Bove Valley Excursion

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  • About 6 hours
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Bove Valley Excursion

The Bove Valley is a huge volcanic caldera on the eastern side of Etna. It is very important from the vulcanological point of view, because along the walls emerge various levels of ancient rocks that allow to rebuild the evolution history of the Volcano. Ascent by cable car (2500 meters) and then we will reach the edge of the caldera by foot from here we can go into the ashes canal leading down to the valley where you cross the lava field of the ’91 – 93 and finish the excursion at the Piano del Vescovo (1700 meters).

Fantastic View


The necessary equipment is provided by the guides (jacket, socks, shoes, helmets).


Avoid using contact lenses

…don’t forget to bring with you:

Your lunch

cappello e guanti

Gloves and hat

K-way (waterproof jacket)

Long pants




08:45 Appointment at the Guide Shelter
09:30 Departure
11:30 Arrival inside the Bove Valley
12:30 Lunch break
13:00 Departure second part of the tour
15:30 Arrival of the Bishop's Plan
16:00 Arrival at the Guide Shelter

* All times may change due to unforeseen events.

This excursion is not suitable:

to pregnant women who have overcome the third month of pregnancy, to people suffering from particular pathologies such as cardio vascular disorders, respiratory disorders (asthma), severe hypertension and anxiety.

Important notice

Thanks from the Group of Alpine and Volcanological guides Etna South (Soc.Coop) for your interest.

WARNING: Due to the particular environmental conditions in which we operate, we reserve the right to cancel or interrupt the excursion services in cases of bad wheather and volcanic risk. The guides therefore consider themselves exempt from any liability for direct or indirect damages that may derive from cancellation or interruption of services for reasons beyond their control.

Reservation request​

The excursion requires a minimum of 8 people.

For reservations, in December, January and February, contact by email or telephone number.

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