Cycle tour Aeolian Islands on MS Sundial - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 80 km/50 mi cycling / 6 h hiking
  • Distance per day:
    15-25 km / 9-16 mi
  • Altitude profile:
  • Profile:
    Country and small side roads, partly with traffic

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals (no dinner in Salina and on Sicily). For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Cycle tour Aeolian Islands

Island hopping with MS Sundial from 2219 €

The Tour

Cycle tour Aeolian Islands - MS Sundial

Sicily - sun, sea and good food, active volcanoes in a picturesque landscape. This tour on the classic gulet MS Sundial is the perfect way to discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Aeolian Islands. This trip offers a great mix of relaxation and activity: discover the volcanic islands with their breathtaking landscapes, hidden bays and ancient villages by bike and on foot. In between, you can relax on board and enjoy the Italian dolce vita.
If you wish, you can extend the tour with a few cycling stages in Sicily. This cycle tour of the Aeolian Islands is only suitable for experienced cyclists. Here you can find details about the gulet MS Sundial.

Cycle tour Aeolian Islands - Stromboli

Day 1 Arrival in Catania
Group transfer at 3.30 pm from Catania airport to Milazzo. Embarkation from 6 pm. Savour your first dinner on board the Gulet Sundial. 

Day 2 Cycle tour to Capo di Milazzo, approx. 15 km/9 mi
Today's stage will take you to the Venus Lagoon, an enchanted place with turquoise-blue shimmering water, separated from the open sea by lava rocks.

Day 3 Boat trip, cycle tour Vulcano, approx. 20 km/ 12 mi
Bike tour through the breathtaking landscape on the island of Vulcano, also known as the "sulfur island".

Day 4 Boat trip, Stromboli, hiking tour, approx. 3 1/2 hours
Enjoy the boat trip along the small volcanic islands Lisca Bianca, Bottara, Dattilo and Panarea. On Stromboli, you’ll hike up to an altitude of 400 m to admire the volcanic eruptions at dusk. Overnight stay in a sheltered hostel.

Day 5 Boat trip, Panarea, hiking tour, 2 1/2 hours, Salina
On foot, you’ll also explore the small village of Panarea and Drautto Beach with its prehistoric settlement. Explore the small harbor town on Salina in the evening.

Day 6 Cycle tour Salina, approx. 20 km/12 mi + boat trip
You’ll cycle across the island of Salina to Pollara, a lookout point on the west coast. Boat trip to Lipari.

Day 7 Lipari, cycle tour, approx. 25 km/ 16 mi + boat trip
Bike tour along the wonderful coast of Lipari. After you have explored the historical center of Lipari, you will take the boat back to Milazzo.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your cycle tour Lipari Islands ends. Disembarkation until 9 am, group transfer to the airport at around 12 noon. Optionally, you can extend your cycle tour to the long Sicily tour (for an extra charge).

Additional days Sicily tour:

Day 8 Cycle tour Villafranca, approx. 40 km/25 mi, Messina
Transfer from Milazzo to Villafranca Tirrena and cycle tour along the north-east coast of Sicily. Cycle through pine forests and the small village of Sparta until you reach Capo Peloro, the narrowest point of the Strait of Messina. Overnight stay in Messina.

Day 9 Cycle tour Giampilieri Marina, 35 km/22 mi, Taormina
Transfer to the coastal town of Giampilieri Marina, where today's cycle tour begins. On your route you will pass the almost untouched beaches of Capo Alì and continue along the Ionian coast. Enjoy the view from the castle of Capo Sant'Alessio before you reach Taormina with its famous amphitheater.

Day 10 Cycle tour Riposto, approx. 43 km/27 mi, Catania
Cycle tour to the fascinating gorges of Alcantara, the famous national park with gorges formed from lava rock. You continue via the seaside resort of Marina Cottone to Riposto, where the transfer to Catania is already waiting for you. Overnight stay in Catania.

Day 11 Departure
The tour ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Catania airport.

Cycle tour Aeolian Islands - Panarea
Cycle tour Aeolian Islands - Salina
Cycle tour Aeolian Islands - Milazzo
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are details about gulet MS Sundial.

Included in "Cycle tour Aeolian Islands":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board
    (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches, 5 x dinner,
    no dinner in Salina)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • water with meals
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • welcome drink and chat, where we will
    provide you with all the relevant information
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • guided cycling/hiking tours in English
  • detailed travel documents in English
  • GPS tracks
  • transfer from/to Catania airport
  • rental bike included
  • optional e-bike
  • optional extension program Sicily (for an extra charge)


  • 6 outside cabins, ground-level beds, ensuite WC and shower
  • 4 double cabins, approx. 8 sqm
  • 2 small double cabins, approx. 7 sqm
  • windows can be opend
  • individually adjustable air conditioner

Rental bicyles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 24-speed gearboxes/freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer E-bikes if desired.
  • There is a helmet obligation on the part of the ship agency. We recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Included in Sicily tour:

  • 3 nights in a hotel
  • breakfast
  • tour guide, english-speaking
  • transfers according to program
  • all city taxes
  • rental bike included
  • optional e-bike

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    04.05. + 11.05. + 18.05.
    01.06. + 14.09. + 21.09.
  • Minimum number of participants: 6
    This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 22 days prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will
    strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

  • 2519 € 2-bed cabin
  • 2219 € small 2-bed cabin
  • 3269 € small 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • 110 € e-bike
  • 599 € extension tour Sicily
  • 120 € e-bike for the extension tour

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Cycle tour Aeolian Islands":

  • Arrival by car:
    A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway to Villa San Giovanni. There, you take the ferry to Messina. From Messina take A18 motorway to Catania.
    In Catania it is advisable to park the car in a guarded parking lot. From there, take a cab to the airport and use the included transfer from the airport to the ferry terminal.
  • Arrival by train:
    Train station Catania, aprox. 8,5 km / 5 mi distance to the airport. We recommend taking a cab from the airport to the ship's landing, which is about 8.5 km away.
    Train station Milazzo, aprox. 3,5 km / 2 mi distance to the harbour. We recommend to take a cab directly to the ship.
  • Arrival by airplane:
    Catania airport, there transfer (incl.) to the ship's landing.
  • Transfer Naples - Castellamare di Stabia (incl.)
    Airport Catania- port, return trip
    The transfer must be specified at the time of booking.

Personal bikes:
As space is limited, it will not be possible to bring your own bike/e-bike on this tour.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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