Grand tour Etna by quad

Grand tour Etna by Quad

90% off-road
Small groups
Guided tour
3,5 Hours

Description of the Grand tour Etna by quad


This excursion is the ideal quad tour for those who want to discover the secrets of the volcano Etna in a unique and adventurous way. During the Grand tour Etna by quad we will drive our quad bike through the lava fields of 1865 and we will stop on the lava flow of 1923, where the only thing that fascinates us is the breathtaking view of the coast of Taormina and Calabria.

We will make a stop to visit a lava flow cave. After visiting the lava cave, we follow the old volcanic black sand paths with the quad bike will reach a maximum altitude of 1850 meters, at Piano Provenzana. Here we will admire the power and the remains of the destruction of the Etna eruption of 2002. The last great eruption on the north side of Etna heading towards Linguaglossa.

After stopping at an altitude of 1850 meters, we set off again and dive into the centuries-old Ragabo Pinewood, where we breathe the scent of resin and the fresh air that the green lung of Sicily gives us. During the stops our expert guide of the Etna volcano will tell you the history of the places where you stop. At the end of the Grand tour Etna by quad you will feel like a real quad bike rider and you will keep an indelible memory of this piece of UNESCO heritage that you visited.

The route

The Grand tour is suitable for both beginners and professionals and is always carried out in small groups. This excursion is the most complete tour to discover the volcano in an adventurous and adrenaline-filled way. The Grand tour Etna by quad bike lasts about 3,5 hours with departure and arrival at Rifugio Ragabo – Etna Nord.

The route is technical and very entertaining with more than 90% of the route off-road. Everything of the activity is carried out totally in the open area. So as to ensure safe distances and to be able to breathe the fresh and clean air of nature. All the quads are automatic and easy to drive. In maximum safety they can transport even 2 people.

In short

  • Technical and fun route
  • 2002 lava flow

  • 1923 lava flow

  • 1865 lava flow

  • Secular Pinewood Ragabo

  • Lava cave
  • Piano Provenzana – altitude 1850 mt

  • Panorama of extinct craters

  • View to Taormina and the coast of Calabria

  • Panorama of the Nebrodi Mountains

    Details Grand tour Etna by quad


  • From April to October, every day upon reservation


  • Departure at 09.30 a.m. or 2.30 p.m.


  • About 3.5 hours

    Quad bike

  • Polaris Quad, automatic, 2-seater


  • Helmet, balaclava, petrol, assistance guide

    Recommended clothing

  • Closed shoes, sunglasses, dust bandana and a jacket

    To bring

  • Driver’s license, rental agreement

    Quad tour restrictions


  • To drive a quad bike you must have a B license and a minimum age of 18 years.


  • Pregnant women can’t come on the tour.

    Medical restrictions

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems.


  • A minimum age of 6 years is required. Children can only come as passengers.

    Meeting point

    Etna Quad

  • Strada Mareneve

  • 95015 Linguaglossa (CT)


  • The tour starts from Rifugio Ragabo, Linguaglossa – Etna Nord. In the centre of Linguaglossa, turn for Etna Nord, and continue on the Mareneve road for 13 km. You will find the refuge on the left. You can park here for free.

    GPS coordinates

  • 37˚ 48’29.6”N

  • 15˚ 04’28.8”E


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Average rating
5,0 / 5
Rating details
The quad tour
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The service
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“Amazing Day!”

We area family of 4 (2adult/ 2 kids 11yrs,7yrs) and this tour was perfect for us. We had a private tour (3.5hrs) and our guide was really great! He was very knowledgeable about Etna and good with our kids too. he communicated quickly about any questions before the trip as well. We hit lots of scenic spots around Etna and did it quickly since kids attention moves quickly. We all really enjoyed the whole tour. It was hot but riding through the forests made for a perfect temperature and splendid memories!! Go on this tour, you will have a blast!!

4 July 2021 – Shannon