A panoramic view of an Aeolian island
A panoramic view of an Aeolian island

Our Sicily Hiking Tours

Land of Earth, Fire and Great Hospitality: Beautiful Sicily

In a hiking holiday in Sicily you'll find a humanity that overflows with beauty, pours it generously like the ash that the great mother Etna gives to the earth, making it fertile and warm. You have the sea and the land, the mountains and the islands, the polished and classic beauty and the rustic, ancient charm. 


Sicily is a land of infinite colors and countless influences – Byzantines and Normans, Arabians and Spanish – they were and still are all here, in the architecture and the cuisine, the dialects and the rituals. 

The archaeological park Valley of the Temples in sicily


From the temples of Agrigento to the rugged peaks of the Madonie, from the bustling markets of Palermo to the lunar landscape of the Aeolian islands, Sicily is a land of many lands – and yet, it feels perfectly whole.

Top Trips

Magna Via Francigena


From Palermo to Agrigento
Palermo Sicily view of palaces at sunset

A journey hiking in Sicily and through its people - from the bustling streets of Palermo to the ancient temples of Agrigento, traversing places essential to Sicily's identity, both well-known and those deserving of discovery. From Corleone to Prizzi, a town that has been revitalized and repopulated (including by the younger generation) thanks to the trail, which has made hospitality an integral part of its renaissance.

Our trip on Magna Via Francigena

Aeolian Islands


Islands of water and fire
sicily aeolian islands seaview

Mount Etna, and then Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, and its Sciara del Fuoco: a journey between sea and fire, starting from Lipari and concluding with Sicily's most famous volcano. This hiking trip takes you to the discovery of the Aeolian Islands, each a unique combination of elements, each with its own story and identity. It's a journey to uncover the warmest soul of Sicily, the one where lava flows beneath its surface.

Our trip in the Aeolian Islands 

Madonie, mountains of Sicily


The unseen side of Sicily
sicily mountains of madonie

The Madonie represent an alternative Sicily, the rocky and earthy part of this region, characterized by perched villages and countryside – where gardens and olive groves are cultivated, and almonds, figs, and hazelnuts are produced. As you enjoy this self-guided walking holiday, you'll frequently encounter beautiful views of central Sicily, Mount Etna, Cefalù, and its sea.

Our trip in Madonie

What's a Self-Guided tour?


Sicily, at your pace
Young woman walking alone on the Etna Volcano Sicily

All our hiking trips in Sicily are self-guided, meaning you can enjoy them at your own pace, without a group or guide, but with our logistical support and detailed documentation to guide you at every step. We take care of your luggage to ensure you travel light, book your accommodations, and provide maps and a customized app.

Find out more in this article on our blog

Highlights

  • Aeolian Islands: Experience the enchantment of the Aeolian Islands, with their breathtaking volcanic landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and trails offering unique panoramic views.
  • Magna Via Francigena: Walk the Magna Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrimage route across Sicily, discovering rural landscapes and cultural riches.
  • Madonie Mountains: Explore the Madonie Mountains, a trekking paradise, with paths through pristine nature and views over the Sicilian hills.
  • Diverse Natural Experiences: Enjoy the diversity of Sicilian landscapes, from coasts to mountains, through forests, nature reserves, and picturesque villages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sicily difficult to explore?

Our Sicily walking tour adapt well to different training levels, but all of them do require some stability and adaptability to difficult terrains. We highly suggest that you check the trip page of the trip you are specifically interested in to make sure it fits your walking level and needs. 

What is the best time to embark on a walking trip in Sicily?

Spring (April-June) and autumn (September-October) are ideal times for these regions, thanks to the pleasant weather and fewer crowds. November is generally still nice, with warm temperatures. Summer can be very hot and is generally very busy and is not suggested. 

What kind of landscapes can I expect while hiking in Sicily?

It depends on the kind of walking holiday that you choose - the Magna VIa Francigena runs across inland Sicily, through small villages and community, a great walking journey through the rural side of the island. The Aeolian Islands tour features the beautiful volcanic archipelago and Taormina. If the hidea of hiking the mountains of Sicily sounds exciting to you, then we'd suggest the Madonie. 

How do I book a walking holiday in Sicily?

If you've got your eye on a Sicily hiking tour that ticks all your boxes, you have two options.

You can book your trip by: 

1. Sending us an email at info@sloways.eu or giving us a call on (+39) 0552340736. We'll ask for some basic information about your trip, such as the number of people traveling, your preferred departure date, and any special requests you may have.

2. Using our online calculator to receive a provisional price for your chosen tour. You'll find it on each trip page. If you're happy with the estimate, send a request to our office and we will respond to proceed with the reservation. The final price of your trip will be confirmed once we've checked hotel availability.

What kind of accommodations can I expect along the hiking trails of Sicily?

We provide accommodations in B&Bs, farmhouses, and 3-star hotels, all with private rooms and bathrooms. These accommodations blend comfort with authenticity, allowing you to fully immerse in the Italian walking trip experience

Are tour guides available when hiking in Sicily?

All our Sicily packages are self-guided holidays, which means there is no group or guide. Travelers go on their own adventures through the region using detailed documentation provided by our experts. We'll take care of the logistics of your trip, though, including booking your accommodation and transporting your luggage

Our trips

Book with SloWays

Say 'yes' to the call to adventure and embark on our self-guided hiking holiday in Sicily. 

We believe hiking tours are the best way to experience Europe and here are just a few reasons why you should book one with SloWays:

 

  • Satisfied customers: Our holidays come highly rated on  Feefo, where you can read about some of the fantastic getaways holidaymakers have experienced with us.
  • Sustainable travel: Sustainability is at the heart of every hiking tour we offer and we're always looking for low-impact ways of traveling – that's why we're Travelife Certified. 
  • SloWays expertise: With  over 20 years of experience designing fantastic walking trips under our belt, we know what walkers want and always deliver.
  • Sensational experiences: Comfy accommodations, detailed itineraries, and customizable holiday packages are crafted to show you everything the region has to offer. 

Your next walking adventure is waiting. Contact us today to get started on your booking.


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