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Sicily Active Volcanoes & Islands tour
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Sicily, Active Volcanoes & Islands
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Sicily, Active Volcanoes & Islands

Sicily, Active Volcanoes & Islands

Constantly changing colors

  • Hike the most famous active volcanoes in the world listed by UNESCO
  • Island hopping through the Aeolian Islands
  • Lipari and its bustling nightlife and Roman remains
  • Climbing up smoking and erupting volcanoes, Mt. Volcano and Mt. Etna
  • An amazing choice of local Sicilian food and wine
  • Wonderful beaches, incredible views, small picturesque Mediterranean fishing villages
Walking Routes Sicily
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The walks are along well trodden, uneven trails, footpaths, mule tracks and some asphalt roads. 

Start: Lipari                   Finish: Taormina

Day 1: Arrive in Lipari
Day 2: The Island of Lipari, selection of walks (11 or 5 km / 7 or 3.5 mi)
Day 3: The Island of Lipari, from Quattropani (13 km / 8 mi)
Day 4: The Volcano island or the Island of Salina (6 or 7,5 km / 4 or 4.5 mi)
Day 5: Stromboli to Sciara del Fuoco walk (8.3 km / 5 mi)
Day 6: Taormina
Day 7: Guided hiking group tour on Mount Etna (10 km / 6 mi)
Day 8: Arrivederci Taormina!

Day 1:     Arrive in Lipari

Arrive in Catania Airport. Here you take a bus or a train to Milazzo or Messina where you board the hydrofoil boat to Lipari where you stay for 4 nights.

It is also possible to pre-book a private transfer from Catania airport to Milazzo/Messina. Lipari is the liveliest centre of the Eolian islands: you can visit the old fortress, stroll around the fish market or enjoy some good music in a bistro of Marina Vecchia.

Day 2:    The Island of Lipari, selection of walks (11 or 5 km / 7 or 3.5 mi)

For the next days you have a selection of walks and excursions you can do. You are free to choose which ones to do and in which order. 3 walks are on Lipari Island while the other two are on Vulcano and Salina islands

WALK A-The island of Lipari - the southern tip and Monte Guardia, 11 km / 7 mi

This varied walk on the south point of Lipari, with views on the Island of Vulcano, starts and ends at the Port. In the first part you walk to an astronomical observatory, overlooking Vulcano and the rugged cliffs called “faraglioni”. In the second part you descend to the old town centre of Lipari, with its historical and artistic beauties.

WALK B-The Island of Lipari - from Acquacalda to Canneto, 5.5 km / 3,5 mi

From Lipari you will reach the Acquacalda beach, on the northern shore of the island, with a short bus ride. You can stop there for a bath before starting your walk on a steep path winding on the side of a big pumice cave, almost touching Mount Pilato, admiring the wonderful view on the archipelago.

You will then descend towards the Canneto beach, from where you can take a bus back to Lipari.

Day 3:    The Island of Lipari, from Quattropani (13 km / 8 mi)

From Lipari you can reach Quattropani with a short bus ride: after a visit to the church, which offers one of the best views on the island, you will start a varied walk leading along the coast through quiet old villages and fumaroles, with beautiful views on Salina and Filicudi. The walk ends at Terme di San Calogero, the oldest springs of the Mediterranean region.

Challenge: 13,5 km, 330 m ascent / 700 m descent

Day 4:    The Volcano island or the Island of Salina (6 or 7,5 km / 4 or 4.5 mi)

WALK A - The Volcano Island, 6 km

A walk on the Volcano Island, where you will be able to walk to the "Great Crater": notice the yellowish colour, originated by the sulfurous smoke that it emits, and enjoy a wonderful view on the whole arcipelago. After the walk, spoil yourself with a sulfurous mud bath!

Challenge: 6 km / 4 mi , 290 m ascent / 290 m descent

WALK B -The Island of Lipari: Salina, 7,5 km / 4.5 mi

In this trip you will visit Salina, the village where the film "The Postman" was shot. You can enjoy a short but challenging walk from the "semaforo" in the village of Porto Rinella, through mediterranean shrubland, rewarding yourself with panoramic views on Filicudi and Alicudi.

Challenge: 7,5 km / 4.5 mi , 383 ascent / 617 m descent

Day 5:    Stromboli to Sciara del Fuoco walk (8.3 km / 5 mi)

Today you transfer to Stromboli, at the port your luggage will be taken to the hotel while you stroll through the narrow whitewashed streets to the hotel. The walk on Stromboli is a very spectacular experience as this volcano is constantly erupting. The circular walk to 272 m. a.s.l from where you can see the lava flow field called the “Sciara di Fuoco”: this option is open to everyone, and is normally always accessible.

Challenge: 8.3 km / 5 mi, 325 m ascent, 325 m descent

Day 6:    Taormina

Today you go from Stromboli to Milazzo by hydrofoil and then take the train or bus to Taormina.

You have the whole afternoon to explore on your own this beautiful and lively city. Visiting the Cathedral and the ancient Greek Theatre, built in the 3° century B.C. and wonderfully preserved. Quench your thirst with a frozen “granita”, a local specialty made up of shaved ice and syrup accompanied by a delicious brioche.

Day 7:    Guided hiking group tour on Mount Etna (10 km / 6 mi)

After breakfast you are transferred to Piano Provenzano, where an easy guided walking trip takes you up the big giant, the majestic Mount Etna. You will walk through lush vegetation, on old and new lava flows and enter a lava flow cave carved into the mountain. Included lunch is in a local winery serving locally sourced produces. The afternoon continues with a visit to unique Alcantara Gorge with it’s strange rock shapes formed as the ancient lava flow entered the freezing cold river. You return to Taormina around 6.30 pm where you can enjoy a last evening in town.

Challenge: 10 km / 6 mi , 450 ascent / 450 descent

NOTEThe excursion to the Etna mountain is quite easy, it includes also the lunch; pick-up from the hotel in Taormina is at 9.00 am

Day 8:     Arrivederci Taormina!

The trip ends after breakfast unless you have booked other services.

Hotel Oriente - Lipari
Hotel Oriente - Lipari

Hotel Oriente is centrally located in Lipari, 300 meters from harbour of Lipari. Rooms are spacious, bright and quiet with air conditioning, TV, free Wifi and ample panoramic balcony. Breakfast is rich with savoury and sweet dishes. 


Villaggio Stromboli - Stromboli
Villaggio Stromboli - Stromboli

Hotel Villaggio Stromboli is located on Stromboli Island a few steps from the beach and 400 mettres from the city center. Some rooms overlook the sea and Strombolicchio and are well-furnished, clean and comfortable with satellite TV, ceiling fan, air conditioning, free Wifi. It has a restaurant with terraces overlook the sea.

 Hotel Pensione Svizzera - Taormina
Hotel Pensione Svizzera - Taormina

The Hotel is located in Via Pirandello the most central panoramic road of Taormina, 5 minutes by foot from the city center and the cable car that brings you to Lido Mazzarò, one of the most renowned beach of the city. Rooms are well-finished, welcoming and clean. Breakfast is rich, served on the terrace. 



IMPORTANT: When clients arrive in Sicily, they should call Magma Trek to confirm they will do the excursion otherwise they would have unsold places 

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April and October.

The best airport to fly into is Catania Fontanarossa (CTA), and you will need to reach Catania before 4.15 p.m.

Arrival in Lipari

From Catania airport (CTA), you can get to Milazzo by direct bus. As an alternative, you can take a train from Catania railway station to either Milazzo or Messina.

From both Milazzo and Messina, you can reach Lipari by hydrofoil. Check times on www.libertylines.it

Departure from Taormina

On departure, you can get from Taormina to either Messina (direct) or Milazzo (change in Messina) by train.

Train timetables available on www.trenitalia.com.



  • 7 Nights' accommodation in **/*** hotels , B&B and agriturismi with breakfast
  • Transfers from Taormina to Piano Provenzano
  • Transfer from the hotel in Stromboli to Stromboli harbour
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Guided tour on Etna mountain (day 7) 
  • Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
  • Access to the trip on our navigation app
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Tourist taxes
  • Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
  • Ferry tickets (we suggest to book the hydrofoil at least 1 day in advance)
  • Lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated.
  • Visits and entrance fees - tips
  • Guided tour in Stromboli
  • Personal expense 
  • Possible sojourn taxes
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the "included" section.

Optional Services

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

  • Single room supplement
  • Half Board supplement
  • Transfer from airport to Lipari
  • Transfer from Taormina to airport
  • Additional nights
  • Shipment of trip docs to your home address

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