Explore Sicily with an Hiking Guide

Local Experiences

Explore Sicily with an AIGAE Hiking Guide means live genuine experiences like a local.

The Journey in the Journey

Every day new excursions and landscapes surrounded by the unique colors and scents of the land of Sicily.

Professional support

The advantage of getting in touch in advance with your Guide to plan better your excursions in Sicily.
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Trekking to the most high peak of Aeolian island


Trekking through the fumarols of a sleeping volcano

About Me

Vincenzo Modica | Sicily Hiking Guide

Vincenzo Guida Sicilia 2da

I’am Vincenzo Modica a licensed Tour Leader and Hiking Guide AIGAE associated, I’m workin in Sicily and abroad in Italian, English, French and Spanish languages. From 20 years I lead groups or individuals visitors, both in Sicily and in other countries such Mexico, Greece, England, Canary Islands, France and Asia.

In the last years a part working as Hiking Guide, I managing the promotion and marketing through the web of travel agencies, international tour operators, tourist guides, Mountain alpine guide and private transport companies operated in Sicily…
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Feedbacks from my Guests

Etna North Monti Sartorius Trekking

What an amazing adventure hiking tour in the north side of Mount Etna Volcano. Thanks to Vincenzo ‘s detailed guide, I become to know Volcano is both history and cultural in Sicilly area. If you are interested in Sicilly’s history and geography, I highly recommend this tour. Besides, I am so impressive of Vincenzo ‘s knowledge and his passion. During every minute of our tour, you can feel how deep Vincenzo is proud of his hometown Sicilly, how professional Vincenzo knows about geography about Mount Etna!!! More than the knowledge I get from this tour, I learn from Vincenzo that life should be a passion for what you love to do. Life is also a sharing!!! Thanks again Vincenzo!!!

Chan a chinese traveller

Tour dell’Etna

E’ un giro bellissimo e sorprendente che richiede un po’ di allenamento ma che da grandi soddisfazioni: anche i miei bimbi (6 e 9 anni) con le guide Alfio e Vincenzo si son divertiti moltissimo.


Cruise of Aeolian Islands Sicily

We are an adventurous family, and like to explore the world in lots of different ways. Im also a t”Tiger mum”, and expect the trip to be adventurous as well as fun. Vincenzo has so much knowledge, enthusiasm, and is so personable, he has the ability to make this the best adventure you will ever have.

We explored the Eolian Islands by sea, and each Island visited we trekked under the guidance of Vincenzo. He was amazing, and made sure that our children (age 10 and 8) were catered for as well as us adults. We even had time to chill and take in the breath taking scenery.

To swim in the clear waters of the med, and trek up active volcanoes, is an experience you will never forget.

Thank you Vincenzo for such amazing memories, and for looking after us all.

Roma, Dipesh, Dhilan and Toral

Explore Worldwide Remote First Aid Training

Vincenzo was very enthusiastic at all his tasks, loved the planning and organizing in the kitchen, great at all the team work activities and always volunteering to help when asked for. He was confident in the first aid scenarios and demonstrated a good understanding of first aid.

Explore Remote First Aid Trainer

Sicily hiking tour

All the walks were excellent although as folk in our 60s most were tougher than the easylum to moderate rating. The guide, Vincenzo, could not be faulted. As well as very knowledgeable, he was also great fun. A brilliant introduction to Sicily for us.


Hiking with Vincenzo Modica Natura Sports

We had the most amazing time sailing around the Aeolian Islands in a Turkish Gulet. It was a holiday of a life time. Vincenzo was an amazing guide with knowledge and his attentiveness for all our needs.
The crew of the boat Paulino an amazing chef, Radu the ship mate and Peppe the captain really looked after us and made sure we experienced all the wonders of all th AeolianIslands.


Trekking tour from Taormina to Castelmola

Great tour – well organised. The Guide Vincenzo really made the trip.


Excursion in Sicily

Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, caring, friendly, organised,likeable!

Guest from UK

Vulcano Island

Sicilian Trails was a great introduction to Sicily. Our Guide, Vincenzo, was great fun and very knowledgeable about the island. He did a superb job of getting us up and out of the hotel early each morning to make the most of the cooler start to the day. The walking grade of Easy to Moderate is accurate. Excellent, Sicilian, home-cooked meals, including veggie meals for me.


Tour of Aeolian Islands in Sicily

Vincenzo has all the qualities of an excellent guide; he is supportive and helpful, he has tremendous knowledge of the area is working in, he is calm, he has excellent people skills and on top of that he has a great sense of humour!


Trekking tour around Nebrodi and Etna Sicily

A fantastic tour with a range of walking experiences, no 2 days are the same. Beautiful island and amazing food. I can’t recommend this experience highly enough. Each day had its own highlight. Beware some early mornings, but totally worth it.


Explore Training

Vicenzo is very organized he got stuck into the food planning. He is typical Italian and passionate about his food!! He come up with a great menu and cooked a delicious bolognese. He gets on with everyone and is popular with the group. He has a relaxed and approachable manner. I think the clients will think he is wonderful (as proven by feedback from trips he has already lead).

Explore Trainer

Special thanks and invitation to the Houses of Parliament of London

As an enthusiastic customer I would be delighted to give you dinner in the Houses of Parliament of London.


Trekking alla Isole Eolie

Grazie Mille per la splendida escursione e per la vostra assistenza! Non dimenticheremo Mai questa giornata! Senza la guida Vincenzo non ce l’avremmo Mai fatta… Vorrei ringraziarlo particolarmente per tutte le Sue spiegazioni esaustive di vulcanologia in Francese ed Italiano e per avere scattato delle bellissime foto per noi. Vi invio un caloroso saluto. Grazie Mille per l’aiuto.
Isole Eolie 2017


Hiking tours in Sicily from Etna to Aeolian Islands

A very enjoyable tour of the area around Naxos Gardini and part of Sicily. The walks were well chosen and had variety in that we saw a lot of local vegetation . Sicily and the region that we were in is full of history which made me delve a bit further into it. The walk to the refuge at Etna was unique in being able to see evidence of the last eruption. The barbeque at the end of the walk on the last day was a great finish to a lovely day.


Hiking Tour in Sicily and Vulcano cratere della Fossa

A great tour and brilliant introduction to Sicilian life and culture. One of my highlights was the trip to the island of Volcano and the hike up and around the crater rim with its amazing panoramic views. I am glad that I had boots with ankle support and took my poles. It was lovely to stay in a family run hotel with home cooked food from local produce and be so close to the beach for a swim at the end of the walks. Very relaxing.


Excursion to Monti Sartorius Etna Sicily

The breadth of the walking experience, the right pace the food and hospitality and the warmth and humor of the guide Vincenzo.


Sicilian Trails

Vincenzo was extremely friendly with an excellent sense of humour. He made sure we all knew exactly what to bring for the next day excursion including how much water etc. He debriefed us every evening about the wake up time, what to bring, when breakfast would be, when the bus would leave and where we were going. He considered peoples different walking abilities. He is passionate about his country and full of interesting information.


Trekking tour in Sicily

This is the first time I’d been on a European break as I usually travel independently so close to home. I’d definitely consider another trip as there were a number of highlights:
– Excellent variety of walks across the week;
– amazing hospitality and delicious meals;
– The Guide Vincenzo was a hugely enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.

If you don’t do much hillwalking at home, I’d recommend getting in bit of practice or at least working on your fitness before going. The views are well worth the effort though!


Tour of Sicily Tailor made

His exceptional care to meet the particular wishes and needs of our family group exceeded anything we have experienced with other leaders, let alone staff from other tour companies.


Explore Worldwide Training

It was a pleasure to have Vincenzo over here in the office and he has been doing a brilliant job so far. Proven by the amazing feedback we received from the recent cultural discovery trip he ran, and the invitation he received to have dinner at the Houses of Parliament in London! What a fantastic experience for him. I hope he will be leading our walking trips next year, he is really fantastic at his job.

Explore Team

Tour of Sicily

Vincenzo you have done a fantastic job and customers have sent great nomination about you – you are a great leader! We are so proud of you and thank you for all your hard work from all of us here at Explores head office.

Explore Operations Team
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