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$ 1431

Sicilian Volcanoes

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 1431
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Lipari, Mount Etna, Province of Catania
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1431
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
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  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Walk on the imposing Mt Etna
At a glance
6 nights hotels and 1 night comfortable mountain lodge
Walk on Mt Etna, see the continuous volcanic activity on Stromboli and discover villages on the Aeolian Islands
Striking active volcanoes, black sand beaches, thermal springs and a stunning cobalt sea make the Aeolians Islands a unique must-see destination. Exploring the varied landscape by boat and on foot is without doubt the best way to take in the natural beauty and contrasts of this part of Sicily. During the week we trek on three of the best islands in the archipelago: Lipari, with its archaeological ruins and lively harbour, Vulcano, with its craters and vents of volcanic gas and Stromboli, where the challenging walk is rewarded by dramatic views of its explosive activity. On the mainland we trek on the famous Mount Etna (3350m), the highest and most active volcano in Europe.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 8.0km/4.9miles
Day 3 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 4 8.0km/4.9miles
Day 5 12.0km/7.4miles
Day 6 3.0km/1.8miles
Day 7 9.0km/5.5miles

Number of days walking:
Activity Level: 3 (Moderate): 5-6km/3-4miles an hour
Low altitude on most of the walks; good paths with some steep ascents. Optional climb on Etna: maximum altitude 3350m.


Day 1
Start Lipari.

Day 2
Boat to Vulcano and trek to the crater to see the famous fumaroles; free afternoon for bathing in Vulcano's hot springs and mud baths.

Day 3
Morning walk to Lipari's north coast and up to Mt Pilatus for wonderful views over extensive pumice quarries; afternoon walk to the south coast of the island.

Day 4
Boat to Stomboli; free time to explore the island before a sunset hike to the 'Sciara del Fuoco' (Stream of fire), to witness the volcanic activity.

Day 5
Free half day in Stromboli to visit the town of St Vincenzo or relax in the island's black beaches; sunset trek to the summit of Stromboli.

Day 6
Boat ride to Milazzo and transfer to the town of Taormina for a short hike and sightseeing; continue to the comfortable mountain lodge on Etna’s southern slope.

Day 7
Walk on the southern side of Mt Etna and optional 4WD and trek to the summit crater (3350m); transfer and overnight in Catania.

Day 8
End Catania.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All accommodation
What's not included
Travel insurance


Accommodation details
Hotels & Mountain Lodge
We spend 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Lipari, 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Stromboli, 1 night in a comfortable mountain lodge on Etna and 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Catania. All rooms at the hotels are en suite, and most of them have free Wi-Fi. The hotels have been chosen for their warm hospitality and their typically Sicilian character.

Single rooms are limited and are available for a supplement GBP220.

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 28 Aug 16 - Sun 04 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,375
Sun 11 Sep 16 - Sun 18 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,375
Sun 18 Sep 16 - Sun 25 Sep 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,375
Sun 25 Sep 16 - Sun 02 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,375
Sun 02 Oct 16 - Sun 09 Oct 16


Solo departure



Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,305
Sun 16 Oct 16 - Sun 23 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,305
Sun 23 Oct 16 - Sun 30 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,305
Sun 26 Mar 17 - Sun 02 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,255
Sun 09 Apr 17 - Sun 16 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,255
Sun 16 Apr 17 - Sun 23 Apr 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,255
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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