Discover Mt Etna and the beautiful volcanic achipelago of Northern Sicily
This week long trip offers the opportunity to explore the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Sicily's Aeolian Islands and Mt Etna.
The seven islands that make up the archipelago are named as UNESCO World heritage sites and you can see why; black sand beaches, thermal springs and striking active volcanoes. Here we trek on Vulcano, Lipari and Stromboli and take in the culture and beauty of the area.
On Sicily mainland we trek on Mount Etna (3350m), the highest active volcano in Europe with its diverse landscape. Lava flows and vast plains of black sand at the summit contrast with the green and fertile lower slopes.
This trip to Sicily offers a great mix of interesting walks, optional challenging treks, town visits and great food - all in a week!
What makes this trip responsible?
On this trip we stay in family-run hotels and apartments and we eat in small restaurants offering Sicilian specialities. The group’s activities have a low impact on the environment, and our operator rents all equipment locally. These aspects contribute to the continuation of the community itself, by creating jobs and offering career prospects to local people, who may otherwise be tempted to move to a larger town or city in search of employment. Most importantly, our local partner is an active member in “addiopizzo”, a grassroots organisation established by local businesses and private citizens who refuse to pay the “pizzo” – Mafia extortion money.
Walking on Etna