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Sicily: Roccia, sole, mare e tanto d'italianità

Italy - Europe

Sizilien - Sicily San Vito lo Capo
24.02 - 03.03.2024
Many connect with Sicily only the mafia, the Etna or Ragusa. However, the largest island in the Mediterranean has much more to offer. From Palermo, the capital and to Trapani, the most beautiful rock formations are scattered along the coast and inland like a string of pearls strung together.
We visit the numerous areas around the tourist town of San Vito lo Capo, which belongs to the climbers alone in the mid season - the best climbing time. And the Sicilian cuisine spoils us with delicacies for every taste - pasta, pesce e pasticceria, espresso and dolci! The beach of San Vito lo Capo with its crystal clear, turquoise blue sea was voted the most beautiful beach in Italy in 2011.

Your advantages at a glance:

- Visit the most beautiful climbing areas on the island of Sicily around San Vito lo Capo
- 7 days of climbing by the sea, with sea view and inland
- Dinner and local specialties in the local restaurants
- Well preserved typical Sicilian villages and towns
- Rides on the island to the areas in the rental car
- Good knowledge of the area by the mountain guide

Guide

Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training

Price

CHF 1290.-   (per person / 5 - 8 Participants)

Including 8 nights in a hotel or apartment in double rooms with breakfast, snacks during climbing, guide fees.
Not included are the costs for the journey to Zurich and the flight including all additional costs as well as the rental car and the travel costs (these are charged to the guests at the conditions of booking 1: 1) and the surcharge for a single room (only for early booking and as long as available).

Requirements

Climbing Scale UIAA / French Scale
UIAA V-, V, V+ -  
UIAA VII-, VII, VII+

Enjoy the nature and climbing mainly in one-pitch routes in varied climbing areas. Climbing experience in difficulty level 5b with experience in lead-climbing desired.

Program

Climbing holidays and discovery of the most beautiful climbing areas in San Vito lo Capo: Pizzo Monacco, Cattedrale nel deserto, Calamancina, Grotta dei cavalli, Salinella, Crown of Aragon and others.

The climbing areas in Sicily are varied and spread all over the island. Whether by the sea, with a sea view or hidden inland, each of the areas has its charm and peculiarities. In addition to climbing, typical bars and restaurants in the small, well-preserved villages invite you to linger, and the sea is never far away. The beach of San Vito lo Capo with its crystal clear, turquoise blue sea was voted the most beautiful in Italy in 2011. As usual on our climbing trips, we place great emphasis on excellent cuisine. The local restaurants with typical Sicilian delicacies in San Vito lo Capo offer us ample opportunity to discover the varied cuisine.

Saturday: Meeting point at Zurich airport depending on flight schedule. Flight to Sicily, where we pick up our rental car at Palermo airport. Drive to our hotel and depending on the time available already a first climbing. Dinner together in one of the many good restaurants.

Sunday to Saturday: Together we will decide on our climbing area for the day and the programme. The areas Pizzo Monaco, Cattedrale nel Deserto, Calamancina, Grotta del Cavallo, Scogliera di Salinella, Crown of Aragon and others with their different routes are all worth one or more visits. The short approach is always by rental car from our hotel. The climbs are versatile and varied. Single-pitch routes dominate in varied rock with holes, occasionally on sinter and stalactites. Some easier multi-pitch routes offer a nice change. Depending on the climbing area, a short or even shorter approach leads us through a wild and intact natural landscape to our dream rocks. After climbing, we refresh ourselves by swimming in the sea and/or enjoying a gelati in the bars.
In the evening we visit the restaurants in San Vito lo Capo.

Sunday: After breakfast return journey to Switzerland. Drive to the airport, return of the rental car and flight to Zurich. Conclusion of the climbing week and individual journey home.

Besides visiting the most rewarding climbing areas, we do not completely forget the training. During the week we will cover various topics such as abseiling, belaying, setting up belay stations, improving individual climbing technique, etc. After climbing, we have the opportunity to visit the beautiful towns of Erice and Palermo or to relax by swimming. A trip to the Riserva dello Zingaro nature reserve is also an option.

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