Easy / Medium
3 Km
All Year

The route will allow you to get around the volcanic Vesuvius building reaching the crater edge at 1175m asl.
Purchased the tickets you will enter the Valle dell’Inferno, a wonderful path that winds through a series of extremely scenic hairpin bends, where you can admire the ancient volcanic edifice of Mount Somma and observe the Giant Valley, with its spectacular geological formations. , native vegetation and ancient and new woods.
During the ascent to the Crater the guides will show you what are the geological, naturalistic and historical features of Somma-Vesuvius Mountain, observing also native plant species and animals.
After reaching Capannuccia at 1175m asl a flat stretch begins with various views of the mouth of the crater, where it is possible to admire its geological nature.
Reached the Volcanological Guide’s aid you’ll continue in descent on the north-western side of the volcano from where you can observe the Atrium of the Horse and the Colle Umberto from the Vesuvius Vulcanological Observatory, first in Italy and founded in 1841.
The landscape you’ll enjoy is of rare beauty and the path will allow you to completely circumnavigate the entire volcanic edifice of Vesuvius.

Recommended clothing and equipment Hiking shoes or with not sole smooth, snacks and beverages, fleece sweatshirt, windproof or k-way, clothes suitable for the season, mesh parts, cap, sunscreen, camera, long pants and the front light.
Environmental hiking guide
RCT insurance
Not Included
Hiking Equipment
Snacks and drinks
Shuttle for parking lot – ticket office (€ 1 each way)
Ticket Crater (10 € each)
Parking tickets (bus with a maximum length of 10.5m 50 € – car 5 €)
Additional informations
Groups are composed of up to 15 people per guide. Upon reaching 15 + 1 participants, another guide will be available.
For groups of more than 15 people request information.
Cancellation Policy


Trekking of the volcanic Vesuvius building for groups up to 15 people € 230.00

At Arrival

You’ll meet at the arrival your hiking guide that will show you the path to follow and will instruct you on the security measures and all the useful information you need to know before you leave, answering all your questions.

The Hiking

The route allows you to completely circumnavigate the Crater of Vesuvius and almost all over the 1000 meters of altitude. During the excursion we’ll show you the geological nature of this incredible layer of volcano enclosure, which made it famous throughout the way walking between lapilli and small minerals, between shades of color given by the various pyroclastic outcrops, dominators of a landscape that sweeps all the Piana Campana.

Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio, Ercolano, Strada Matrone, 80056 Ercolano NA – Biglietteria del Parco – Rifugio Imbò

The Team

The team is composed by Official and Exclusive guides of the Vesuvius National Park.The association founded in 2013 is made up of professionals linked to the world of Sciences as Naturalists, Geologists, Biologists, Conservationists and Official and Exclusive Guides of the Vesuvius National Park, who are committed to promoting knowledge and respecting the natural beauties.A team that brings together different skills in various languages.


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