SICILY, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea on the southernmost point of the Italian peninsula, is one of Italy’s most popular destinations. Among the country’s twenty regions, Sicily, along with its surrounding minor islands is one of Italy’s five autonomous regions. It has a very rich cultural history, well-preserved ancient monuments and archeological sites including a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, colorful markets, notable cuisine, mineral-rich wines and a typical Mediterranean climate that permits visitors to enjoy year-round pleasant weather. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world.
Sicily is one of the most amazing destinations in the world!
With all these packed in a 27,000 square-kilometer space, indeed it is one of the most amazing destinations in the world and it’s up to you on how to make the most of your trip. Like in all tourist destinations, there are the usual conventional sightseeing tours for the ones who love historical ancient archeological and monuments, food tours for the cuisine-driven individuals, as well as wine tasting tours for the winelovers. And yet, the adventure-seekers can also have their own adrenaline-fueled escapades in this tour-oriented island wherein you can capture the moments with the most unique angles with spice-filled experiences. And Sicilying has that perfect tour package for you!
Sicilying is a Catania (Sicily) based web company that focuses on trusted high quality tourist services in the island and has been operating since 2012.
It is a special kind of tour operator that also functions as an online booking engine, allowing clients to book the tours in real time. A wide variety of tours is available for different kinds of needs and here are five of the most adrenaline-fueled tours that can be quite interesting for the thrill-seeking individuals. Do keep in mind that every single tour has a short briefing, requirements needed and regulations to follow for everyone’s safety. Prices and more information can be attained at the site of Sicilying.
Off Road Quad Biking
Quad biking is getting on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or a quadricycle that can have three or four wheels. The quadricycle is designed to move on different kinds of terrain thus, with the off road quad biking tours, you will travel through unexplored paths of Sicily on ground level that are not usually accessed by regular vehicles. It’s a thrilling guided tour that permits you to see different points of interest of Sicily on higher altitudes, through woods, fresh water streams, caves and ancient villages. On stops, you can taste some local delicacies. The prices vary depending on the location and the length of the tour but do keep in mind that an A or B driving license is required in driving a quad.
The proposals for quad biking are:
Quad Tour of Taormina and Castelmola
Off-Road on Mount Etna and Alcantara Valley by Quad
Quad Tour in the Province of Agrigento
Off-Road Quad Adventure on Mount Etna
Off-Road Adventures in Cefalù by Quad
Quad Tour of the Foothills of Etna: Lunch and Swimming Pool Included
Quad Tour and Lunch in Agrigento
Quad Biking on the Madonie Mountains
Quad Tour from Segesta to Mount Pispisa
Quad Tour of the Segesta Countryside
Private Helicopter Flights
Fly high above Mount Etna, the Palermitan coast, vineyards of Central Sicily, the Valley of the Temples and the Aeolian Islands with a helicopter. It’s a vantage point that only a selected few can enjoy. The beauty of Sicily is not just enjoyed on ground level but also from hundreds of meters above. Hovering on top of some selected sights and destinations while sitting comfortably in a private helicopter is probably one of the most luxurious ways to enjoy the sights. Sicilying has six proposals for the helicopter tours with different time durations, destinations, itineraries, sizes of helicopters and of course the prices.
The proposals for helicopter tours are:
Private Helicopter Above Mount Etna and Taormina
Private Helicopter Flight and Lunch in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
Private Helicopter Flight and Winetasting in Caltanissetta
Private Helicopter Flight along the Palermitan Coast
Private Helicopter Above Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands
Twenty Minute Helicopter Flight over Mount Etna (the only non-private flight, to be shared with other passengers)
Paragliding Flight in Tandem
Another flying adventure on top of the island is by paragliding! If you’ve seen the city at ground level, then another one-of-a-kind view is from high above. Not only will you see the outlines of the different monuments, the alleys and stone houses of the villages, the soft green hills of the hinterland, the beautiful coastline with its blue water and golden beaches, but you will also feel the incredible excitement of soaring gently in the sky. It’s different, stunning and most importantly, a thrilling experience to fly a paraglider in tandem with a certified professional pilot. The activities can last for 20 minutes or more and comes with a recorded HD video (with extra cost) of the whole experience.
Like all the tours of Sicilying, there are different proposals in different areas:
Paragliding in Tandem Over Western Sicily
Paragliding Flight in Tandem Over Taormina
Paragliding Flight in Tandem Over Caltarigone
Flying Safari: All-Inclusive Paraglide for Experienced Skydivers (certificate issued by Italian Aero Club required)
If a helicopter ride or paragliding are not enough, then there’s something much more action-filled in seeing Sicily from high above the island. Tandem parachuting with a certified instructor entails an airplane ride and a big jump from 4,200 meters of altitude. It is the most exhilarating experience among the activities offered by Sicilying and the good news is, it can be for everyone who has the will and courage to make that amazing jump. Of course, this whole activity is completely safe as you will be secured with a harness to the instructor during the 50-second free fall as you land together softly on the grass. In addition to that, there is also a 10-minute training before the takeoff. And to document the whole experience, there will be a skilled camera man who will be jumping with you to take pictures and a video (at an additional cost).
The proposed Skydiving tours are:
Parachuting in Tandem at Palermo
Tandem Skydiving: Free Fall From 4,000 Meters in Syracuse
Tandem Skydiving: Free Fall From 4,000 Meters in Caltarigone
Tandem Skydiving: Free Fall From 4,000 Meters in Ragusa
Parachuting: Accelerated Free Fall Course (1 full day of theory lessons, 7 jumps from 4.200 meters from an air plane)
Parachuting: Course for Static Line Jump (10 hours of theoretical and practical line jump from 1,200 meters
Flyboarding: Fly Over the Water
Surf the sky with a fly board! It’s a new kind of water sport that was just invented in 2012 and be one of the few to try it. A flyboard is a hydroflighting device which supplies propulsion to drive the board into the air. The sport, named as hydroflying, permits a rider to fly up to 15 meters high in the air or dive headlong through the water. The rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is then forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet. Hydroflying doesn’t make you fly high above but the adrelaline rush you will feel with this sport is simply invigorating! Available in Taormina and Trapani.
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