From West Africa to the Andes, the world is home to a wealth of breath taking volcanic peaks which are perfect for scaling on foot.
For lovers of hiking and adventure, there are few better experiences then hiking to the summit of one of the planet’s myriad of active volcanoes, and from the ash-carpeted slopes of Sicily’s iconic Mount Etna, to the otherworldly landscapes of Indonesia’s Brogo, across every continent, there are a wealth of breath taking options to choose from.
Europe’s tallest active volcano is sandwiched between the city of Catania and the Mediterreanan sea, on Sicily’s eastern coastline, and is a truly magnificent sight to behold, with Its steep slopes bearing evidence of the lava spills from previous eruptions and its soaring ash and snow carpeted peak routinely shrouded in thick volcanic smoke.
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No, it is recommended or in some cases mandatory to hire a guide, or join a group tour.
Although this may vary depending on the volcano and time of year and should therefore be checked with your guide or tour operator when booking, generally you will need to bring hiking boots or shoes, sun cream, sun glasses, a sun hat, water and snacks.
It depends on the volcano you wish to hike. As a rule of thumb they're usually a fair bit less difficult than a mountain but you'll still work up a solid sweat during the ascent.
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Extraordinarily powerful, this ancient wonder fills visitors with awe at its grand offering.