TOURS WITH TRAILS OF SICILY – REGULATIONS

Please carefully review the regulations governing the services offered by Trails of Sicily. By making a reservation, you acknowledge and accept these regulations.

1. RESERVATION

Reservations can be made through the system available on the TRAILS OF SICILY website (BOOK NOW) or via email by contacting the Organiser at trailsofsicily@gmail.com.

2. CANCELLATION OF RESERVATION AND REFUND OF ADVANCE

You have the option to cancel your booking for any reason up to 14 days before the tour’s start and receive a full refund of the amount paid. If the cancellation occurs less than 14 days before the trip, the Organiser will only refund the advance payment in the event of force majeure (e.g., weather alarm, volcanic alarm, etc.) preventing the planned trip or due to reasons within our organisation (e.g., failure of transportation, etc.). Cancellation based on your subjective assessment of the weather does not entitle you to a refund of the advance payment. Light rain, snowfall, wind, clouds, or fog are not grounds for cancelling or interrupting the trip. Failure to show up or cancel within 14 days before the tour start time will result in no refund of the advance payment.

3. CHANGE OF TRIP PLAN

In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, volcanic threats, or other significant reasons on the tour day, the guide may decide to alter the tour plan or, in extreme cases, interrupt the tour. Please read the tour plan, as the Organiser does not guarantee the possibility of changing the route/plan during the trip (e.g., cable car ride or wine tasting in a vineyard during tours that do not include these attractions). The duration of the trip mentioned in the description is approximate.

4. TRANSPORT AND MEETING POINT

Published prices include travel from designated meeting points in Catania or parking lots on the city’s outskirts (for customers with their transportation from outside Catania). The meeting point in Catania will be as close to your accommodation as possible. Provide your accommodation address via email to trailsofsicily@gmail.com up to 48 hours before the trip. If no address is provided, the Organiser will designate the meeting point and does not guarantee the possibility of changing it. Transfers from locations not designated by the Organiser may incur an additional fee. The guide is not responsible for items left in the means of transport or lost during the trip. Eating meals, snacks, or drinks while travelling in a vehicle is strictly prohibited. Due to the road’s many turns, if you suffer from car sickness, you are strongly advised to take precautions.

5. STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR AND TRIP PREPARATION

As a tour participant, you must adhere to the rules outlined in these regulations and follow all instructions given by guides during the tour. Information about required equipment and the difficulty level of individual trips is available on our website. Please read these tips and inform everyone in your group about them. Participants with special needs or pathologies affecting safety or comfort must inform the guide. Animals are not allowed on trips.

6. SAFETY DURING THE TRIP

Recreational trips take place in natural environments where the risk of accidents cannot be entirely eliminated. Hazards may include uneven rocky terrain, prickly vegetation, rock detachment, volcanic explosions, eruptions, ashfall, icy routes, and extreme weather conditions. No mountain is entirely safe; the risk can be minimised by behaving responsibly and following the guides’ instructions. The guide is not responsible for accidents related to unpredictable dangers and risks inherent in the tour environment.

7. PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA AND PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

By booking and participating in the trip, you consent to the processing of your personal data according to Art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and Art. 13 GDPR 679/16. The data obtained will be used solely for organising the trip and will not be provided to third parties for commercial purposes. By participating in the tour, you consent to the publication of photographic material on our social media channels for promotional purposes. The Organiser is not responsible for the publication of your image by other participants or random individuals taking photos/videos on the trail. If you do not consent to the publication of your image, please notify the Organiser in advance.