Trekkingweek on Aeolian Islands and Calabria

PROGRAM:

1st DAY: ARRIVAL

Arrival in Lamezia Terme and transfer to the Hotel in Tropea. Welcome speach by the guide. Free time to discover Tropea. Dinner in the hotel in Tropea.

2nd DAY: VULCANO

Breakfast in the hotel. Boat transfer from Tropea to the island Vulcano. Arrival in the hotel in Vulcano. Free time to explore the island and to do the therapeutic mudbaths. Individual lunch. In the afternoon we walk together with a local guide up to the crater of Vulcano. The last eruption of Vulcano has been between 1888 and 1890. During then easy trekking path, we see a unique world of crystals and hot springs. From the crater we have a unique view to the other islands. Return and dinner in the hotel.

3rd DAY: LIPARI

Breakfast in the hotel in Vulcano. Boat transfer from Vulcano to Lipari. Together we start our trekking tour of today on Lipari, which offers great panoramic views. We go along the western side of the island. We see the oldest formations of Lipari, which had their origins around 220.000 years ago. On our way, we pass at a small lake, in which the water come together from a thermal spring. We continue to the therms of San Calogero. Here we see a building, which is maybe the oldest spa of the world. From here, we continue to the small village Pianoconte. From here we start to return. Lunch break and free time to discover the historical centre of Lipari. Who wants, can also take a bus ride around the historical centre. Return to Vulcano. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel in Vulcano.

4th DAY: STROMBOLI

Breakfast in the hotel in Vulcano. Boat transfer from Vulcano to Stromboli. Arrival in the hotel in Stromboli. Free time to explore the small town of Stromboli. You can visit the small church up the hill, which offers a great panoramic view. Who wants, can go swimming on the black beaches. In the afternoon we meet with the local guide and we start our trekking tour up to the crater of Stromboli. Trekking up to Stromboli is between the most special experiences you can do, as it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, active since more than 2500 years. The walk up takes around 3 hours, the walk down around 2 hours. We stop at the top of Stromboli for around 15-45 minutes – this depends on how active the volcano is. In the evening, dinner and overnight stay in Stromboli.

5th DAY: SALINA

Breakfast in the hotel. Boat transfer to Salina. Our walk together with the local guide starts in Valdichiesa, where we can admire the vegetation of Salina. The crater of Salina is on a sea level of 962m and it is the highest point of the Aeolian Islands. We walk up to the old crater. There we can admire trees, which had their origins in the time of the Romans. After a photo-stop we return. In the late afternoon, free time in the biggest village of Salina. Transfer back by boat from Salina to Stromboli. Dinner and overnight stay on Stromboli.

6th DAY: STROMBOLI & TROPEA

Breakfast in Stromboli. Today we have time to enjoy a last time the Sicilian atmosphere of Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands. Free time in the morning. In the afternoon, boat transfer back to Tropea. Arrival in Tropea at 7 pm. Transfer to the hotel in Tropea. Dinner in a local restaurant with tasting of the local specialities. Overnight stay in Tropea.

7th DAY: LA COSTA VIOLA DI PALMI

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer by bus at 8.30 to Palmi (around 1 hour from Tropea). Together with the local guide we visit the ethnological museum, where we explore the interesting usages in Calabria. We continue with an easy trekking path which brings us to 580m, offering beautiful views to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, reflecting where we have been the last days. We stop for lunch break at a rustical hut. In the early afternoon we go along the north side of Palmi, walking down the hill, which offers great views. Transfer back to Tropea. Last dinner all together in the hotel. Overnight stay in Tropea.

8th DAY: DEPARTURE

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport of Lamezia Terme. Flight back home.

 

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