The path that allows the ascent to the Great Cone of Vesuvius, starts at an altitude of 1000m and reaches an altitude of 1175m, winding in a series of extremely panoramic hairpin bends, which allow you to admire the ancient volcano of Mount Somma, separated from Vesuvius, the Valley of the Giant and Colle Umberto, home of the Vesuvius Volcanological Observatory, first in Italy and founded in 1841, rich in spectacular geological formations, native vegetation and pioneer. During the ascent to the Crater the guides will illustrate the geological, naturalistic and historical features of Somma-Vesuvius, as well as observe autochthonous and interesting plant and animal species. Once you reach the Presidium of the Volcanological Guides at an altitude of 1175m above sea level, a flat section begins with repeated views of the mouth of the crater, where you can admire its geological nature. At the end of the tour, continue downhill, retracing the path in the opposite direction, to reach again the square at an altitude of 1000m above sea level, where the means of transport will be resumed


Type: Path of medium difficulty but suitable for everyone (not suitable for those who have walking problems or are in wheelchairs) - Km: about 3 a/r - Height difference: 175 m
Equipment: Wear hiking or sneakers with shaped soles, layered clothing, k-way, and a sweatshirt, carry only a backpack (no shoulder straps or bags) Best period: always, weather permitting

Tour duration

Tour duration: 3h


- Private transfer from your AR hotel

- Private guide who will accompany you throughout the journey
  of the Park

- Access ticket to the path


- tips


  • comfortable clothing and hat recommended
  • languages spoken: italian, english
  • sneakers or trekking shoes recommended
  • bottle of water