Catania to Mount Etna tour

Enjoy an Exhilarating Walking Tour of Mount Etna

Type: Shared tour
Duration: 8 hours (please note that, in addition, transfers from Catania to Mount Etna take approximately 2 hours)
Availability: Daily, weather permitting
Special information: Please refer to the "Important Considerations" section on this page for advice regarding this walking tour

This is a once-in-a-lifetime tour of Mount Etna, where you will come close to the volcano summit and experience the power of Mother Nature!

Our 8 hour tour to Mount Etna starts from the Rifugio Sapienza, which forms the southern access point to the volcano and, from here, you can rent any walking equipment that you may require (e.g. walking boots). You will then ride on a cable car to 2900 metres above sea level to Torre Del Filosofo, where you will then jump aboard a Jeep before embarking on the climb! You will walk up to 3350 metres, where you will be awarded with stunning views of Sicily. At this position on the volcano you'll be surrounded by eruptive fractures and active vents and you will also be able to feel the heat of the warm lava beneath your feet, making this one of the most exhilarating tours of Mount Etna!

On the descent, you will see some of the large volcanic craters, such as Cisternazza, that decorate Mount Etna and also the Valle del Bove, which is the valley in which the lava from Mount Etna usually flows.


Optional Extras

Please note that the following are optional extras:

  • Rental equipment 
  • One way ticket cable car and Jeep ride (35 EUR), which is payable at the site

Important Considerations

  • Please take into account the high mountain conditions (strong winds, cold temperatures and snow even in summer).
  • If you suffer from asthma, blood pressure problems, heart ailments and other respiratory problems, this tour is not the one for you but Bellarome would be happy to recommend a more suitable sightseeing tour for you. 
  • The walking trail difficulty rating is "medium". 
  • The route may be modified in bad weather conditions or if there is a risk of volcanic eruption. 
  • We recommend you wear layered clothing, walking shoes/boots and a wind-proof jacket (walking equipment can be rented at an additional cost if necessary). 
  • Please do not forget to bring a packed lunch as meals and drinks are not included in this tour.

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on 01223 637331 or Click here to send us an enquiry.