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Program Sicily Volcano Trail

Sicily Volcanotrail 2021

Saturday 23/10 - Arrival day (Catania)

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

Sunday 24/10 – Aeolians Island - Vulcano Trail

06.00 Breakfast
06.40 Bus transfer to Milazzo harbour
08.30 Transfer to Vulcano island by ferry
09.30 Arrival to Vulcano. Check-in at the Hotel***
10.30 Hike for supporters to Gran Cratere of Vulcano.
11.00 Trail Stage 1: Vulcano's Summit (11km / d+500m / d-500m)
12.30 Lunch at Vulcano Harbour
15h30 Yoga course
Afternoon free time to relax on the black sandy beaches or at mud thermal bath.
19.30 Dinner and overnight stay in Vulcano.

Monday 25/10 – Panarea trail and transfer to Stromboli

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***
16.30 Yoga course or free time to enjoy Stromboli beaches.
20.00 Dinner  and overnight stay in Stromboli.

Tuesday 26/10 - Stromboli Trail

08.00 Breakfast an free time in the morning to enjoy San Vincenzo village and Stromboli black beaches.
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 27/10 - Transfer to Etna, wine tasting

08.30 Breakfast at the hotel and transfer of luggage to the port of Stromboli
11.30 Departure by boat to Milazzo.
14.30 Arrival in Milazzo and transfer by bus to Nicolosi, lovely town at the feet of Mount Etna.
On the way we stop in a farm at the foot of Etna for a tasting of Sicilian wines and regional products.
18.00 Arrival at the hotel . You can enjoy the wellness center of the hotel with sauna, Turkish bath, relaxing shower, steam room, jacuzzi and swimming pool.
20.00 Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Thursday 28/10 – 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 at the hotel(1h30), relax in the wellness centre of the hotel and yoga lesson.
19.30 Dinner and overnight stay in hotel 

Friday 29/10 – 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 
19.00 Sicily Volcano Trail Award ceremony.
20.30 Celebratory dinner at restaurant and all night long party

Saturday 30/10 - Departure

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

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