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Etna Wine Tour

If you fancy getting an inebriating experience, pick our Etna Wine tour,
during which an expert sommelier will take you among breathtaking lanscapes,
walking on trails that run to the discovery of Etna’s vineyards and wineries
where the passionate nectar that for centuries charmed men and gods, was born.

● Meeting Point Giarre (motorway exit) basic 109€ p.p.
● Meeting Point Giarre (motorway exit) full 129€ p.p.
● Pick Up in Hotel basic 118€ p.p.
● Pick Up in Hotel full 138€ p.p.

Children under 12 pay € 10 less! Children under 3 years free!

Why should I choose Etnaway

Because we offer the best services for you:
– Small groups max 12 pax.
– Authorised guides with great knowledge and multiple languages skills.
– Authorised experienced drivers.
– Authorised and fully insured cars.
– Walkie-talkie in each car to keep safe and in communication.
– Full insurance during the whole tour.

Itinerary
8/9 amHeading towards north Etna (very car has walkie talkie to hear the guide talking from his car)
9:30 amFirst trekking on Sartorius mountains. Visit to 5 – 7 inactive craters.
11:30 amHeading towards Ragabo pine forest driving on a 4 x 4 route to reach the old lava flow from 20 02.
11:45 pmBreak at Piano Provenzana where we will get to try local products such as honey, pastes and liquors.
12:15 pmHeading towards the cave.
12:30 pmVisit to Corruccio cave (you will get helmets and lights).
1 pmleaving to visit the wine factory
1:30 pmLunch and wine tasting at the wine factory (all included).
3:30 pmHeading to Alcantara gorges.
4:00 pmArriving at the gorges view point.
4:30 pmHeading back to the hotel
*The time table is subject to change.

Once on-board of our 4×4 jeeps, we will make our way towards Etna’s hill. We will leave the wonderful “Riviera dei limoni” (Lemons’ coast), to approach Etna’s villages. We will then get on the road that leads through the volcano’s slopes, crossing old mulattiere (ancient mule drivers’ roads) and coalmen paths, we are soon at about 1000m altitude where a protected area of 720km² begins. We also come across cold and dried lava flows that, like black highways, tear the mountainside.

Direction: Etna Park

(Tour details could be decided according to the group needing).
Surrounded by uncontaminated greenery, we can enjoy breathtaking views walking between chestnut trees, pines, oaks, beeches as well as endemic plants like Etna’s birch and Etna’s brooms. We will get to the edge of the lateral crater, to the exact point where incandescent lava used to come out from volcano slope.

Visiting the craters

Through the off-road routes you will have the population to discover hidden places around Etna. We will get deep inside the forests, and together we will observe the competition between nature forces. On one side the power of the volcano with its black and harsh lava flows, on the other side the power of nature that always generates new vegetation and makes the landscape look smoother.

4x4 Route

After all this adventure we will take some time to admire Etna’s top craters. We will stop at the ski station of Piano Provenzana and we will admire the north east craters and 2002 eruptions. If you like you can enjoy a food tasting of typical Etna products such as honey, pistachio, almonds or hazelnut paste, sun dried tomatoes, olives and mushrooms paste etc.

Ski station and Etna’s honeys, pastes and liquors tasting

Let’s deeply penetrate in the heart of the wood to discover what’s hiding below the volcanic hard surface. Suddenly a crevice in the ground appears by our eyes: one of the about 190 Etna lava flow caves. We start our underground adventure: leaving the surface, we enter into the mountain deepness to discover its most hidden secrets, visiting a lava flow cave1.

Lava flow cave

-Lunch and wine tasting with 4 different wines and a range of starters or
-Lunch and wine tasting with 6 different wines, starters and main courses.
You will be amazed by the experience of one of the best wine factory on Etna doc famous area and its great tasty wines. You will be guided through a 4 or 6 wines gastronomic tour, combined between them as well as the food, to give you the best tasting experience.
The 4 wines tasting will includes starters such as bruschetta, salami and ham ,cheese, olives and fresh vegetables.
The 6 wines tasting includes typical starters, pasta main course and meat*
Wine bottles will be available to you during the whole lunch, while our sommeliers will tell you all the secrets about the vineyards and wine making.
* tell us on time if you are vegetarian, vegan, or have any food allergies and intolerance.

Lunch and wine tasting, vineyard and wine factory tour.

Driving back by coast, we will take you through Alcantara¹ valley, natural limit between Catania and Messina province. We will then stop at the amazing gorges to admire the 25 mt high lava stone walls and the ice cold clear waters of Alcantara river.

1With an area of about 550 km², this valley hosts the Alcantara riverbed which, from its spring, flows out at 1395 m at sea level close to Floresta on Nebrodi Mounts and, after 53 km between volcanic and sedimetary soils, flows into Ionian Sea close to Giardini Naxos.

Alcantara valley

After a lengthy exploration of Mt. Etna and after having satisfied our senses, we will have reached the end of our adventure together. See you on the next adventure!

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Info
  • Pick up time

    About 8 or 9 a.m., to be agreed upon during the booking confirmation.

  • Pick up location

    Pick up at your hotel or agreed place (Catania, Acireale, Giarre, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Letojanni or close areas).

  • Drop off time

    About 4 or 5 p.m.

  • Included services

    Jeep 4x4;
    Authorised English tour guide (touristic guides, hiking guides AIGAE-GRE in possession of BLSD certification);
    Insurance;
    Pick up/drop off at your location;
    Equipment: Helmets and torches;
    Typical products tasting, such as honey, liquors, creams;
    Winery visit, lunch and wine tasting;
    Hiking sticks and baby car seats will be available if requested in advance.

  • Not included services

    Anything not specified in the "Included services".

  • Extra cost services by request

    You can rent other equipment (shoes, jackets, etc.) by requesting it in advance paying an extra fee.

  • We advice

    Trekking or running shoes, proper clothes depending on the season, the weather conditions and to the altitude: during winter season we recommend snow clothing (hat and gloves essential), during summer season you should wear a wind jacket, a hat and bring sunscreen. Bring some water and don't forget your camera!

  • Important communications

    Tell us in advance about any special needs or health issues, such as allergies, heart disease, pressure problems, walking difficulties, handicaps.
    We will do our best to let you enjoy the tour to its full extent.
    Thank you!

    The tour could be modified or interrupted by the guide, in case of dangerous weather or volcanic conditions that may undermine everyone safety.

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