Etna South – The Lava Caves
full day tour
Lava caves, woodlands and darkness
Departure from our stable. After passing through old roads and paths of woodlands you continue to climb until you reach the rest area managed by the forest ranger. Here your horse has the possibility to drink some water after the strenuous ascent. From here you continue to reach the Lava cave “Grotta del Gatto” (approximately 942m.s.l.) formed by old lava stones….
You continue your ride through a beautiful path along the Etna woodland.
After your pic nic you will continue through extinct lavaflow, fragrant furze and thick forest until you reach a long way of old lava flow also called “ Deserto Lavico”, a hard path that consist only of lava stones.
You are at an average hight of 1400 above the sea level and you will visit the cave so called “Grotta Cassone” a 277 meters long tunnel of old lava flow from 1792. Bats reside inside. With a torch you will discover the completely darkness of the earth. You ride towards “Piano del Vescovo” near to which you will enjoy your pic nic before your ride continue to descend in the direction of the stable Ardichetto.
Riding time: Approximately 7/8 hours
- Guided riding
- 1 pic nic lunch
- 2 liter bottle of water
- Rent of helmet and Chaps
- Transfer on request (to pay locally)
- Everything not mentioned under “Included in price