|This Self Drive in Sicily is ideal for families. Enjoy yours days with nature, adventure park, cooking lessons, coast to coast and more...Follow the Pino’s advice to discover Sicily in different ways. Visit our blog for general information about the island and the country. Discover Pino’s offers.|
1st Day - Catania Airport /Mascali ( 45 km )
Arrival at Catania airport and then take your car from the car hire office Sicily by Car. Drive to Catania area and overnight in the hotel.
2nd Day - HD Adventure Park ( 16 km)
In the morning, after breakfast, departure to the Adventure Etna Park in the pine forest of Scarbaglio Park. It consists in many canopy tours through passages among trees. The runs have various difficulties according to the age of the participants. The path is in complete autonomy and security, under the constant supervision and directions of instructors they will test your equilibrium, speed, the ability to overtake obstacles and the desire for adventure. Pino's Advice is to visit the village of Zafferana Etnea and tasting “Pizza Siciliana” to . Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
3rd Day - HD Coast to Coast ( 18 km)
Departure to Giardini Naxos. Sailing with boat and English guide staff for excursion coast to coast along the bay of Giardini-Naxos.After about 30 minutes of navigation you will arrive at Isola Bella (protect marine reserve): we will stop here for about an hour and visit various caves (Grotta Azzurra, cave of lovers ...). You can either swim (possibility to take the equipment for snorkeling) or just having sunbath into the boat. Drinks, fruit and various snacks will be offered on board.After a stop at Capotaormina Bay we will return to the harbor of Giardini Naxos, approximately at 12:30. Pino's advice is to taste the typical “granita” to . Pino's advice is to visit the Alcantara’s gorges and swim in its cold waters. Departure to the hotel and time for leisure. Dinner and overnight.
4° Day - FD The butterfly House & a journey to the Center of the Earth ( 26 km)
The tropical garden is located inside Monte Serra Natural Park with hundreds of butterflies and it is the greatest in southern Italy. We can observe them and discover their life cycle. In this beautiful area there are a lot of recreational facilities for families. Enjoy nature trails for trekking, use picnic areas with wooden tables and benches and relax aside the kids’ playground.Proceed to the Etna Museum (5 min. drive), a unique opportunity to discover how the world’s volcanoes work and how earthquakes are caused. Educational activities for experience eruptions. Etna and its history with myths, legends and natural features. Pino's Advice is to visit the Riviera dei Ciclopi (Acireale, Acitrezza e Acicastello) an attractive city of coastline. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight
5° Day - HD Mount Etna ( 32 km)
The highlights of the journey is the visit of Etna the greatest active volcano in Europe.In the morning, after the breakfast, drive to mount Etna, passing through citrus groves and beech woods up to around 1900m to admire the out craters “Silvestri’’. Pino's advice is to go up to 2.900 Mt. with cableway and the jeep in order to live the most unforgettable experience “like to be on the moon”, and admire a stunning panorama. Pino's advice is to visit along the way the farm for the production of the honey at . Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
6° Day - FD Etnaland ( 49 km)
Pack your swimsuits, water shoes, sunscreen and goggles as we experience the islands largest water theme park. Pino's advice is to visit "Il Castagno dei 100 Cavalli" one of the most important and oldest tree in Italy. Pino's advice is to have a lunch to and to taste the famous mushroom soup. Return to the hotel.
7° Day - FD Circumetnea train and Organic farm
Drive to the train station: 15 minutes .Today, after the breakfast, we take the train from Giarre to Randazzo (1 hour), around the Etna’s slopes to admire the small surrounding villages as well as the breathtaking landscape. Arrival in Randazzo and visit f the medieval town built using dark lava stones. Proceed by jeep 4x4 to discover the country life in an organic farm. Educational courses suitable for families to discover the activities of the rural world. Great importance is given to the land and its fruits, through which we want to convey that set of values and traditions that distinguish the country life. Tasting of local and organic products. Horse ride in the farm. Pino's advice is taste the Sicilian sweets of Randazzo at . Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
8° Day-Catania ( 45 km)
Departure to the airport of Catania. Please, take your car back to the car hire office “Sicily by car”. Go to the terminal and have a nice flight back home!
The type of hired car is automatically chosen according to the number of people.
Exemple: 2/3 pax category C; 4 pax category F
The hotels booked for Self-drive are in 3&4 stars hotel category, in a standard double room breakfast included. The hotels will be chosen among the hotels below or similar.
Days : 8 | Nights : 7