|28 Sep - 04 Oct||
Enjoy shorter swim distances in the warm waters of the Aeolian Islands - thread between volcanic landscapes and discover outcrops and islets off Sicily’s north coast
Explore a region's history entangled with local myths and legends, while based on the southernmost island of Vulcano
It's not just swimming! Enjoy relaxing mud baths, dip in hot springs and soak up a little post-swim R&R after a salty day in the Tyrrhenian Sea
The Aeolian Islands are a group of volcanic islands lying off Sicily’s north coast featuring a wealth of history entangled with myths and legends.
Accessible by boat from the port of Milazzo, the seven islands making up the archipelago are beautifully wild and rocky, and some have active volcanoes. This includes Stromboli, the northernmost island and Vulcano the southernmost island on which we are based. The islands feature some of the best swim locations in the Mediterranean. The Aeolian islands are rugged with steep cliffs, deep caverns, black sand, and submarine volcanoes! Pretty whitewashed traditional houses abound on these islands, constructed from local building materials—stone, lava, and pumice.
If you would like to explore this part of the world, but are looking for slightly longer swimming distances, please check out our Aeolian Islands Sicily trip.
Who is this trip for?
This trip of short swims is designed for Swimmers who enjoy coastal swims and relish the opportunity to explore crystal clear waters and spectacular vistas and wildlife, both above and below the water.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 1.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 3km.
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
This SwimTrek holiday surpassed all my expectations, plus all my trepidations about swimming in the sea have been dissipated thanks to the support of the SwimTrek guides Francesco and Edmondo.Louise O, UK - 2023
Outstanding support from guides with excellent coaching sessionLaura V, UK - 2023
What a wonderful experience to circle volcanoes in the seaHelen H, Switzerland - 2023
Swimming in Sicily was absolutely magical - the water was warm and incredibly clear, the geology was awe-inspiring, and the island villages were delightful.Karen W, USA - 2022
My compliments to the guides and boat crew for an unforgettable experience!Elisa VDH, Netherlands - 2022
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