Sicily & Aeolian Islands Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £839 per person
We invite you to discover Sicily’s volcano Etna, Stromboli on the same-named island and the dead crater Vulcano. During your walking week you explore volcanoes in all facets: you walk to the volcanoes or you rent a boat to cruise around the islands to have the best views onto those fascinating formations.
The climb onto Etna is definitely an unforgettable impression and really a highlight. Taormina will bewitch you! It is located beautifully high above the sea with its narrow alleyways, Greek amphitheatre and fantastic views onto the coast, palms and orange trees and the Etna.
Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Included with picturebook directions
Meal options: Bed and Breakfast
Difficulty: Challenging. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.
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Walking Tour Highlights
• Start the tour on the beautiful island of Lipari
• Visit the village San Vincenzo
• Explore volcanoes
• A challenging tour with tough walking, but great views
Walking Route Features
The daily tours lead through slightly hilly terrain, the walks up onto the volcanoes are steeper in parts, surefootedness is required. Daily walking times vary between 3 and 6 hours. A good shape is necessary. The excursion onto volcano Stromboli is the most challenging.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st Day: Individual journey to Milazzo
2nd Day: Milazzo – Lipari
In the morning by hydrofoil to island Lipari (duration about 1 hour). Enjoy the beautiful view onto the island before you leave the boat.
Nested houses are located on the mighty cliff, which is topped from the massive fortress and the cathedral. After a round tour through the lively city you walk along the idyllic western side of the island with its steep cliffs.
Details: approx. 3 hours | 8 km | Up 290 m / Down 290 m.
3rd Day: Excursion to Vulcano
Rest day. Enjoy the beautiful beach of Lipari or go by hydrofoil to island Vulcano. You can visit the crater there. The climb up to the peak is strenuous, but you will be rewarded with a wonderful view onto six further Aeolian Islands.
Details: approx. 3 hours | 6 km | Up 390 m / Down 390 m.
4th Day: Lipari – Stromboli
In the morning cruise to island Stromboli (duration about 1 hour). Take your time to visit the beautiful village San Vincenzo, to go by boat around the island or to explore the bewitching village Ginostra, one of the most beautiful parts of the whole archipelago.
In the afternoon you climb up the active volcano Stromboli accompanied by a guide, where up there a breathtaking spectacle of fire-spouts and eruptions awaits.
Details: approx. 6 hours | 10 km | Up 920 m / Down 920 m.
5th Day: Loop tour Stromboli
Relax at the beautiful black beaches of Stromboli. We recommend doing a walking tour to “Sciara del Fuoco” in the late afternoon. Be surprised from volcano Stromboli and enjoy the beautiful panorama view. Or you go by hydrofoil to the nearby, lively island Panara where you can walk to the picturesque beach of Cala Junco.
Details: approx. 4 hours | 6 km | Up 400 m / Down 400 m.
6th Day: Stromboli – Taormina
In the morning by hydrofoil from Stromboli to Milazzo (duration about 2 hours). Transfer from the harbour of Milazzo into bewitching Taormina in the northeast of Sicily, which is located on a cliff high above the Ionian Sea. Lemon- and orange trees are growing, the whole village is looking onto the water and afar volcano Etna is impressing backdrop. During your exploration of Taormina you should visit the well-known amphitheatre.
7th Day: Circular Tour on Mount Ätna
Already the journey through the various vegetation forms of the Ätna-area is an absolute highlight! At an altitude of more than 2000 metres an experienced guide waits for you, he will lead you along lava flows and past impressive crater peaks through this unique lunarscape and enlighten you with interesting facts on flora and fauna. Again and again you will enjoy unbelievable views onto the Ionic coast.
Details: approx. 4.5 hours | 9 km | Up 500 m / Down 500 m.
8th Day: Individual departure or extra days
The daily tours lead through slightly hilly terrain, the walks up onto the volcanoes are steeper in parts, surefootedness is required. You are doing 3 to 6 hours and around 15 km per day. A good shape is necessary. The excursion onto volcano Stromboli is the most challenging.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
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The Sicily & Aeolian Islands tour stays in 3*** hotels and guest houses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
• 7 overnights as mentioned incl. breakfast
• Luggage transfer
• Transfer airport Catania – Milazzo
• Transfers as mentioned in the program
• Guided tour onto volcano Stromboli
• Guided tour onto volcano Etna
• Well elaborated route
• Detailed travel documents
• Luggage transfer (single-handedly on ferry fares)
Journeys by hydrofoil, about € 70 per person, payable on spot
Sicily & Aeolian Islands, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast.
2018 Walking Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. – 30.06.2018 | 01.09. – 31.10.2018
Category A: Prices per person
Season 1: £829 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £249
Hotel Category: 3* standard hotels and B&Bs
Single supplements apply.
You will stay in the same hotel as the previous night.
Holiday Price: £829
Single Supplement: £249
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