Exploring Etna

Trekking
From our Rifugio Ragabo there are several routes that you can walk freely with different degrees of difficulty. Our Rifugio is a great starting point to visit caves of volcanic origin and old lava flows or to go for a Sunday walk with the family in the middle of the centuries-old Ragabo pine forest.

Link more information: Trekking Mount Etna

Etna summit craters
Since the summer of 2023 it is possible again to reach the summit craters of Mount Etna. The excursion to the summit starts often early in the morning, so sleeping at our Rifugio is an ideal solution. With this excursion you go up by 4×4 to 2900m. From here starts the trekking to the summit at 3330m. After a visit to the border of the summit craters, you walk back down to the 4×4 bus. The bus brings you back to Piano Provenzana.

Link more info: Etna summit craters excursion

Quad driving
Do you want to explore Etna in an adventurous way? Go quad driving on a quad excursion. You will explore unknown places and parts the Etna volcano, in maximum safety and respect for the environment.

The excursion with Etna quad starts from our Rifugio. You can participate only by reservation, contacting Etna Quad directly.

Link: Etna Quad tour
Telephone/ Whatsapp: +39 377 376 6076
E-mail: info@etnaquad.it

Offroad-bus excursions to the top of the volcano
Rifugio Ragabo is located just 5 km from Piano Provenzana, a point where excursions in 4×4 vehicles (busses) depart towards the top crater at an altitude of 3000 meters. During this tour you visit the craters of 2002 and the observatory.

Link: Mount Etna up to 3000m with 4×4 bus

Mountain bike excursions
Right in front of our Rifugio starts the famous and characteristic “pedemontana” off road route for mountain bikes. This route is  about 42 km and makes a half turn on the volcano Etna through woods and flows and passing at the foot of old craters. There are several tracks that can be followed depending on the duration.

Excursion horse riding
If you want to immerse yourself in nature on a horse, there start horse riding excursions with all levels of difficulty and duration from nearby our Rifugio in summer. Otherwise the tours start from their ranch in Linguaglossa.

Link: Horseback ride Mount Etna

Donkey excursion
If you want to explore Etna in the traditional way you can venture into a special experience as that of a nice tour with the donkey as it was done by our ancestors.

Orienteering
Our Rifugio is located in the central area of a national orienteering map, a destination for many fans of this sport.