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Etnatrek - Lava flows, caves and ancient trees

nature walk

Etnatrek - Lava flows, caves and ancient trees

1 review
Duration
9.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment, Food
Hosted in
English, Italian
nature walk

Etnatrek - Lava flows, caves and ancient trees

nature walk

Etnatrek - Lava flows, caves and ancient trees

1 review
Duration
9.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment, Food
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

We will start with a taste experience at a renowned bar in Sant'Alfio, tasting hazelnut and walnut pastes grown here. Another stage. Here we will relive, experientially, the lava flow of 1928 and the great miracle that took place thanks to Sant'Alfio. We will also talk about the great lava flow of 1669 in Catania and the miracle of Sant'Agata. We will continue by car until we reach "Piano delle donne" at an altitude of 1600 meters. Here we will begin a simple trek in the wood called Cubania, intersecting the two most important flows of the North East slope, that of 1928 and that of 1971 which then generated the South-East crater. Along the path we will also have the opportunity to see the Patriarchs of the Woods, beautiful old trees. The path, between oaks and beeches, will then lead us to the panoramic view of Mount Scorsone, from which it will be possible to understand the great depression of the "Valle del Bove", (Ox valley) (7 km x 5 km), a large container and bulwark of "terminal eruptions". Once back in the cars, we will move for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the "snow cave" with helmets and torches to conclude with a good tasting of typical products.

Your host

Francesco E Marianna

Francesco E Marianna

I was born under the largest active volcano in Europe, the magnificent Etna and I grew up with its eruptions, its lava flows, its earthquakes. I like skiing, mushrooming, off-roading, trekking and snowshoeing, as well as hunting for tracks and signs of nocturnal animals. This gave me a lot of safety and experience. However, in order to have a high preparation profile I also obtained the certificate of "Federescursionismo Naturalistic Guide", after a course of 400 hours between lessons and practical excursions, first aid patent and use of defibrillator and exam.

What's included

Food
Lunch in mountain refuge by reservation.. fruit and juice. Spumante.
Equipment
Mountain shoes Trekking boot rental

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Where you'll be

We will visit the historic center of the village of "Sant'Alfio" and its famous lava stone church. The Spina bar with its walnut and hazelnut delicacies. The "church of the Magazzeni", place of the miracle of 1928, the wood of the Cubania and its Patriarchs, the lava flows of 1928, 1971 and 1979, overlooking the Valle del Bove, the "cave of the snow" and "Piano Provenzana" at 1900 meters.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests aged 10 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

The Etna Trek path is not difficult, without high elevation differences and much of the path is in the shade, even the lava cave is easily accessible. Only boots are required.
Francesco E Marianna
nature walk
Etnatrek - Lava flows, caves and ancient trees
1 review
£71 / person
1 review
£71 / person