About the Tour

My name is Elis and  I am the finder of the tour and I will be leading the tour, which I am an expert in team of mountain hiking and outdoors activities,  have been hiking through extreme places, highly experienced,  trip that you will never forget.

 

About Sicily

Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, is just off the "toe" of Italy's "boot." Its rich history is reflected in sites like the Valley of the Temples, the well-preserved ruins of 7 monumental, Doric-style Greek temples, and in the Byzantine mosaics at the Cappella Palatina, a former royal chapel in capital city Palermo. On Sicily’s eastern edge is Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes.

Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily. The 12th-century Palermo Cathedral houses royal tombs, while the huge neoclassical Teatro Massimo is known for opera performances. Also in the center are the Palazzo dei Normanni, a royal palace started in the 9th century, and the Cappella Palatina, with Byzantine mosaics. Busy markets include the central Ballarò street market and the Vucciria, near the port.

Taormina is a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. It sits near Mount Etna, an active volcano with trails leading to the summit. The town is known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-­Roman theater still used today. Near the theater, cliffs drop to the sea forming coves with sandy beaches. A narrow stretch of sand connects the mainland to Isola Bella, a tiny island and nature reserve.

Activities in Taormina are mainly outdoors, from snorkeling and sunbathing to the summer film festival. The town center features medieval churches and Torre dell’Orologio, a 12th-century clock tower. The central square, Piazza IX Aprile, affords sweeping views of the Ionian sea and Mount Etna. The main street, Corso Umberto, is lined with restaurants, jewelry shops and designer boutiques. At its western end is the Piazza Duomo, home to the town’s main church, Duomo di Taormina, dating from the 13th century. On a steep hill above Taormina sits the village of Castelmola, another vantage point for sea and volcano views.

About Etna

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Catania, between Messina and Catania. It lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is the tallest active volcano in Europe, currently 3,329 m high, though this varies with summit eruptions. It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. Etna covers an area of 1,190 km² with a basal circumference of 140 km. This makes it by far the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy, being about two and a half times the height of the next largest, Mount Vesuvius. 

In Greek Mythology, the deadly monster Typhon was trapped under this mountain by Zeus, the god of the sky and thunder and king of gods, and the forges of Hephaestus were said to also be located underneath it. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity.

Cost 10 days tour.

Just £460pp  10 days Tour in Sicily.

YOUR ITINERARY

 

(Trails 1  are three different  islands close close to Trapani, on the Tyrrenian sea )

Day 1

Egadi Trek, Favignana Marettimo Levanzo Sicilia.

 118.1 miles -Near Trapani, Sicilia.

Dat 2

Giro e salita al Monte Cofano

10.53 miles - Near Mangiapane, Sicilia.

Day 3

Alcantara Schlucht

8.95 miles –Near Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicilia.

Day 4

Castelmol A Taormina y Mazzaro.

5.82 miles -Near Castelmola, Sicilia.

Day 5

12 km hike on the lava fields

7.69 miles - Near Bronte, Sicilia (Italia)

Day 6

RUTA POR EL ETNA.

9.61 miles - Near Solicchiata, Sicilia.

Day 7

Assoro-Dittaino

18.38 miles -Near Solfara Zimbalio, Sicilia.

Day 8

Monte Gemmellaro e Monte Grosso

4.98 miles -Near Villa Milia, Sicilia.

(Trails 9 & 10 are two of the islands close Messina, on the Tyrrenian sea)

Day 9

Stromboli Volca

4.74 miles - Near Stromboli, Sicilia.

Day 10

Hike on Vulcano island

5.5 miles - Near Vulcano, Sicilia.

 

What does your trip include?

What does your trip include?

* Tour
* Map reading
* expertise in land marks etc

Excluded:

* Flights forward and back.
* Health insurance.
* Travel, local travel A to B
* Lunches & Dinners
* Drinks and snacks
* Personal equipment
* Travel insurance is compulsory.

* Personal equipment

 

Looking forward having you all on the team

 

Clothing & Equipment List for Climbing Sicily

 Conditions in the mountains and on the summits are significantly colder than people expect.

Please note, if in the opinion of your guide(s) on the day, you are not adequately clothed, I will direct you to the nearest outdoor store, otherwise we will be unable to take you into the mountains!

Essential Clothing/Equipment

  • Hiking boots, waterproof
  • Water proof jacket
  • Waterproof over trousers (Tip; Ensure you can put the over trousers on whilst wearing your boots)
  • Hats, winter hat, inside wooled
  • Mid layer (Worn between the base layer and your jacket, lightweight fleeces are ideal)
  • Gloves. warm and waterproof.
  • sleeping bag,
  • two Mylar Space Blankets, in case)
  • waterproof blanket. or a small little tent.
  • Backpack, (25-35 litres in size depending on how much stuff you want to carry)
  • Food for the day. You will be burning off twice the amount of energy you normally do, so bring enough food. Foods like bananas, dried fruit, flapjacks & sandwiches are good.
  • Water. On hot days you can drink up to 4 pints/2 litres of water. Platypus water sacs are a great way of carrying
  • Flask. On cold days a warm drink is nice to have.
  • Personal Medicines (Inform your guide on the day of any medication you are taking)

Desirable Clothing/Equipment

  • Thick/Walking socks
  • Wicking base layer (This is worn next to the skin and should not be a cotton t-shirt)
  • Hiking trousers (Tip; Do not wear jeans or jogging bottoms)
  • Sun Glasses, skiing glasses
  • Whistle
  • Orange Poly Survival bag (available for a couple of pounds)
  • Walking Poles
  • Be prepared in case of an accident. A whistle can be useful for getting the attention of other people should you need to. An orange poly survival bag is also worth having so you have some shelter in case conditions turn nasty.
  • Take a map of the area and a compass, and make sure you know how to use both.

Track 1 & 2 is two different islands close by Trapani

1

Egadi Trek, Favignana Marettimo Levanzo, 118.1 miles -Near Trapani, Sicilia

2

Giro e salita al Monte Cofano----10.53 miles - Near Mangiapane, Sicilia.

3

Alcantara Schlucht----8.95 miles –Near Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicilia.

4

CASTELMOLA A TAORMINA Y MAZZARO-5.82 miles -Near Castelmola, Sicilia (

5

12 km hike on the 1763 lava fields----7.69 miles - Near Bronte, Sicilia.