Serracozzo trail excursion - Visit the cave and the Valle del Bove

Piano Provenzana - Linguaglossa (CT)

€ 40

Excursion caves Serracozzo

Come and discover with us the most beautiful caves of Etna.

The excursion to the Serracozzo cave allows you to walk along immense lava fields, ancient woods, old craters and caves of lava flow. This itinerary contains in a few kilometers the true essence of the Etna volcano.

The meeting point is Rifugio Citelli - Linguaglossa - Etna Nord.

The excursion to the Belvedere of the "Valle del Bove" and to the "Grotta di Serracozzo" is one of the most beautiful to visit both the beautiful Serracozzo cave and the majestic one Valle del Bove. The route starts from the Citelli refuge, at an altitude of 1750 meters. The first part of the route winds through beech, birch, chestnut and pine trees. After about 2 km, you reach the crater formed in 1971 in which the grotto. After visiting one of the most beautiful caves of Etna, continue overcoming some lava gullies, to get to "Serra delle Concazze" from where you can admire the Valle del Bove at an altitude of 1910. From there you can admire the entire volcanic structure and the summit craters. Continue to climb up on the edge of the Valle del Bove until you reach an altitude of 2100 meters, and then take the downhill path that quickly takes you back to the starting point along a sandy channel.

I always return to the Citelli Refuge Square

Type of trekking

  • Ring - Departure / Arrival Rifugio Citelli (Linguaglossa)
    • Begin Trekking
    • Trekking 1h
    • Arriving at Serracozzo Cave
    • Visit cave
    • Trekking about 1h to the Valle del Bove viewpoint (altitude 2000m)
    • Trekking on the edge of the Valley up to an altitude of about 2100m
    • Descent
    • Arrival at Rifugio Citelli
  • Difference in height: + 500 meters,
  • Altitude difference downhill: - 500 meters
  • Total distance: 7 km
  • Degree of difficulty: Moderate

What's included

  • Certified volcanological or alpine guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Helmet

Mandatory equipment

  • Trekking shoes (possibility to rent)
  • Windbreaker or down jacket (rentable)
  • Water

Recommended equipment

  • Backpack
  • Snake- Packed lunch
  • Trekking poles
  • K-way (waterproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen / cocoa butter

More info

  • Rental of trekking shoes on request (5 euros)
  • Rental of duvets (winter jackets) on request (5 euros)
  • Also suitable for children over 7 years of age.
  • More information? See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Read carefully
The excursion may undergo variations at the discretion of the Guides or be interrupted if the environmental, atmospheric or volcanic conditions change, such as to compromise the safety of the entire group.
The excursion will take place within the limits set by the ordinances in force.
This itinerary, in relation to the type and altitude, is not suitable for people who do not suffer from particular pathologies (cardiovascular, respiratory or hypertension).
3/4 hours
about 13:30
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Adults: 40 Euros
Children: 30 Euros
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