maritime trekking trip

UNIQUE OCCASION! Trekking trip for the HIGHLY AWAITED San Giuseppe Festival, Marettimo Island, Sicily

Immerse yourself in the traditions of Marettimo , walk and experience the celebration for 3 consecutive days.

The delightful small villages of white houses are nestled on a crystalline sea with varied colours. Nets and small fishing boats paint a seaside village from times gone by, as if time had stopped in Marettimo; and walking through the alleys you realize that perhaps this is exactly the case.

Here in winter the rhythms of life reflect those of the island: calm, relaxed and jovial.

Marettimo Favignana and Levanzo out of season are to be savored with Diversa-Mente, the open one that allows you to see beyond, look for the unusual, experience the daily life of tiny islands outside of the summer period.


Marettimo and Favignana

From15-03-24
to the19-03-24

€710/person

 


Sold-out
Stationary
DifficultyEasy

DifficultyEasy

Itinerary on dirt roads, mule tracks and/or wide paths with smooth surfaces and without obstacles or technical difficulties. Length up to 15 km and/or maximum positive difference in altitude of 500 m.

10-16km


LENGTH

The length of a route is calculated using paper maps and GPS instruments. The measurement reported is always indicated in kilometers (km).

300-800m


HEIGHT DIFFERENCE

The positive difference in altitude represents the total sum of the ascents along the route and is calculated using paper maps and GPS. The measurement reported is always indicated in meters (m).
Suitable for beginners: NO
9
Children not allowed
Dogs not allowed
Walkers accustomed to those distances or very sporty (e.g. cyclists, volleyball players, trail runners, runners, etc.) Suitable technical clothing

Include:

  • Organization and secretariat
  • Hiker Environmental Guide qualified for the profession according to LR 42 of 03/23/2000 and subsequent amendments,
  • Guided trekking excursions
  • 5 nights in multiple rooms shared between same sex (except couples or requests) (including the night of March 19th)
  • 4 breakfasts at the bar
  • 4 prices
  • Small group, added value
  • Driving liability insurance

Excluded: Packed lunches, extras for dinner, 1 dinner, Personal transfer costs to reach the port of Trapani from your home and return from the port of Trapani to your home, return ferry to Marettimo/Levanzo/Favignana (to be paid at the moment), and everything that is not specified in the “Includes” item


Highlights

  • 3 days of traditional celebration of San Giuseppe, patron saint of Marettimo
  • 0 traffic, 0 cars, little concrete, lots of nature
  • Meetings with villagers
  • Our added value: Small group to guarantee conviviality, union, harmony
  • Trekking in the Dolomites in the Mediterranean (Marettimo)
  • Traditional cuisine
  • Authentic atmosphere, without appearance
  • Swim in the sea in March!

Program

DIVERSA-MIND Walking Trip. where time has stopped . Forget the frenzy, the cars, traffic lights, roads. Experience Marettimo during the traditional festival of the patron saint which lasts 3 days, including celebration, fire, food and songs.

An island protected with the Marine Natural Reserve of the Egadi Islands.

We will climb step by step to the summit of Monte Falcone. The wind will sweep away thoughts, doubts and questions.

Trekking excursion to Levanzo/Favignana planned.

Detail

Day 1 Meeting with Lasca la Randa 12pm at the Port of Trapani (time to be confirmed according to 2024 timetables)

Ferry (about 90min), room accommodation, beautiful excursion at sunset towards Praia ai Nacchi.

Day 2 – Beautiful trekking through the woods and steep rocks that will take us to discover the southern part of the island up to the Punta Libeccio lighthouse with which you will have a first taste of the wild side of the island. (14km, 550m difference in altitude +). Optional bathroom. Optional aperitif and dinner.

Day 3One day trekking excursion to Levanzo with scheduled ferry. Levanzo immediately fascinates as soon as we approach it by ferry. A particular soul, the small town of colorful houses , will leave room for silent and suggestive excursions. From Cala Dogana we will travel along the western coast, from which we admire the magnificent sea stack. From here we will continue to Cala Fredda and Cala Minnola where it will be possible to observe a splendid and lush pine forest that extends to the sea (12km, 400m difference in altitude +). Dinner in Marettimo in a festive atmosphere .

Day 4 – Marettimo – Here is the big day with the most challenging trekking excursion. Following a paved path you go up to the so-called Roman Houses, near which there is a spring. Continue towards the North-West, passing the foot of Punta Campana and bypassing Pizzo del Capraro, to then arrive at M. Falcone q. 686 m , from which you can enjoy a splendid view of both sides of the island . Lunch at the summit. (15km, 900m difference in altitude +). A well-deserved rest and dinner in a festive village atmosphere, awaiting the spectacular Duminaria Festival in the village, with three fascinating bonfires set in honor of the saints.

Day 5 – M arettimo dresses up for the patron saint San Giuseppe . We take part in this traditional island festival, which attracts 1000 people. This is the most important occasion in which the strong sense of belonging to the island and attachment to traditions is manifested. For those leaving on March 19th, ferry to Trapani in the afternoon (book flights after 5pm). For the other participants the trip ends on the morning of March 20th.

 

Overnight stays will be in multiple rooms with private bathroom facing the sea.

The program may undergo variations due to weather conditions, such as daily program reversals, or a stay of a few days in Trapani with trekking excursions in its fascinating surroundings (Riserva Zingaro, Pizzo Falcone, Erice etc.) or a day in Favignana if due to relevant sea conditions the ferry does not leave on the scheduled day. Any one or more overnight stays, breakfast and dinner in Trapani is included in the fee as per the standard program.

The environmental hiking guide has the right to change the program at any time for safety and logistical reasons.

Any "improvised" activities will be carried out according to possibilities, which is why they are not mentioned in the program. It is part of the beauty of traveling to this island which is a way of life more than a place.


Feast of St. Joseph

Punctually, on 17, 18, 19 March, the island of Marettimo for the Feast of San Giuseppe awakens from the torpor of the long winter months for the celebration of the patron saint which not only represents the strong religious bond of the islanders with the Saint, but also the solid emotional relationship with one's island, reinvigorated by the first warm rays of the sun.

The preparations keep the Marettimo community busy already in the weeks preceding the anniversary, but the festive atmosphere begins to be felt from the eve of the celebrations when, accompanied by the musical band, the flag with the effigy of the Saint is raised. Let the party begin!

17 MARCH: In addition to the traditional folklore games featuring the young people of Marettimo struggling with physical tests of an initiatory nature.

18 March : the day of 18 March proceeds with the Holy Mass and the novena to Saint Joseph and then concludes with the evocative evening rite of Duminiara: the lighting of three bonfires dedicated respectively to Jesus, Joseph and Mary.

19 MARCH: the streets of the town are the scene of two other rites with strong religious symbolism, that of the Alloggiate, recalling the flight into Egypt of the Holy Family, the most moving, and that of the Ammitata di Santi, the traditional lunch prepared by the local population for three sacred pilgrims played by the inhabitants of the island.

On the stage, located in the center of the main square, the sacred banquet is decorated with olive branches and wallflowers and laden with panuzzi, cucciddrati, petra mennula, cubbàita di giuggiulena, cassateddre di ricotta, traditional foods and desserts from the island. In the afternoon, the statue of San Giuseppe parades through the streets of the town to the sound of music and dialect invocations.

The long-awaited fireworks conclude the evening dedicated to the Patriarch.


Accommodation

Multiple rooms with private bathroom in a seafront structure.


How to reach

The Port of Trapani can be reached by direct bus from Trapani/Palermo airport (Segesta line) or by taxi (stop in front of the port)

Trapani can be reached by direct flight from the main Italian cities to Trapani or Palermo, or by bus from Rome (e.g. flixibus/salemi)

Bus from Palermo airport to Trapani Port (€9.60), times to check again yourself on the Segesta Line website:

  • outbound 8.50-10, 9.50-11
  • return 7.30-8.40, 9-10.10, 12-13.10, 14-15.10

Example of flights:

Gone

  • Bologna - Trapani 6.00 Ryanair
  • Pisa - Palermo 6.05 Ryanair
  • Bergamo - Palermo 8.05 Ryanair
  • Mpx - Palermo 7.00 Ryanair
  • Linate - Palermo 8.45 or 7.00 ITA
  • Venice - Palermo 6.30 ryan
  • Bologna - Palermo 6.00 Ryanair
  • Rome - Palermo 9.10 ITA

Return

  • Trapani - Rome 9.15pm Ryanair
  • Trapani - Bergamo 8.20 Ryanair
  • Trapani - Bologna 12.55 Ryanair
  • Palermo - Pisa 18.45 Ryanair
  • Palermo - Venice 9.00 o 20.35 Ryanair
  • Palermo - Bologna 19.00 Ryanair

What's Included

Include:

  • Organization and secretariat
  • Hiker Environmental Guide qualified for the profession according to LR 42 of 03/23/2000 and subsequent amendments,
  • Guided trekking excursions
  • 4 nights in multiple rooms shared between the same sex (except couples or requests)
  • 4 breakfasts at the bar
  • 3 prices
  • Small group, added value
  • VAT
  • Driving liability insurance for the entire period of accompaniment

Excluded: Packed lunches, extra drinks at dinner, 1 à la carte dinner, personal transfer costs to reach the port of Trapani from your home and return from the port of Trapani to your home, return ferry to Marettimo/Levanzo/Favignana (to be paid on the spot), and everything that is not specified in the "Includes" section

Assicurazione Annullamento: costo 6% del valore del pacchetto  ( da richiedere in fase di prenotazione)

Opzione Prenotazione Senza Pensieri: € 42 (rimborso sotto forma di voucher)


Your Guide

Claudia , founder of Lasca la Randa: environmental hiking guide licensed under the law .

An expert leader of groups on trekking excursions, she particularly loves places like these in periods outside the other season : this is why she continues to accompany you on these adventures, full of anecdotes, stories from local people, surprises not announced in the program. He always searches for the essence of places, especially if they are islands, after all, we reflect ourselves a bit.

He loves going on excursions, even long ones, laughing, making you reflect on the beauty of the slow rhythms that the islands have out of season . He loves animals, he always carries food for cats and dogs that he meets along the paths in his backpack !

Sometimes he brings with him notes to read on stories and anecdotes, poems that are for daily reflection.

Literally in love with Marettimo 🙂

Paola T
Paola T
03/04/2024
Ho scelto di fare la GTE con Lasca La Randa per l'attenzione all'ambiente e la vocazione a far conoscere l'anima più autentica di un posto, sapori inclusi. Ho trovato tutto quel che mi aspettavo ed anche molto, molto di più: si termina il viaggio già con la voglia di prenotarne un altro con loro!
Lucia Pedini
Lucia Pedini
01/04/2024
Quando si sceglie di provare esperienze di più giorni,zaino in spalla e avventura la guida a cui decidi di affidarti è fondamentale. Claudia oltre ad essere preparata e disponibile è una persona sempre sorridente e attenta alle esigenze di ogni partecipante. I profumi dei luoghi toccati,e gli sguardi di ogni persona incontrata nella gte hanno reso questa esperienza magnifica.... Come direbbe Manfredi... Basta la salute e un paio di scarpe nuove e puoi gira tutto il mondo!!!! Grande lasca la randa,grazie Claudia e Roberto!!! Torno dall'Elba con la voglia di un vela trekking...... Mi verrebbe da dire: A presto!!! 💕
elena gonella
elena gonella
01/04/2024
La GTE con Lascalaranda è diversa dai soliti trekking...è verissimo, non è uno slogan e basta! Claudia è una guida eccezionale, ti fa scoprire la vera natura dell'Elba. Abbiamo soggiornato in posti commoventi e gustato cibo a km 0 preparato con passione e cura! Consiglio vivamente questa avventura...non la dimenticheremo e vi arricchirà!
Lorenzo Recanatini
Lorenzo Recanatini
01/04/2024
Emozionante avventura in una terra bellissima e ospitale. Cammino lungo, impegnativo ma al contempo appagante e godibile. Grazie ai piacevoli compagni di viaggio e soprattutto a Claudia, guida esperta, affidabile e simpatica. Psico e Virgola. 😊
Francesco Billi
Francesco Billi
01/04/2024
Con Lasca La Randa ho fatto la Gran Traversata Elbana. Trekking magnifico, come tutti sanno, che Claudia (anima e mente di Lasca la Randa e grande esempio di imprenditoria femminile) ha organizzato in ogni dettaglio e gestito con simpatia, professionalità e sicurezza (nonostante, nel nostro caso, un meteo complicato). Molto interessante e mai banale la scelta dei punti di ristoro e di pernottamento che hanno reso il cammino anche una bellissima esperienza umana. Assolutamente consigliata
Beatrice Principi
Beatrice Principi
01/04/2024
Esperienza di viaggio fantastica.Nonostante condizioni meteo avverse il cammino, immersi nella natura, è stato ugualmente gratificante.Ottima la compagnia del gruppo e ottima la preparazione e l'organizzazione della ns guida Claudia estremamente gentile e disponibile con tutti.
Elena Saglia
Elena Saglia
01/04/2024
Nonostante il tempo brutto, Claudia ci ha guidato con simpatia e grande competenza. Un tragitto molto bello, studiato nel dettaglio, arricchito dai suoi racconti sul territorio e la natura. Esperienza di condivisione e rispetto degli animali e dell’ambiente. Una guida sensibile e preparata, che ha scelto con coraggio di fare della sua passione il suo mestiere. Trekking consigliatissimo!
Valeria Boccazzi
Valeria Boccazzi
12/01/2024
I participated in the New Year's trek in Pantelleria. It wasn't just a holiday but it was a real journey. The information received by telephone from Claudia immediately gave me the impression of a well thought out and structured formula but in an informal mood. Happy to have decided to overcome the resistance of leaving alone, or without knowing anyone, once I landed in Pantelleria it was all a succession of positivity. Enchanting and ancestral places, changing and varied (from the peaks to the coasts) were the backdrop to six days of well-being, laughter and silence, sharing and reflection, effort and rest. Our group blended very well right from the start and for this thanks to Claudia and Roberto for the incessant and tireless desire to convey the essence of the island but above all for having been able to create a relational climate which was the true success of this Pantelleria 23/34. I like to think that we all came back from there a little better. Team Rotwalli🩶
Ilaria Colzi
Ilaria Colzi
04/01/2024
I have participated in several trips with Lasca La Randa, both velatrekking and New Year's Eve trekking in Pantelleria and I understood that when you leave with Claudia and Roberto it will not be "just" a trip but a unique and special experience. You find yourself living in an almost surreal world, not only made up of landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, trekking between mountains and cliffs, swimming in crystal clear waters, but also immersed in the local way of life, going to discover its characters, food and traditions . It's a profound journey, which ties you to the place you visit and the people you visit it with and helps you get to know yourself better. Claudia and Roberto have the ability to unite the participants who, although they have just met, find themselves experiencing the same emotions... nothing is left to chance, sharing comes first, and in an instant the group becomes close-knit. Every trip I have taken has been unique and has won a piece of my heart. A particular love goes to velatrekking, absolutely worth trying! Swimming at dawn before leaving for the excursion, Roberto coming to pick you up in a cove after the effort of trekking and enjoying the aperitif and the sunset in the middle of the sea, spotting dolphins and living in harmony with the sea have not price! There is only one downside to all this: it's addictive... as soon as you get back you can't wait to book another trip!!!
Giacomo Lana
Giacomo Lana
03/01/2024
Girls, don't think about it too much, hurry up and book! Trust Claudia and Roberto: they will take you to magical places, they will introduce you to extraordinary people and you will participate in unique emotions that will make you (re)discover nature, humanity and the sustainability of travel, the beautiful ones!! Anyone who has been lucky enough to travel with them and their groups knows exactly what I'm talking about! Few excuses: ready, set off... have a good trip!! Thanks Claudia, see you soon :)
Ilaria Roncaccia
Ilaria Roncaccia
2023-01-10
consiglia
By now I can define myself as a regular at Lasca la Randa (or a fan?). Whether it's a summer velatrek, a trekking trip or a day excursion in Tuscany, Claudia manages to make the experience special and create groups of strangers who at the end of the trip or the day seem to have known each other all their lives.
Alberto Arena
Alberto Arena
2021-12-03
consiglia
Claudia, great guide, positive person in every sense. From her words and the way she leads you along the paths, all her love for nature shines through, furthermore, given that sometimes when venturing into trekking we might run into some unforeseen events, she does not neglect anything for the purposes of the safety of the participants. Her backpack and her mind are like a magician's top hat from which she pulls out surprises, but unlike the top hat the ones that come out of her are real and not illusions. GOOD AND PREPARED!
Roberta Gori
Roberta Gori
2021-08-31
consiglia
When destiny, destiny, are on your side you happen to meet people like Roberto and Claudia. A trip to celebrate an important birthday allowed us to meet this couple of eco-sustainable sailing and excursion professionals. Our experience was limited to sailing, and Roberto is a great skipper, but we were also able to enjoy the exceptional cuisine and impeccable service provided by Claudia and Roberto himself. They made our holiday unforgettable with professionalism and discretion, but they were able to bond with us in an incredible way. The added value of Lasca la Randa is precisely the two of them. The MMTeam have no words to thank you.
Ila Petrelli
Ila Petrelli
2021-07-12
consiglia
Professionalism, sustainable approach to life, friendliness, enthusiasm, attention and love in what you do are the traits that distinguish these trips. You can fully experience the sea, the land and more... Claudia and Roberto are excellent travel companions! Highly recommended!
Francesca Puliatti
Francesca Puliatti
2021-07-11
consiglia
Claudia is the hiking guide you wouldn't expect. I have done more than one daily trekking excursion with her and I will do as many again. With Claudia there is no shortage of professionalism, kindness and a lot of friendliness. What makes her unique is her tireless love for the protection of animals and the environment that surrounds us and her unfailing attentive look towards life understood as a journey to rediscover our true inner values, against the current, which perhaps may not correspond to what society would have wanted for us, or what we ourselves believed we wanted for ourselves, but which if we manage to follow them, will lead us towards immeasurable happiness. This is what Claudia did with her life and this she brings to her travels, absolutely worth trying! Loose the mainsail is much more than a hiking guide, it's a movement. ⛵

What to Keep in Mind

Booking Terms e
Cancellation

The booking will take place upon receipt of the signed contract and the bank transfer equal to the requested amount (50% at the time of booking, 50% within 40 days of the departure date).

Cancellation by the customer can only and exclusively occur via email and is to be considered valid only if there is written confirmation.

In case of withdrawal from the contract by the traveler before departure, for any reason, even unforeseen and unexpected, a penalty will be charged. The amount of penalties is quantified as follows:

  • from the day after booking up to 60 days no penalty, no refund, 100% paid voucher valid for 6 months from the departure date of the trip.
  • from 59 to 40 days before departure 100% penalty, no refund of the deposit, no voucher.
  • from 39 to 0 days before departure 100% penalty of the entire fee, no refund, no voucher.

In caso di sottoscrizione polizza assicurativa, verrá fatto riferimento alle condizioni in oggetto. Sará trattenuto il 10% della quota del viaggio per spese di gestione.

Terms of Communication

The reservation is considered as such only after having sent the signed contract to the email address indicated and having received the bank transfer of the requested amount.

Cancellation is considered as such only upon written communication by email with confirmation of receipt

Guest Requirements

Good physical preparation and resistance to several hours of trekking, accustomed to rocky paths with short, slightly exposed sections. Suitable technical clothing.

Curious, Patient, Adventurous Guests with a Spirit of Adaptation, Lovers and Respectful of Nature, looking for an out of the ordinary, silent destination.

It is mandatory for the customer to communicate on a durable medium, from the moment of the information request and before signing the contract, any food and non-food allergies and disabilities.

What to Bring

Technical trekking clothing, 20-30 l backpack, high Goretex trekking shoes, waterproof anti-rain and windproof shell, hooded sweatshirt, water bottle at least 1.5 l, head torch, beauty bag and all personal essentials, towel beach, swimsuit, gloves and hat, backpack cover

We ask you to avoid plastic bottles, non-compostable wipes, etc

The list of recommended material will be sent approximately 15 days before the trip.


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