Etna North

2 days horseback tour

Lava deserts, extinct craters and lava caves
This is a perfect horse riding holiday for anyone wanting to admire the spectacular countryside of the dramatic, timeless and amazing Mt Etna north side in 2 days…

Duration: 2 days and 1 night – 2 days on horseback. 7-8 hours of riding each day.
Riding distance: N.A.
Accomodation & Meals: 1 night accommodation in double, 2 picnic lunches

Day-by-day description

Day 1
Departure from Scuderie Ardichetto at 08:30. After passing through old roads and paths of woodlands you reach “ Val Calanna” where 1992 the braided lava flows began to flow in to keep the lava from flowing towards the village Zafferana. You will reach the famous “ Ilice di Carrinu”, a beautiful large and old tree about 700 years old. After a short photo stop you ride in direction “Ragabo” pine forest before you reach your accommodation “Chalet Clan dei Ragazzi”. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2
Breakfast and departure at around 08:30. Leaving your hotel you ride towards “Monte Spagnolo” until you reach the cave “Grotta dei Lamponi” or Raspberry cave, formed by old lava flows. You continue to climb in direction Altomontana a wide path at an average height of 1700m above sea level, drawing a half circle around Mt Etna, where you can explore on horseback the characteristics of the volcan: old craters, stone forests, woodland, old lava flow. You ride towards forest “Timparossa” until you reach Etna most famous volcanic cone “Monte Nero”. Along your ride you can admire some particular craters also called “hornitos” and lava flows from different periods. You will ride in turns through forest and typical volcanic landscapes. You climb in direction “La bottoniera” (2150 meters) where you will see a succession of craters from the last great eruption of 2002. You descent by Piano Provenzana through woodland and small paths and you will reach the village “Fornazzo” and then Milo before you ride into the center of Zafferana and descent towards your starting point Scuderie Ardichetto.

Included in price
  • 2 days in the saddle
  • 2 days of guided riding
  • 1 night accommodation in double
  • luggage transport with support vehicle
  • 2 picnic lunches
  • 2 liter bottle of water per day
  • Assurance
  • Rent of helmet and Chaps
Not included
  • Transfer on request (to pay locally)
  • Single room on request
  • Additional nights
  • Everything not mentioned under “Included in price”

Must know

Skill level: Intermediate

Skill level

Ability description: Intermediate. Confident and in control at all paces. Comfortable in the saddle for 7 hours or longer. Please indicate health condition in your reservation.

Require Info

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