The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
Sicily is a picturesque island situated at the foot of Italy, with its own fascinating culture, ancient history and plenty of trails to embark on which offer breathtaking views. From the beaches to its mountains and historical sights, walking is definitely the best way to immerse yourself in this incredible island.
Our experienced leader will show you the many gems Sicily has to offer visitors, from the quaint towns to the quiet hillside villages and everything in between. Rambling up Mount Etna will no doubt be an important part of your trip. Here, you can follow ancient tracks that have been walked for centuries, through fields filled with flowers, where you can find castles perched on the hilltops.
This part of the world has an extensive history, which you can immerse yourself in when visiting Castiglione, which not only offers excellent terrain for walking but will reveal to you Sicily’s Roman, Greek and Arabic past.
Excursions to the fortified village of Castelmola will certainly be the highlight of some people’s trip, as you take in gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Ocean, gently lapping at the island’s shores. You can also enjoy a stimulating hike up Monte Veneretta, for lush greenery with intriguing villages along the way.
Open a door to the ancient world of Sicily and step out onto a sun drenched island rich in history and awe-inspiring natural wonders.
Mixes active sightseeing with short city or countryside walks. Any walks will take up to 2 hours and any ascents or descents will be taken at a leisurely pace. Some days of this holiday will be dedicated solely to sightseeing (or include an element of sightseeing). To enhance your experience, a knowledgeable local guide will accompany your small group for part (or the majority) of the holiday.
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is richly diverse, steeped in history with many sights and experiences not to be missed.
Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent.
These walks are in more remote areas such as Andorra or northern Portugal.
Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.