A look on the Sciara del Fuoco.
Useful indications to the participants
Departure from our information desk in Piazza San Vincenzo. After a short briefing the excursion leading us up to the height of 920masl will start. After having reached the old Observatory (ex-Navy lighthouse) located in Punta Labronzo, the route continues going up to a panoramic ridge running along the Sciara del Fuoco (Stream of Fire) up to the cross at about the height of 800masl with the traditional ascent trail called Liscione, a little bit under the summit. During the ascent of about 3 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 old Labronzo route offers, differently from the traditional ascent one, an unique panoramic view constantly on the Sciara del Fuoco (Stream of Fire) and a view on the North East crater, one of the three Stromboli active craters; but it involves several steep and uneven trails. For this reason we recommend this excursion only to people with an adequate physical training.
Excursion for trained hikers, used to move on sandy or detrital terrain, where there may not be paths and where the route can tackle sometimes exposed sections. Excursion is also possible for children aged ten and up. To avoid taking risks, it is a good idea to know your health condition perfectly and to have it present when driving, especially in cases of heart problems, asthma and dizziness. At the discretion of the guide, the excursions may undergo variations or be interrupted if the weather conditions, environmental causes, or possible volcanic risk, can represent any source of danger. Furthermore, the guide is entitled to stop the excursion for any reason that could compromise the safety and therefore the physical integrity of an individual or of the entire group.
• Trekking boots* with high socks
• Trekking pole*
• Headlamp flashlight* (one each);
• Rock helmet ( free rental)
• Extra t-shirt
• Long trousers (recommended)
• Pull and anorak (k-way)
• Backpack (10-20L)
• Gloves and hat (recommended)
• Water, at least 1.5L
• Snack and packed lunch
*Available rental in loco