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Sicily and the Aeolian Islands by Bike + Boat

Biking and hiking in the world of volcanoes



Tour profile: Level 2-3

The cycling and hiking tours involve larger and more challenging climbs. A certain basic level of fitness is therefore required. You will do the tours in a group, accompanied by an experienced tour guide. However, there is also the possibility to do the tours on your own.

Day 1: Milazzo

Individual arrival in Milazzo. At 6 pm embarkation begins at the port including welcome drink and presentation of the itinerary.

Day 2: Milazzo, approx. 15 km

The first bike ride today will take you from Milazzo to Capo die Milazzo, where there is the possibility to swim in the naturally formed sea basin "Venus Basin". Back in town there will be time to visit the castle and the historic center.

Day 3: Milazzo – Vulcano, approx. 20 km

Today the Sundial sets course for the island of Vulcano, which lives up to its name. By bicycle you will explore the hinterland and the village of Piano. In the afternoon you have free time: hike to the crater of Vulcano della Fossa, take a bath in the sulfur mud or swim in the sea between bubbling fumalores.

Day 4: Vulcano – Panarea – Stromboli, Hike approx. 3,5h

After breakfast you will head to the smallest of the Lipari Islands: Panarea. Out of the way, the Sundial will make small stops on the mini-islands of Lisca Bianca, Bottara and Dattilo to give you the opportunity for a jump into the clear sea. After a lunch break on Panarea you sail on to Stromboli. From the water you will have a beautiful view of the famous "fire slide", over which lava flows from the crater of the volcano again and again. In the late afternoon, you will take a hike to a beautiful viewpoint where you will enjoy a picnic dinner together. Today you will spend the night in a sheltered hostel near Stromboli.

Day 5: Stromboli – Panarea – Salina, Hike approx. 3h

After breakfast, you will head back to Panarea for a hike that will take you along the beach to the village of Drautto. After a picnic lunch at noon, you will return aboard the Sundial and cross over to the island of Salina.

Day 6: Salina – Lipari, approx. 20 km

You will start the day with a bike ride across the island of Salina. From Santa Marina you will go to Pollara, a historical village with a fantastic view over the island. Then you will cycle to the southernmost point of Salina, Punta Lingua. After the bike ride, the Sundial will take you to the island of Lipari, whose namesake village you can explore in the evening.

Day 7: Lipari – Milazzo, approx. 25 km

Today the tour will take you along the beautiful coast of Lipari to the panoramic point Quattrocchi, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch. Back in Lipari, you will have time to explore the center before returning to Milazzo by boat. In Milazzo you will spend the last night of your trip aboard the Sundial.

Day 8: Milazzo

Disembarkation after breakfast from 9 am and individual departure.


Please bear in mind that the ship is both your hotel and a machine that needs to be maintained and operated - both during the day and at night. Operational noises are therefore unavoidable.

We reserve the right to make changes to the travel program for nautical, technical, meteorological or other unforeseen reasons.


  • 7 nights, air conditioned cabin

  • Full board (7x breakfast, packed lunch, 6x three-course dinner)

  • Coffee and tea on board

  • 1 water bottle (0,5l) per person for lunch and 1 water carafe per table for dinner

  • Welcome drink

  • Use of bed linen and towels

  • Daily cabin cleaning

  • Daily program meetings

  • Fully guided bike and walking tours

  • Detailed maps 1x per cabin

  • Digital travel information

  • GPS tracks

  • Rental helmet

  • Port fees

  • WLAN

  • For the environment’s benefit: the CO2 emitted during this trip will be compensated through the non-profit organization Justdiggit

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
      10.05. - 17.05.25
      17.05. - 24.05.25
      24.05. - 31.05.25
      31.05. - 07.06.25
      07.06. - 14.06.25
      14.06. - 21.06.25
      06.09. - 13.09.25
      13.09. - 20.09.25
      20.09. - 27.09.25
      27.09. - 04.10.25
      04.10. - 11.10.25
      11.10. - 18.10.25
      18.10. - 25.10.25


    Bikes and Equipment
    24-speed Trekkingbike 91
    E-Bike 245
    Rental helmet included
    Insurance trekking-/E-Bike 14/28

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR


    Welcome on board of SUNDIAL !

    The motor ship Sundial was renovated in 2012 and promises a cozy atmosphere. The Turkish gulet was made of mahogany and pine wood and has 6 double cabins. The ship has a tastefully decorated interior and is fully air-conditioned. A relaxation area on the sundeck, covered with beach mats, invites you to relax. Let yourself be spoiled by the excellent on-board catering, which will make your trip a unique experience with Italian dishes!

    Technical Data

    Length: 24,50 m
    Width: 6,25 m
    Cabins: 6
    Capacity: max. 12 passengers


    The 6 double cabins are equipped with toilets and shower and offer enough space for your luggage.


    Full board: Breakfast, Lunch package or Lunch on board, Dinner

    Languages on board

    English and Italian


    Rental-Bicycles & equipment

    The following bikes are available for rental:

    • UNISEX-touring/trekking bicycles with a comfortable, deep entrance and 7-or 8-speed-hub circuit with hand pedal brake, as well as paniers.
    • E-Bikes
    • Other bikes: children’s bike, tandem, children’s seat, bikes with back pedal... on request

    Electric bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We provide you with modern quality e-bikes with 7- or 8-speed hub gears and step-by-step selectable assistance for pedalling power. The range of the battery depends on the support level, riding style, body weight and terrain.

    IMPORTANT: book early, because of limited capacity!

    Bicycle breakdowns

    Breakdowns can happen, also when bikes are well serviced and maintained. Flats can be fixed by yourself. If there’s a difficult repair you may call the local representative. Please don’t get any repairs done on the bike without informing the tour operator/local representative and their approval.

    Bringing of own bikes

    Bringing your own bicycles is not possible on this trip! Exceptions may be made for special bikes but only after arrangement and confirmation!


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Catania

    Additional information

    Due to lack of space it is not possible to bring your own bike on this tour!


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