Italy·December 16 - 19 2021

EAST SICILY - SYRACUSE

Four days of intensive climbing at some of the breathtaking crags around Syracuse. Brush up on your rock climbing skills - and history!

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Overview

Once the bustling heart of an Ancient Greek settler colony, today Syracuse is renowned for its timeless beauty. The town boasts a plethora of historical sites, baroque piazzas and quaint cobbled streets, surrounded by rustic rural landscapes and idyllic coves. Unknown to most, however, is the impressive concentration of crags lying hidden in the hills surrounding the city. Book this trip and you're in for four days of intensive sport climbing, accompanied by local climber and guide Mirto. Whether you're new to the sport or bordering on pro, this is the perfect opportunity to develop your climbing skills, explore some stunning off-the-beaten track crags, brush up on your history, and - of course - gorge yourself on the delicious local food.

Local Partners

Meet our local partner in Syracuse

Mirto

Mirto

Mirto is a certified mountain guide from Catania, Sicily, who lives and breathes climbing in all it's forms: with ropes, without ropes, by the sea and in the mountains.

The Experience

Four days of intensive rock climbing, accompanied by local mountain guide Mirto. Explore some of the stunning limestone crags around Syracuse, develop your climbing skills, and sample the delicious local food!

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DAY 1

Arrival and climb

Arrive at Catania Airport where you will be met by your guide Mirto. Transfer to your accommodation in Canicattini Bagni, then head out for an afternoon of climbing at a nearby crag.

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DAY 2

Climb, Climb, Climb

Head out for a full day of climbing in the beautiful Sicilian countryside! Mirto will choose the most suitable crags depending on the conditions and preferences of the group. Finish the day with a delicious dinner of Sicilian specialities  in Canicattini Bagni.

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DAY 3

More Climbing!

Another full day of climbing and chance to explore some more of the incredible crags around Syracuse. In the evening, head to Ortigia (a small island which is the historical centre of Syracuse) for dinner and sightseeing.

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DAY 4

Departure

Start the day early and head for a short climb in the morning, before transferring back to the airport. To make the most of the day, book your return flights in the afternoon.

The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level, and endurance of the group

Syracuse, Sicily

Rustic Sicilian countryside, a slower pace of life, and completely uncrowded crags

Thanks to its history as one of the most important Ancient Greek colonies, Syracuse is known for its impressive archaeological sites and stunning rural surroundings. In the Noto Valley alone you will find 8 towns and sites awarded UNESCO world heritage status! But for us climbers what really matters is the quality (and quantity) or routes - and this region will certainly not disappoint! There's approximately 30 smaller limestone crags to visit, offering 500 sport and multi-pitch routes all the way up to 8c, and even some bouldering and deep water solo. If you're looking to experience the rustic Sicilian countryside, a slower pace of life, and climb in some completely uncrowded crags, then this is the place to head.

Syracuse, Sicily

Basecamp

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La Frescura

La Frescura

La Frescura is a meticulously restored 18th century Sicilian farmhouse, situated 20 minutes from Syracuse on a hill overlooking the sea. Views span from the Gulf of Syracuse to the Anapo Valley and Mt Etna. Accommodation is in double rooms, which can be booked privately for an extra fee.

La Frescura

La Frescura

La Frescura is a meticulously restored 18th century Sicilian farmhouse, situated 20 minutes from Syracuse on a hill overlooking the sea. Views span from the Gulf of Syracuse to the Anapo Valley and Mt Etna. Accommodation is in double rooms, which can be booked privately for an extra fee.

La Frescura

La Frescura

La Frescura is a meticulously restored 18th century Sicilian farmhouse, situated 20 minutes from Syracuse on a hill overlooking the sea. Views span from the Gulf of Syracuse to the Anapo Valley and Mt Etna. Accommodation is in double rooms, which can be booked privately for an extra fee.

La Frescura

La Frescura

La Frescura is a meticulously restored 18th century Sicilian farmhouse, situated 20 minutes from Syracuse on a hill overlooking the sea. Views span from the Gulf of Syracuse to the Anapo Valley and Mt Etna. Accommodation is in double rooms, which can be booked privately for an extra fee.

La Frescura

La Frescura

La Frescura is a meticulously restored 18th century Sicilian farmhouse, situated 20 minutes from Syracuse on a hill overlooking the sea. Views span from the Gulf of Syracuse to the Anapo Valley and Mt Etna. Accommodation is in double rooms, which can be booked privately for an extra fee.

What's Included

What's Included

4 days climbing

24/7 guide

Transfers to/from airport

Transfers to crags

1 dinner

all breakfasts

3 nights accommodation

1 climbing photoshoot

Accidents insurance

All climbing equipment (except shoes)

What's Not Included

Flights to/from Catania

Lunches

Dinners (except 1)

Climbing shoes (you can rent for a small fee)

Anything not mentioned in the "What's included" paragraph

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

No minimum grade or climbing skills are required for this trip. You will be accompanied at all times by a certified mountain guide who will pick crags suitable for your level. For more experienced climbers, this trip is the perfect opportunity to improve your mental and technical skills, all while exploring a beautiful new region.

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we cannot accept any liability. Rock climbing is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge and skills not go outdoors alone. Contact us to organise a trip with a certified mountain guide instead.

Travel

Travel

Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed and for more information go to the "How it works" section

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EAST SICILY - SYRACUSE

Italy· December 16 - 19 2021· 4 days

FROM$795/pp