Sicily family adventure tour

“Fairly active week on the Aeolian islands and mainland Sicily including optional and included family activities as well as a free day on Vulcano and a chance to hike up Mt Etna.”


Catania | Milazzo | Vulcano | free day on Vulcano | Stromboli | Sciara del Fuoco | Milazzo | Mount Etna | Rifugio Sapienza | Optional activities include wine and ice cream tasting, pizza demonstrations, Mt Etna climb, kayaking and visits to thermal pools |

Description of Sicily family adventure tour

If your family find volcanoes exciting and beaches inviting then Sicily is certain to catch the eye, not least of all for the freshest of fresh local produce and equally tempting delicacies from the local bakeries - you have to try the cannoli.

This eight day adventure places your family with other like-minded and similar aged travellers to ensure you get to make friends and share experiences as the sun shines, with the island of Vulcano providing the perfect platform from where to climb around craters, jump into thermal springs or set sail by kayak, at the start of your week away.

Out of the pan and into the fire springs to mind as you head straight to Stromboli by boat for an explosive experience that never fails to excite and enthral in equal measures, as well as chances to take a dip close to the Sciara del Fuoco before departing for Milazzo on the mainland.

The east coast of Sicily is then yours to explore with Mount Etna’s most recent offerings always worth observing from a safe distance whilst a visit to the interactive Mt Etna museum creates an interesting educational angle on an adventure tour for families that’s always bubbling over with exciting encounters.

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Sicily family adventure tour

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Accommodation & meals: During this trip we stay in typically Sicilian accommodation that is locally run (sometimes family run) and staffed with people from the surrounding areas, which has a positive effect on employment levels and economy in the region.
Tourism is particularly important for businesses on the very small islands we visit. The majority of lunches and dinners are included on this trip, and these are taken in small Sicilian restaurants that use local and organic ingredients when possible. By supporting these restaurants we indirectly support the local producers as well and therefore have a greater positive impact on the economy. There will be a range of Mediterranean food on offer- pizza and pasta with rich tomato sauce, arancini, olives, fresh seafood, gelato and granita. Your local guide can suggest restaurants to suit your needs where meals are not supplied. Picnic lunches will be prepared using regional produce bought from local shops and stalls as much as possible.

Community & Culture: A large amount of this tour is focused on nature, visiting volcanoes and exploring the coast by kayak (on day three); however we encourage clients to engage with locals wherever possible. By using local services like hydrofoil transfers and authentic restaurants we encounter real people and can forge connections between clients and locals. In Catania we visit a food market; we buy fresh local produce here to make our picnic lunch. On day six, we stop and visit a Pasticceria, a typical Sicilian bakery to taste delicious local delicacies.

There are local crafts for sale throughout the tour and buying these generally has a positive effect on small businesses. However, mineral stones are often sold on the islands that supposedly come from the nearby volcanoes which are UNESCO listed sites; therefore it is forbidden to take them, we advise clients not to buy these.

Social responsibility: Our local partner is an active member of Addiopizzo; a grassroots organisation established by local businesses and private citizens who refuse to pay the ‘pizzo’ – mafia extortion money.

Environment: The food provided on this trip is produced and processed locally; very little is imported from abroad therefore having a positive impact on the environment.

Group size: This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.

Activity: We try to operate on a ‘leave no trace’ basis, which involves being vigilant with proper disposal of waste and being sure to leave any flora, fauna and historical sites undamaged. By using local drivers for transfers, local restaurants and small shops and renting all equipment locally we make daily contributions to the economy and the community.

UK office: It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

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