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Program Sicily Volcano Trail

Sicily Volcanotrail 2018

Saturday 25/10 - Arrival day (Catania)

From 1pm check in at the Hotel*** in Catania
17.30 Meeting with staff “Mandala Trail" in front of the hotel’s reception
18.00 Welcome Briefing “Sicily Volcano Trail 2018” and distribution of race numbers.
19.30 Dinner and overnight stay in Catania.

Sunday 26/10 –Sunset Vulcano Trail

08.00 Breakfast
09.30 Bus transfer to Milazzo (2h).
12.00 Transfer to Vulcano island by ferry.
13.00 Check-in at the Hotel*** in Vulcano. Lunch (not included) and free time to relax on the black sandy beach or at mud thermal bath.
16.00 Hike for supporters to Gran Cratere of Vulcano.
17.00 Trail Stage 1: Vulcano's Sunset (11km / d+500m / d-500m)
20.00 Dinner and overnight stay in Vulcano.

Monday 27/10 – Panarea trail and night excursion to Stromboli summit

07.00 Breakfast at the Vulcano hotel.
08.30 Transfer by private boat to the island of Panarea (1hour)
10.30 Trail Stage 2: Panarea summit trail (9 km / d+550 / d-550 )
10.30 Coastal hike for supporters to the prehistorical site of Cala Junco
12.30 Buffet lunch in Panarea
13.30 Transfer to Stromboli by private boat (30 min) and accommodation at the hotel***
16.00 Excursion with volcano guide on the top of the Stromboli (900 m) to watch the lava explosions.
Easy Hike for families and kids to “Sciara del fuoco” to enjoy eruptions from 400 mt of altitude
20.00 Dinner in Pizzeria and overnight stay in Stromboli.

Tuesday 28/10 - Stromboli Trail

08.00 Breakfast an free time in the morning to enjoy San Vincenzo village and Stromboli black beaches.
11.45 Mini Volcano Trail for children. A run on the beaches of San Vincenzo.
12.00 Buffet lunch in San Vincenzo village and briefing on Stromboli summit trail.
15.00 Trail stage 3: Stromboli ascent and a funny downhill on the black sand slope to San Vincenzo.
(10km / d+1100m / d-1100m / max.)
19.00 Dinner is not included tonight, but you have a vast choice of restaurant and Pizzeria at Stromboli.
Overnight stay in Hotel Villaggio Stromboli***.

Wednesday 29/10 – Taormina hiking

07.15 Transfer by ferry to Milazzo
10.00 Arrival in Milazzo and transfer by bus to Castelmola, an ancient medieval village perched above Taormina
12.00 Buffet lunch in Castelmola
13.30 Hike downhill from Castelmola to Taormina (1h)
14.30 free time to visit the town of Taormina
16.00 Transfer to Zafferana Etnea, located at 700 mt on the east side of Mt. Etna.
17.30 Accommodation at the 
Hotel Airone Wellness*** . Possibility to use the wellness centre, including: sauna, turkish bath, kneipp, relaxing shower, Jacuzzi and pool.
20.00 Dinner and overnight stay in 
Hotel Airone Wellness***.

Thursday 30/10 – Etna Marathon Trail

07.30 breakfast at the hotel.
08.30 transfer by bus to Piano Vetore, Etna South (45 min)
09.30 transfer for hikers and supporters to Etna north (arrival area of the trail). Hike to the lava flow of 2002 eruption.
09.00 Trail stage 4: Etna marathon (37 Km / d+900 m / d-900 m) trail crossing the Etna from southern to northern slope, running through lava flows and pine forests.
12.30-15.00 Pasta Party at Ragabo restaurant (finish line), Etna north
15.00 Mini Volcano Trail for children. A mini-run on Etna North slopes
15.30 Transfer to Zafferana Etna (1h30), relax in the wellness centre of the hotel and yoga lesson.
19.30 Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel Airone Wellness***.

Friday 31/10 – Trekking to Etna summit craters (3350mt)

08.00 Breakfast at the hotel.
09.00 Transfer to Rifugio Sapienza (1800 mt.) the starting point of the hike excursions to Mt. Etna.
10.30 Cable car to 2500 mt of altitude and start of hike to the summit craters of Etna.
13.00 Packed lunch on the summit on Etna then descend of foot back to Rifugio Sapienza.
16.00 transfer to Catania centre (1h30) and accommodation at Hotel Excelsior**** 
19.00 Sicily Volcano Trail Award ceremony.
20.30 Celebratory dinner at restaurant and all night long party in Catania….

Saturday 01/11 - Departure

After breakfast transfer on your own to Catania airport according to your flight schedule.

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