This itinerary will lead us to discover the less touristy side of the volcano, but certainly interesting from a naturalistic and landscape point of view. We are at an altitude of 1700 meters, between the 2002-03 lava flow and the magnificent Ragabo pine forest – from the Arab Rahab (Foresta). The landscape is chameleon-like and changes when you have to cross the 2002-03 flow, giving us majestic and dramatic views. From the pine forest, to the lavas and then the high mountain vegetation, with astragalus, spino santo and saponaria, and some beech. At 2000 meters the lateral crater of Monte Nero, born during the 2002-03 eruption. In front of the summit areas and around the extinct craters of 1879 and in the Peloritani Mountains and the Alcantara Valley. Continuing through a field of volcanic bombs, we will visit the craters of 1923 and then down again towards the Pineta Ragabo.
The length of the route is about 7 km.
This route does not present technical difficulties, as it will travel on forest tracks.
What to wear: Trekking shoes, anorak, backpack, sticks, a t-shirt replacement.