Sicily hiking paradise

15 days

From € 989.00

Between  natural parks and UNESCO

World Heritage

For those who love nature and want to know the Sicilian territory, in good company and industry professionals who will help you learn all the secrets of Sicily hidden among forests, reserves and natural parks immersing themselves in the Sicilian culture.

     Highlight

  • Majestic Etna

  • Roman villa in piazza Armerina

  • Temple valley in Agrigento

  • Unesco Heritages

  • We will see some typical markets

  • Wonferful Siracusa

  • The regional parks

  • Taormina, the pearl of mediterranean

  • the dome of Monreale

  • The Sicilian baroque

PALERMO - MONREALE - CEFALÙ - ERICE - AGRIGENTO - ETNA - TAORMINA - NOTO - RAGUSA - SIRACUSE

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Program:

Day 1: Arrival in Catania and transfer to the booked hotel.

Depending on the arrival, an easy viewing program can be arranged. For example, Noto, which has been a World Heritage Site since 2002. Numerous are the sights of this city, the Palazzo Ducezio, the Duomo, the small theater Vittorio Emanuele, the Campanile the San Carlo church and much more. Dinner and overnight in room Syracuse - Noto.

Day 2: FD Pantalica and Syracuse

Activity program: After breakfast drive over Sortino to Ferla in the Ible Mountains. On the way, we will stop to buy supplies for a picnic that we will take in the middle of the day in Pantalica. Unique gorges created by the Anapo over the millennia in the limestone mountains. We walk along the Anapo river of the former narrow-gauge railway. The small river lakes in the middle of the high canyon walls impress us more than 5000 graves from the Younger Stone Age that arouse curiosity in us to the then inhabitant of the area. Hike from Sortino to Anapo numerous variations possible.


Day 3. HD Noto Antica
Culture & Activity Program: After breakfast drive to Noto Antica, here we make a nice and interesting walk in the archaeological park of the ancient city of Noto, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. In the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight in  Syracuse - Noto area.

 

Day 4. FD Cave D'ispica - Modica - Ragusa - Ibla.
Activity program: We start our hike in Contrada Pietre Nere along the canyon dug by the small river "Hyspia". Here you can see numerous caves, which date back to the second millennium BC. were used to the present. A unique landscape enriched by necropolises, caves and caves, the nature and discoverer's delights makes the hearts beat faster.
Cultural program: drive to Modica and walk through the beautiful Baroque city, also famous for its chocolate patisseries which are numerous in the downtown area. In the afternoon you reach Ragusa Ibla and walk through the old town of Ibla to the San Giorgio church.
 
Day 5: Piazza Armerina - Agrigento
Culture program: Today we change our hotel location and drive over the panoramic landscape of the island's interior to the southwestern coast of Sicily. On our way we visit Piazza Armerina. Here you will visit the Roman Villa del Casale, which presumably served as the luxurious country house of a member of the Roman aristocracy, which in turn is a World Heritage Site of the first order. The floors of the 40 rooms are covered with almost completely preserved mosaics, covering a total area of ​​about 3,000 square meters.
Active program: walks through Piazza Armerina old town and temple valley.
Cultural program: Continue to Agrigento here to visit the world cultural city that Pindar described as the "Most Beautiful City of Mortals". You take a long walk through the Valley of the Temples and see, among other things. Hera, Concordia, Zeus, Castor and Pollux temples and the Temple of Heracles, which will seduce you into the mythical city of antiquity. We extend our walk to the Kolymbetra Gardens, an insider tip for nature lovers.
Dinner and overnight in the Agrigento area

 

Day 06: Park of the Sican Mountains
Cultural program: Drive to the park of the Sican mountains, which are particularly worth seeing during the Easter season. You see how the Easter arches are placed in San Biagio. You will cross other typical mountain villages in a bizarre mountain landscape until you reach Santo Stefano di Quisquina. Here, nestled in a beautiful nature reserve, is the Abbey of St. Rosalia, which you will visit after a walk.
Activity program: Circular walk in the park near Abbey.
Dinner and overnight in the Agrigento area.

 

Day 7: Recreation day by the sea

Dinner and overnight in the Agrigento area.

 

Day 8: The south coast to Selinunte and the mythical Erice.
Activity program: Drive west to Eraclea Minoa, here you take a beautiful walk along the sea to the chalk walls of Minoa,  changes are possible.
Cultural program: Alternatively, you can visit the largest archaeological site in Italy, Selinunte. Hike up to the Demeter place of worship.

Then drive to Erice and walk through the medieval streets. You have the opportunity to visit the cathedral and take a walk through the old streets to the castle of the Counts Pepoli. Visit with us a typical almond lab and enjoy a good tasting. It may be possible to take a walk in Trapani before returning to the hotel.

Day 9: The first nature reserve of Sicily
the "Zingaro Park"
Activity program: The approximately 1600 hectare of nature reserve was founded in 1980 after a referendum to protect the unique coastal landscape and is one of the best known of the island. From Scopello we walk towards Centro Visite and continue to the Refuge Cala del Varro to Pizzo del Corvo with great views to the bay of Castellammare. Then the hike continues to Grotta dell'Uzzo and back to the south entrance. 
     
Day 10: free day at the sea

 

Day 11: Palermo - Monreale
Cultural program: A unique cultural mix makes Palermo one of the most interesting cities in Europe. We take a detailed tour and see, the 
San Giovanni degli Eremiti church, the Palatine Chapel in the Norman Palace, the cathedral with the royal tombs. After the sightseeing we stroll through the old town to the "Vucciria". A typical, colorful and lively market place. Here we let the beautiful colors and the tasteful offer affect us. Outside of Palermo we visit one of the most important religious buildings of the Middle Ages, the Monreale Cathedral and its cloister.

 

Day 12: Mythical Etna
Active program: Today's excursion will take you to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The mighty, 3,300 m high Etna is a geological challenge with its ongoing activity. Without a doubt, the fiery spectacle is one of the most breathtaking natural spectacles on our planet. In close succession, the black-gray lava fields of the younger eruptions alternate with the lush gardens and palm groves that were created on the fertile ashes of the older eruptions. The bus goes up to a height of 2,000 m. The Silvestri craters seem like a lunar landscape here are easy walks possible. Summit can be reach by hiking or partly with cable car price about 35.00 to 2500 meters altitude. 
Dinner and overnight in the Etna area.

 

Day 13: Taormina the pearl of the Mediterranean
Active program: Numerous ways exist such. B. Trekking from Taormina to Castelmola Monte Venere. Also possible from Isola Bella to Castelmola 

Cultural program: The day is dedicated to Taormina, famous for its beautiful location on Monte Tauro and the mild climate. You will visit the Greek-Roman Theater there and then have time for a stroll through the enchanting streets of the old town. Dinner and overnight in the Etna area.

 

Day 14: Free day

 

Day 15: Transfer to Catania airport.
Depending on departure transfer to Catania airport

15 days

Min 14 partecipants max 24

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  • Albaincoming h24 assistance

  • Transfer Catania Airport - Hotel in Syracuse area

  • Transfer Hotel in Etna area - Catania Airport

  • Program as described above

  • With modern and fully air condition coaches (Gran Turismo)

  • English speaking tour guide for all the tour

  • Entrance fees 

  • 14 nights in good hotels 3 or 4 *

  • Accommodation in double room standard with bath or shower / WC / TV / hair dryer /

  • City Tax

  • 14 X half board (extended breakfast + 3 course dinner without drinks).

  • 14 X Rich breakfast buffet

  • Taxes in both hotels

  • Tour Operator Liability Insurance with Europ Ass

  • 1 Etna wine tasting with 3 D.O.C. wines

  • Taxes and tour operators Liability insurance

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  • Extra meals

  • General extras

  • Everything was not included in the price
     

  • Single room supplement € 120.00

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