Grade

Moderate

Hotel Accommodation

Not Included

Airline Ticket

Not Included

Season

All Year

Hiking Day Tour

East Side Sicily

Local Staff

Included

PANTALICA – 1 DAY

Season: all year available on request
Duration: One Day Tour
Time: full day from h 8AM
Hiking Details: Km: 16 | 500 mt elevation gain
Season: All year round
Meeting Point: To be advised at time of booking

Level of Difficulty: 
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths
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Price includes the following:

  • Qualified Hiking guide (Italian and English)

What to wear and bring with you:

  • backpack for your personal items (you can leave the cloths change into the vehicle).
  • Comfortable clothes suitable for hiking, a rain/wind jacket
  • A change of clothes in case of rain
  • Hiking Boots (and water sandals – no flip-flops useful to swim)
  • Sunglasses & sun cream
  • camera or smartphone if you want to take photos
  • A spirit of fun and adventure

LEGEND AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TOUR DETAILS & BOOKING INFORMATION

BLOG: Walking Holidays

Day 1
Hike Pantalica Necropolis and Anapo Valley
Today independent departure to join the Meeting Point (Details: to be shared at time of booking) which is next to the rocky necropolis of Pantalica, one of the most impressive Unesco's world heritage sites in Sicily but also one of the most difficult to reach. It's a prehistoric archaeological site, belonging to the late bronze age --13th - 8th century B.C.-- and it contains a huge rocky cemetery consisting of thousand of graves digged in the walls of the Anapo canyon.

The tombs are overhanging the Anapo Valley. Pantalica is worthy a visit also for it's wild natural panoramas.

The whole area is inside the Anapo Valley nature reserve, a paradise for trekking and hiking with a lot of different pathways. Pantalica is the plateau over the canyons formed by the creeks Anapo, Bottigliera and Calcinara. This small rivers have digged impressive rocky walls: a great panorama but also a good defended position for the ancient populations of Sicily.

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DEUTER has developed specials ystem tailored to the specific requirements of the various areas of application. We are pleased to introduce them as below specified:

DEUTER AIRCOMFORT
For maximum ventilation, we use small to medium-volume backpacks that are well suited to easier terrain. The permanently elastic spring steel frame forms the indestructible heart of the Aircomfort. It provides the airy mesh net with a stable tension, even when fully loaded, and creates a ventilation space between the backpack and back that allows the humidity to be extracted freely.

DEUTER AIRCONTACT
The easiest way to carry large weights comfortably is when the backpack and wearer form a single unit. Our Aircontact principle starts here: The carry system sits directly on the body, and the weight is kept close to the body’s centre of gravity. This guarantees full control and an effective load transfer. At the same time, the breathable Aircontact back pads ensure noticeably comfortable ventilation with every movement through a pump effect.

DEUTER AIRSTRIPES
In every riding situation, a bike backpack must firmly sit on the rider’s back. Our unique Airstripes system ensures a firm fit and ventilation: thanks to the low backrest it continuously circulates fresh air between the Airstripes pads with their ventilation channels and the wide AirMesh cover. At the same time, the weight is always kept close to the body. This prevents the build-up of centrifugal forces that could cause the backpack to break loose.



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Advantages of Hiking Poles
Most obviously, poles reduce the impact of hiking on knee joints and leg muscles. Arm and shoulder muscles support and relieve the leg muscles. With the basic "hands above the heart" position necessitated by the poles, circulation is improved and heart rate is reduced. The "rhythm" created by walking with poles leads to relaxed, more regular breathing and increased stamina.

A landmark study published by Dr. G. Neureuther in 1981 proved that use of "ski poles" while walking reduces the pressure strain on the opposite leg by approximately 20%. Furthermore, while walking on level ground, poles reduce the body weight carried by the legs by approximately 5 kg every step. Move to an incline, and that reduction increases to 8 kg. This translates into tons of weight -- yes, tons -- for even a two hour hike.

Jacquie Hunt, editor of a popular hiking newsletter, weighs in with additional health benefits: "An advantage that I found once I started using poles is that my hands no longer swell up when it is hot. Keeping your arms moving so the blood doesn't pool in the hands is a lot safer than keeping hands high on pack straps and risking a smashed face if you trip."


Finally, poles help many people with balance issues. We all have different comfort levels when balancing along puncheons, crossing streams, etc.; for some hikers, trekking poles are worth their weight in gold. They can certainly aid when crossing soft ground, and can be indispensible for tasks like river crossings, and scree running.

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