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Inside Valle del Bove

Starting from Pietra Cannone Refuge, we dive into unspoilt nature,
among flourishing plants and lava flows, until we lay our eyes on the view
of the entire valley, covered by lava spits testifying the
incessant volcano activity, since 1971.

€30 per person*
*Price valid for a minumum of 6 participants.
Children 3- 12 y.o.: 10€ off!
Babies 0- 2 y.o.: free!

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Info
  • Starting Time

    9 a.m.

  • Meeting Point

    Pietra Cannone Refuge

  • Finishing Time

    About 12 a.m.

  • Included services

    Insurance;
    Authorised English tour guide (touristic guides, hiking guides AIGAE-GRE in possession of BLSD certification).

  • Not included services

    Anything not specified in the "Included services"

  • 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, a snack, and don't forget your camera!

  • Important comunications

    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 vulcanic conditions that may undermine everyone safety.

Itinerary

We start from Pietra Cannone Refuge, surrounded by chestnut trees, cherry trees and apple trees “pumacola”. We walk on the mulattiera, through a wonderful chestnut forest (Castanea Sativa) until we come across the 1979 lava flow which we trace backwards, going up on its path.

Ready, steady, go!

Following “Saro Ruspa” trail, we go into the Valle del Bove. We see and cross, one by one, thousands of lava flows that dropped into the valley throughout the last 50 years. We can see all around, the enormous walls of the valley which surround us.

Discovering the valley

At 1240 m we follow the path and we go inside the densely overgrown greenery to climb Fontane Mount. On the way to the top, we meet the Fontane Mount Cerro, an old hoak, about 400 years old. Suddenly, popping out from the greenery, before us, stands a massive filed of Valle del Bove.

Climbing Monte Fontane

We take in the front row view, without any obstacle in front of us. The whole lava flow field motionlessly looms right in front of our eyes, reminding us how layers of lava, one by one, have wrapped and covered the vegetation that once used to flourish before the fateful year of 1971, when the summit craters’ activity started accumulating on this slope.

The view
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