Walking Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
Italy, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,395 (land only) - from $1,620 (land only)
Volcanic Value - The Ultimate Italian Adventure!
Quattro Isola! With KE you'll visit more volcanic islands on our explosive walking holiday than with any other UK operator. Amazing islands, fantastic food and spectacular trekking!
- Ferry hopping holiday between the Aeolian islands of Sicily
- Trek the mighty four - UNESCO Etna, Stromboli, Vulcano and Lipari
- Hot springs, volcanoes, white-washed villages and charming Catania
- The medieval town of Taormina and its beautiful Roman theatre
- Jet black lavas, turquoise seas, colouful cuisine and ruby wines
An explosive walking holiday in Sicily's Aeolian Islands featuring the volcanoes of Etna and Stromboli. Lying off the coast of north-east Sicily, the rocky UNESCO listed Aeolian Islands are fringed with black sand beaches and pretty white-washed houses. Travelling between the islands by ferry, we are rewarded with fantastic panoramic views of each volcanic island as we arrive by sea. Our exciting volcanic experience starts out on the island of Vulcano, where we ascend to the crater rim before enjoying the hot springs. Then, sending 2 nights on Lipari, we take the hydrofoil to the volcanic island of Salina and climb to its high point at Fossa delle Felci (960m). Next, we turn our attention towards the magnificent and fiery Stromboli, which should provide an unforgettable highlight of the trip! Returning to Sicily, we visit the beautiful medieval town of Taormina and also spend a day on Europe's tallest active volcano, UNESCO Mt Etna (3350m). Exploring from our hotel on the south side of the mountain, amongst lava flows, cinder cones and extinct craters, this grand finale offers a wonderful panorama of the southern coast of Sicily. If you are looking for an exciting Mediterranean walking holiday, which combines the very best of Italy's spectacular volcanoes and the country's excellent food and wine, then this is the only one to consider!
Is this holiday for you?
This is a real Mediterranean hiking holiday, with a reasonable amount of walking on most days. We average between 3 and 6 hours walking each day, with between 400 and 900 metres of ascent. Most of the time, the underfoot conditions are good, following tracks and trails and some sections of maintained pathway. However, on some parts of our day-hikes, we can also expect to encounter open scree and to cross rocky terrain with no discernable track. The excursion on Stromboli and the exploration on the upper slopes of Mount Etna are the most demanding of the day-hikes. Participants will carry just a small day-sack during the walking. This walking holiday is suitable for regular hikers looking for a holiday with a difference.