- Climb on Vulcano to the Gran Cratere
- Serra San Bruno/Mongiana
- Old path in Caria
- Palmi & Costa Viola
- Location: Calabria, Isole Eolie
- Length: 7 days
Trekking in Calabria …
1st day: Arrival
Arrival at the airport or trainstation, meeting with the guide and arrival in the hotel. There the programm will be presented.
2nd day: Trekking Vulcano
Combine active hiking with a relaxed boat trip to the Aeolian Islands. During the easy trek to the Grand Cratere on Volcano you’ll be impressed by the surreal world of fumaroles, craters and hot springs at the beach. Afterwards you proceed to the islands Lipari and Stromboli soaking up panoramic views. Time for shopping and swimming in the magnificently limpid sea.
3rd day: Serra San Bruno/Mongiana
After breakfast transfer by bus to Serra San Bruno, just after the center will begin our hike on a downhill path through woods, over wooden bridges and we will visit remains of an old mill. After crossing Vazzalaro we will make a stop for lunch near a ruin of an old mill. Then we will resume our walk where we will reach the last naturalistic stretch near Mongiana with a visit of the ironworks dating back to the Bourbon period and Villa Vittoria one of the seats of the State Forestry.
4th day: Ancient path
Arrived in Caria, the small village in the hills above Tropea takes us in walk through history, nature and gastronomy. We start at an old castle where the guide will explain a bit of history, we will continue our journey immersed in a typical Mediterranean vegetation and the possibility to see the very interesting to remains of an Arab mill dating back to the eighteenth century as well as many species of plants. The tour will end in a typical farm where you will taste local specialities of our area.
5th day: Joppolo
On this excursion you walk along an old donkey path of Joppolo, which is a small village under Monte Poro. During the climb you can enjoy a wonderful view overlooking the sea surrounded by the the coloured and good smelling environment with orange trees and eucalyptus. Once you arrived the top, we take lunch of typical calabrian specialities accompanied by a good glass of wine.
6th day: Palmi/Costa Viola
Departure at 8.30 am to reach Palmi located about 1 hour in the south of Tropea. Short visit to the ethnological museum, where we will see particularly interesting customs of Calabria. Following we will have a comfortable ascent with unique views along a slope of 580mt from the sea level. You can see the Strait of Messina, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands from there. The highest point is a rustic retreat, where we stop to eat. In the early afternoon we start to go down on the north side of Palmi, where we will see wonderful landscapes.
7th day: Departure
After a week full of emotions you can relax a bit and then you start your journey back home.
|€ 249||on request|
- Recommended equipment:
- Comfortable shoes
- Booking with or without hotel