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Trails of Sicily

"La Dolce Vita Style
13 Night Hiking Adventure
04 October to 17 October, 2025
Starting from €2331.00 to €3199.00

Welcome to Trails of Sicily, the perfect place to explore the beautiful land and culture

of this amazing region. From the mountains to the sea, from the islands to the history,

we offer you a journey of discovery that will leave behind your footprints some of the most breathtaking landscapes.

Our tours also give you a chance to learn about the culture, and diversity of the region all in the

"La Dolce Vita Style".

So come along and explore the "Land of Beauty" with us!

LOOKING TO TRAVEL WITH SOMEONE? HIKING FOR SOLOS MATCH!

Hotel Stays

     Hotel Stays    

Our collection of handpicked charming hotels are located in prime locations, ensuring to make the most of your hiking adventure in Sicily. You will immerse yourself in the cultural and historical treasures at Il Duomo in Ortygia, Syracuse, escape to the tranquility of The Abbey in the Parco Madonie, enjoy sunsets that will stay with you forever at  Therasia Resort and Spa in the Aeolian Islands, and Marina di Petrole where you will step back in time and experience the rich history of this charming town; Castellammare del Golfo. 

     Itinerary    

DATES: October 04 to 17 October, 2025

Looking to have a roommate? Hiking for Solos Match!

Discover the beauty of Sicily on a 13 night Trails of Sicily which provide an incredible opportunity to explore mountains, volcanoes, and baroque towns, as well as indulge in some of the most delicious cuisine in the world. We offer English guided hikes and tours that will have you exploring every corner of this enchanting island.

Day 1

04 Oct 25, ARRIVE Palermo, Sicily

Day 1

04 Oct 25, ARRIVE Palermo, Sicily

Welcome to Sicily!  Arrival Airport Palermo transfer to Castellammare Del Golfo. Upon arrival your transfer will be waiting with a sign Hiking Sicily-40 minute drive.

Hotel: Marina di Petrolo Hotel & SPA | Castellammare del Golfo

****(3 nights)

Day 2

05 OCT 25, West Coast Trail

Day 2

05 OCT 25, West Coast Trail

Departure: 9am Return 17:00

Morning on your own in the Medival Town of Erice.

Erice is a wonderful and mysterious medieval town at the extreme north-west corner of Sicily, on the top of “Monte San Giuliano”, made famous in ancient times as the birthplace of Venus. The town overlooks the city of Trapani and the low western coast towards the Egadi Islands, where sea salt is made, offering the most breath taking views. Actually on a clear day you can see the African coast. Walking through the cobble - stoned streets of the town, smelling a variety of aromas emanating from the numerous pastry shop for which Erice is famous. You will see the Norman Castle and the Duomo. A special stop at the Maria Grammatico’s famous pastry shop to see the variety of sweets she lovingly creates, here you will taste almond sweets, genovesi and nougat to match with Marsala wine

afternoon hikers on hiking trail through medival town of Erice on the West Coast Trail of trails of Sicily

Afternoon HIKE

The Monte Cofano Reserve is a treasure chest that contains many treasures. Located halfway between San Vito Lo Capo and Trapani, it is one of the most interesting natural attractions on the Trapani coast. Protected by silence, invaded by lush dwarf palms and the choreographic tufts of disa (ampelodesma), dotted with enormous rocks that have rolled down to the sea, the Monte Cofano Reserve is a terribly fascinating place where time seems to have stopped.

Walking along the coastal path of the Monte Cofano Oriented Nature Reserve, which from the western side leads to the Tono tuna fishery, to the east, is an experience that fills your eyes with beauty every time you reach a new panoramic point. Every corner of the mountain offers strong emotions. Performing the circumnavigation of the mountain is not particularly difficult, the path is comfortable and can be covered in around three hours of actual walking.

Route: Cala Buguto, Torre San Giovanni, Grotta del Crocifisso, Tonnara di Cofano, Sella di Cofano, Cala Buguto

Route length: 8 km approx 2 hours

Difference in altitude: 250 m

Difficulty: Easy

Day 3

06 Oct 25, Zingaro Natural Reserve (Erice)

Day 3

06 Oct 25, Zingaro Natural Reserve (Erice)

solo femail hiker stretching her legs in Zingaro Natural Reserve hiking trail

Walking along the coastal path, from Scopello to San Vito Lo Capo, 7 KM of wonders of great variety will unfold before us. Our eye will wander among the many enchanting blue bays –Cala Tonnarella dell’Uzzo, Cala dell’Uzzo, Cala Marinella, Cala Berretta, Cala della Disa, Cala del Varo, Cala Capreria – where the delicate colors of the smooth white pebbles alternate to the harshness of the rock. The itineraries are many and all rich of surprises. A real paradise for nature and sea lovers. Born in 1980 as a natural reserve, the site features several well-maintained paths, six beaches and diverse flora and fauna. You will live an adventure through the guided naturalistic paths and explore the Mediterranean landscape.

Duration: 2 hours approx.

Route Length: 7KM.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, dirt path, uneven, rocks.

Not Included: 5 Euros for Entrance Fee

Day 4

07 Oct 25, Countryside Hike 

Day 4

07 Oct 25, Countryside Hike 

Departure: 9:00am Arrival: 18:00

Check out of Hotel - Bags will remain on the bus

With its 7,400 hectares of extension at 682 meters above sea level, the Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere and Gorgo del Drago Oriented Nature Reserve is considered the largest green area in western Sicily. It is a true oasis of peace and nature, just 40 km from Palermo, which covers the territories of Corleone, Mezzojuso, Godrano, Marineo and Monreale.

King's Pulpit Path and Coda di Riccio lakes:

 

 

Length: 8 km

Difference in altitude: 150 m

Difficulty: Easy

Lowest point: 779 m, Highest point: 912 m

Lunch Experience at a Agriturisomo Gorgo Del Drago

Hotel: Abbazia Santa Anastasia (3 night stay)

hiking for singles tour group hiking on countryside hike

Day 5

08 Oct 25, Parco delle Madanie

Day 5

08 Oct 25, Parco delle Madanie

Parco Delle Madanie

Departure 09:00

Arrival 18:00


The Madonie mountains: a rare beauty, kept intact over time itineraries of history and nature steeped in emotions,

The Madonie mountains represent one of the most interesting areas of Sicily. It is a short mountain ridge in the Tyrrhenian area of the island, which reaches the sea. This territory is a treasure to be discovered, where natural paths and picturesque villages intertwine to weave a story of local history and traditions. Immersing yourself in the magic of the Madonie is a totalizing experience: the suspended charm of history and poetic suggestions of nature will be waiting for you at every glimpse of the landscape. From sites of historical and cultural interest to nature trails, the Madonie mountains offer all year round itineraries full of emotions aimed at discovering the most authentic Sicily.

 

 

The hike will be from: Piano Sempria – Piano Battaglia route

 

The Madonie Park is the richest place in biodiversity in Sicily and one of the richest in the entire Mediterranean basin.

In the heart of the Carbonara Massif, the itinerary offers an incredible variety of environments and landscapes. Stop in an absolutely unique place: the giant holly forest of Piano Pomo. The route also passes near Pizzo Canna, a rocky spur where a pair of golden eagles nest.

 

 

Distance: 12 km Difference, Altitude: 500 m, Difficulty: Moderate

Day 6

09 Oct 25, Hike & Culture (Cefalu)

Day 6

09 Oct 25, hike & culture (Cefalu) 

Departure 9am- Return 5PM (free afternoon in Cefalu)

After a one hour drive we have a guided tour of the archaeological park of Cefalù which will make you discover an important naturalistic and historical area because it preserves the archaeological remains combined with the charm and naturalistic beauty of the Park. After this 3.5 KM Hike you will have free time for lunch and to explore on your own.

 

Cefalù is a gorgeous town located on the northern coast of Sicily, and one of the major tourist attractions in the region.

Built on a promontory dominated by a sheer cliff, Cefalù has grown around the Norman Cathedral wanted by Ruggero II, still keeping its ancient print. The Cathedral, began in 1131, is one of the most interesting medieval monuments of the island and boasts outstanding mosaics and a wonderful cloister. An impressive mosaic of Christ Pantocrator stands out above the altar, twinned with the Palatine Chapel in Palermo and the Cathedral of Monreale.

 

A large part of the town is pedestrian; just stroll through the medieval narrow streets, and admire the picturesque houses on the sea and the long beach of fine sand; than, in the afternoon, take a bath in the amazingly blue water of its sea: an experience really worth remembering!

 

Length: 3.5 km  Difficulty Moderate-Difficult

Paths: Paved and dirt path, inclines and declines involved, stairs

Difference in Level: 268 Meters

Not Included: 4 Euros Entrance fee

hiking for singles tour group hiking in moderate hike

Day 7

10 Oct 25, Aeolian Islands(Vulcano hike)

Day 7

10 Oct 25, Aeolian Islands(Vulcano hike)

Transfer to Vulcano-Aeolian Island
Departure:8:30 from hotel - Ferry: 10:30 from Milazzo

 

After breakfast you will be transferred to Milazzo Ferry Terminal to Vulcano, you will drop off your bags at the port with the concierge of the hotel and we will begin our hike.

 

Vulcano is an island of wilderness: the clear waters of the sea, hot springs, mud and the well-known fumaroles that spew sulfur dioxide and black sand and can be considered a magic cure-all for health and beauty. During the navigation to the island don’t miss stops in sequence at the black beaches of Gelso, the Horse Cave and the Pools of Venus.

Meet your trekking guide and follow him on a well-marked sandy path that climbs to the most “dangerous” crater of the archipelago. An incredible lunar landscape of smoking holes, sulfur and volcanic “bombs” awaits you, here is easy to understand why the powerful beauty of this island impressed so many writers and poets.

Difficulty: Moderate- Difference in level: 391 meters

Hotel: Therasia Resort (3 nights)

female single hikers hiking in vulcano hike tour in Sicily

Day 8

11 Oct 25, Panarea & Stromboli

Day 8

11 Oct 25, Panarea & Stromboli

Today we have our own private skipper & boat to explore two islands.

 

Panarea is the smallest island of the Aeolian archipelago and is an incredible source of naturalistic and archaeological secrets.

From the port start an easy walk into the wild to discover little naturalistic and anthropological “worlds”: the path brings you to explore the south-east area, above the village of Iditella from where you can admire Stromboli and the little islets around Panarea. Following narrow picturesque roads you reach Calajunco and the bronze age village of Punta Milazzese; finally back again to the harbor.

 

Difficulty: ** 2/5 - Difference in level: 100 meters (300 ft) - Excursion time: 3 hours

STROMBOLI

The island of Stromboli stunts for its dazzling and mysterious beauty, through its narrow and smelling streets you feel the gruff and benevolent presence of "Iddu".

 

The impressive “Sciara del Fouco” hike.

From San Vincenzo church. You will follow an ancient path with a fantastic view, crossing the old cemetery and passing through the Mediterranean bush, suddenly reach the fire line of the Sciara: around you only ash, sand and few pioneer plants, this is the point where is possible not only hear the “voice” of the volcano, but also to see stones rolling down from the top straight inside the deep blue sea...

Difficulty: ** 2/5 - Difference in level: 300 meters (900ft) - Excursion time: 4 hours

Day 9

12 Oct 25, Salina Island Hike

Day 9

12 Oct 25, Salina Island Hike

Isola di Salina
Departure from Vulcano:
9:25AM (45 minute ferry)

Return from Salina: 17:15 (45 minute ferry)

Though Salina’s rocky beaches nod to its volcanic composition, today the island is as tranquil as can be. Think olive farms, think caper bushes, think storybook trees heavy with plump figs and citrus fruits. Salina is a place for your taste buds to swoon over nature’s sweetest and saltiest bounties. Cap each meal with a sip of the islands signature Malvasia dessert wine. When your belly needs a break, explore Salina’s stone lanes, pebble beaches, and the twin volcanos, dormant for 13,000 years.

The sweet and elegant Salina welcomes you with a unique blend of Mediterranean atmosphere.

 

Trekking on the west.

 

Beautiful and panoramic walk suitable for everybody: we start from the village of Leni, following an ancient dry-walls path, then we reach Valle Spina passing through an olive trees bush in the south-west part of the island; here we reach a view point overlooking Filo di Branda, in this area it’s possible to see the queen’s falcon (Falco eleonorae) and other predaceous birds with Alicudi and Filicudi on the horizon…at the end a real home food experience.

 

Difficulty: Moderate (2/5)

Starting point to be reached by TAXI/bus

Difference in level: 300 feet

Excursion time: 2.5-3 hours

a group of hikers hiking in sicily on a  mountain

Day 10

13 Oct 25, Taormina (Leisure)

Day 10

13 Oct 25, Taormina (Leisure)

Ferry Time: 11:20 AM (Volcano) Arrives 12:10PM (Milazzo)

After a nice breakfast, you will hop on the ferry from Volcano to Milazzo Ferry Terminal, the bus transfer will be waiting at the Port to bring you to the most famous town, Taormina .

Enjoy the rest of the at leisure.

Day 11

14 Oct 26, Mt. Etna Hike

Day 11

14 Oct 26, Mt. Etna Hike

Departure: 9:00 Arrival: 17:00

Discovering Mount Etna is one of the greatest adventure tours in Sicily, not only for the volcanic phenomena but also for the different kinds of vegetation visible all along the uphill track. ​

 

Etna has more than 400 craters, split all over the Catania county. Join your expert alpine/naturalistic guide and begin the hiking from Piano Provenzana.​

Under his expertise guidance, you will be hiking for 4/5 hours up to the craters of 2002 and the whole path is a mix of pine forest and volcanic soil.

Day 12

15 Oct 25,  Visit Ragusa &  Modica

Day 12

15 Oct 25,  Visit Ragusa &  Modica

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and we are off to our next adventure:

Visit Baroque Town of Ragusa & Modica


The city has distinct areas, the lower and older town of Ragusa Ibla, and the higher Ragusa Superiore (Upper Town). The two halves are separated by the Valle dei Ponti, a deep ravine crossed by four bridges. In 1693, was devastated by an earthquake, and afterwards, rebuilt in the Baroque style. Stepping from the orderly grid of streets and avenues into the old town's tangle of nooks and lanes is like being in two different cities. Ragusa Ibla hosts a wide array of Baroque architecture, including several stunning palaces and churches like the Cathedral of San Giorgio and the Church of San Giuseppe. You will pass in front of the Hyblean Gardens, the gorgeous Palazzo Arezzo di Trifletti and in the elegant and historic setting of this noble palace.

Day 13

16 oct 25,  Vendicari Trail & Marzamemi

Day 13

16 oct 25,  Vendicari Trail & Marzamemi

Departure 9am Arrival 5pm

We will begin our day at the small fishing town of Marzamemi, where Dolce & Gabana did a fashion show.

(have a light lunch not included) . After lunch we will go to a beautiful reserve. 
 

If you love long walks, you will appreciate this place. It is not exactly trekking as the slopes are not relevant, but each path covers about 3 km of the reserve, all bordered by rocky beaches spaced out with some beautiful coves, including Calamosche, awarded with the title “most beautiful beach of Italy” in 2005 by the Blue Guide of Legambiente. An half-way trip between trekking and a jump back in time, inside the ancient excavations of the Greek city right next to the beach of Eloro, passing through the promontory of the Cittadella with its view on the Trigona and the Etruscan catacombs along the coast along through via Elorina… ​ 

13Km , Easy Trail

Day 14

17 oct 25 Departures 

Day 14

17 Oct 25 Departures 

This is the end of the Trails of Sicily. Departures for Home or Malta

PRICES

Prices

Included in the Tour: ​ 13 nights accommodations, all Transfers to Day Hikes, Ferries to the Aeolian islands with a boat tour to Panera & Stromboli, &  Daily Breakfast​. Not Included: Airport Meet & Greet with Private Transfers, bell boy luggage handling, international airfare, entrance fees to parks: Zingaro, Mont Cofano, Cefalu, Vendicari (approx. 30 euros)

Meet Your Guides

professional male hiking guide for hiking group tours in Sicily

Born in Salina, Aeolian Islands. Emanuele was our guide in 2021. Everyone loved him . He will be your guide for the entire 3 days while we hike Volcano, Salina, Panera and Stromboli.

Emanuele

background faded mountains

Chiara

“I am a Sicilian environmental hiking guide from the north-west coast, I live on the beach but I travel a lot. I am president of an association that deals with excursions, environmental education, food culture and geopathic paths. In my previous life I was an interior architect in Paris. I am passionate about photography and I look for beauty in everything.”

professional female hiking guide for hiking group tours
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