Sicilian Islands Family Bike Tour

A dream multi-active family tour in Sicily

An active journey of the most important Mediterranean Island, an unsurpassed blend of humanity, culture, pristine nature, scents and colors: from the heights of Mt. Etna to the depths of the Aeolian sea, a kaleidoscope of emotions that will be hardly forgotten.

This tour is athletic beginner plus, perfect for families with active kids that love water, mountains, ice cream and fun. The rocky nature of Etna and the Aeolian Islands does not make this tour suitable for children under the age of 10.

Highlights

  • Delicious pizza feast and ice cream tasting
  • Visit Etna, Europe’s tallest volcano
  • Cycle, hike, kayak and snorkel in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
  • Discover Lipari, the capital of the Aeolian Islands, and dive in it’s coves and grottoes
  • Learn how to sea kayak and snorkel
  • Visit Stromboli, location of one of three active volcanoes in Italy
  • Explore the fascinating ancient history of Salina

Trip Details:

Biking Family Multi-
Active

Price: $4,995 (adults)
Kids 8-16 years: 15% off
Kids 4-7 years: 25% off
Kids up to 3 years: $750

Single Supplement: $800

Length: 8 days / 7 nights

Level: Family

Total Mileage:
Bike: 16 miles
Hike: 2-5 hour hikes

Terrain:
Bike: flat and hilly
Hike: sandy and rocky

Start/End Locations: Catania/Lipari

Make this tour Private or for more information, call:

800.866.7314

Day by Day

Catania

Group meets at the hotel at 9 am for introductions. We’ll discover the secret spots of this ancient city on an urban trek led by our unique local guide, Paolo “the King of Sicily”. After a delicious pizza feast and ice cream tasting, we’ll have a 20 min shuttle to our beautiful hotel at the foothill of Etna.

Hike Etna

An early shuttle will drop us at the base camp of mount Etna for a field trip. At the end of the visit we’ll move to Taormina, a town overlooking the sea, famous for its many boutiques and amazing lookout of the Greek roman theatre.

Lipari Town Stroll

Free morning in Taormina, transfer to Milazzo and hydrofoil to Lipari, capital of the Aeolian Islands. Once in Lipari you can decide whether to visit the ancient village, discovering its incredible history, or take a bike ride around the island, maybe bringing your towel to stop and refresh at the best coves.

Kayak Around Vulcano

A quick hydrofoil trip will bring us to Vulcano, a small volcanic island, where we’ll meet our kayaking guides that will teach us how to handle a sea kayak and lead us on a beautiful journey on the most beautiful coves.

Night Hike at Stromboli

Free morning, with optional visit of the archaeological museum of Lipari. Mid afternoon we embark for a cruise to the conical island of Stromboli, with its round shape this Island is a perfect volcano emerging from the deep sea. Late in the evening we’ll hike to the top to watch the fireworks of constant eruptions in the dark, then return with a night boat at our base.

Snorkeling at Panarea

Another day on a boat, this time we’ll have our private boat sail around the Island of Lipari and dive in coves and grottoes looking for the huge variety of fish and shells that live in those shallow waters. In the afternoon, hands-on cooking lesson to learn some typical local dishes

Salina by Bike

Today we take a private boat to the island of Salina. Interspersed with a stop to take a dip or two, we have a relaxing boat ride with our native seamen through calm, turquoise blue Mediterranean waters. On our bikes, we explore Salina’s beauty as well as its fascinating ancient history. After our short bike ride, we are off to the cove featured in the movie “Il Postino.” In Salina, we’ll have a Aeolian lunch and the best granita!

Arrivederci!

Around 8:30 am after breakfast we leave from the island of Lipari and offer a group hydrofoil (1 hour) to Milazzo, followed by a group shuttle (2 hrs) to Catania airport for international connections or to continue your travels to Italy and beyond.

What's Included

Trip Planning

  • Child and adult bike rental equipped with odometer, map case, handlebar and seat bags and bike pump
  • Informative tour leaders throughout the program
  • Ciclismo jersey and water bottle
  • Group shuttle at the end of the tour

On The Tour

  • Van support
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological museum of Lipari
  • Cooking lesson

Accommodations & Meals

  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners

Meet the Guides