Hiking in Sicily

Coastal and Mountain Hikes, Greek and Roman Ruins

Client Comments

This trip was terrific, a great mix of outdoors and archaeology. The hotels were charming, the food delicious, and the sites amazing. Hiking through Sicily (and Mt. Etna!) was great!
— Marlaine L., Princeton, NJ
This was an amazing trip. From diamond-in-the-rough Palermo to the jewel that is Taormina and the great variety of architecture, culture, and landscape in between, Sicily is full of surprises. The three all-Sicilian guides added enormously to the experience and deepened our understanding of this complicated culture.
— Marilyn O., Tampa, FL
All lodging, food, and drink were excellent and perfectly selected for each location. I feel like I personally sampled many aspects of the complex history and rich culture of Sicily.
— Eric O., Tampa, FL
This was one of the best organized trips we’ve done. The leaders were very good and the group meshed well. We felt like we saw a tremendous amount of Sicily in our visit and came away with a solid understanding of the island and the multiple cultures.
— Dan B., Oakland, CA
An excellent trip. We were not expecting such wonderful food and hospitality—a wonderful bonus!
— Cindy H., Santa Rosa, CA
I cannot say enough how wonderful in every way this trip experience was! And our leaders were the icing on the cake! They both were on top of every aspect, looking after every detail and also anticipating what might be needed.
— Terri L., Westminster, CO
The trip was an amazing introduction to the island and its culture, introducing us to a range of environments, cultural events, archaeological sites and historically significant areas throughout Sicily. The food was consistently wonderful and we sampled many lovely Sicilian wines.
— Claire G., Seattle, WA
The beauty, archaeological history, food, and wines of Sicily were so much more than I envisioned. We were blessed with glorious views, wildflowers, picnics, dinners, historical sites of wonder. The fellow participants were almost as wonderful as the stellar guides. I loved this tour!
— Julie L., La Mesa, CA
Terrific itinerary. Nice mix of history, sights, and hiking. Great towns, woonderful restaurants, and great hotels, each getting better and better as the trip went on. Wonderful!
— Barry R., Highland Park, IL
I am recommending this trip to friends for next October—I'll tell them to reserve early because I am sure word of mouth will result in an early sell-out. I can't think of a thing that would improve this trip. I will never forget climbing (and descending) Mt. Etna!
— Carol W., San Francisco, CA
I selected this trip to learn and experience the Sicilian culture and food. My expectations were exceeded! Excellent trip leaders and fellow travelers.
— Elaine W., Seattle, WA
What a gorgeous country, what amazing wildflowers, what fresh and varied food and wine! National parks and museums, archaeological sites and historic sites, a Greek play in a Greek amphitheater, back roads and seaside boulevards, beach towns and Roman villas, luncheons on country estates, elegant picnics at the trail’s end, dinners in romantic settings...lovely trip! We had a great overview of Sicily with lots of opportunities to see into the past and the present, the natural world and the cultural treasures, the farms and the cities. Our leaders gave us insights and introductions to people with whom we would never otherwise have made contact. They spoiled us with good food and lovely hotels, and guarded our safety and experiences to make sure we never had to worry about ANYTHING on the trip.
— Lynn M., Great Falls, VA
The guides were constantly aware of and offered extra cultural and nature opportunities. The hotels were charming and representative of the towns we visited. Food was excellent, represented the local specialities, and menus varied with lots of opportunities for individual choices and close attention paid to client special needs. The picnics were fantastic!
— Carol M., Lafayette, CA
We really enjoyed Sicily—the scenery, food, hikes, and guides were top notch.
— Carol L., Kalispell, MT
The chemistry between our three guides was good, each complementing the other, making the trip fun and lighthearted. They made us feel welcomed in Italy and were eager to share their love of the island, its people, and the beauty of this ancient land.
— Pierre J., Fountain Hills, AZ
Fantastic trip! Sebastiano, Francesco, and Tania did a great job. We loved the local foods, the wines, and the people, and felt we really got to experience Sicily. And we had a very nice group of fellow travelers!
— Mary C., Dallas, TX
I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to walk and experience Sicily in an up close and personal way. The three trip leaders made this happen.
— Paul M., Olney, MD
Probably the best trip I've been on! Sicily was a wonderful surprise.
— Don M., Atlanta, GA
This was an incredible introduction to Sicily. We covered so much of the island, the hikes were all so different, it was a perfect blend of hiking and cultural activities.
— Margaret K., San Francisco, CA
The absolute key to the success of the trip was the leaders, Sebastiano, Lisa, and Tania. They were just superb in every way. We were briefed on the next day's itinerary every evening during the excellent dinners and they were thoroughly professional, knowledgable, and accommodating.
— Tom G., Los Altos, CA
This trip provided a wonderful sampler of Sicily and Sicilian life, past and present. Throughout our trip, the food was exceptional—the best in all of Italy!
— Johanna S., Sunnyvale, CA
A wonderful way to experience Sicily—everything from ancient Greek and Roman sites, medieval churches, and natural phenomena such as Mt. Etna to tasty fresh fish and pasta dishes accompanied by excellent Sicilian wines.
— Jane S., Albuquerque, NM
This is a really fun trip with lots of good food and wine as well as some very nice hiking.
— Pam M., La Jolla, CA
We had a wonderful time. Sicily was fantastic and our enjoyment was enhanced by our three guides.
— Walter and Anneliese B., Toronto, Ontario
Simply put, this was the best trip ever. The deliberate balance of exercise, education, and culinary extravaganzas made each day a feast for the eyes, minds, and bodies.
— Sandy C., Haverford, PA
Ones world expands through travel in many ways, but I think the best medium of that expansion is new friends. Group travel opens that door so that luck can take a hand. Like your trip leaders, the group of clients you attract is exceptional in our experience. We have made some of our best friends while traveling on WT trips. and we continue to travel with them often. Thank-you is in order.
— Jon R., Hillsborough, CA
Everything was well orchestrated, controlled, and managed, the hotels were very good to excellent, and the meals were extremely good.
— David C., New York, NY
Sicily is quite an amazing destination, and we were very happy to experience it through this fine itinerary with these excellent guides.
— Pam W., Minneapolis, MN
We really felt we saw Sicily and learned a lot about its very rich history. The local guides were excellent, the restaurants were wonderful, and Sebastiano and Francesco obviously cared deeply that we had a fun and memorable trip.
— Edie L., Dallas, TX
I loved the trip, and the balance of city/cultural activities with outdoor/hiking activities was exactly what I expected.
— Eleanor S., Kingstone, ON
Fantastic trip. Good itinerary, wonderful guides, generous with extras such as espressos at every stop.
— Joselyn B., Caspar, CA
I had high hopes for Sicily, though unsure how it would compare to previous Italian trips. It exceeded all expectations by far. One of my most favorite trips.
— Larry E., Chicago, IL
This was a wonderful trip. The places visited were terrific, and the leaders, in particular, made everything worthwhile by their knowledge of the place, their flexibility, and their great sense of humor.
— Bettina R., Santa Clara, CA
This was a fantastic trip for both of us. We loved the blend of experiences that could only be possible on a WT trip, such as sit-down meals, picnics, a walk followed by a superb lunch at a winery, tour and dinner with a baron in Siracuse, wading in the sea, touring ancient sites. Each trip we have been on with Wilderness Travel has exceeded our expectations. This trip stands out even more so.
— Bob and Shirley B., Ennis, MT
Well designed and well run. I especially loved the hikes, and the enthusiasm of the guides was very contagious.
— John R., Baltimore, MD
It was magical—the beauty of Sicily and hiking through the countryside.
— Barbara Q., Oakdale, NY
We had a wonderful time. I felt I had been able to see and experience the ‘real’ Sicily.
— Diane C., Manchester, MO
We enjoyed every minute!
— Heidi M., Brevard, NC
Best trip ever! I loved the small group size with two trip leaders—it allowed for great flexibility.
— Gail B., Larchmont, NY
A wonderful trip with interesting, capable, and kind leaders. We had a great time!
— Susan W., Portland, OR
I must say this was the best vacation that I have ever experienced.
— Tray B., Chadds Ford, PA
Terrific throughout. Our guides were the absolute best. Bravissimi!
— Edy and Michael D., Portland, OR

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