Etna and Stromboli volcanoes guided ascent 4-day, Sicily, Italy

Climb Etna and Stromboli, two famous volcanoes in Sicily, and visit beautiful villages, with this guided ascent tour along UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader Sergio.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
  • Experience a unique climb to the most actives volcanoes in Europe

  • Climb the Stromboli volcano at night, getting amazing views of the explosions

  • Taste the Sicilian gastronomy and visit the villages of Cefalú and Taormina

 

Sicily, beautiful, seductive. Sicily attracts travelers from immemorial times. The land of the Cyclopes has been praised by poets, from Homer to Virgil, and appreciated by numerous ancient cultures.

The varied Sicilian landscape impresses upon arrival. When flying to Catania, the smoky mass of Etna greets the traveler. The sea, the volcanoes and the mountains are an unparalleled backdrop for outdoor activities.

The Etna volcano, a mass of 3,321 meters high over the sea, with more than 600,000 years of activity behind it, spitting fire, changing the landscape incessantly. Our goal will be to reach the area of ​​the somital craters, located at 3,200 m altitude.

We will climb the “lighthouse of the Mediterranean”, the Stromboli volcano, an eternal lava lamp whose eruptions illuminate the night continuously. It is the most active volcano in Europe. In any case, the night tour to see the explosions of the Stromboli will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of the trip.

We will  also visit the most beautiful villages of the island of Sicily, Cefalù and Taormina, to intermingle the culture and landscape richness of this Mediterranean island that has much to brag about.

During the winter season (March, April, May and November) it is possible to ascend the volcanoes with snowshoes. There might be some variations on the trip itinerary, depending on the snow depth.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to climb two active volcanoes in Sicily! If you want to join me on this trip, just send me a request, and get ready for an unforgettable experience in Italy. 

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
585 EUR

Group of 2
525 EUR

Group of 3
415 EUR

Group of 4
395 EUR

Group of 5
300 EUR

Group of 6
300 EUR

Group of 7
300 EUR

Group of 8
300 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price per person for groups up to 4 people is 395 EUR; for groups from 5 to 8 people the price is 300 EUR per person/ The price INCLUDES: Guiding fee - Group equipment - Logistics management - Mountain Accident Insurance + Civil Liability. / The price DOES NOT INCLUDE: Accommodation - Guide expenses - Transportation (Plane, train, etc) - Food - Personal equipment - Any change that may occur during the trek due to any incident (weather, etc.) and that may involve a cost greater than that previously arranged between guide and clients. You can expect to spend around 600 Euros per person for accommodation, meals and other extras during the trip.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Catania

    Arrival in Catania. Explanation and tour presentation. Possibility of visiting the urban center in the evening.

    *Accommodation: Antiche Volte. Breakfast included.

     

  • Day 2Taormina - Stromboli

    On our way to Milazzo, we stop in Taormina, a natural balcony from where we can see the impressive second most active volcano in Europe, Etna. From the Greek theater of Taormina you have one of the best picture-postcard views of the volcano. The boat trip from Milazzo to  Stromboli lasts three hours, as we move to the most distant island of the Eolias. After settling in the hotel we will meet in the afternoon with local guides who will accompany us to the top of the volcano.Option 2: We can go straight in the morning to Milazzo to catch the ferry (3-hour trip), then walking around the island of Stromboli and night climb to the volcano accompanied by local guides.

    Night climb to the Stromboli Volcano. Distance: 8 km. – Ascent/ Descent: 870 mts. The regular eruptions of this volcano are a unique sight to contemplate at night, a memory for a lifetime. We will climb more than 870 m at a slow and constant pace, led by authorized guides. This effort is accessible to anyone in regular physical shape. The descent is comfortable, since we descend by slopes of volcanic sand.

    * Accommodation: Casa del Sole. Breakfast included.

  • Day 3Cefalu

    Today we will visit Cefalú, one of the most beautiful villages in Sicily. Ferry Stromboli to Milazzo. Cefalú is a beautiful town on the north coast of Sicily, full of history and charm, of medieval streets that come alive. The Duomo, without a doubt, is one of the cultural highlights that make this town one of the greatest tourist attractions in the region. We will climb to the Rocca mountain, to enjoy from there a unique perspective of the town and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

    *Extra Activities: YOGA in a natural environment. We have the opportunity to make a break, and recover some strength for the Etna ascent on the next day.

    The Temple of Diana in Cefalù. Distance: 2.5 km. Ascent/Descent 200 m. At the top of the Rocca is the Temple of Diana, a megalithic construction dating from the ninth century BC, the only pre-classical monument in all of Sicily. It was associated with the cult of Diana, goddess of the moon and water.

    * Accommodation: B & B Scirocco.

  • Day 4Etna ascent

    Morning transfer to the Sapienza Refuge, located at 1920 meters, from where you can access the Etna. Ascent to Etna, the second most active volcano in Europe and one of the highest. Transfer to Catania in the afternoon and end of the trip.

    Etna Ascent. Distance: 10 km. Ascent/Descent 400 m. Ascent with the Funivia until the beginning of the route. It is possible, depending on the physical and mental conditions of the group, to descend also by the funivia.

    * Accommodation: Antiche Volte. Breakfast included.

     

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Catania, Sicily

Accommodation

We'll arrange the group's reserves to ensure the spots. Once we get to the accommodation, you just have to do the admission.

More info

A minimum experience in the mountains is required. Must be able to walk 3 hours during the hikes.

Recommended equipment:

SEMI-RIGID BOOTS

PANTS LONG

MESH SHORTS

2 THERMAL LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS

2 SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRTS

1 POLAR LINER / LIGHT PEN

GORE-TEX TYPE

WATERPROOF JACKET

HAT / FINE GLOVES / BUFF

2 PAIRS OF SOCKS + UNDERWEAR

SUNGLASSES

SUNSCREEN

BACKPACK 32 /40L.

WATERPROOF COVER

BACKPACK

TELESCOPIC BASKETS

(advisable of 2 sections)

SAVANNAH SACK

BOTTLE OF WATER

(1,5L).

FRONT + RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

FLIP FLOPS

SWIMSUIT

TOILET TOWEL

PLASTIC / BIODEGRADABLE BAGS

TOILET BAG

(Toothbrush, toothpaste,

deodorant, gel &

shampoo...)

PERIODIC PAPER

(in case of rain)

LIGHT PACKAGE - WET TUMBLERS

PERSONAL DOCUMENTATION

(ID, European Health Card)

BASIC AID FIRST KIT

 

About the Guide

 
 

I live and love the mountain world in all aspects, as a professional and as a mountaineer. I live between Siena, in Tuscany, Italy, and the Catalan Pyrenees, in Spain. Both places are magnificent. I combine the rocky terrain of the Pyrenees with the amazing rock faces of the Apuan Alps, in the north of the region.

Everything began in Alicante, the region where I come from. I started guiding people through nature when I was 15 years old. I was immersed in a social project which was based on bringing poor people, for free, to nature, to improve the relationship between them. During this experience, I learned a lot about people, nature and myself. During this time, I also got a Top Technician of Sports certificate, so I started working as a Tourist Guide of ski trips in the winter time.

Then, after a gap year in which I travelled through Europe, I continued the international formation in order to certify myself as a Mountain Guide, in the heart of the Pyrenees.

Today I am a certified UIMLA Mountain Leader. Now, with more than 10 years of leading experience, I work as a freelance Mountain Guide. I can lead you anywhere, in the Alps, Pyrenees, Himalayas, Andes... or any place you've dreamed about.

As a Mountain Leader I propose you to show you the best mountain spots on Earth. Are you ready...?

 
 
 

 

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