Snowshoe Etna hike Craters 2002
Want to go on a snow trek? Choose the Snowshoe Etna hike Craters 2002! A beautiful snowshoe trek among lava, craters and nature with snow!
The fascination of seeing snow-covered birch and pine trees among the lava will surely be something unforgettable! During the ascent we have the opportunity to admire the landscape overlooking the sea of Taormina and Giardini Naxos with the coast of Calabria behind.
Itinerary Snowshoe Etna hike Craters 2002
The departure of this snowshoe hike is from Piano Provenzana, after meeting with your accompanying guide and checking the necessary equipment. You set off to face a climb with a total elevation gain of about 300 meters that takes you up to the craters of the 2002 eruption.
On the Etna Volcano you will walk among trekking trails far from mass tourism, immersed in surreal silence. With snowshoes on Mount Etna you will cross a stretch of forest to arrive on the lunar scenery of the 2002 buttonhole.
Snowshoes, also ‘ciaspole’ called in Italian, allow you to walk on the fresh snowpack, thanks to its ability to float and also allow you to reach unique places such as those of the buttonhole of 2002 completely covered with snow with minimal effort.
The landscapes will be unique between lava and snow. As you walk you can admire the summit craters and the splendid blue sea surrounding you.
- Meeting: 09:45 a.m. Chiosco Bar Mareneve
- Departure: 10 a.m. from Piano Provenzana
- Return: 1 p.m. at Piano Provezana
- Total duration: 3 hours
- Length: 4,5 km in total
- Total elevation gain: 300 meters
✓ Visit of the Etna craters of 2002
✓ Accompanying guide
✓ Insurance in case of accidents
X Drinks and food
X Hiking poles
X Hikingshoes and/or warm jacket
X Tip for the guide (not obbligatory)
X Parking ticket (€3.00 per car)
Snowshoe rental Piano Provenzana
It is possible to rent snowshoes in rental stores at Piano Provenzana. Rental costs € 15.00 per person (snowshoes + trekking poles).
Piano Provenzana Parking
You can find a large parking lot at Piano Provenzana. This is a paid parking lot, so there will be an attendant who will come by to leave you a ticket.
Schedule and availability
The Etna snowshoe hike Craters 2002 is available daily, but only on reservation. The hike begins at 10 a.m. in the morning. However, you need to be there as early as 09:45 so you can meet with your guide and have a briefing. Your equipment will be checked and, if necessary, you can rent shoes, snowshoes and/or a jacket directly in Piano Provenzana.
At around 1 p.m. you return from the excursion, back at Piano Provenzana.
- Meeting time: 09.45 a.m.
- Time of departure: 10.00 am
- Return time: 13.00 hours
Price Snowshoe Etna hike Craters 2002
Snowshoe Etna hike Craters 2002 costs € 30.00 per person excluding snowshoe rental. Children under the age of 12 pay € 20.00 per person.
- Adults: € 30.00
- Children under the age of 12: € 20.00
You can pay on the day of the hike, directly to the guide. We do not ask for any payment in advance. Since we work on trust. We trust you to show up when you book and trust that the guide is ready for you when you book!
During this trek to the 2002 craters you will be accompanied by regularly licensed guides who are experts in the area.
Requirements Snowshoe Etna hike Craters 2002
Clothing and shoes
It is mandatory to wear good hiking shoes during the hike. These can also be rented in the rental stores that are at Piano Provenzana. In addition, you should dress in layers and bring a jacket (which can also be rented). The weather can change quickly in the mountains. You also need to bring at least 1.5 liters of water.
Food and drinks
No food or drinks are included. So bring water if you want to have a drink during or after the tour. Or you can buy something in one of the bars in Piano Provenzana, or in the village before going up Etna.
Snowshoe Etna hike Craters 2002 is not recommended for:
- Pregnant women past the third month of pregnancy
- Children from 0 to 5 years old
- People with back problems
- People with knee problems
- Book in advance
- Only possible with snow!
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