FAQ - Multi Trekking
Is this trip physically demanding?
Well if you got as far as reading this chapter, you are not the type of person that spend the holyday drinking white wine on a hammock and not move until cocktail hour! Some stretch of cycling or canyoning can be physically demanding and during the trekking we will encounter some steep hill, but nothing to worry about we are not organizing an iron man contest. We recommend a 6-8 weeks training programme before the vacation or regular walks up to 5 km for 4-6 weeks before vacation time.
Will I be covered by an insurance during the Trekkings?
Sicily Active has an insurance coverage during any activity, the multi-sports, multi trekking week and for individual activities.
Does Sicily Active have family trips?
The minimum age for our trips is 13 years old. All the minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
How many people will be on my trip?
In Italy, we say that the good wine comes in small tanks, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we are small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through small communities. On most of our trips, you will be part of an intimate group of 4-12 people, though our group sizes are on average eight people. On the vehicle that goes up to the summit of mountain Etna, we will be up to 22 so you'll mixed with people who do not belong to your group.
Who are Sicily Active travellers?
Sicily Active vacations are for travellers with a yearning to get off the beaten track. Whether you are travelling solo, with a group of friends, or are aged 15 or 60, there will be along the week something to suit your interests. Each Sicily Active holiday has a physical and cultural aspect. No special skills are required for our activities, just a team spirit and curiosity about Sicily.
Who will be my group leader?
Ivano or Vera will be your leader, two joyful persons who find great pride in showing the island to whoever is curious about it. Ceck out "About Us" at the bottom of the Home page.
Which language our leader will use?
English is the main language used throughout the tours, but Ivano and Vera speak Spanish, Italian and French.
Can I make any changes to the itinerary of my group trip, either before or during the trip?
Please make sure you are happy with your group trip itinerary before booking because we are unable to change them for individual travellers. However, if you and a group of friends, colleagues or even your school would like your own personally designed itinerary, get in contact with us, we can tailor an itinerary just for you.
Can I add an extra night on the beginning or end of my group trip, either before or during the trip?
You sure can. Just ask Ivano or Vera
I am travelling by myself is that ok?
Many of our guests are solo traveller who wish to socialize and meet new persons while on holiday.
If I am travelling solo, will I be charged a single supplement?
As a solo traveller, you will have the choice of either paying a single supplement or sharing a twin room with someone of the same gender.
Can we book a triple room?
Depending on the trip you choose, our trips are organised on a twin or triple. If the bookings are made well in advance, individual room requests can be guaranteed.
Will it cost much more a single room?
We honestly try to keep our prices as low as we can but hotel price goes beyond our control and can fluctuate. Usually a single room supplement can cost an extra 25/35 euros per day.
I have special dietary requirements will they be catered for?
We will try our very best to accommodate all dietary requirements and most of the time we guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where your needs cannot be accommodated. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we will pass the information onto your leader.
What will the food be like on my trip?
Food is one of the most exciting parts of travel. There may be some familiar food but sometimes you will be confronted with the new. Carbonara, Lasagna, and most of the food commonly associated around the world with the Italian cuisine are not Sicilian. Sicily has his own dishes, they eat many veggies no much meat and is not uncommon to have a fish based main course.
Even though a travel insurance is not compulsory, we recommend having at list a basic one, which cover luggage loss, flight cancellation and other minor occurrences.
Make sure that your identity card, passport and driver's license are valid and are not about to expire.
Make sure you have printed the weekly programme we have sent you on your e-mail at the moment of the booking.
Since you are going on an active holiday, make sure you leave some room in your luggage for a good pair of trekking boots, a rain jacket, a warm jumper, a sun hat, sun protection, insect repellent.
What happen if I forget something?
No big deal, Ivano and Vera will take you to a local store to buy all you need.
Can I opt out of certain activities if I want to?
Absolutely. If there are included or optional activities that you do not wish to participate in, you can do your own thing instead. The exception to this is when we are trekking or travelling from one destination to the next. Please note that if you choose to opt out of an included activity, Sicily Active can make no reimbursement.
How difficult are the activities on my trip?
Sicily Active has created a relatively easy to medium series of activities accessible to the majority of people with an average level of fitness.
Do I get any free time?
Day one is free you can discover the small town where you are staying. Along the week, you will have another free day to recover and relax. After the activities, you will be free to arrange your personal time. For better and more detailed Infos, refer to the agenda of your chosen holiday.