Radreise Donau-Radweg
Radreise Donau-Radweg

Boat and bike Sicily

Mit Rad und Schiff auf Sizilien

The Aeolian archipelago: from Panarea to Stromboli and Vulcano

Let yourself be enchanted by this spectacular cruise in the heart of the Mediterranean sea. You will discover the pearls of Sicily, the extraordinary Aeolian islands, in a new and different way. During this week, on board of a caicco, you will discover the seven islands of volcanic origin, today part of the Unesco World Heritage. You will reach the creeks of Vulcano, the cave of the Cavallo (Horse) and the pool of Venere, that owes its name to the goddess Venus, and has a wonderful crystalline. The journey continues to the stacks Menalda in Lipari and to Valle Muria beach, two unspoiled places only reachable by boat; then the route reaches the lake of Lingua in Salina, where you do not have to forget to have a “granita” at Alfredo’s! The tour continues to Panarea, with its large rocky ridges of Basiluzzo and Lisca Bianca, an ideal place for a lunch with typical Aeolian products; and finally, after having circumnavigated the Strombolicchio, the natural lighthouse of the island of Stromboli, we enjoy one of the amazing highlights of this holiday, the "Sciara del Fuoco" an unforgettable natural show. On the background the continuous and rhythmic explosive activity of the Vulcan Stromboli, or “Iddu” (“Him”) how the locals call it. It is not just a matter of watching and observing, but a truly active journey intended to combine sailing and relax with cycling tours to enjoy the wonders of the Aeolian Islands.

Italy

Easy to Moderate

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Guided Tour
Ilka Lange
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Ilka Lange

Itinerary

Meeting at 15.30 at Catania airport. Collective transfer to Milazzo harbour. Embarkation at 18.00 at the Marina di Nettuno in Milazzo (Me), accommodation on board, welcome drink, dinner and presentation of the program. Night in the port of Milazzo.

Departure by bike to reach Capo Milazzo (Milazzo Cape). Possibility of bathing in the wonderful “Venus Pool”, a protected natural sea pool at the very end of the cape. Return to Milazzo and possibility of visiting the Castle and its ancient bourg. Return to the Marina of Milazzo, dinner and night in port.

Bike Tour Fehnroute

Breakfast and navigation towards the island of Vulcano, the “Sulphur Island”. Today you will discover by bike the hinterland of the island towards Piano Grillo, ideal place to admire an amazing panorama. Free time in the afternoon. We suggest one of the following activities to discover the volcanic activity of the island: you can walk up to the crater of the volcano (400 mt), you can have a mud bath in the sulphur beach of the island, you can swing among underwater fumaroles. Dinner on board and overnight in port in Vulcano.

After breakfast navigation towards Panarea. We will stop 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. Once arrived in Panarea, the smallest of the Aeolian Islands, lunch break at anchor in a nice bay. Navigation towards Stromboli with a superb view on the Sciara del Fuoco. In the late afternoon, walking trip till 400m. above sea level, to admire the volcanic explosions at dusk. Pic nic dinner in a nice panoramic point. Return on board, overnight in roadstead in Stromboli.

Breakfast on board and navigation towards Panarea. We stop at anchor in the bay of Porto San Pietro. Nice relaxed walk in the morning visit the little village of Panarea, the Drautto beach and the prehistoric village. Picnic lunch at Cala Junco and return on board. Navigation up the Island of Salina with a break for a swim. Disembarkation in Salina and visit to a local shop, with a chance to taste several local products. Return on board, dinner and night in port in Salina.

Departure from the port and great cycling trip on the biggest island of the Aeolian Archipelago. From Santa Marina, on the East coast, you will reach Pollara, a panoramic point on the western coast. Visit of the lake of Lingua and Pollara, with the possibility to taste the very good “granita” of Alfredo. Return on board and navigation until Lipari. Dinner on board and overnight in the port of Lipari.

After breakfast we will start a fantastic coast to coast by bike. Starting from the village of Lipari, we will pass along the beautiful village and beach of Canneto. We will reach the pumice quarries and the nice beach of Acquacalda (a swim is possible). Picnic lunch at the panoramic point of Quattrocchi and return back to the historical centre rich in shops and restaurants. Return to the caique. Navigation up to MIlazzo. Dinner on board and overnight in port.

Disembark at 09 am and end of the services. The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea and weather conditions or organizational requirements.

The route

Most of the time easy routes along good coast roads, partly through hilly landscape!

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
May 26, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Rad und Schiff Sizilien - MS Sundial Tage 8, IT-SISMM-08G
Base price
Surcharge sgl cabin
1255,00
725,00
Price
24-Gang-Freilauf
E-bike
80,00
170,00

Services & Extras

  • 7 nights on board (5x harbour, 2x roadstead)
  • 7x half-board (breakfast, lunch package, dinner)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English-speaking tour guide

Anreise/Parken

Arrival / parking / departure

  • Arrival by plane to Catania: by bus on to Milazzo, duration about 1,5 hours, price around € 15,-/person. Taxi from the airport to the harbour will cost around € 230,-/ride
  • Arrival by train to Catania: by train to Milazzo, duration about 2-2,5 hours, price around € 12,-/person and by taxi or bus on to the harbour, price around € 25,-/person

Notes

  • We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind- and weather conditions, or organisational requirements. This is no reason for a gratis cancellation.
  • Please note that the space in the cabins is limited. We recommend bringing good rain clothing (jacket and trouser), a helmet, a sun hat and sunscreen as well as sport shoes with you.
  • The boat stays 6 nights in the harbour and 2 nights in the roadstead. The roadstead is outside of harbours and directly connected to the sea. At bad weather the boat has to stay in the harbour for these two nights too. In this case occurs an additional harbour fee of € 20,- to – € 50,- per person.
  • Changed cancellation conditions:
    until 60 days before arrival    20 %
    59 – 31 days before arrival    30 %
    30 – 21 days before arrival    50 %
    20 – 11 days before arrival    70 %
    10 – 1 days before arrival    90 %
    No-Show    100 %

Number of participants

  • Minimum of 2 people

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