Panoramic tours

Half-day tour of volcano Etna by buggy

Availability: Every day
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Get super close to the astonishing - and still active - Sicilian volcano Etna
  • Drive a buggy up and down the slopes of the mount following the instructions of your expert guide
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view on the landscape all around you from Mount Etna
What to expect

Exploring the Sicilian volcano Etna aboard a buggy is a true once-in-a-lifertime experience. Setting off from the base at the foot of Mount Etna after a quick briefing on how to drive the buggies, you will proceed towards the little villages of Pedara and then Nicolosi. Everything will be guided by one or more support vehicles and there will be radio transmitter communication between the vehicles.

At a short distance from the town, you will continue the drive along an off-road track which passes by an old lava rock quarry, where the buggies will "show off" all their off-road handling skills. After the thrilling off-road driving experience, you’ll go along a scenic road which leads to Rifugio Sapienza. Along the way, have the chance to stop and take some photos of the most scenic spots around you. After a coffee break at the Corsaro bar/restaurant, walk around the top of the Silvestri Craters.

Then get back on your buggy and take the road down to Cassone lava cave. There, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a quick visit inside the cava wearing helmets and carrying torches. During the following part of the route, you will stop to admire the immense Valle del Bove from Mount Zoccolaro. You will then head to Zafferana Etnea, Viagrande and San Gregorio - an experince you won't easily forget.

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What's included
  • One buggy for 2 people (driver + passenger)
  • Helmet
  • Fuel
  • Expert dozers guide
What's not included
  • Transportation to the meeting point
Where

Via Umberto 106, San Gregorio di Catania, CT

Meeting point:

Please present your voucher at the Acquaterra office.

What to remember
  • You need to own and bring along your EU driving licence to be allowed to drive the buggy. People younger than 18 can't drive the buggy (but they can, of course, be passengers)
  • Please note that this experience does not include transportation to the selected place
  • If the weather conditions are too bad to drive safely, the activity will be cancelled and you'll be given a full refund
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When

This tour runs daily. Available starting hours are:

  • 9:00am (always)
  • 2:00pm (only from the 1st of May until the 30th of September)
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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