Italy - boat&bike - Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

Discover the pearls of Sicily, the extraordinary Aeolian islands, from land and sea.
  1. 1 Milazzo Milazzo

    Day 1: individual arrival

    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.

  2. 2 Milazzo 14 km Milazzo

    Day 2: Milazzo (14 km cycling)

    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.

  3. 3 Milazzo 18 km Vulcano

    Day 3: Vulcano (18 Km cycling)

    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.

  4. 4 Vulcano Stromboli

    Day 4: Panarea and Stromboli (3h30 walking)

    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.

  5. 5 Stromboli Salina

    Day 5: Stromboli - Panarea (2h30 walking, flat) - Salina

    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.

  6. 6 Salina 22 km Lipari

    Day 6: Salina (22 km cycling) - Lipari

    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.

  7. 7 Lipari 25 km MIlazzo

    Day 7: Lipari (25 km cycling)

    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.

  8. 8 MIlazzo MIlazzo

    Day 8 : departure

    Disembarkation at 09 am and collective transfer to Catania airport. End of the services.

PRICES

Price per person:
1.255,00 €
Price per person in single cabin : 1.980,00 €

Bike rental (24 speeds) : 80,00 €
E-bike rental: 170,00 €

The price includes :
Transfert to and from Catania airport on day 1 and day 8, accommodation in double cabin with private facilities, on full board from the dinner of day 1, to the breakfast of day 8 (picnic lunches or lunch on board), Italian/English speaking guide, sheets and towels (1 change per week), 6 nights in port and 1 night in roadstead.

The price does not include:
Bike rental, drinks, entrance fees (museums, parks, monuments...), tips, extras, everything not included in “the price includes".

Possibility to charter the whole boat for bike and boat, or trekking tours: infos on request

NOTE: during the nights of the tour the boat will be docked in the port during 6 nights. The remaining night the ship will stay anchored in roadstead. The roadstead is a place outside the harbor where the ship can lie at anchor. It is an enclosed area with an opening to the sea. Natural roadsteads offer shelter from storms, winds and currents, and are frequently used for naval bases.

Exclusively in exceptional cases (unfavorable meteorological and/or sea conditions), for safety reasons, the ship must return in the port also during the night that is scheduled in roadstead.

Only and exclusively in this case, the clients will be asked to pay the relative price for the stay in the port. This amount, variable from port to port, will be divided among all the participants of the tour and will be paid directly on site (approximately from 20 to 50€ per person per night, subject to changes).

Departures Dates 2017:
27/05/2017 - 03/06/2017
10/06/2017 - 17/06/2017
26/08/2017 - 02/09/2017
09/09/2017 - 16/09/2017

Duration:
8 days/7 nights from Saturday to Saturday

  1. Italy - bike&boat - Sicily - GENERAL INFO

    GENERAL INFO

    Guided tour with English and Italian speaking guide. International groups, the official language of the tour is English.
    Participants: min. 4 pax
    Embarkation/Disembarkation: Milazzo (Messina) - meeting point in Catania airport
    Duration and departures dates: 8 days/7 nights from Saturday to Saturday

    Departures:
    27/05/2017 - 03/06/2017
    10/06/2017 - 17/06/2017
    26/08/2017 - 02/09/2017
    09/09/2017 - 16/09/2017

    Fitness Level: medium - Not suitable for children under 12 years old.

    Cycling Details: vertical between 0 and 600m per day. The daily stage is 15/35 km only and there is all the time to do the bike tour and to cycle with tranquillity all along the itinerary.

  2. Italy - bike&boat - Sicily - BOAT INFO

    Caicco Sundial

    The Sundial is a 24,5 meters long and 6,25 meters wide Turkish caique with 12 places/6 double cabins with private facilities, shower and WC.

    It was built in the shipyard Vedat Sungul of Bodrum in Turkey, using the ancient art of the Turks shipwrights still in use. The solid structure in pine and mahogany woods makes the navigation really comfortable.

    The caique has been completely renovated in 2012 and gathers 6 double cabins: it can
    accommodate up to 12 people.

    All cabins are equipped with private services with hot and cold water and shower and a
    little wardrobe with enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude rigid luggage). The whole caique is furbished with air conditioning and comfortable inner
    spaces such as the spacious dinette. The guests can also relax on comfortable beach
    mattresses on the large solarium deck, enjoying the sound of the sea.

    The stern deck has a wide and elegant lounge.

    The catering on board is an excellent combination of fresh seafood and vegetables, pasta and meat all with the scent of the Mediterranean herbs.

    The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea and weather conditions or organizational requirements.
    We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The ship is a motor vessel, it has sails but the navigation is powered by engines.

GENERAL INFO

Guided tour with English and Italian speaking guide. International groups, the official language of the tour is English.
Participants: min. 4 pax
Embarkation/Disembarkation: Milazzo (Messina) - meeting point in Catania airport
Duration and departures dates: 8 days/7 nights from Saturday to Saturday

Departures:
27/05/2017 - 03/06/2017
10/06/2017 - 17/06/2017
26/08/2017 - 02/09/2017
09/09/2017 - 16/09/2017

Fitness Level: medium - Not suitable for children under 12 years old.

Cycling Details: vertical between 0 and 600m per day. The daily stage is 15/35 km only and there is all the time to do the bike tour and to cycle with tranquillity all along the itinerary.

Caicco Sundial

The Sundial is a 24,5 meters long and 6,25 meters wide Turkish caique with 12 places/6 double cabins with private facilities, shower and WC.

It was built in the shipyard Vedat Sungul of Bodrum in Turkey, using the ancient art of the Turks shipwrights still in use. The solid structure in pine and mahogany woods makes the navigation really comfortable.

The caique has been completely renovated in 2012 and gathers 6 double cabins: it can
accommodate up to 12 people.

All cabins are equipped with private services with hot and cold water and shower and a
little wardrobe with enough space to place bags and luggage (please exclude rigid luggage). The whole caique is furbished with air conditioning and comfortable inner
spaces such as the spacious dinette. The guests can also relax on comfortable beach
mattresses on the large solarium deck, enjoying the sound of the sea.

The stern deck has a wide and elegant lounge.

The catering on board is an excellent combination of fresh seafood and vegetables, pasta and meat all with the scent of the Mediterranean herbs.

The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea and weather conditions or organizational requirements.
We wish to specify that this is not a sailing trip. The ship is a motor vessel, it has sails but the navigation is powered by engines.