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UNSPOILT WOODLAND, ETNA’S IMMENSE LAVA FIELDS AND LUNAR LANDSCAPE


NICOLOSI – C.DA MILIA – MONTE INTRALEO – HIKING AT PIANO FIERA – MONTI DE FIORE – MONTE EGITTO – MONTE SCAVO REFUGE – MONTE PALESTRA REFUGE – ADRANO WOODS – PIANO FIERA.

A long hike discovering the little known flank of Etna, through various woodlands, pinewoods and vast lava fields. From Nicolosi, climbing up towards C.da Milia by minibus, amid fruit orchards, bearing mostly apples and pears. Once past the mighty Monte Intraleo, we’ll go to the carpark at Piano Fiera (1500m a.s.l.). Hiking through pinewoods which cover the ancient Monte Nespole craters, to then go along the 1974 lava fields originating from Monti de Fiore (1730m a.s.l.). Continuing through various woodlands and ancient lava flows to the Monte Egitto crater. Going along a vast 1651 rope lava field trail, to reach the Monte Scavo refuge to then go to the Monte Palestra refuge (1900m a.s.l.), then crossing the great Adrano woods trail, which will take us back to Piano Fiera.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: HARD BECAUSE OF DISTANCE COVERED
CLIMBING: 400 METRES
DESCENDING: 400 METRES
WALKING TIME: ABOUT 6 HOURS

TIME OF YEAR RECOMMENDED: ALL YEAR ROUND. This hike can be snowshoed in winter ( snowshoes supplied by CAMMINASICILIA)

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