Etna South

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 south 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. Passing old paths of Etna villages from Sarro up to Tarderia and you start to climb, through thick forest until you reach a long way of old lava flow also called “Deserto Lavico” from here you continue till you reach the ski resort, active in winter time, and after then you will find your overnight accommodation “Villa Dorata”. Dinner and Overnight.

Day 2
Breakfast and departure at around 08:30. Leaving your hotel you pass through the “Silvestri Craters” and ride along the border of the extinct vulcano, on the days of good visibility, don’t miss the amazing view. You will then continue to descend through old lava flows to reach the cave so called” Grotta Cassone” a 277 meters long tunnel of old lava flow from 1792.
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.

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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