Labor Day Weekend - Walk the Moon Tour
Kick back and take the road less traveled - or in this case, the ferry! Often overlooked for its larger counterparts, the beautiful volcanic island of Filicudi is nestled into the Aeolian Island chain and will bring you a weekend of pure outdoor adventure. We'll explore every nook and cranny, from relaxing by the water to climbing adventurous trails in search of spectacular views. You won't want to miss this perfect weekend to cap out your Sicilian summer adventures!
Dates: September 4-6, 2021
The last day for registration and refunds will be August 16.
Saturday, September 4
Depart: 5:30 a.m. from NAS I to drive to the Milazzo Port.
We will arrive at approximately 8 a.m. for check-in before the ferry departs for Filicudi at 8:30 a.m. Upon arrival in Filicudi, we will check-in and drop off our luggage at the hotel. Then, we will take a walk down to the water where there will be time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own. At 4:30 p.m., we will embark on a boat tour of the island with an aperitif on board, ending the evening with dinner at Da Peppe at 7 p.m. (Tour and dinner included).
Sunday, September 5
Start the day hiking up Fossa Felci!
This trek will take about 4 hours round trip, where we will reach a total of 2,400 feet at the summit to admire superb views. Along the way we'll stop for a packed lunch break - so be sure to grab something before starting the adventure! If hiking isn't for you, feel free to enjoy the day on your own by exploring the many other options Filicudi has to offer, including beaches and lidos, boat tours, snorkeling and diving trips, and dolphin and turtle viewing. At 5:30 p.m., enjoy a caper and Malvasia wine tasting, with dinner at (TBD) to follow. (Tasting and dinner included).
Monday, September 6
Sunday morning take a hike at Capo Graziano, an ancient prehistoric settlement full of history and adventure!
During the hike, there will be free time to explore the harbor area and have lunch on your own. Wrap up the weekend fun as we catch the ferry back to Milazzo Port at 4:30 p.m. and arrive around 7 p.m. We will immediately head back to NAS I, where we plan to arrive around 9 p.m.
Price per person:
Adult - Single Occupancy: $500.00
Adult – Double Occupancy: $450.00
Child 3-12 yo w/ 2 Adults: $350.00
Charter Bus Transportation to and from Milazzo Port
Transportation in Filicudi
2 Nights in a hotel
2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners
1 Aperitif on board the boat
1 Malvasia Wine Tasting
A local guide will be with you all 3 days
We will be staying at:
What to bring: walking shoes, layers, hiking boots, euro for 3 lunches and miscellaneous spending, and your appetite!
We need 20 people minimum for this trip to happen.
MWR Community Recreation reserves the right to modify or cancel tour itineraries in the case of unforeseen circumstances and in order to ensure passenger safety and comfort.
For more information and to register, please visit our Community Recreation office, or call 624-4777.