Tour Covid-Free Special tour led by a guide who, during the whole excursion, will allow you to discover the volcano and the flourishing fruits that grow on this extraordinary soil.
A culinary and wine journey that, in a relaxed and involving way, will take you between lava flows, old and new craters and lava caves; we will reveal to you the secrets of this volcanic and seething soil.
• Tasting 4 wines + appetizer 109€
Pick up at Giarre or Fiumefreddo (motorway exit)
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 water and don't forget your camera!
• Pick up/drop at Giarre or Fiumefreddo Giarre / Fiumefreddo
NOT INCLUDED SERVICES
• Pick-up from the hotel or another meeting point (price by arrangement).
• 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.
!!! The tour could be modified or interrupted by the guide, in case of dangerous weather or vulcanic conditions that may undermine everyone safety.
Once on-board of our 4x4 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 1000 mt altitude where a protected area of 720km² of begins. We also come across cold and dried lava flows that, like black highways, tear the mountainside .
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
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 cave.
We make a short stopover so you can enjoy a food tasting of typical Etna products such as honey (the gold of Etna), pistachio, almonds or hazelnut paste, liqueurs of pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts, tangerines, melons, etc.
After the trekking, we will head towards one of the most famous winery of the area, to learn about and taste vulcanic wines.The tasting provides for well matched combinations of local foods and wines, to enhache at most this land's nectar.Among a wide variety of cheeses, sausages and typical dishes, our sommeliers will let you taste the best of the wines produced by the grapes that grow on the volcanic soil.Of course, the whole tour and tasting will be enriched by our guide that will give you information on Etna's viticulture and winemaking.
After a lenghty 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!
See you on the next adventure!