Cycle tour Lipari Islands - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Milazzo
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 80 km/50 mi
  • Distance per day:
    15-25 km / 9-16 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat to hilly, 0 ft to 1967 ft
  • Profile:
    Country and small side roads, partly with traffic

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board (no dinner in Salina and Milazzo). In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Cycle tour Lipari Islands

Island hopping with MS Sundial from 1390 €

The Tour

Cycle tour Lipari Islands

Southern Italy, sun, sea, good food, volcanoes and a picturesque landscape - if you want to discover the Aeolian Islands, this Bike & Boat tour "Bike Tour Aeolian Islands" is the perfect choice! Our tour on board the sailing and motor gulet MS Sundial is an ideal mix of relaxation and activity. You’ll discover the volcanic islands, their breathtaking landscapes, bays and small villages by bike or on foot. In between you can relax on board and enjoy the Italian dolce vita, as well as the views across the sea and the Aeolian Islands. This tour is only suitable for experienced cyclists. You’ll find details about the sailing and motor gulet MS Sundial here.

Cycle tour Lipari Islands - Stromboli
 

Day 1 Arrival in Catania
Group transfer at 3.30 pm from Catania airport to Milazzo. Embarkation from 6 pm in Castellammare di Stabia. Savour your first dinner on board the Gulet Sundial. 

Day 2 Cycle tour to Capo di Milazzo, approx. 15 km/9 mi
Today's stage will take you to the Venus Lagoon, an enchanted place with turquoise-blue shimmering water, separated from the open sea by lava rocks.

Day 3 Boat trip, cycle tour on Vulcano, approx. 20 km/ 12 mi
Bike tour through the breathtaking landscape on the island of Vulcano, also known as the "sulfur island".

Day 4 Boat trip, Stromboli, hiking tour, approx. 3 1/2 hours
Enjoy the boat trip along the small volcanic islands Lisca Bianca, Bottara, Dattilo and Panarea. On Stromboli, you’ll hike up a hill to marvel at the volcanic eruptions at dusk.

Day 5 Boat trip, Panarea, hiking tour, 2 1/2 hours, Salina
On foot, you’ll also explore the small village of Panarea and Drautto Beach with its prehistoric settlement. Explore the small harbor town on Salina in the evening.

Day 6 Cycle tour on Salina, approx. 20 km/12 mi + boat trip
You’ll cycle across the island of Salina to Pollara, a lookout point on the west coast. Boat trip to Lipari.

Day 7 Lipari, cycle tour, approx. 25 km/ 16 mi, boat trip
Bike tour along the wonderful coast of Lipari. After you have explored the historical center of Lipari, you will take the boat back to Milazzo.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your cycle tour Lipari Islands ends. Disembarkation until 9 am, group transfer to the airport at around 12 noon.

 
 
Info/booking
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Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Gulet Sundial.

Included in "Cycle tour Lipari Islands":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x lunch, 5 x dinner picnic or on board - no dinner in Salina and Milazzo)
  • water included with meals
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed
  • guided cycle tours in english
  • harbour dutie
  • transfer from/to the Airport of Catania
  • optional rental bike
  • optional rental helmet

Accomodation:

  • 6 outside cabins, approx. 8 sqm (86 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • windows can be opend
  • individually adjustable air conditioner

Rental bicyles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 24-speed gearboxes. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    cancelled!
  • Minimum number of participants: 6. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 22 days prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

15.05. - 12.06.:

  • 1390 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 2090 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy

28.08. - 25.09.:

  • 1490 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 2190 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  •      90 EUR rental bike
  •    195 EUR e-bike
  •      15 EUR rental helmet
  •      50 EUR lactose/gluten-free meals

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Arrival by car:
    A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway to Villa San Giovanni. There, you take the ferry to Messina. From Messina take A18 motorway to Catania.
    In Catania it is advisable to park the car in a guarded parking lot. From there, take a cab to the airport and use the included transfer from the airport to the ferry terminal.
     
  • Arrival by train:
    Train station Catania, aprox. 8,5 km / 5 mi distance to the airport. We recommend taking a cab from the airport to the ship's landing, which is about 8.5 km away.
    Train station Milazzo, aprox. 3,5 km / 2 mi distance to the harbour. We recommend to take a cab directly to the ship.
     
  • Arrival by airplane:
    Catania airport, there transfer (incl.) to the ship's landing.
  • Transfer Naples - Castellamare di Stabia (incl.)
    Airport Catania- port, return trip
    The transfer must be specified at the time of booking.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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