Some FAQs about excursions
For the hiking tours around Mount Etna, high-top trekking boots are highly recommended.
Sporty shoes are good for all the other tours. It is advisable to wear high socks (not footies).
The sometimes sandy, sometimes rocky lava soil makes the use of mountains boots for excursions above the 2000 mt, MANDATORY.
Write in advance if you want hire trekking boots.
The elevation of Mt. Etna is 3,300 meters. As such, it is possible to experience considerable temperature range compared to the cities and seaside. Additionally, clothing also varies depending on the season and the type of tour. The following provides a rough guideline by season:
Spring / Summer
- Windbraker / raincoat
- Sweatshirt / sweater
- Sun glasses
- Sun protection
Autumn / Winter
- Wind and rain proof winter jacket
- Waterproof Shell
- Long trousers
- Warm Cap / stocking cap
- Neck Warmer
- Mountains boots
- Sun glasses
Tour suitability depends on the tour you wish to take but they are generally suitable for people in a state of good physical condition, who do not suffer from particular health concerns – such as cardio vascular, respiratory or hypertension, various allergies, claustrophobia (for access to the lava cave).
As part of the pre-tour organization phase, we will contact our members and guests in order to provide all the relevant information regarding the desired tour. At this time, we will evaluate together whether the desired experience is suitable to the level and / or needs of the participants.
Women beyond the third month of pregnancy may not participate in hiking activity.
Note: it is the guest’s responsibility to promptly communicate any precarious health conditions. For scuba diving with artificial respiration, IT IS COMPULSORY to INFORM when booking the last dive.
As part of the tour planning, we are responsible for checking the weather forecast so as to be able to evaluate the possibility of changing destination, and will provide useful pre-tour advice regarding clothing and possible accessories to be worn (eg rain gear, etc…).
Because we carry out our tour activities for the great passion and love we have for our beautiful island home of Sicily. This means that for us every guest is a friend of ours to whom we want to share the beauty and charm of our land. As your hosts, we wish to bring all the traditions, culture and beauty of our land to life for all our guests.
Yes, the wide range of tours available makes it possible to tailor tours based on different seasons or weather conditions. We will take care of keeping its members and guests up-to-date and eventually agreeing together valid alternatives.