Sicily offers some fabulous walking over varied terrain and unspoilt landscapes. Its mild climate favours walking in the Spring and the Autumn – at times you would not consider booking a walking holiday in Northern Europe. The scenery is often spectacular and our guests often remark on the sheer variety of it all. And of course, the abundance of good food and wine in Sicily means that you are well looked after at the end of the day.
Joining us on one of our expert-led tours with a small group of like-minded people and we can guarantee you a fantastic activity holiday. Listed below are a selection of the walking tours we run:
One of the classic Sicily walking routes, our journey takes us on a continuous path from the centre of the island near the town of Enna to the coast near Cefalù passing through some of Sicily’s wildest and most rugged countryside.
Difficulty: medium Suitable for walkers who are comfortable doing 10km/day on uneven ground. Some of the footpaths are poorly defined, meaning that the going underfoot can be difficult at times.
The Aeolian islands offer some of Sicily’s most amazing walking. The seven islands that make up the archipelago each have very different characters making for varied and interesting walking.
Difficulty: medium/hard Suitable for experienced walkers who are comfortable with some steep climbs. The going underfoot is often rocky and uneven.
One of our most popular Sicily walking holidays, our Walking in Eastern Sicily tour combines some spectacular scenery with intriguing towns and villages and walking among some of the most beautiful mountains in the Mediterranean
Difficulty: easy/medium This is our easiest walking holiday, suitable for anyone comfortable doing 6km day.
Your questions answered
When is the best time to go on a walking holiday in Sicily?
May is usually a lovely month in Sicily – with mild day-time temperatures and cool evenings. October too, can be a good month for walking – often with drier days than the Spring.
What’s the difference between a “walking” holiday, a “trekking” holiday and a “hiking” holiday?
The difference is essentially semantic. In Britain we usually refer to these types of holidays as “walking” holidays, but in the States it is more common to refer to the activity as “trekking” or “hiking”. It British English there is no connotation of a “walking holiday” being any more or less difficult than a “trekking holiday”.
How will I know if it is the right grade for me?
The grading is described on each of the pages. If you are unsure, please get in touch with the office before booking.
Do I have to carry my luggage?
No, your luggage will be carried for you in our minibus – leaving you free to enjoy the scenery.
Can I join the tour on my own?
Absolutely. We are keen to welcome single travellers on all our walking tours.
And, of course, if you have any further questions, just get in touch and we’ll only be too pleased to help you.