Excursion

Etna Winter Sports Tour

Excursion information

Location Etna North - East
Altitude 1800/2300 mt.
Duration 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM
Difficulty For beginners and experts, depending on chosen activity
Departure From Taormina and surrounding areas (Giardini Naxos, Letojanni). For those coming from other places, we'll organise meeting points
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Pick-up (Taormina and Nearby Area)

We will pick you up outside/nearby your accommodation in Taormina or in its close vicinity (depending on the accommodation location, we will organize a convenient meeting point) between 8.30 and 8.50 AM. Each of our minivans can accommodate up to 8 participants.


Winter Sports on Etna North

The guide will drive up to 1800 meters to the Ski Resort located on the Northern side of Etna. There you will have the possibility of choosing among different snow sports and spend the whole morning having fun in the snow (please note that the snow sports equipment such as skis and snowboard as well as the ski pass are not included in the price). You will ski or snowboard between the slopes of the highest active volcano in Europe, which will offer the most breathtaking view: the upper craters above you, and the beautiful Ionian sea and the coast below.


Lunch

At lunchtime, you will be offered a traditional Sicilian lunch in a typical restaurant on Etna.


Trekking/Walk with Snowshoes

In the afternoon you will enjoy a hike at 2000 meters of altitude led by our naturalistic guide, who will walk you through the whitened paths of Mt. Etna. Along the way, you will be introduced to the interesting facts about the volcano and enjoy the unique winter atmosphere. To do this activity you will wear the specific snowshoes that will be lent to you for free. 


Drop-Off

At the end of the tour, at around 5.30 PM, the guide will drop you off at the starting point.


Included in the booking

Naturalistic English-speaking driver and guide (geologists, volcanologists, forestry-experts or agronomists); pickup and transport, lunch, shoes, jackets, snowshoes and insurance. DOES NOT INCLUDE ski equipment rental, instructor and skipass.

Languages

English and Italian. Spanish, French are available upon request, if informed with adeguate notice.

Requirements

This activity is suitable for people of all ages with good health conditions. We don’t recommend participation to those who are not in a good state of health, especially to those suffering from cardio-respiratory conditions.

Itinerary changes

The itinerary might be subjected to variations due to factors such as weather/volcanic conditions and/or if deemed necessary.