Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Italy - Sicily Mt Etna & Aeolian Islands Hiking

from €1,188

A self-guided adventure along Sicily’s eastern coast, taking in some of the most precious jewels of this region, the Aeolian Islands, a string of seven volcanic islets that glimmer like black pearls off Sicily’s Mediterranean shoreline. A stunning journey from the charming historic city of Catania, to the immense and ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Self guided hiking level 3
  • Availability
    April-October, excl August
  • Duration
    7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Distance
    2-5 hours/day

Day 1 | Arrival to Catania

Individual arrival to Catania. Private transfer to your hotel in Catania. Overnight stay at the hotel in the city centre.

Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo Catania


Catania

Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo Catania

Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service ';
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

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Day 2 | Lipari (8 km, 4 hrs hiking, + 200m – 200 m)

In the morning clients are met at the hotel for a welcome briefing (9:00 AM), then a private transfer to Milazzo harbour. Hydrofoil to Lipari, the capital of the Aeolians Island. Arrival in Lipari and luggage transfer to hotel. The first hike is on the southern tip of Lipari, which offers wonderful views of the Island of Vulcano. Overnight in Lipari.

Villa Meligunis


Lipari ME

Villa Meligunis

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

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Day 3 | Vulcano (6,7 km 3hrs +390m - 390m)

In the morning take the hydrofoil to the neighbouring island of Vulcano. Vulcano, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, famous for its black beaches, the presence of sulphur and thermal Springs. Stunning walk to the crater to see the “fumaroles” a steady stream of gases and vapour. In the afternoon, time to relax at the beach or try a mud bath at the thermal springs. Hydrofoil back to Lipari. Overnight stay in Lipari.

Villa Meligunis


Lipari ME

Villa Meligunis

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

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Day 4 | Stromboli (10,5 km, 4 h hiking, + 473 – 479 mt.)

In the morning hydrofoil to Stromboli and check in at your hotel. Stromboli is one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean, with its cone-shaped volcano and the black beaches contrasting with white houses splashed with scarlet bougainvillea. In the afternoon walk to the “Sciara del Fuoco” - a steep landslide where rocks that are spurted out/erupted from the craters run down directly into the sea (this can be viewed from a safe viewing point). Overnight in Stromboli.

Hotel Ossidiana


Stromboli

Hotel Ossidiana

In the magical scenery of the Stromboli Island , among the colors of wild nature and the scent of broom, the Ossidiana Hotel is located right in front of the sea, just 10 meters away. from the beach of Scari , ancient fishing village and current tourist heart of the island. Behind the hotel, the famous volcano dominates majestically. The privileged position, near the marina (about 200 meters), the convenience of being in the center, offering the choice of various activities (typical restaurants, bars, shops for every need), the proximity to the beautiful beaches, the museum volcanological, at the starting points for excursions by boat or on the crater, make the Hotel Ossidiana the ideal residence for a pleasant holiday in Stromboli or even to visit the Aeolian Islands .

Air Conditioning '; Internet Access '; Hair Dryer '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

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Day 5 | Stromboli (6 hours hiking, + 924 – 924 mt.)

Morning at your disposal to visit the lovely village of “San Vincenzo” or bath in the sea. In the afternoon (usually starting at 5.00pm/sunset) you have the opportunity to hike up to Stromboli’s volcanic crater at 924m. Stromboli volcano has been erupting for at least 2000 years at intervals of about 15 minutes. Joining a guided group of 20 people, you will reach the summit escorted by a volcano guide – an incredible and unique experience. Overnight stay in hotel.

Hotel Ossidiana


Stromboli

Hotel Ossidiana

In the magical scenery of the Stromboli Island , among the colors of wild nature and the scent of broom, the Ossidiana Hotel is located right in front of the sea, just 10 meters away. from the beach of Scari , ancient fishing village and current tourist heart of the island. Behind the hotel, the famous volcano dominates majestically. The privileged position, near the marina (about 200 meters), the convenience of being in the center, offering the choice of various activities (typical restaurants, bars, shops for every need), the proximity to the beautiful beaches, the museum volcanological, at the starting points for excursions by boat or on the crater, make the Hotel Ossidiana the ideal residence for a pleasant holiday in Stromboli or even to visit the Aeolian Islands .

Air Conditioning '; Internet Access '; Hair Dryer '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Overview Map

Day 6 | Transfer to Taormina

In the morning hydrofoil to Milazzo harbour where you meet your driver for your private transfer to your hotel in Taormina, a beautiful medieval town overlooking the sea, with its incredible Greek theatre. Free time to stroll around the narrow streets of Taormina or go for a swim in the Isola Bella natural reserve. Overnight stay in Taormina.

Hotel Del Corso


Taormina ME

Hotel Del Corso

Located in the historic heart of Taormina, the Hotel del Corso opens its doors onto Corso Umberto I, which crosses through Taormina with a pleasant stroll past shops, cafes and the splendid Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman and Gothic architecture that characterizes the center of the city. The hotel’s common areas and rooms are privileged by a one of a kind position among the 3 star hotels in Taormina: directly on Corso Umberto I and the lovely sea of Naxos Bay Gardens, crowned by the ramparts of the Ducal Palace of Saint Stefano and the peak of the volcano Mt. Etna in the background. This beautiful view can be enjoyed from the breakfast rooms and the panoramic terrace of the Hotel del Corso, where guests are served a buffet breakfast with beverages and typical Sicilian delicacies, accompanied by fruit juices and coffee (espresso, American coffee, cappuccino, tea, etc.) in an atmosphere that is unforgettable for its magic and beauty.

Air Conditioning '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service ';
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

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Day 7 | Etna walk: the 2002 eruption (15 km, 5 hours hiking, + 1000 – 1000 mt.)

Private transfer (815 AM) on the southern side of Mt Etna. You start from Rifugio Sapienza at 1900m altitude on the south side and take the cablecar up to 2500m. You then begin to hike up to 2900m to admire the spectacular landscape and craters of the last eruptions of 2002/03. In the distance, a great view of the Ionian coast and the city of Catania. After your excursion, private transfer back to your hotel in Taormina. Overnight stay in Taormina. Option: according to the volcanic conditions and the weather, you can climb by cable car and 4x4 bus up to 2900 m then, continue on foot to the main crater of Etna at 3350m in group excursion escorted by a volcano guide. (5h of walk / Ascent total +1450m, descent -1450m If you are considered not fit enough to ascend you may be denied the excursion). Supplement for the guided excursion has to be paid on site: price per person € 85 (2017 price, subject to chance).

Hotel Del Corso


Taormina ME

Hotel Del Corso

Located in the historic heart of Taormina, the Hotel del Corso opens its doors onto Corso Umberto I, which crosses through Taormina with a pleasant stroll past shops, cafes and the splendid Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman and Gothic architecture that characterizes the center of the city. The hotel’s common areas and rooms are privileged by a one of a kind position among the 3 star hotels in Taormina: directly on Corso Umberto I and the lovely sea of Naxos Bay Gardens, crowned by the ramparts of the Ducal Palace of Saint Stefano and the peak of the volcano Mt. Etna in the background. This beautiful view can be enjoyed from the breakfast rooms and the panoramic terrace of the Hotel del Corso, where guests are served a buffet breakfast with beverages and typical Sicilian delicacies, accompanied by fruit juices and coffee (espresso, American coffee, cappuccino, tea, etc.) in an atmosphere that is unforgettable for its magic and beauty.

Air Conditioning '; Pets Allowed '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service ';
Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Overview Map

Day 8 | Departure

After breakfast, private transfer to Catania airport (50 min). End of our services

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

Sicily hiking tour Volcanos and Mt Etna

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- Lodging; 7 nights in 3 star hotels, (standard rooms)
- Breakfast daily
- Transfers: Airport Day 1, Milazzo harbor Day 2,
- Milazzo to Taormina Day 6, transfer to Mt Etna Day 7 and return
- Catania airport day 8
- Guided group excursions on Stromboli Craters hikes
- Welcome briefing day 2
- Local Emergency support and contact via telephone
- Luggage transfers
- Detailed road book and maps for the hikes
- Pre and post travel planning service
- detailed travel information and suggestions for visits

Please note that some of the hotels may have a city tax that you need to pay on the spot. It usually varies between 1-2 Euros per person per night.

Excludes: Guided group excursion to Etna Summit craters including guide, cable car, jeep, hydrofoil tickets (about 70 eu per ticket) other public transport; travel to/from trip start, other meals not mentioned, entrance fees

Lodging

Accommodations: Stay in deluxe 3 star hotels in convenient locations. All lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities. Breakfast included each day (7)
1 night Catania: Hotel BW Mediterraneo Catania or Agathae***
2 nights Lipari: Hotel Villa Meligunis or Hotel Oriente***
2 nights Stromboli: Hotel Ossidiana or Hotel Miramare***
2 nights Taormina: Hotel del Corso or Hotel Continental***
See the Itinerary tab and each day's description for more hotel info for each of these properties.
  Prices
Sicily Mount Etna & Aeolian Islands Hiking Tour - 3 Star Hotels
Double Occupancy
1349 €/person
Triple Occupancy :
1332 €/person
4 persons in 2 double rooms :
1188 €/person
Single Supplement:
156 €/person
Solo Traveler Supplement:
442 €/person

A supplement applies for travel June 26-July and September for high season; add 165 euros/person.
Upgrades may be possible, contact us to get a quote.

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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- The active volcanoes of the Aeolian Islands and the Mount Etna
- Taormina - Pearl of the Ionian Coast - .
- The panoramic coastal footpaths and dramatic lava trails.

Need to Know:
- Tour NOT available in August
- Hyrdrofoil tickets not included - paid by you on the spot for ease & savings
- Some hotels may have city tax that is due on the spot. Usually 1-2 Euros per person per night.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Dates: any date available on request from April through October. NOT available during August. This is self-guided touring and offers total freedom of dates - you can choose whatever dates you wish. We can accommodate small parties of 2 persons up to large groups. Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more; please inquire. Level 3 - Moderate - 4 to 5 hours walking each day, hilly terrain. A prior hiking experience is recommended..
 
Arrival & Departure: Catania is your best arrival point. Private transfer from Catania airport to your first hotel is included. Departure includes a private transfer from Taormina hotel to Catania airport.
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  • Local Coordinator: Our on site expert will meet you for orientation and then provide support throughout your trip. They live in the region and know it so well!
    Best Time To Go: May - June, September - October.

    Average temperatures:
    March: 55 °F (13 °C) 43 °F (6 °C)
    April: 61 °F (16 °C) 46 °F (8 °C)
    May: 66 °F (19 °C) 54°F (12 °C)
    June: 73 °F (23 °C) 59 °F (15 °C)
    July: 79 °F (26 °C) 64 °F (18 °C)
    August: 79 °F (26 °C) 66 °F (19 °C)
    Sept: 75 °F (24 °C) 63 °F (17 °C)
    October: 70 °F (21 °C) 57 °F (14 °C)

     
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  • Local Coordinator

    Local Coordinator: Our local experts will conduct an orientation with you at the trip start to make sure you are well arrived and have everything you need. They will go over the hiking maps and notes that form your 'route book' and by which you will navigate. Our local support staff are your contact during your hiking trip and they are available by phone throughout each day. This local support is a key feature of a Pure Adventures tour and this local expertise is how you know you are on the best trip with competent local support in case of need. They live in the region and know it so well!

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    On this trip we recommend:
    - trekking shoes, well broken in
    - trekking poles
    - lightweight clothing that is wicking, convertable, sun protective
    - other nice to have items will be included in your packing list sent prior to travel

    A packing list is always sent at 60 days prior to travel. No other special gear or backpacking gear is required. Some things you may want to bring:
    - GPS - Smartphone with GPS app, and local SIM card for low cost calling  

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