2nd stage: High above the sea of Odysseus

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The second stage starts from the sea or rather at the beach of Bagnara, a famous coastal town and ends in Scilla. The route leads us through a deep valley with steep mountain slopes and then climbs on an old path towards the highlands. The view of the sea of Odysseus accompanies us on the way and on the horizon we can see the profile of the Aeolian Islands. The panorama is almost unbelievable, and the path leads us closer to the mythical places from Homer’s stories. Over plateaus and through deep valleys, rural roads and steep paths until the scenery suddenly opens onto the fabulous fishing village of Scilla, which is almost at the entrance of the strait of Messina.

Fact sheet:

Municipalities: Bagnara, Scilla

Difficulty level: advanced

Start: 0 m above sea level

Target: 0 m above sea level

Maximum altitude: 577 meters above sea level

Minimum altitude: 0 meters above sea level

Difference in altitude: 735 m up, 735 m down

Hike from Bagnara to Scilla

Walking time: approx. 6/7 hours

Drinking water: at the departure and at the arrival

Clothing: adapted to the season, long trousers recommended

Catering: picnic