This excursion starts near refuge Citelli (1750 above s.l) on the North-East side of Etna. The first distance is inside a beautiful wood of beeches, birches and pines. We go through sandy distance and some lava stone canyons with particular shapes and colors due to the snow melt water sliding in the spring.
After around 2 kilometers, we visit Saracozzo cave (with helmets and headlight);it is an amazing lava tube generated by the lava flow of 1971. After this inspection and a deserved break, we confront with 300 meters difference in altitude in a panoramic path to reach Serra delle Concazze. Here we can enjoy the beauty and vastness of Valle del Bove.
We go forward for some hundred meters on the edge of the valley toward Pizzi de Neri and the impressive South-East crater. When we arrive at Piano delle Concazze, we hike down throw sand volcanic dunes to visit the famous Sartorius craters. At the end of the excursion we have lunch with typical Sicilian specialty.
Dislivel: 450 mt
Required Equipment: hiking shoes, layers clothing, windproof jacket, water
opening times: Departure from the hotel 8.30
Return planned: 17.30
Cost min € 80,00 (for more than 2 partecipans)
Cost max € 95,00 (for 2 partecipants)
Free pick-up from the’hotel*
* From all the towns of the Ionian riviera (from Taormina to Catania) and from the countries of the Etna eastern flank.