After breakfast, you'll be ready to embark on an exciting adventure as you meet your local mountain guide at the lobby of your hotel. From there, you'll head out for a short transfer to magical Mt. Etna, the highest volcano in Europe. Standing at an impressive 3,329 meters, Etna is still active and is a recognized landmark with its smoking cap that continues to change due to seismic activity.
As you drive up the mountain side in a 4x4, you'll be able to appreciate the continuously changing landscape of trees, lava flows, and endemic plants. Your guide will find the perfect starting point for your trek, giving you a one-on-one experience with this surreal lunar landscape.
Late in the morning, you'll get to take a break from your trek as you visit a cellar and experience a private wine tasting and lunch with an enologist of a small winery. Etna is one of the most interesting and dynamic wine regions of Europe and you’ll be able to try some of the best wines that this region produces.
You will pair the wines with a light lunch of authentic Sicilian cuisine while one of our expert enologists will guide you through the tasting, providing you with insights and knowledge about the unique characteristics of the wines.
After this unforgettable experience, your mountain guide will escort you back to your hotel. This tour offers the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation, and indulgence: you'll be able to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region, enjoy a thrilling trek on Mt. Etna, and indulge in some of the best wines and cuisine that Sicily has to offer. Be ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Did you know that there are truffles in Sicily too? They may not be as famous as the ones in Piedmont but they sure are equally tasty.
Prepare to run in the woods with a local truffle hunter and his dogs to unearth these delicious treasures, you will have a lot of fun while visiting the lovely countryside of Eastern Sicily. After the hunt our private chef will prepare a lunch in the woods with the truffles you have found. This experience combines an outdoor excursion with gourmet cuisine and offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal prepared entirely in the wild.
Time: April to October
Duration: 5 hours