Etna, Italy

SNOWKITE SEASON

Date available: 31-3 February

weekend trips

AREA

ETNA

Mount Etna, or Etna, is a volcano on the East coast of Sicily, Italy, near the City of Catania.

ACCOMMODATION

comfortable Refuge hotel

All travelers will be residing in the same hotel 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

LOW WIND CONDITIONS

Trek to the summit of the volcano

TRAVEL

CLOSEST AIRPORT: CATANIA

The hotel is only an hour drive from the airport. Transport is included in the package 

LEVEL REQUIRED

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

A good level of kitesurf and skiing is required. To learn Snowkite, our basecamp in Serre Chevalier is open all season from the 11 of Nov till 1rst of May

KIT RENTAL

SKI/SNOWBOARD RENTAL

All ski/snowboard equipment is easily available for rent locally. Kites will be provided by your instructors. 

INSTRUCTORS

FULLY QUALIFIED

Your instructors from the prestigious kite school in Serre Chevalier will be travelling with you. You can find details about them in the list of our partners. 

Etna, Italy

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Pack Description

Etna is the only destination in Europe where you can kite up and down a volcano whilst enjoying a sea view. An adventure you are not going to Forget!. This spot offers a unique experience that the Snowkite Sensation team was supposed to test in late January 2019. Unfortunately, the volcano erupted…We are organising it again this season hoping that mother nature will stay put.

Snowkiting:

This is a brand new destination for Snowkite Sensation. We are exited to discover the location with you on our first expedition to Italy. We will offer you the chance to snowkite on the highest active volcano on the European continent, with a height of 3.340 m. Slip on the snow on skis or boards driven by the force of the wind, in complete autonomy from the ski lifts, on flat routes or on slopes where the speed will be given by the power of the wind and the size of the sail.

For any questions about snowkiting please visit our all you need to know page.

Available Dates:

31 January – 3 February

Accomodation:

The Rifugio Sapienza built for military purposes during the years immediately preceding the Second World War, offers a incredible view of the surrounding landscapes and more to the point our snowkite volcano spot. Today, the Rifugio Sapienza hotel is able to accommodate 55 person in 24 rooms (single, double, triple) all furnished in modern-country style, with inside services (shower or bath), television, lift and an amazing landscape that ranges from the southern coasts of Sicily, to those of Calabria.

In case of low wind conditions:

Funivia dell’Etna runs a cable car from Rifugio Sapienza (1900m) up the mountain to 2500m. Once out of the cable car you can attempt the long walk (3½ to four hours return) up the winding track to the authorised crater area (2920m). Alternatively, you can opt for a 4×4 minibus to take you up to (and back down from) the crater area; the minibus option includes a 40-minute guided tour of the crater area.

Transfers:

Closest airport : Catania is an 1h drive from the location

Immigration:

Please make sure that your passport is valid longer than 6 months.

EU citizens do not need a visa to travel to France as the country is a member of Shengen. All other citizen from outside the EU are advised to check online for any requirements.

Weekend package all included:

  • 3 nights in hotel double or single beds with breakfast
  • Qualified instructors
  • Transport from airport and back
  • Snowkite equipment rentals 200 euros for 3 days (optional)
  • Multi risk insurance

Price per person: 800-1000 euros

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