The departure is from the small hamlet of Ginostra that we will reach with a transfer by boat.
After having crossed the small village we will reach the panoramic viewpoint of Punta dei Corvi, the route goes next to the steep slope running along the Sciara del Fuoco (Stream of Fire) up to the Portella di Ginostra, access point to Valle della Luna (Valley of the Moon).
After crossing it, we will go up over the last steep crest and we will reach the summit with an amazing panoramic view on the crateric area.
During the ascent of 4 hours we will stop for 3-4 intermediate pauses to enjoy the landscape.
After arriving to the summit area, we will stop for about 1 hour to admire the spectacular “strombolian” activity of the volcano.
We will go back to the starting point crossing at first the Rina Grande scree slope and then the typical strombolian rushes. The descent lasts about 2 hours.
The ascent from Ginostra is particularly loved for the panoramic and environmental aspect.
The trail indeed crosses a natural environment still intact and offers exceptional panoramic perspectives on the Sciara del Fuoco (Stream of Fire) and on all the Aeolian Islands.
This route though involves several steep and uneven trails and considering the exposition to the South it is very sunny.
For this reason we recommend this excursion only to people with an adequate physical training.
N.B. The descent trail leads to Stromboli, upon request it is organized a private transfer by boat, from and to Ginostra, the price will be defined at the reservation.
- Trekking boots* with high socks;
- Headlamp flashlight* (one each);
- Extra t-shirt;
- Pull and anorak (k-way);
- Backpack (10-20L)
- Water, at least 1.5L
- Snack and packed lunch
*Available rental in loco
In order to avoid risks, it is very important to be totally aware about oneself health conditions and to inform eventually your guide about them.
Here following some notes about safety.
No hiking activity is allowed after the third month of pregnancy for security reasons and physical integrity.
Heart disease, asthma and vertigo
All hiking activities at any altitude are not suitable for people suffering from these diseases, both for low altitudes and higher ones.
The use of contact lenses is forbidden during any excursions, above all for those leading up to summit area, due to the presence of volcanic ashes spread by the wind.
Changes of schedule
Excursions schedules are subject to changes or interruptions at the discretion of the guide if weather conditions, environmental causes, or volcanic risks can represent any source of danger.
Moreover, the guide has the authority to interrupt the excursion for any reason risking to compromise the safety and so the physical integrity of a single person or of the whole group.
to be planned
Available excursion with an exclusive private Guide (price upon request);
Private agreements for agencies, tour-operators and groups.