Fundraising Trek to Sicily, Lipari, Stromboli and Vulcano:
An Aeolian archipelago adventure!
Join us for an unforgettable experience trekking through Sicily and the Aeolian Islands – climb Mount Etna and witness active volcanic eruptions – 13th to 20th October 2018
Last year’s trek took us to Italy and the response we received was simply tremendous. Thanks to the support and participation of almost 30 people Our Ladies Hospice raised more than €100,000, which has helped support the build and development of a new palliative care facilitie in Harold’s Cross, as well as helping maintain the highest level of loving care across both our Harold’s Cross and Blackrock hospices. Our thanks to all those who got involved (whether by fundraising or donating).
Adventure Holidays are delighted to be organising Our Ladies Hospice 2018 Charity Challenges Fundraising Trek.
One bit of feedback we had last year was how much the participants enjoyed seeing Mount Vesuvius. Well, this year we’re going one better… we’re getting ready to embark upon a geological trek of a lifetime: a chance to visit not one but two active volcanoes up close.
The islands to the south west of Italy in the Aeolian Sea are home to some of Europe’s finest active volcanoes, including Mount Etna (the largest in Europe) and Stromboli (the most active in Europe); we will be visiting both of these under the careful guidance of specialist volcanologists. We will be witnessing impressive geological structures forged by the awesome forces of nature; we will visit beaches of black sand and crystal-clear waters, bathe in hot springs and mud baths; we will visit ancient archaeological sites (Greek tombs and theatres, and a prehistoric village); and we will enjoy wonderful Italian cuisine as we bask in the heat and soak up the spectacular ambiance.
… we will of course also be walking! Three to six hours each day to be precise, so bring your walking boots!
This promises to be a truly spectacular trip. The ask is similar to every year: we need you to raise a minimum sponsorship donation of €3,100 in return for which we can promise you the experience of a lifetime, with transfers, accommodation, food, guides all included so all you need to do is bring your walking boots and a positive attitude to have some great fun while raising vital funds for the front line services of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.