Day 1: Arrival in Milazzo
Meet at 3:30 at Catania airport and then transfer to Milazzo harbor. You will embark on the boat at 6:00pm at the Marina di Nettuno in Milazzo, after which you will enjoy a welcome drink, dinner, and presentation of the program.
Overnight at port of Milazzo
Day 2: Milazzo (9 miles/14 km, +/- 328ft elevation)
Departure by bike to reach Capo Milazzo (Milazzo Cape). You'll have the 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.
Overnight at port in Milazzo
Day 3: Vulcano (11 miles/18 km, +/- 1328ft elevation)
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, an 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 sulfur beach of the island, you can swing among underwater fumaroles. Dinner on board.
Overnight in port in Vulcano
Day 4: Panarea – Stromboli (3 1/2 hours walking, +/- 1328ft elevation)
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 vapors 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 400 meters above sea level to admire the volcanic explosions at dusk. Picnic dinner in a nice panoramic point.
Overnight at a roadstead* in Stromboli
Day 5: Stromboli – Panarea (2 1/2 hours flat walking) – 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; you are free for dinner in Salina.
Overnight in port in Salina
Day 6: Salina – Lipari (14 miles/22 km, +/- 984ft elevation)
Departure from the port and a great trip in the interior of 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 the lake of Lingua and Pollara, with the possibility to taste the very good "granita" of Alfredo. Return on board and navigation to Lipari. You can stroll around the charming village with its shops and restaurants. Dinner in port of Lipari.
Overnight in the port of Lipari
Day 7: Lipari (16 miles/25 km, +/- 1967ft elevation)
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 center rich in shops and restaurants. Return to the caique. Navigation up to Milazzo. You are free for dinner in Milazzo.
Overnight in the port of Milazzo
Day 8: Departure
Disembark at 9:00am and collective transfer to Catania airport. The transfer should arrive to the airport around 12:00 pm. End of the services.
The captain and the guide reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind, sea and weather conditions or organizational requirements.
*The boat will be docked in port 6 nights of this tour. 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.