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6 Things You Need To Know Before Embarking On A Volcano Hike

By Yacht Getaways Team
on  April 30, 2018

Hiking the Mediterranean’s vertiginous mountainous landscapes is one of the very best ways to soak in some of the world’s most spectacular views. If you’re thinking of scaling one of the region’s volcanoes on your next sailing holiday, here are a few need-to-know snippets of information.

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Choose Comfortable Footwear

This might sound extraordinarily obvious, but wearing uncomfortable shoes can negatively impact your whole experience. Exploring the Mediterranean’s volcanic landscape is one of the highlights of every yacht getaway and we really want you to fully enjoy this spectacular experience.

It’s Well Worth Waiting for Ideal Weather Conditions

The view from the top is always more than worth the effort required to make it up there, but if you’re keen to maximise the vistas visible from the top of these natural wonders, you won’t regret waiting for a warm, clear afternoon.

Fuel your Body

We’re sure you don’t need any excuse to tuck into a hearty breakfast, but it’s always a good idea to fuel your body well before any walk or hike. You might also want to bring some energy-boosting snacks with you on your excursion to quell any hunger pangs that might arise.

Look Out for Sulphur Clouds

Although the rotten egg scent is unpleasant, it’s nothing compared to the streaming eyes and coughing episodes that might occur if you walk through a sulphur cloud. You shouldn’t run into any problems on the volcanoes on our itinerary, but it’s something to keep in mind for the future.

Always Watch your Footing

As volcanic rock is incredibly porous and light, it can feel a little unstable underfoot. Watching your footing, especially when navigating your way back down, is always important to avoid accidents and injuries.

Enjoy Every Second of this Experience on your Yacht Getaway

There might be times when, particularly around half way up, you briefly question why you thought this was a good idea. Volcano hikes can sometimes be challenging, but do make sure to appreciate every second of this very unique experience.

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