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Stromboli Trekking

- group and private tours to watch Stromboli volcano -

Ascesa Stromboli: nuovo sentiero | Old route (Sciara del Fuoco) | Ginostra route

Ascesa Stromboli: nuovo sentiero

Day 1: New climbing route

Watching an eruption at Stromboli
Watching an eruption at Stromboli
Since 2005, a new access route has been opened. It leads straight up from St. Vincenzo church to the summit. a new path cut through the dense macchia of Stromboli. The second part is a series of switchbacks on a barren exposed, steep slope leading to the narrow summit ridge and the platform above the craters.
The trail is unpaved, rocky or sandy. Exposure to heights and slopes should not be a problem and you need a secure step.
We don't like to copy information found in many places elsewhere. Our friends and partners from Stromboli Online have published an excellent illustrated description of the new route on this page.
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Old route (Sciara del Fuoco)

Day 1: Old climbing route via Sciara del Fuoco

At the 400 m viewpoint overlooking the Sciara del Fuoco
At the 400 m viewpoint overlooking the Sciara del Fuoco
The traditional climbing route, although very scenic, is now rarely used and this option is only available with a private guide.
The trail follows an old paved mule path to a first viewpoint on the Sciara del Fuoco at 280 m. Then, the paved section ends and the trail becomes steep and sometimes dusty, following an eroded path deeply cut into the upper ash and rock layers and partly overgrown with vegetation. It's still not too difficult to go, and there's a second, magnificient viewpoint at 400 m a.sl. (until here, one is allowed to go on his own, as of 2008). A steep section on exposed rock leads to the eastern ridge from where you have excellent views onto the crater already. It gently climbs until the summit ridge where the Pizzo is reached.
Total climbing time: ca. 2.5-4 hrs.
Eruption from Stromboli photographed from the 400 m viewpoint
Eruption from Stromboli photographed from the 400 m viewpoint

Ginostra route

Day 1: Ginostra route

Watching the crater terrace
Watching the crater terrace
This is the least frequented route and another very scenic alternative to the new route. It requires a one-way transfer to Ginostra village by boat, from where the climb starts.
The trail through beautiful Mediterranean macchia follows the western rim of the magnificient Sciara del Fuoco until you enter the "Valle della Luna", the depression between the Vancori and Pizzo ridges and the active crater terrace. A short climb on loose sand brings you to the top of Pizzo, where you join other groups that have climbed from Stromboli.
The descend is always the same and the tour ends at the church of Stromboli village.
Total climbing time: 4-5 hrs.
If you like to do a "virtual climb", go here: www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/volcano/virtual/trip/index-en.html
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Ascesa Stromboli: nuovo sentiero | Old route (Sciara del Fuoco) | Ginostra route
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