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52 KM

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Sicily Etna Ultra-trail

From the 17th to the 24th september 2021

5 steps of trail

90 km of raid and show

Through Sicily

“A volcanic sport challenge
in the heart of Mediterranean landscapes of the Sicile.”

From vines to Craters

From Sicilian Catania up to the Summit of Etna

It is an unusual trail that has been designed for you in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. A race on foot through volcanic wonders, a unique adventure to live in a unique lunar environment.
The pace of strides through the typical landscapes of Sicily between the National Parks of Pantalica and the race at the foot of the Etna, this long adventure will leave you an indelible memory. Exceptional stay in a luxury hotel offering unique services.

Trip of 8 days

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TrailRunning :

  • 195km
  • 5376D+
  • 6546D-
  • in 5 steps

TrailRunning or Trekking : 

  • 118km
  • 3326D+
  • 3340D-
  • in 5 steps
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Between vines and craters, experience an unique volcanic adventure

Sicily, the largest Italian island, is located at the southern end of the peninsula in the heart of  the Mediterranean. Mountainous and mainly volcanic, its main cities are Parlermo, Messina, Catania, and Syracuse.

It is between these last two very tourist cities that our raid takes place, at the foot and on the slopes of the highest point of Sicily: Etna (2 245m), the highest active volcane in Europe.

In addition to the very interesting sporting aspect, the stages pass through prominent historical sites such as the necropolis of Pantalicca and the troglodytes of Lentini.

The ascent of the central crater of Etna during the 5th stage will be a magnificient conclusion of this Sicilian raid, provided that the weather and telluric conditions are favorable for us and allow us to carry it out!

Welcome to Etna, Welcome to another world!

Bhoutan Himalaya carte du monde

«We do not inherit the land of our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.»
(Maxime amérindienne reprise par Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

You will remember:

  • Typical Sicilian landscapes between Pantalica national parks and at the foot of Etna,
  • Volcanic slopes and petrified lava fields of Etna,
  • Effects of altitude over 3 000 meters with sea views below.

The small advantage of this trip: 

  • The comfort of our beautiful hotel y the sea for a stay of high quality,
  • Volcanic sloopes and petrified lava fields of Etna,
  • Effects of altitude over 3 000 meters with sea views below.

It is not just a race, it is a journey designed with care and passion.

Our Eco-Friendly commitment

As trailers and sportsmen as well as world travellers, we pay special attention to preserving our planet as best we can.

In order to compensate for the carbon impact of our air travel, we propose carbon compensation for each flight through the GOODPLANET foundation.

We also attach particular importance to working fairly with our local partners, their staff and other stakeholders. Responsible tourism is one of our key values, and that is why we suggest that each participant read and sign the ATR organization traveller’s ethical charter.

Sicile Etna Secret Ultra-Trail,
from Sicilian Catania up to the Summit of Etna.

After your arrival in Sicily in Brucoli Village, we will grant ourselves a day of acclimatization and enjoy this little paradise that offers us the host hotel.We will begin the raid with a step through troglodyte sites of Lentini and an abandoned village. We will continue with a second stage passing through the spectacular Byzantine historical site of Pantalica and its Iron Age necropolis, beautiful and somewhat technical passage, no monotony guaranteed.

Then the long-awaited passage, the Etna…

First a step to run at the southern foot of the volcano, what would be this Trail without going through the limestone plateau of Pantalica, a world heritage, you will cross 20 tunnels with a large succession of historical sites. Then the next day the regular ascent of the volcano, between forests and lava flows, before reaching the lunar landscapes, to enter another universe…

And finally we will close this raid with the ascent to the central crater of Etna, a non-timed stage of fun and discovery.

Step 1
Lentini Troglodyte
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19,5km   10km

140D+   140D+

90D-   90D-

Step 2
Pantalica Canyon

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10,5km   7km

630D+   580D+

630D-   580D-

Step
Etna Alto Montana

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27km   14km

410D+   320D+

410D-   320D+

Step 4
Etna Valle del Anapo

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28km   16km

400D+   400D+

400D-   400D-

Steps 5
Etna Central Crater

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5km   5km

435D+   435D+

435D-   435D-

Choose your challenge!

Silouhette de trailer  TrailRunning from 5km/h       TrailRunning or Trekking from 3,5km/h

Departure allowed on the following days of a dropout
(unless a contraindication by the doctor).

Registration cost: 1 750 € – Deadline for registration: 13th of August 2021

Unforgettable encounters, strong moments and an engraved race
in your memories, this is the promise we make to you!

The story of Etna Sicily UltraTrail

Stingly with new adventures, NED wants to make you discover the only Medterranean island where we have never organized raid. Etna is majestic and magical, let us remermber: the highest volcano in Europe in activity! We offer high-end accommodation that will welcome you to make you live unforgettable moments.

“We create your travels by putting passion and a taste of challenge,
you will come back full of adventures.”