The Betulla of W. Sartorius


  • Departure at 8.45 am, followed by breakfast with some local products.
  • The path, after a couple of Kilometers, will take us to the exact point where the 1971 lava came out from.
  • After a strenuous climb characterized by expanses of Saponaria and Astragalus, we will finally reach a ridge. This point overlooks the largest open-air geological museum in Europe: the Valle del Bove.
  • From here on, we will keep climbing the ridge until we get at 2150 m. Here we can rest, enjoy the magnificence of the view and have a lunch.
  • We will descend along sandy canals characterized by the black of the lava ash and spontaneous vegetation of Spinosanto.
  • We will get, then, at the base of the second largest extinct crater of the volcano, we will walk around it and descend along a sandy canal where the snow gets accumulated in winter
  • After that, we’re going to head into the heart of the North-east side: the Betulla Aetnensis forest, undoubtedly the most historical and particular endemic plant of the Etna.
  • We will then cross the eruptive vent of the monti Sartorius on a small path along their crests.
  • The path of the return will take us to our starting point; we will be heading to the mountain shelter to get something to eat or drink

€ 130

pp (minimum 2)

* In case of a different pick-up from the meeting point, the transport will be charged.

Price includes

  • Certified guide
  • Breakfast
  • Helmets and lights




Distance 10 km
Duration 6,5 h
Difference in height 600 m
Difficulty E – difficult
Type of itinerary Loop walk


  • Backpack (30 L)
  • Comfy trousers
  • Trekking shoes
  • Jacket
  • K-way or poncho
  • Hat
  • 2 L of water, snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Packed lunch

*The guide can decide anytime to exclude from the excursion anyone who is not properly equipped


  • Individual (<65 yo)
  • Couple
  • Families (>18 yo)
  • Small group


➤You are the only one responsible to bring water, lunch and snack; these are very important for you to have energy so do not forget it !

➤If one of more of the partecipants suffer from any patologies, let the guide know in advance!!

➤In case of bad weather conditions, Etna eruptions or ash falling, the guide can decide anytime to change the agreed itinerary.

Daniele Corso
Trekking | Excursions | Experiences

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