What you'll do
We are going to set forth for some of the most beautiful and demanding trails of Etna: this is a list of experiences I intend to dedicate to hikers that want a full lively experience of navigation on the vulcano. This hike#1 is aimed to reach "Grotta del Gelo" the peculiar lava tube famous to be covered with ice on the inside all the year round. I’ll meet you in Catania and then we will drive to Etna North side. We will reach an altitude of 1900m to get to the trailhead. We will walk on the lava flow that in 2001 has destroyed Piano Provenzana and pay a visit to its eruptive cones. We will move across a beech trees getting in and off trail,making for Grotta del Gelo traversing Passo dei Dammusi the spectacular scenario of the longest Etna eruption, surrounded by pahoehoe lavas on a trial increasingly going up to the cave entrance at 2020m, from where we can stand surrounded by the impressive outline of the vulcano, overlook Monti Nebrodi, and spot some of the “Dagale” of this flank of the volcano: little part of the forest that has survived from eruptions,and that look like little “oasis” on the lava fields. Along the trail we will stop by some free hut to take a break and amuse.
My name is Luca, I go into Nature and hiking as a stimulus to the interaction between human beings and the place in which he lives or who traverses. I have been a puppeteer, hand stage, a wonderer, a musician, and nowadays I work as a hiking guide. I started my training as interpreter and assistant for local excursion guides accompanying foreign tourists, and then I have been leading organized groups for international tour operators specialized in trekking trips in Sicily, on Aeolian Islands and Mount Etna. I travel to scout places and new destinations, in and outside Sicily
- Trekking poles - Extra garments (hut, gloves, fleece) - Gaiters, rain pants and waterproof jacket can be rented
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Where you'll be
This hike is aimed to reach "Grotta del Gelo" the peculiar lava tube famous to be covered in ice all the year around. The trail cross the lava flows of the longest eruption recorded on Etna: the one of 1614, and some of the most spectacular views of the vulcano, with
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
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Etna : Not For Turist - hike explore#1