|Description||Note: on Mount Etna, everything has a very fast lifecycle, even caves. Everything is born, lives and dies at speed not known to standard ecosystems. The Ice Cave makes no exception to this rule. We recognized less ice during our latest hikes, probably due to air flow generated by holes in the ceiling. |
The hike to the cave is impressive, but we want to make hikers aware of the current situation of the cave.
It is one of the most challenging hikes on mount Etna slopes, but at the same time it is one of the most impressive. First part of the trails goes through woods of beech, oak, birch and chestnut, before a long ascent among a field of cold "rope shaped lava". Finally, the cave will welcome us after more than 10km walking.
|Total distance walking||21 km|
|Elevation gain||550 m|
|Starting point||Zafferana Etnea|
|Ending point||Zafferana Etnea|
|Minimum number of participants||5|
|Suggested minimum age||14|
|Rate per person||-From 5 to 8 participants: € 50,00 each. |
-More than 8 participants: contact us
|Reduced rates||15 € less for under 18|