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Catania

SICILY ROCK AND FIRE


Rock Climbing

Category

7 Days

Duration

Open to all

Experience

Medium

Activity

From 1 to 6

Partecipants


What you'll do

How often do you get the chance of climbing on the slopes of an active Volcano? Sicily is renowned for its good food and amazing sea... now get ready to experience the Mediterranean Island from a less-known perspective, by exploring all the wild environments and unconventional climbing gems it has to offer. Mount Etna is Eastern Sicily's symbol: with its 3357 meters, it has a history of overlooking the city of Catania and its inhabitants. Its surroundings are home to a variety of unique environments and breath-taking sceneries for climbers. Climbing here means peeling off your fingers on basalt rock and appreciating the specific climbing movements that this rock entails... all while discovering the newly equipped crags!


Itinerary

Arrival in Catania. After getting settled at the local accommodation, we're off already to the first crag! We'll be exploring \"Salice\", a unique crag on the slopes of Mount Etna. In the evening the first taste of Catania's nightlife!
After a revitalizing breakfast, it's back to the crags again. You will explore and climb routes situated in a canyon of rock lava in the town of Linguaglossa. After climbing all day you'll be thirsty... enjoy an \"aperitivo\" with the group in the town of Aci Trezza, a quaint town of fishermen, famous for its sea stacks.
It's bouldering day!! The boulder area is located in a wide valley on the west side of Etna. The valley is scattered with blocks of sandstone of excellent quality, while the surrounding oak forest offers a suggestive environment. In the afternoon have a taste of products typical of the Bronte area (especially famous for the production of pistachios).
Tour of Etna! Departing from Catania we’ll reach the \"Sapieza Refuge\". A cable car will take us to 2600m, and a 3-hour walk to the summit begins. Compatibly with volcanic activity and weather conditions, we’ll reach the summit craters, see the lava front, and check out a cave of lava flow. The afternoon can be dedicated to typical Etnean wine tasting.
We head South! You will experience a change of scenery as we head towards Syracuse and climb in one of the local crags. A change of scenery requires a change of rock...you will be climbing on excellent limestone, a guarantee for all climbing levels. In the evening, it's back to Catania, in time to enjoy some typical street food in the lively historical center.
Last day of climbing! After breakfast, meet with your group for one last day of full-climbing in one of the crags surrounding the town of Buccheri. In the late afternoon have a taste of the local dishes with the group, and then it's off to Catania again, where you can enjoy a last night in the lively historical center.
Last breakfast together, departure from Catania, and time to go home - already, unfortunately!

What's included

Accident insurance
IFMGA Guide
Accommodation
Local transport
Fuel
Technical Gear
Welcome dinner
Breakfast
Flight
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Climbing Shoes
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks and drinks

Accomodations

Ostello Degli Elefanti


Ostello degli Elefanti is the most central hostel in Catania. It is located in a luxurious 17th-century palace built for one of Catania’s noble families. Here you’ll find rooms adorned with frescos and precious marble flooring. Beauty, comfort, and hospitality will accompany you in every moment of your stay.


Guides

Mirto

Mirto

Mirto is our local partner and your expert UIAGM alpine guide for the trip. Born and raised in Catania, he is definitely the one to turn to for a true off-the-beaten-track Sicilian experience.


Meeting point

37.506568515.0937378
Catania


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures confirmed with 3 people

March 2024
Wed
27 Mar
7:00 AM
Tue
2 Apr
4:00 PM

Almost Confirmed

2 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Thu
25 Apr
7:00 AM
Wed
1 May
7:00 AM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Wed
15 May
8:00 AM
Tue
21 May
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Mon
27 May
8:00 AM
Sun
2 Jun
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Mon
17 Jun
8:00 AM
Sun
23 Jun
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Mon
1 Jul
8:00 AM
Sun
7 Jul
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Wed
4 Sep
8:00 AM
Tue
10 Sep
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Mon
23 Sep
8:00 AM
Sun
29 Sep
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Mon
7 Oct
8:00 AM
Sun
13 Oct
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Mon
28 Oct
8:00 AM
Sun
3 Nov
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Mon
18 Nov
8:00 AM
Sun
24 Nov
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Mon
2 Dec
8:00 AM
Sun
8 Dec
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €
Sat
28 Dec
8:00 AM
Fri
3 Jan
5:00 PM

Planned

3 to confirm
Total
1250 €

From 1250 € / person