- Reggio Calabria
- Costa Viola
- Alcantara and Taormina
- Wine and oliveoil tasting
- Location: Calabria (Aspromonte), Sicily
- Length: 8 days
- Transport: bus/minibus
- Languages: Italian, English, German
1st DAY: ARRIVAL
Arrival in Reggio Calabria, transfer to the hotel. Welcome speach of the guide. Dinner with typical specialities of the region in the hotel. Overnight stay.
2nd DAY: ASPROMONTE
Breakfast in the hotel. The excursion of today brings us in one of the most special regions of the national park of Aspromonte. During our walk, we stop for a short lunch break. We continue to arrive at a place which offers us a great panoramic view to the coast and to the unique vegetation. At the end of the tour, we visit a small, typical village, where we try the local products. Return in the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
3rd DAY: ASPROMONTE – COSTA VIOLA
Breakfast in the hotel. Today we go along the “Sentiero del Tracciolino”, one of the most beautiful paths in the Aspromonte. This easy trekking path is breathtaking, as it leads along the Costa Viola, passing at Palmi, Seminara and Bagnara. From here we have a unique view to the “Stretto di Messina”, to Etna and to the Aeolian Islands. The whole path is 16 km. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
4th DAY: REGGIO CALABRIA
Breakfast in the hotel. The excursion of today brings us to Reggio Calabria, located at the “Stretto di Messina”. Reggio Calabria is a modern city, which has been rebuilt completely after the earthbreak in 1908. The vegetation here is beautiful: lemontrees, bergamotto trees and flowers. The city is famous for its huge port, which is the access to Sicily. Together with the guide we go into the archeological museum to see the famous “Bronzi di Riace”. Indivual dinner and free time for shopping along the main street of Reggio Calabria. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
5th DAY: ASPROMONTE
Breakfast in the hotel. Today we visit a part of Aspromonte, which offers a beautiful view to the ionic coast. The path goes up, down and up again. In this part of the national park, we can see many different kinds of animals. We stop for a short picnic. From here we have a spectacular view: we see the valley and the sea directly under us. After a short break, we start to return. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
6th DAY: ALCANTARA – TAORMINA
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Villa San Giovanni, from where we take the ferry to reach Messina. From here we take the bus, which brings us to the Gole dell’Alcantara, which are unique. We visit the breathtaking places of Alcantara where we can also go swimming, due to the great quality of water. We arrive in Cuba, where we visit a small church built of vulcanic stones. From here we have a beautiful view to Etna and to the town of Castiglione di Sicilia. We stop for lunch, before we take the bus to arrive to Taormina. In Taormina we visit the greek anfitheatre which is located up the rock and offers a spectacular view to Etna. Here we can try the typical specialities of Sicily (like arancini and cannoli) and we can go shopping on the main street of the historical centre. There is also the possibility to go by cable car down to the beach where crystal clear water is waiting for you. In the afternoon we meet with the group to return by bus and by ferry to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
7th DAY: JOPPOLO, WINE- AND OLIVEOIL TASTING
Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning we do a short excursion along the “Sentiero degli Asini” of Joppolo, a small village under the Monte Poro. During the climb, we have a beautiful panoramic view and we see the unique vegetation of orange trees and eucalipto. In the afternoon we go to the olive mill “Frantoio Badia” which has more than 3.600 olive trees – all completely biological. Here we stop for a oil and wine tasting. After a week full of experiences, we sit down for dinner all together and enjoy a last time the typical products of the region. Overnight stay in the hotel.
8th DAY: DEPARTURE
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport of Reggio Calabria. Return flight.
- For groups
- Organised roundtrip of 8 days