THESE ARE OTHER DEPARTMENTS IN THE COURSE OF THE DAY.
TREKKING RESTORATION: LEISURE WITH 4X4 MEANS AND LEFT DISCESA The excursion starts from Provenzana Plane, on board of 4x4 cars, you will climb a few meters away from the fracture created by the eruption of 2002, in about 25 minutes you will reach Piano di Concavations, in a lunar scenario, will continue to the extent of approximately 2990.
Subsequently, in less than half an hour, you reach the Summit Craters, first you will visit the Central Crater and Bocca Nuova, then we will take you to the North-East Crater (the tallest), and the latter will begin the descent On foot, in the direction of the Concrete Plan Observatory.
After a short break, a fun downhill will begin inside the "quarantine" canal, which will take you directly to Provenzana Plan.
Travel Times: Approximately 5h
Difficulty: Average. Necessary hiking boots, and mountain clothing.
Possibility to rent on site. You need to book
FROM SOURCE SOUTH
The climb will be made first by cable car, then by 4x4 to 2900m in the Torre del Filosofo area. From here about 1.5h of uphill walk you will arrive at the edge of Bocca Nuova (3250m), opened in 1968 , Probably the most impressive crater.
The new Bocca Nuova is located on the edge of the Central Crater and from here on steep but short climb to the North East Crater, formed in 1911 and a true summit of Etna (3340m).
From the top we can glance 360 degrees, and if the day allows us to see the Aeolian Islands to the north.
From the summit we begin the descent along a steep but easy slope passing through the volcanic amphitheater of the Bove Valley, a spectacular caldera of 8km long and 4km wide, to return to the starting point at 1900m.
Recommended equipment: Data The vigorous winds on Mount Etna are recommended to use a wind-tex windproof jacket, a pair of eyeglasses to protect yourself from sudden wind gusts, and of course a pair of high mountain boots.
Uphill climb: 300m.
Downhill slope: 400
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