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Skip the line: Cable Car and Treaking Tour of Mt Etna, 2800 m

Travel by cable car and trekking tour on Etna at an altitude of 2800 meters. You will reach the most beautiful vantage points with an authorized guide.
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • ITA - EN - FR - DE - ES
  • Min: 1 Person
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Mt. Etna is undoubtedly one of the most interesting destinations for those visiting Sicily. At the best online price you will have the opportunity to admire extraordinary views!

Departing from the Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi - Etna Sud), by cable car, you will reach 2504 m in just 15 minutes. Once you reach this altitude, you can spend all the time you want admiring the wonderful views and panorama along the coast! At the top of the mountain you will find a refreshment point and a souvenir shop. The last return of the cableway to Rifugio Sapienza is expected at 15:45.

If instead you wish to reach higher altitudes, when booking, you can choose the Tour option at an altitude of 2800 meters. In this case you will meet a volcanological guide at the Sapienza Refuge and together you will go up by cable car to an altitude of 2505 m. From there your ascent will begin to discover the crater of the 2001 eruption, surrounded by an almost lunar landscape. This was one of the strongest eruptions of the third millennium with activity felt as far as the island of Stromboli!

You will continue on to the Belvedere del Valle del Bove, the most beautiful panoramic point on Mt. Etna at about 2750 meters. You will be amazed by the beauty of this large volcanic depression dating back 64,000 years! Here you will stop to admire the landscape, take some photos or simply enjoy the breathtaking views from which you can see Taormina, Calabria and even Syracuse. From there you also have a privileged view of the Summit Craters, where you can see the endless column of gas and water vapor.

You will then visit a crater depression called Cisternazza and finally return to an altitude of 2500 meters to take the cable car and return to the Sapienza refuge with your guide.

Start time: 09:00
Duration: about 4 hours (1 hour uphill trek, 40 minute downhill trek).
Tour suitable for adults and children. The excursion is absolutely forbidden for cardiac, asthmatic and hypertensive patients.



  • Cable car and trekking tour up to 2800m with a guide.
  • Guide.
  • Equipment: windbreaker, helmet and sticks.

Not included

  • Pick up from Catania (on request to select as extra).
  • Everything that is not specifies in the "included" section.


It is strongly advised to wear comfortable clothes, wind stopper and sporting shoes (tennis or trekking shoes). It is possible to rent trekking shoes and wind stopper jackets at an altitude of 2.500 meters.

How to reach us

The meeting point with the guide is at the Piazza Rifugio Sapienza, 95030 Nicolosi, CT.

  • By car: you can reach the meeting point from Catania in about 1 hour. Take the exit Gravina and keep following the indications towards Nicolosi - Etna Sud (SP92).
  • By train: in order to reach the meeting point, arrive at the central station in Catania and take the AST bus in Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII.
  • By bus: You can reach the meeting point from Catania, reach out for information to the AST bus company.
  • Private transfer: it is possible to organise a private transfer upon request. the driver will wait for through the entire duration of the activity. Please, contact us for a personalised estimate.

Booking terms and conditions

To make a reservation it is required a downpayment of the 69% of the total cost.
The remaining part can be paid cash on site.

Terms of use

People affected by cardiopathic diseases, ashtma and hypertension are not allowed on tour.
There are no age limits for children.
This tour can be modified or cancelled following the unappealable decision of the organizer barring exceptional circumstances such as: bad weather conditions, alteration of the state of roads, rock-falls, landslides, flooding on a part or on the total area of the paths, bad medical conditions of one or more participants, unfavourable volcanic conditions.

Cancellation policy

In the case of withdrawal from the event the amount paid will not be reimbursed.

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