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ACTIVO - HIKING TOUR 2024 - Sicily par excellence - 8 Days

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Sicily par excellence
Melting pot of culture, flavours and nature

  • Archaeological highlight: the Valley of the Temples
  • Full immersion into the flavours of Sicily with many food experiences
  • Perfect mix of unspoiled nature and great history

 1 Arrival in Sicily


2 Mount Etna
• Today we discover Europe’s highest active volcano and its numerous craters
• From the Belvedere viewpoint (1.472 m) hike through orchards, chestnut groves
  and the volcanic desert to Monte Zoccolaro
• Silvestri craters (1.900 m) with their impressive lava flows dating back to 1983 and 2001
• The day ends with a wine tasting with typical products on the famous Etna Wine Road

Hiking time: 3.0 hours
Difference in altitude: 350m
Level: easy to medium 


3 Taormina and Monte Venere
• Panoramic hike along scenic paths up Monte Venere
• From the medieval village of Castelmola, perched precariously on the mountain-
  top above Taormina, we hike through the unspoiled Mediterranean scrub with
  breath-taking views from the Straits of Messina to Syracuse and Mount Etna, all of
  which are framed by the captivating turquoise sea
• In the afternoon visit chic Taormina for a taste of Sicilian dolce vita

Hiking time: 3.0 hours
Difference in altitude: 350m
Level: medium 


4 Valley of the Temples and Kolymbetra Gardens
• Drive along the southern coast to the archaeological site of the Valley of the Tem-
ples, one of the most outstanding examples of Ancient Greek art and architecture
• Hike through the Archaeological Park and picnic in the Kolymbetra Gardens, an
open-air museum surrounded by the scent of almonds and citrus trees
• Late in the afternoon we arrive at our hotel in the charming fishing village of
Castellammare del Golfo

Hiking time: 3.0 hours
Difference in altitude: 200m
Level: easy


5 Zingaro Nature Reserve and Scopello
• Hike along narrow paths through the characteristic dwarf palm groves and past
  wonderful bathing bays in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, Sicily’s first protected area
• In the afternoon discover the narrow streets of the pretty seaside hamlet of
  Scopello, and taste the local savoury speciality, pane cunzato

Hiking time: 3.5 hours
Difference in altitude: 300m
Level: easy


6 Monte Cofano, Erice and Marsala Wine
• Nature hike on majestic Monte Cofano, which rises up impressively 659 m from
  the sea and is home to beautiful variegated vegetation
• The next highlight is Erice, located 750m above Trapani, a small jewel surrounded
  by a mighty medieval wall and with breath-taking views of the Trapani Salt Flats
  and the Egadi Islands below
• Tasting of traditional almond biscuits and Marsala wine in an old fashioned pastry shop

Hiking time: 2.5 hours
Difference in altitude: 250 m
Level: easy 


7 Urban trekking in Palermo and Cefalù
• Discover Palermo with its Byzantine mosaics, Arabesque domes and frescoed cupolas
• Experience freshly cooked authentic street food on Palermo’s local market
• In the afternoon continue to medieval Cefalù with its gigantic Norman cathedral and
  monumental fortress

Hiking time: 2.5 hours
Difference in altitude: negligible
Level: easy


8 Departure

 Inclusions

  •  3 x nights accommodation with buffet breakfast in the Taormina area
  • 3 x nights accommodation with buffet breakfast in Castellammare del Golfo
  • 1 x night accommodation with buffet breakfast in Cefalù
  • 1 x welcome drink
  • 5 x 3-course dinners with set menu
  • 1 x wine tasting accompanied by tasty local products
  • 1 x entrance to the Valley of the Temples
  • 1 x picnic lunch at the Kolymbetra Gardens
  • 1 x picnic lunch with traditional pane cunzato (typical sandwich)
  • 1 x tasting of a traditional almond pastry and a glass of Marsala wine
  • 1 x street food experience at the food market in Palermo
  • 1 x 2-hour guided tour in the Valley of the Temples
  • 1 x 2-hour guided tour in Palermo
  • 4 x English speaking hiking tour guides
Choose your dates
8 Days
09-15-2024 - 10-06-2024 | 8 Days

3* or 4* Hotel

Details
  • p.p. in a twin/double room with all Ground transport INCLUDED from
    929 €
  • per person in a twin/double room from
    599 €

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    149 €

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