Program Sicily Volcano Trail

Saturday 21/10 - Meeting in Lipari (Aeolian Islands)

Arrival in Lipari, a beautiful seaside town, capital of the Aeolian Islands, which you reach by your own means (more information in the "Guidelines" section).
From 13:00 check-in at the hotel **** located near the centre of Lipari.
Free time to relax, swim in the hotel pool or explore the town.
18.00 Meeting with the Mandala Trail team and presentation of the Sicily Volcano Trail
19.30 Dinner and overnight stay in Lipari.

Sunday 22/10- The Aeolian Islands - Vulcano

07.00 Breakfast
09.20 Transfer by boat to the island of Vulcano
09.30 Arrival at Vulcano.
10.00 Trail Stage 1: Climb to the top of Vulcano (11 km / d + 500m / d-500m)
12.00 Lunch at the port of Vulcano, then free time to enjoy the mud baths or relax on the beach
15.25 Return by boat to Lipari
16.30 Yoga class on the terrace or free time to enjoy the historical centre of Lipari with its castle and its very interesting Archaeological Museum.
19.30 Dinner and overnight stay in Lipari

Monday 23/10 - Panarea trail and transfer to Stromboli

07.00 Breakfast.
09.00 departure by private boat to the island of Panarea (1h).
10.00 Trail Stage 2: Panarea trail (10 km / d+550m / d-550m)
12.30 Lunch in Panarea.
14.30 Departure by boat to the island of Stromboli (45 min).
15.30 Arrival at Stromboli and transfer to the hotel*** with sea view.
16.30 Yoga class on the terrace or free time to enjoy the beaches of Stromboli
19.00 Meeting at a pizzeria for a pizza making course.
20.00 Dinner in a pizzeria, time to taste the food you have prepared and overnight stay in Stromboli.

Tuesday 24/10 - Stromboli Trail

07.30 Morning yoga class on the hotel terrace
08.00 Breakfast at the hotel and free morning to relax, swim or visit the small village of San Vincenzo.
11.00 Trail Stage 3: on the slopes of Stromboli (9km / d+340m / d-340m)
12.30 Lunch at the restaurant in Stromboli
16.30 Optional hike to observe the night explosions of Stromboli.
Dinner is not included tonight, but you have a wide choice of pizzerias and restaurants in Stromboli.
Overnight in Stromboli at the hotel***.

Wednesday 25/10 - Transfer to Mount Etna, Trail and wine tasting with local Sicilian products.

07.15 Departure by boat to Milazzo.
09.35 Arrival in Milazzo and transfer by bus to Mount Etna.
12.00 Arrival at the hotel **** in Linguaglossa, a typical town on the northern slopes of Mount Etna and lunch
15.00 Trail Stage 4: discovery of Etna (12 km / d +420m / d-420m)
17.30 Return to the hotel. On the way we will stop at a farm at the foot of Etna for a wine tasting and Sicilian regional products.
Night at the hotel **** in Linguaglossa.

Thursday 26/10 - Etna North

07.00 Breakfast at the hotel.
08.30 Transfer by bus for the athletes to the north side of Etna at 1800mt altitude
09.30 Trail Stage 5: Loop on the north side of Etna through lava flows, craters and pine forests (15 km / d+650 / d-650m)
13.00 Pasta Party at the finish line of the Trail, on the northern slope of Etna.
15.00 Return by bus to Linguaglossa and free time for a yoga class or to enjoy the hotel's wellness centre with sauna, Turkish bath, relaxing shower, hammam and Jacuzzi.
19.30 Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Linguaglossa

Friday 27/10 - Trekking to the summit area of Etna

07.00 Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00 Transfer by bus to Piano Provenzana at 1800 m altitude, starting point of the excursions on Etna.
09.00 Climb by 4x4 vehicles to reach an altitude of 2900m. Once up there, you will trek to the summit area of Etna, accompanied by volcano guides.
13.00 Picnic lunch on Etna, then return to Piano Provenzana
15.00 Transfer by bus to Catania (1h30) to the hotel*** in the city centre.
19.30 Celebratory dinner at the restaurant in Catania.

Saturday 28/10 Departure

After breakfast our services end.
From your hotel you can easily reach the airport by shuttle bus (4€) or by taxi (25€).

NOTE: The itinerary described above has no contractual value and may be modified by the organizers if they deem it necessary, especially in case of difficult weather or sea conditions, volcanic eruptions, or any other exceptional circumstance.

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