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from the heart of the Etna

Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe, reaching 3350 meters above sea level. In 2013, Mount Etna became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we can trace back its history to 600 thousand years of continuous evolution. On Etna’s summit, there are four active craters that emit large quantities of gasses on a daily basis.

Even though Etna is located on a Mediterranean Island, in the higher altitudes the weather is very unpredictable.

I offer excursions on Etna of various difficulty level and duration. My excursions will vary from challenging with a significant incline to easy walks designed for families. I advise clients to book the type of excursion according to one’s physical abilities and travel itinerary. In addition to the excursion to the summit craters, I provide easier excursions at a lower altitude where you can see lateral craters and lava flow caves.

Etna has loved and provided for the people who have settled or visited, and we have a deep love and respect for Mount Etna. Even though we have settled and thrived from the endless gifts of Mount Etna, we always need to remember that we are only guests.

RECOMMENDED EXCURSIONS

North Etna 1: E-Bike “Fiumi di Roccia”

Price: €95,00 per person;

(rental E-bike, mtb guide and helmet)

We will cycle along massive lava fields, ancient Etna forests, old craters and caves formed by the lava flow. During our tour, you will see the essence of Mount Etna volcano after a few kilometers of cycling.  We will bike to reach the most important destination of this MTB excursion, Grotta Dei Lamponi, located in the middle of an extensive brick-colored lava field. The lava field was formed after an eruption that lasted ten years, from 1614 to 1624. The enormous quantity of magma from the eruption of 1614 has left a spectacular geological structure commonly formed with the particular type of lava flow produced on Etna.

Meeting point and time: 

Etna Nord – Linguaglossa

Rifugio Clan dei Ragazzi 

(strada Mareneve Km 14 da Linguaglossa)

Difficulty: Moderate (a minimum of experience in mtb is required)

Time: 2/3 hours

Different altitude: 400 m D+

!!WARNINGS!!: This excursion is absolutely forbidden for any clients who are asthmatic, with heart conditions, or have high blood pressure.

Do not Forget: Water bottle, a small backpack with extra warm clothes and snacks, camera, windbreaker jacket, most importantly a passion for the outdoors and a good sense of humor.

 

Send your request to:

etnavolcanoguide@gmail.com

North Etna 2: E-Bike summit craters

Price€120,00 per person; min. 2 pax;

(rental EBike, mtb guide and helmet)

Do not miss the ascent of the Etna volcano by e-bike from the north side of Etna along an itinerary far from mass tourism. We start from Piano Provenzana, a tourist resort destroyed by the October 2002 eruption, to reach the Pizzi Deneri volcanological observatory at an altitude of 2800 m, on our return we will visit the side craters of the 2002 eruption theater. (Volcanological and meteorological conditions permitting).

Location: Etna Nord – Piano Provenzana 1850 m asl (The exact location of the meeting point will be sent after booking confirmation)

Period: Excursions are available from April through october (only booking restrictions are volcanic activities and weather forecast on Mount Etna).

Tour Capacity: a maximum of 8 people;

Difficulty: high, only for expert bikers;

Duration: 6/7 hours

Climb: 1000 m D +

Downhill: 1000 m D+

Mandatory : windbreaker, water bottle, and packed lunch. I advice all my clients to wear appropriate clothes and gears because in high altitude the weather is fairly unpredictable and it may be rainy, windy and or cold.

!!WARNINGS!!: This excursion is absolutely forbidden for any clients who are asthmatic, with heart conditions, or have high blood pressure.

Send your request to:

 etnavolcanoguide@gmail.com

Etna 270°: E-Bike around Etna

Scheduled: on request

Giro dell’Etna Pista Altomontana guida vulcanologica Luca Maugeri[/caption]

Mountain biking on Altomontana trail is an exhilarating experience both for the breathtaking views and the ever-evolving landscape shaped by the volcano. On our adventure on the Altomontana trail; we will cross lava flows, forests with indigenous laricio pine, beech, and oak trees, explore lava flow caves and traditional cabins (rifugi).

Period: From April to October (only booking restrictions are volcano activities and weather forecast on Mount Etna)

Meeting point and time: 7,30 am at Clan dei Ragazzi Refuge Via Mareneve which is Km 14 from Linguaglossa(transfer)

Departure for the excursion: Sapienza Refuge, Etna Sud (1800 m above sea level)

Arrival: Clan dei Ragazzi Refuge

Total Km: 42 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Travel time: all day

The highlight of the tour: Caves and ancient lava flows

Do not Forget: Water bottle, a small backpack with extra warm clothes and snacks, camera, windbreaker jacket, most importantly a passion for the outdoors and a good sense of humor.

WARNINGS: This excursion is absolutely forbidden for any clients who are asthmatic, with heart conditions, or have high blood pressure.

Rates vary based on the number of people.

Send your request to:

etnavolcanoguide@gmail.com

North Etna 3: E-Bike Wine and Oil tour

Scheduled: on request

 

Send your request to:

etnavolcanoguide@gmail.com

North Etna 4: Hiking eruptive theater 2002

Scheduled: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Group price€30,00 per person;

€ 20,00 for children under 12;

This tour on the northern side of Mount Etna is for people who enjoy visiting non-touristy locations. Our itinerary for the excursions will start at Piano Provenzana, a small resort, and a tourist center. There we will see the eruption of 2002 that nearly destroyed all of Piano Prevenzana. We will walk on the lava flow fields of 2002 and 1923, hike to see magnificent lateral craters and explore Etna’s beech and larch pine forests.

WARNINGS: This excursion is absolutely forbidden for individuals who are asthmatic, with heart conditions, or have high blood pressure.

Location: Etna Nord – Piano Provenzana (The exact location of the meeting point will be sent after booking confirmation)

Period: From April to November

Difficulty: easy (not recommended for children 7 and under)

Duration: about 2/3 hours

Climb: about 250 m D +

Downhill: about 250 m D-

Mandatory Hiking Gear: windbreaker, hiking shoes, water, and packed lunch. I advice all my clients to wear appropriate clothes and gears because in high altitude the weather is fairly unpredictable and it may be rainy, windy and cold.

Private Tours: for clients looking for an exclusive excursion with loved ones, family and friends.

Send your request to:

etnavolcanoguide@gmail.com

about me

LUCA MAUGERI

Guida di Mountain Bike e Maestro di sci Alpino in Alta Badia

for about 20 years I have been offering mountain bike excursions on the Etna volcano, the Alcantara valley and Nebrodi. I am always looking for itineraries that know how to give emotions and that best enhance the environmental characteristics. The most popular excursions are those on the Etna volcano, in fact I have studied routes of different levels, giving the biker the opportunity to adapt the itinerary according to his needs. The excursions are mainly developed on the north side of Etna, precisely because of the environmental characteristics, in fact these make it ideal for the practice of mountain biking, sport, wine and oil tourism. In addition to taking volcano lovers up and down our Etna I take care with love and dedication to the cultivation of the family olive groves from which our oil WAS born. www.agricolamaugeri.com

 

Testimonials

se volete provare a scoprire l’etna non vi resta che affidarvi a loro, ottima esperienza con Lidia

marco

farmacista

Bon – ne cherchez plus – Luca est votre homme pour l’Etna.

Vous voulez voir l’Etna avec un guide qui monte ce volcan depuis qu’il a 8 ans ? Vous voulez une expérience inoubliable en toute sécurité ? Luca est votre homme.

Vous êtes en forme et bien vous serez encore plus ravi.

J’ai passé une journée magnifique et exceptionnelle en sa compagnie.

Il m’a expliqué le volcan, son origine, ses explosions. Il m’a fait découvrir, des roches, des gaz, des coulées de lave, des trous dans le sol trop chauds pour expliquer la sensation sur ma main. Je me suis retrouvé seul sur le sommet du cratère principal, ébloui et sans mot.

Faites le nécessaire directement avec lui ou à travers votre concierge d’hôtel, allez le rejoindre, dites lui que vous avez lu ma critique !

Ah oui, prévoyez 6 heures, de l’eau, un coupe-vent et un chandail chaud. Bottes de trekking, bonnes chaussettes, noix, fruits séchés, barre d’énergie

Ajoutez 1 heure de plus pour lui payer une bière à la tout fin 😉

Hugo Martin – Canada

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BOOKING INFORMATION

Luca Maugeri (IT – EN)

phone +39 366 3852102

etnavolcanoguide@gmail.com

For reservations or information requests, contact me by email, whatapp or telegram, indicate the date and time you have available for the excursion and your mountain bike experience. I will respond quickly and offer you an experience that suits you best.