Etna Serracozzo Trail – 1928 Lava Flow – Thieves Lava cave

Duration Excursions

Approx 6 hours


Etna East 1750 mt


Level Medium


Excursion available every day

On the Trails of Etna: An Enchanted Journey Through Nature and History

Discover the Magic of Europe’s Most Majestic Volcano with Our Exclusive Etna Tours

Dive into an unparalleled adventure in the heart of Etna, where nature reveals itself in its most majestic and pristine form. At an elevation of 1750 meters above sea level, near the Citelli Refuge, begins an experience that will lead you through hidden paths and breathtaking views of Europe’s most active volcano. Our exclusive tour, designed for Etna trekking enthusiasts, weaves through an enchanted route, wrapped in the colors and scents of a beech and birch forest that seems suspended out of time.

From here, your exploratory journey begins: an Etna trekking adventure guiding you through unique landscapes, where the majesty of Mount Frumento delle Concazze and the scars left by the 1928 lava flow paint the landscape with extraordinary contrasts. As you proceed, the view opens up on the left to reveal the Citelli Refuge, with the Ionian coast of Catania providing a backdrop to a naturalistic painting of rare beauty.

The path continues, gentle and accessible, towards a ridge from which opens a view over a secret valley, the guardian of the marvelous Serracozzo cave. This volcanic cavern, with its lava flow gallery, offers a spectacle of shapes and colors that will take your breath away, making it a highlight of our Etna excursions.

After exploring the cave, the return journey is colored by the sight of the 1928 lava flow, an area of invaluable naturalistic value, leading us towards the final stretch of our journey: the splendid Valle del Bove. Here, at an elevation of 2200 meters, we will stop to savor the panorama and reflect on the immensity of the nature that surrounds us.

But the journey does not end here. The return will be a circular experience, descending along the gullies shaped by the 1928 lava flow, to then return to our starting point, carrying with us unforgettable memories.

And to further enrich your experience, do not miss the tasting of typical products at a selected farm in Zafferana Etnea. Here, you will have the opportunity to taste the authentic flavors of the territory, including three DOC wines of Etna – red, rosé, and white – accompanied by bread with oil and a selection of local preserves, to conclude your journey in the best way.

With our Etna tours, trekking turns into an adventure full of discoveries, flavors, and unforgettable views. Do not miss the opportunity to explore one of Sicily’s most precious jewels: book your excursion now and live the experience you have always dreamed of.


  • Difficulty level Medium
  • Trekking in a natural trail 5 km Medium
  • Visit Serracozzo lava cave
  • Visit the Thieves Lava cave (cave of snow)
  • Naturalist guide

Tour Plan

Excursion Information Departure

Key points: Etna beech and birch woods, ancient lava flows, visit to two volcanic caves.
Difficulty level: Easy -Medium
Duration: 6 hours – 9.00 – 15.00
Trekking: Easy tour to visit natural paths of the Alcantara valley, Naturalist guide
Walk: Total lenght 5 km A/R

Recommended clothing

According to the season, comfortable “layered” clothing, trekking shoes or sports shoes.
In winter: long trousers , heavy jacket, scarves, polar fleece, hat and gloves
In summer: long trousers, sunscreen and a spare shirt.

We recommend you to bring enough water and energy foods.


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Policy cancellation booking

Within 2 days of the scheduled tour date, the customer is refunded 100%. of the amount paid for the reservation, excluding any bank commission charges.

In case of adverse weather condition the tour could undergo changes.
If you have any queries, questions or need clarification about some aspects of the tour program outlined above, please try read the section EXCURSIONS in our F.A.Q.s page, before booking.
The activities outlined above are intended for Excursions in Sicily members only.
The fee includes:
registration to our association, transfer A / R, guide. Payment method: Credit Card, PayPal account.


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In caso di condizioni meteorologiche avverse, il tour potrebbe subire modifiche.

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La quota include: iscrizione alla nostra associazione, trasferimento A/R, guida. Metodo di pagamento: Carta di Credito, conto PayPal.