Easy / Medium
Difficulty
3 Km
Distance
3h
Duration
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Language
All Year
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What is the trekking on the Vesuvius Crater

A guided trekking route in the Vesuvius Crater, the path that winds through a series of extremely scenic switchbacks, where you can admire the ancient volcanic edifice of Monte Somma and observe from above the Valle del Gigante, rich in spectacular geological formations, native vegetation and old and new forests.

HOW THE ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE

The trekking on the Vesuvius Crater begins at the point indicated on the map, where you will meet your hiking guide, who will explain the route to be followed and instruct you on safety measures and anything else useful you will need to know before departure.

The route allows you to completely circumnavigate the Vesuvius Crater and almost all of it above 1,000 meters in elevation. During the hike your guide will explain the geological nature of the enclosure volcano layer, walking among lapilli and small minerals, among shades of color given by the various pyroclastic outcrops, dominating a landscape that sweeps over the entire Campanian Plain.

You will reach the locality of Capannuccia at an altitude of 1175m asl, where a flat stretch then begins, presenting various overlooks of the crater’s mouth, and where it is possible to admire its geological nature.

Reaching the Presidio of the Volcanological Guides you will continue downhill, on the northwestern slope of the volcano, from where you can observe from above the Atrio del Cavallo and Colle Umberto, home of the Vesuvius Volcanological Observatory, the first in Italy and founded in 1841.

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WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR

Trekking on the Vesuvius Crater is an activity of easy-medium difficulty: you will be accompanied by a certified hiking guide who will reveal all the curiosities of the place Even children aged 10 and older who are used to walking can participate.

Details

Services included

Certified Guide

RCT Insurance

Services not included

Trekking clothing

Snack & beverages

Shuttle for parking lot-ticket office route (€1 each way)

Crater Ticket (10 € each)

Parking ticket (bus maximum length 10.5mt 50 € - car 5 €)

Recommended clothing

Trekking clothing

Trekking shoes

Hat

Backpack

Windproof jacket

Snack & Beverages

Sunscreen

Additional information

In order to carry out the activity you must be in possession of an identification document

Children must have parental permission

Groups consist of a maximum of 15 people per guide. Upon reaching 15 + 1 participants another guide will be made available

For groups larger than 15 people request information

Cancellation Policy

Prices

Trekking on the Vesuvius Crater €230/group

Meeting Points

Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio, Città Metropolitana di Napoli (NA)

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