Etna hiking tour starting from the Rifugio Sapienza, south ski resort, perfect for all those hikers who want a more challenging visit of Etna far from the tourist paths.
The trail is approx. 9 km from 1900 mt up to 2700 mt very close to the summit active craters of Etna; the visit will last about 5 hours with an elevation gain and loss of about 800 mt. It is a challenging path across old lava flows, volcanic ashes and the amazing view of the famous caldera “Valle del Bove”.
Once at the maximum altitude reached we are going to make a picnic stop with the beautiful outdoor volcanic scenery. I do recommend to take part at this excursion only if you don’t suffer from any respiratory and motor problems in general.
I will estimate the volcano’s weather and geodynamics conditions and consequently I may change the schedule of the route in order to be safe and to get the best profit both in terms of sport hiking and in terms of panorama.