Italy·October - December

SICILY BY THE SEA

Amazing climbing, Cata and Marco's company, crystal-clear sea, amazing food, the Sicilian vibe...Do I need to keep going?

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Overview

During the Mapo Tapo 'Sicily by the Sea' experience you will have the opportunity to discover and practice the amazing discipline of climbing surrounded by a crystal-clear sea. In line with the Mapo Tapo spirit, you will also have the occasion to meet fellow climbers and share your passion for the rock! The coastline of Western Sicily is a real amusement park for climbers. The protagonists are the Mediterranean sea, the golden tufas, and the laid-back Sicilian vibe. Nature is still untouched here and you will find extraordinary rock quality and scenery, ranging from limestone crags, to sandstone boulders and DWS routes over crystal clear water. To complete the experience: awesome food and the amazing Sicilian vibe are guaranteed.

Local Partners

Meet our local partner in Sicily

Cata

Cata

Cata is a boulderer from Nothern Italy, who in 2016 decided to leave it all and clean more than 200 boulders of the area. He runs a climbing house, the basecamp of this trip!

Marco

Marco

Marco is a certified alpine guide: he will understand your climbing level, propose the optimal climbing routes, and show you the best climbing tricks!

The Experience

For 5 days, you will join Davide and Marco: local experts and strong climbers. Davide is a bolter and developer of the area: he will show you the hidden rock climbing gems of Sicily. Marco is a certified alpine guide: he will understand your climbing level, propose the optimal climbing routes, and show you the best climbing tricks.

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DAY 1

Welcome Day

Once picked up from the airport and greeted with a welcome aperitivo, you will have a quick warm up with your group mates at "Stardust Wall", the outdoor home board in the basecamp. For dinner you'll have either barbecue or pizza and some chill in the hot tub.

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DAY 2

Rocks, rocks and rocks!

A traditional Italian breakfast awaits you in the morning... and then it is all about rocks!
You will spend the day climbing on multiple crags in the surroundings of Trapani, Custonaci and San Vito lo Capo - the choice of the crag is made by your local expert depending on weather conditions. If breakfast wasn't enough, you will experience the traditional Cannolo delivery to the crag. Last but not least, if we still have some time left, a stop to the public hot-spings in Segesta is mandatory.

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DAY 3

Climb + Swim

Climbing all day is super fun, but the view from the top might have made you wonder how' the sea in this part of the island. Our answer might be biased, that's why you will get to tell it yourself. After another full day of climbing, jump into the water and chill out your muscles in natural reserve of Monte Cofano, you deserve it! If you'll opt for a rest day many options are available: an hike to the beautiful town of Erice, a visit to the salt pans (UNESCO world heritage site) and much more!

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DAY 4

Climb like nobody's watching

It's your last day of climbing, and you want to make the most out of it! Wake up early, eat your breakfast (we know you'll miss that too), and off to the next crags! Follow your local partner's advice in terms of the best spot to go according to the weather condition, and just enjoy the day! Accordingly to the needs of each of you, Cata will figure out the best thing to go for during your last day: deep water soloing, sport climbing or bouldering?

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DAY 5

Time to go home

Your last day you will get to climb Stardust Wall for the last time, enjoy your breakfast, and be transferred to the airport. It is time to head back home - yes, already!

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

Sicily, Italy

Sicily is an actual living paradise for climbers.

Sicily is an actual living paradise for climbers. There are a lot of beautiful crags, and the rock quality is extraordinary. Nature is still untouched, with the Mediterranean sea and golden tufas as protagonists. On top of that, every month of the year can be the optimal one to climb: from the summer period - in which it is awesome to climb at the rock's shadow and refresh in the sea after - to the winter one, with its traditional mild and super pleasant climate.

Sicily, Italy

Basecamp

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B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

What's Included

What's Included

3 full climbing days

4-night accommodation

All breakfasts

All dinners

Hot-tub (shared)

Outdoor bouldering gym

Crashpad rental

Airport A/R transfers

Transport to activities

Accident insurance

What's Not Included

All lunches and snacks

Climbing shoes

Flights A/R Palermo

Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

For this trip no minimum level is required. A certified climbing guide will be there for you throughout all the vacation's duration. For those who are new to rock climbing it will be the perfect occasion to approach the discipline and fall even more in love with it! Whereas for experts it will be a relevant opportunity to master their skills with the help of local professionals. All the experiences will happen right in the best crags of the island.

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we can not 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 to go outdoor alone. Contact us to organize 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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Reviews

The food, the climbing spots and the sights we were able to see were spectacular, and we had a wonderful time getting to know local climbers who shared with us a bit of their own lives in the process. I'm already looking forwards to the next trip we book!

Adrienne

It was truly an authentic experience of climbing , trying delicious Italian food and being greeted and welcomed by amazing people. I would recommend this trip to anyone and I can’t wait to do the next :)

Kenza

As a complete beginner, Mapo Tapo made me feel safe to explore new heights and challenge myself. It was amazing to try rock climbing in breath-taking spots where we were the only people there!

Ana

FAQs

No minimum level is required: Sicily has climbs for all grades and a certified guide will accompany you at all times!

The minimum number of bookings required is 3, and maximum 6.

Airport transfers and transfers to the activities/ crags are included in the trip price. You can also hire your own car (if you prefer) and park at the B&B.

Sport climbing, bouldering, and in summer maybe some deep water solo! The exact split will be decided according to the preferences of the group.

Dates

Italy - Ummari
October 22 - 26 2022

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October 29 - November 2 2022

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November 11 - 15 2022

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November 29 - December 3 2022

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December 13 - 17 2022

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December 29 2022 - January 2 2023

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April 6 - 10 2023

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June 21 - 25 2023

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July 12 - 16 2023

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July 26 - 30 2023

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August 12 - 16 2023

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August 23 - 27 2023

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September 13 - 17 2023

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September 27 - October 1 2023

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October 28 - November 1 2023

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November 8 - 12 2023

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December 13 - 17 2023

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SICILY BY THE SEA

Italy· October - December· 5 days

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