Pantelleria
Hiking in Pantelleria

Hiking in Pantelleria

10 days

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Hike all over the volcanic island of Pantelleria on this 10-day guided tour

Fascinating volcanic formations and rugged trails await you on this 10-day tour of Pantelleria, a small island in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia. Explore its geological phenomena and marvel in its wild and wonderful landscapes.

You’ll spend the first and last nights in Palermo, the capital of Sicily. You can note the blend of cultures from centuries of different civilizations in its architecture and gastronomy. Chic city aside, you then spend an unforgettable week discovering Pantelleria on foot. Think ancient craters, spectacular cliffs formed from historical lava flows, and a wild variety of Mediterranean flora and fauna. Walk on black-sand beaches next to a bright blue sea in the small coves and hidden pools of the island. On this tour, you’ll hike to the peak of the island, Montagna Grande, and experience the vast beauty of the Mirror of Venus, a mineral pool with therapeutic properties. Near the end of the tour, you’ll get a sea-level view of the island as you tour around it by boat.

For a trekking adventure on a unique and remote island, consider this 10-day tour of Pantelleria. It rocks!

Highlights of the Hiking in Pantelleria

Discover all corners of Pantelleria and its plethora of volcanic phenomena.
Summit Montagna Grande, the tallest peak on the island.
Hike around striking black-lava cliffs into secluded coves of glassy turquoise water.
Reflect upon ancient mythology in the mineral-filled waters of the Mirror of Venus.

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Hiking in Pantelleria Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Palermo

Welcome to Sicily! Once you arrive at the airport in Palermo, your guide will meet you, and you’ll be transferred to settle into your hotel. Depending on when you arrive, use your free time to explore this fascinating city in northern Sicily with its vivid outdoor marketplace and unique architecture forged from differing civilizations.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Palermo
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Introduction to Pantelleria

Fly to Pantelleria and check into the hotel where you’ll stay for the week. Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with this geologically fascinating island with a visit to the therapeutic thermal pools of Specchio di Venere (Mirror of Venus).
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pantelleria
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Hike to Monte Gelfiser

Today’s excursion brings the group to the northwest of the island for a hike up to Monte Gelfiser. Admire the rocky landscapes and stunning views on this moderate-level hike.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pantelleria
Distance: 3.5 hours, 350 m of ascent, 350 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Tour Punta Spadillo

There are many magnificent water features on Pantelleria, and you will discover a few today. You’ll hike to Punta Spadillo, home to Ondine Lake, a truly magical spot among the volcanic landscape. The path passes by the naturally formed Cala Cinque Denti, where lava flowed into the sea, creating what is now a porous cove holding space for the glassy waters of the Mediterranean Sea. There will be time to stop for a dip in Cala Cottone, which might invoke feelings of mythological lifetimes.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pantelleria
Distance: 2.5 hours, 205 m of ascent, 205 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Walk to Balata dei Turchi

History buffs, rejoice! Your tour takes you to the location where the Arabs landed on the undisturbed island centuries ago in the Middle Ages, the Balata dei Turchi. The easy walk leads you closer to the sea and is lined with lush vegetation typical of these islands, like citrus and olive trees, and the oh-so-Italian capers.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pantelleria
Distance: 3 hours, 470 m of ascent, 470 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Summit Montagna Grande

Maybe the highlight of the week, but most definitely the highest, you’ll be guided to the summit of Montagna Grande. The path leads through lush greenery, eventually ending at its volcanic crater encompassed by stellar views of the surrounding sea. Check out the Grotta dei Briganti (Robber’s Cave) for a unique vantage point, then hike back to the hotel on foot.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pantelleria
Distance: 5 hours, 568 m of ascent, 794 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Finding Favare

Are you on another planet? Nope, you’re just in the Favare, a geographical phenomena found on Pantelleria where exploring the landscape might feel otherworldly. You’ll have plenty of time to cruise around the landscape with an optional visit to Scauri, one of the villages on the island.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pantelleria
Distance: 5 hours, 300 m of ascent, 650 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Boat trip around Pantelleria

Give your legs a rest today as you board a today’s boat trip around the island. The trip covers about 42km and offers vantage points and outlooks you would not find on foot. Check out the coves, caves, and geological oddities of this ancient area. If the conditions are less than ideal, you’ll instead visit Panteschi, an island village with a fort and other intriguing archaeological sites.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pantelleria
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Travel to Palermo

Bid farewell to Pantelleria as your group flies back to Palermo for the last day and night of the tour. If you missed anything in this city on the first day, now’s your chance to absorb as much Sicilian culture as you can!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Palermo
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Departure from Palermo

Time to bid ciao to your group and the tour! After breakfast, you’ll pack up and receive transport to the airport according to your flight time.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Hiking in Pantelleria Price and Dates

This guided tour to Pantelleria Island in the Mediterranean Sea is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $3,150 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3-4: $2,575 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5+: $2,095 USD per person
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Accommodation on Hiking in Pantelleria Tour

Hotels on this trip are 2- and 3-star, and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $350 USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Joli in Palermo

This classy hotel in Palermo is situated perfectly to explore the centre by foot. Enjoy great service and many helpful amenities.

Residence Kuddie Rosse

Right on the rocky shores of Pantelleria, this eco-friendly hotel has a spacious garden and terrace facing the sea—a great spot to watch the sunset!

Hotel Joli in Palermo

This classy hotel in Palermo is situated perfectly to explore the centre by foot. Enjoy great service and many helpful amenities.

What’s included in the Hiking in Pantelleria Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour. Flights from Palermo to Pantelleria and back are included too.

Also Included

  • Tour leader
  • Boat tour

Not included

  • Entrance to museums, national parks or archeological sites
  • Drinks during meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Anything not stated as ‘included’

Optional Extras

  • Additional night in Palermo or Pantelleria

Frequently Asked Questions about Hiking in Pantelleria

Since 2005, Mediterranea Trekking has offered excellent trekking, biking, and sailing tours in Sicily. The tour operator employs an experienced team of licensed and professional guides. Mediterranea Trekking maintains sustainable practices to lessen its impact on the environment and provide guests with an eco-friendly experience. 

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. Although daily hikes on this tour are on the easier side, you should be fit enough to be on your feet for several hours daily.

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