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A walking guidebook with 46 graded routes in Sicily, including the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains, the Egadi and Aeolian islands and Mount Etna. Most walks take 3-4 hours, plus some short easy strolls as well as long mountain traverses. Interesting varied terrain, including river valleys, coastal walks, ancient ruins, volcanoes and mountain peaks.
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This guidebook includes 46 walks throughout Sicily and the adjoining Aeolian and Egadi Islands. Sicily’s stunning range of scenery, combined with its Mediterranean climate, good transport and age-old pathways make it the ideal walking destination. This guidebook leads walkers along river valleys, past ancient ruins and up to volcanoes and mountain peaks. The walking includes Mount Etna, the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains and the Egadi and Aeolian islands.
This guidebook combines detailed route description and mapping with fascinating insight into the history and geology of Sicily and the many points of interest along the way. Whether the active volcanic rumblings of Stromboli, or elaborate coastal forts, to prehistoric cave paintings; Sicily is home to some of Europe's greatest natural and historical wonders.
There are both short and long distance routes that range from 3 to 23km in length so there is a route to suit all abilities. The routes vary considerably due to the terrain covered in each walk and are graded from 1 to 3. Grade 1 refers to an easy stroll that is suitable for all, Grade 2 is a little strenuous with reasonable distances and/or climbs and drops involved which require a basic level of fitness and Grade 3 is akin to an alpine trek. The latter may involve occasional problems with orientation as well as exposed or particularly arduous stretches so some experience and extra care is recommended along with suitable equipment.
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|Walking and Maps|
|Parks, Reserves and Protected Areas|
|When to Go|
|What to Take|
|Travelling Around Sicily|
|Food and Drink|
|Flowers and Trees|
|The Northeast Coast|
|1 Taormina and the Castello Saraceno|
|The Alcantara River Valley|
|3 Monte Mojo|
|4 Francavilla and the River|
|5 The Craters of Monte Silvestri|
|6 Monte Nero degli Zappini Loop|
|7 Schiena dell’Asino|
|8 The Monti Sartorio Circuit|
|9 Monte Nero Circuit and Grotta dei Lamponi|
|10 Monte Etna: The North–South Traverse|
|Monti Iblei and the Southeast Corner|
|11 Wondrous Pantalica and its Necropolises|
|12 The Pantalica River Walk|
|13 Cava Grande del Cassibile|
|14 Noto Antica|
|15 Riserva Naturale di Vendicari|
|16 Isola delle Correnti|
|17 Cava d’Ispica|
|Antiquities in the West|
|18 The White Cliffs of Eraclea Minoa|
|19 The Stones of Selinunte|
|20 Mozia and its Lagoon|
|Le Isole Egadi (Egadi Islands)|
|21 Favignana by Bicycle|
|22 Levanzo and its Cave Paintings|
|23 Marettimo’s Coastal Path|
|24 Marettimo’s High Level Circuit|
|The Glorious Northwest|
|25 Marvellous Medieval Erice|
|26 Riserva Naturale di Monte Cofano|
|27 Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro|
|28 Palermo’s Monte Pellegrino|
|29 Monte Iato|
|30 Piana degli Albanesi|
|31 Bosco della Ficuzza|
|32 Rocca Busambra|
|Le Madonie (Madonie Mountains)|
|33 Cefalù and its Rocca|
|34 Isnello to Gratteri|
|35 Pizzo Carbonara|
|36 Piano Cervi|
|37 Vallone Madonna degli Angeli|
|38 Piano Sempria Sentiero Natura|
|I Nebrodi (Nebrodi Mountains)|
|39 Biviere di Cesarò|
|40 Floresta to Randazzo|
|Le Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)|
|41 Vulcano’s Gran Cratere|
|42 Lipari’s Castello and Southern Headlands|
|43 Lipari’s San Calogero Spa|
|44 Salina’s Monte Fossa delle Felci|
|45 Stromboli – Ascent to the Volcano|
|46 Stromboli Loop|
|Appendix I Italian–English Glossary|
|Appendix II Further Reading|