Panoramic tours

Half-day tour of volcano Etna by buggy

Availability: Every day
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Get super close to the astonishing - and still active - Sicilian volcano Etna
  • Drive a buggy up and down the slopes of the mount following the instructions of your expert guide
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view on the landscape all around you from Mount Etna
What to expect

Exploring the Sicilian volcano Etna aboard a buggy is a true once-in-a-lifertime experience. Setting off from the base at the foot of Mount Etna after a quick briefing on how to drive the buggies, you will proceed towards the little villages of Pedara and then Nicolosi. Everything will be guided by one or more support vehicles and there will be radio transmitter communication between the vehicles.

At a short distance from the town, you will continue the drive along an off-road track which passes by an old lava rock quarry, where the buggies will "show off" all their off-road handling skills. After the thrilling off-road driving experience, you’ll go along a scenic road which leads to Rifugio Sapienza. Along the way, have the chance to stop and take some photos of the most scenic spots around you. After a coffee break at the Corsaro bar/restaurant, walk around the top of the Silvestri Craters.

Then get back on your buggy and take the road down to Cassone lava cave. There, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a quick visit inside the cava wearing helmets and carrying torches. During the following part of the route, you will stop to admire the immense Valle del Bove from Mount Zoccolaro. You will then head to Zafferana Etnea, Viagrande and San Gregorio - an experince you won't easily forget.

Read more
What's included
  • One buggy for 2 people (driver + passenger)
  • Helmet
  • Fuel
  • Expert dozers guide
What's not included
  • Transportation to the meeting point

Via Umberto 106, San Gregorio di Catania, CT

Meeting point:

Please present your voucher at the Acquaterra office.

What to remember
  • You need to own and bring along your EU driving licence to be allowed to drive the buggy. People younger than 18 can't drive the buggy (but they can, of course, be passengers)
  • Please note that this experience does not include transportation to the selected place
  • If the weather conditions are too bad to drive safely, the activity will be cancelled and you'll be given a full refund
Read more

This tour runs daily. Available starting hours are:

  • 9:00am (always)
  • 2:00pm (only from the 1st of May until the 30th of September)
Read more
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

You might also like

Walking tours

By joining this afternoon tour, the Sicilian sunset and the multi-coloured Etnean sky will become pe...

Walking tours

Take part in this Walking tour through the bustling markets and historical squares of the city centr...

Walking tours

Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself...

Walking tours

Go food shopping like a local! Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize...

Cultural itineraries

Il tour avrà inizio con la visita di Noto, piccola cittadina dichiarata Patrimonio dell’Umanità dall...

Dining experiences

Book a private lunch or dinner at Catania, attend the show cooking and discover the flavors of real ...

Walking tours

In this Etna full-day tour starting from Taormina, you will join a small group led by an expert mult...

Wine & beer tasting

Attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of the Taormina...

Walking tours

Spectacularly perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina is one of Sicily's most popular destinatio...

Cooking Classes

Taormina cooking class, market tour and lunch Visit the Taormina food market and meet farmers, fishe...