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The challenge

  • Summit the highest active volcano in Europe Mt Etna
  • Circumnavigate 3 sides of Mt Etna
  • Overnight in mountain huts
  • Visit the historic capital of Catania
  • Experienced volcanological guide for the traverse

This long weekend trek begins on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. Standing at about 3,350m, this is the largest volcano in Europe. Your first night will be spent in a mountain hut at Piano Provenzana (1,800m), followed by two days' trekking (covering 35kms) across the Pista alto montana, the circular path around Mt. Etna.

The Pista alto montana is only the warm up for your main challenge. After this circular trek you will take a cable link from 1,800m to 2,500m and continue to trek to the top of Mt. Etna. Your 8 hour trek will be accompanied by a specialist volcanologist guide who will inform you about Etna’s historic activity.

On summiting you receive your reward; a complete view of Mt. Etna with an amazing panorama of the four craters at the top and incredible views of the Eastern coast of Sicily.

You will descend to Sicily’s capital city, Catania where you will enjoy a fine celebratory dinner.

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We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6546. Many of the flight-inclusive challenges on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This ATOL protection only covers challenges that include flights booked by Charity Challenge and that originate in the UK. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate

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