The Aeolian Archipelago - Sicily Bike Boat Tour

Explore Sicily and the Aeolian archipelago on this spectacular cruise in the heart of the Mediterranean sea: from Panarea to Stromboli to Vulcano. Cycle, cruise, and hike Sicily’s volcanic Aeolian Islands on this bike and boat tour enjoying the wonders of these lush volcanic islands. In the evening relax aboard the caique Sundial before dining on authentic Sicilian cuisine. (Please note the Sundial does not go under sail.)
  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Hotel Boat
  • Start/Finish: Milazzo
  • Distance: 158km / 98 miles
  • Duration: 1 week
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Day 1: Individual arrival at Catania airport.  Meet at 15.30 for a group transfer between Catania airport and the Marina di Nettuno in Milazzo. Embarkation onto Sundial at 18.00. Allocation of Cabin before a welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Night in the Marina di Nettuno.

Day 2: Milazzo (14 km cycling,  /- 100 mt)
Cycle from Marina di Nettuno to Capo Milazzo (Milazzo Cape). Swim in the wonderful “Venus Pool”, a protected natural sea pool at the very end of the cape. Return to Milazzo and visit the Castello di Milazzo (Milazzo Castle). The castle is situated on the summit of a hill overlooking the town.  It was built as a result of the strategic importance of the Milazzo peninsula, which commands the Gulf of Patti, the body of water that separates Sicily from the Aeolian Islands. It also commands one of Sicily's most important natural harbours.  Return to the Sundial for dinner and a night in port.

Day 3: Vulcano (18 Km cycling,  /- 400 mt)
After breakfast on board, cast off and head towards the island of Vulcano, the “Sulphur Island”, nicknamed because of its sulphurous natural mud bath .   You cycle around the island stopping at points of interest such as the Grotta del Cavallo where you will encounter a “deafening silence” .  There is free time in the afternoon and you can take the oportunity to walk up to the crater of the volcano (400 mt), you can have a mud bath in the sulphur beach or swim among underwater fumaroles. Dinner
on board and overnight in port in Vulcano.

Day 4: Panarea and Stromboli (3h30 walking,  /- 400 mt)
After breakfast set off towards Panarea. Sundial stops to allow everyone for a swim close to the little islands of Lisca Bianca, Bottara and Dattilo, where the volcanic activity is still clearly visible and vapours rise up through the cracks between the rocks. On arrival in Panarea, the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, Sundial anchors in a lovely bay for a lunch break before navigation towards Stromboli with a superb view on the Sciara del Fuoco. In the late afternoon walk up to 400m above sea level to watch the volcanic explosions at dusk with a picnic dinner. Return to Sundial and overnight in roadstead in Stromboli.

Day 5: Stromboli – Panarea (2h30 walking, flat) – Salina
Breakfast on board and navigation towards Panarea. Anchor in the bay of Porto San Pietro and have a relaxed walk in the morning to visit the little village of
Panarea, the Drautto beach and the prehistoric village.  Picnic lunch at Cala Junco and return on board.  Navigation to the Island of Salina with a break for a
swim. Disembark in Salina and visit a local shop to taste several local products. Return on board, dinner and night in port in Salina.

Day 6: Salina (22 km cycling,  /-300 mt) – Lipari
Depart from the port for a great cycling trip round the second largest island of the Aeolian Archipelago.  From Santa Marina, on the East coast to Pollara, a panoramic point on the western coast. Visit of the lake of Lingua and Pollara and taste the very good “granita” of Alfredo. Return on board and navigation to Lipari. Dinner on board and overnight in the port of Lipari.

Day 7: Lipari (25 km cycling,  /- 600 mt)
Starting from the village of Lipari cycle off on a fantastic coast to coast ride across the archipelagos largest island.  Pass through the beautiful village of Canneto before reaching the pumice quarries and the lovely beach of Acquacalda where you can swim. Stop for a picnic lunch at the panoramic point of Quattrocchi before heading for the historic centre rich in shops and restaurants. Return to the caique and head back to the start of your journey in Milazzo. Dinner on board and overnight in port. 


Day 8 : Departure, disembark at 09 am and group transfer to Catania airport. End of the services.

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • During this tour you will cycle approximately 14 - 20 km each day.
  • The total distance of this cycling tour is approximately 158km / 98 miles.

Essential Information:

  • Pack suitable clothing

 

There are lots of exciting things to see and do during your Bike Boat Tour in Sicily including:

  • Evening picnic overlooking Stomboli's crater watching the glow and hopefully erruptions
  • Climb up to a Vulcano's crater
  • Mud bath Experience
  • Swimming among underwater fumaroles
  • Fresh Itallian cuisine
  • Italian ice cream
  • Swimming in “Venus Pool”, a protected natural sea pool

Getting to Sicily:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Italy.

By Car – Italy can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Sicily and a number of airports including Catania Airport.

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

Included
  • Transfer to and from Catania Aiport
  • Accommodation in double cabin with private facilities (6 nights in port and 1 night in roadstead)
  • Full board from the dinner of day 1, to the breakfast of day 8
  • Italian/English Speaking Guide
  • Linen and towels in cabin
Excluded
  • Bike rental
  • Drinks
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Service Tips

Day 1: Individual arrival at Catania airport.  Meet at 15.30 for a group transfer between Catania airport and the Marina di Nettuno in Milazzo. Embarkation onto Sundial at 18.00. Allocation of Cabin before a welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Night in the Marina di Nettuno.

Day 2: Milazzo (14 km cycling,  /- 100 mt)
Cycle from Marina di Nettuno to Capo Milazzo (Milazzo Cape). Swim in the wonderful “Venus Pool”, a protected natural sea pool at the very end of the cape. Return to Milazzo and visit the Castello di Milazzo (Milazzo Castle). The castle is situated on the summit of a hill overlooking the town.  It was built as a result of the strategic importance of the Milazzo peninsula, which commands the Gulf of Patti, the body of water that separates Sicily from the Aeolian Islands. It also commands one of Sicily's most important natural harbours.  Return to the Sundial for dinner and a night in port.

Day 3: Vulcano (18 Km cycling,  /- 400 mt)
After breakfast on board, cast off and head towards the island of Vulcano, the “Sulphur Island”, nicknamed because of its sulphurous natural mud bath .   You cycle around the island stopping at points of interest such as the Grotta del Cavallo where you will encounter a “deafening silence” .  There is free time in the afternoon and you can take the oportunity to walk up to the crater of the volcano (400 mt), you can have a mud bath in the sulphur beach or swim among underwater fumaroles. Dinner
on board and overnight in port in Vulcano.

Day 4: Panarea and Stromboli (3h30 walking,  /- 400 mt)
After breakfast set off towards Panarea. Sundial stops to allow everyone for a swim close to the little islands of Lisca Bianca, Bottara and Dattilo, where the volcanic activity is still clearly visible and vapours rise up through the cracks between the rocks. On arrival in Panarea, the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, Sundial anchors in a lovely bay for a lunch break before navigation towards Stromboli with a superb view on the Sciara del Fuoco. In the late afternoon walk up to 400m above sea level to watch the volcanic explosions at dusk with a picnic dinner. Return to Sundial and overnight in roadstead in Stromboli.

Day 5: Stromboli – Panarea (2h30 walking, flat) – Salina
Breakfast on board and navigation towards Panarea. Anchor in the bay of Porto San Pietro and have a relaxed walk in the morning to visit the little village of
Panarea, the Drautto beach and the prehistoric village.  Picnic lunch at Cala Junco and return on board.  Navigation to the Island of Salina with a break for a
swim. Disembark in Salina and visit a local shop to taste several local products. Return on board, dinner and night in port in Salina.

Day 6: Salina (22 km cycling,  /-300 mt) – Lipari
Depart from the port for a great cycling trip round the second largest island of the Aeolian Archipelago.  From Santa Marina, on the East coast to Pollara, a panoramic point on the western coast. Visit of the lake of Lingua and Pollara and taste the very good “granita” of Alfredo. Return on board and navigation to Lipari. Dinner on board and overnight in the port of Lipari.

Day 7: Lipari (25 km cycling,  /- 600 mt)
Starting from the village of Lipari cycle off on a fantastic coast to coast ride across the archipelagos largest island.  Pass through the beautiful village of Canneto before reaching the pumice quarries and the lovely beach of Acquacalda where you can swim. Stop for a picnic lunch at the panoramic point of Quattrocchi before heading for the historic centre rich in shops and restaurants. Return to the caique and head back to the start of your journey in Milazzo. Dinner on board and overnight in port. 


Day 8 : Departure, disembark at 09 am and group transfer to Catania airport. End of the services.

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • During this tour you will cycle approximately 14 - 20 km each day.
  • The total distance of this cycling tour is approximately 158km / 98 miles.

Essential Information:

  • Pack suitable clothing

 

There are lots of exciting things to see and do during your Bike Boat Tour in Sicily including:

  • Evening picnic overlooking Stomboli's crater watching the glow and hopefully erruptions
  • Climb up to a Vulcano's crater
  • Mud bath Experience
  • Swimming among underwater fumaroles
  • Fresh Itallian cuisine
  • Italian ice cream
  • Swimming in “Venus Pool”, a protected natural sea pool

Getting to Sicily:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Italy.

By Car – Italy can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Sicily and a number of airports including Catania Airport.

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

Included
  • Transfer to and from Catania Aiport
  • Accommodation in double cabin with private facilities (6 nights in port and 1 night in roadstead)
  • Full board from the dinner of day 1, to the breakfast of day 8
  • Italian/English Speaking Guide
  • Linen and towels in cabin
Excluded
  • Bike rental
  • Drinks
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Service Tips

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