WINTER SEASON: Every Tuesday and Saturday – Depart 8:30AM/Return 5PM
SPRING/SUMMER SEASON: Every Tuesday – Depart 7AM/Return 5PM
This tour is operated with minimum 12 people
Day Tour from Taormina to Etna and Alcantara
A full Day of Mount Etna, a UNESCO site since 2013, giving the opportunity to scour the slopes of the mountain as well as altitudes. Departure by bus with tour leader, our first point of arrival is the Alcantara Gorge, where we make a short stopover. The Gorges of the Alcantara river are formed from solidified basalt and are quite impressive.
You can walk along the bed of the river by paying an extra ticket. We then proceed to Randazzo where we board the “Circumetnea” an old traditional narrow-gauge train that goes around the foot of the volcano reaching up to Adrano in the south. Then by bus again, reaching 1,900 meters. Stop with the possibility of soft trekking for visiting the most recent lava flows and the Silvestri craters, now extinct.
Lunch is extra.
Optional ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing by off-road vehicles to the main craters area at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club ). Stop to admire the eventual activity of the summit craters in the area of security. We strongly recommend warm clothing and suitable shoes.
OPTIONAL ASCENT TO THE TOP:
– up to 2.500 meters: from Rifugio Sapienza you can catch the cable car ride and reach the Montagnola, where you can enjoy the landscape or relax at the bar.
– up to 2.920 meters: from the Montagnola (at 2.500 meters) you can jump on board on the UNI-MOG (mini-coach WD4X4) to reach 2.800 meters. Hiking to reach 2.920 meters.
This option is not included and do need to pay a surcharge (book now and pay directly on the spot).
Taormina Terminal Bus, Via Luigi Pirandello.
Please reconfirm the excursion at least the day before directly with the Supplier and be ready at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure time.
Pick-up is also available in the areas of Taormina by the sea, Giardini Naxos, Recanati and Letojanni. Please contact the supplier to get more information about the closest pick-up point. You will receive all details about the Supplier in your Confirmation.
This is a multilanguage tour (Italian/English/German).
The price of this excursion does not include the Ascent Fees. Ascent to the top is an optional service available paying a surcharge (as above specified)
This tour will be operated by a local supplier (all details after Confirmation).
The supplier reserves the right to cancel trips under exceptional circumstances or for insufficient number of participants even after Confirmation. In such cases passengers will be promptly informed and offered an alternative tour and if the tour is a lower or higher cash value passengers will be take care to pay difference or will receive a refund. If passengers will refuse the alternative tour, the full amount paid will be refunded.
TOUR CODE: SATGIROETN