Tour Cinque Terre (Italy)

TOUR CINQUE TERRE (ITALY)

Experience the spectacular fishing villages of Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera in the Liguria Region (North of Italy).

Hike through tiny harbours, medieval fortifications, historical sites and traditional vineyards. Swim in the beautiful blue water of the Mediterranean Sea after your days hike.

Take time to relax and join the Italian “Dolce Vita” (the sweet life) sit at a café’ by the beach and sip your favourite drink. Taste Ligurian style cuisine, fresh seafood and produce all locally sourced.

Overview

We have seven days of breathtaking trekking in the Italian Riviera and the Cinque Terre, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Cinque Terre are 5 Fisherman villages that are situated on the Mediterranean hillside of Liguria region in the North of Italy. You will experience dramatic coastal sceneries, Medieval fortresses, terrace vineyards and small picturesque harbours.

We will hike up to 6 hours every day over some steep and various terrains (rocky and uneven), including stairs climbs and continuous uphill ascents some last as long as 45 minutes.

Steep ancient trails connect villages from Portofino to Porto Venere and from Monterosso to Riomaggiore. We will enjoy fresh, delicious seafood and produce from the local area and a glass of local wine or two at the end of our long day hikes.

Each night will see us chilling at amazing family run hotels.

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience the spectacular fishing villages of Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera in the Liguria Region (North of Italy).

Hike through tiny harbours, medieval fortifications, historical sites and traditional vineyards. Swim in the beautiful blue water of the Mediterranean Sea after your days hike.

Take time to relax and join the Italian “Dolce Vita” (the sweet life) sit at a café’ by the beach and sip your favourite drink. Taste Ligurian style cuisine, fresh seafood and produce all locally sourced.

DAY 1

SANTA MARGHERITA – PORTOFINO
We will meet in the morning or early afternoon at our Hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure, which is a lovely coastal town on the Italian Riviera. After our welcome briefing with our Tour Guide and fellow adventurers we will hike to the Village of Portofino, which is a charming and stylish harbourside village. We will Hike for around 3 hours, 6 kms and an overall elevation ascent of roughly 400 meters on a steep trail and stairs.

Dinner Included
Accommodation Included

DAY 2

SAN FRUTTUOSO BEACH
We will start our day with a train ride to the town of Camogli, from where we will start our full day trek through the seaside cliffs of the Italian Riviera. We will descend to the San Fruttuoso Abbey where we will enjoy lunch and a swim in this gorgeous beach. It is only accessible by boat or foot. After our relaxing afternoon we will keep hiking up, traversing a scenic ridge with amazing views of mountains and sea blending together.

Today we will Hike for 6 hours, around 15kms with an ascent of 700 meters on rocky and uneven terrain and a 45 minutes long uphill climb.

Accommodation and breakfast included
Dinner included

DAY 3

LEVANTO – MONTEROSSO
In the morning we will transfer by train to Levanto, the sea side village that will open the doors to the Cinque Terre. We will trek from Levanto to Monterosso, our base in the Cinque Terre. We gradually climb up over a peninsula with fine views over Levanto village and its medieval walls and eventually we will start enjoying the views of the entire Cinque Terre Coastline.

We will arrive in Monterosso by the afternoon to check into our Hotel.
In the afternoon we can swim at the local beach and soak up some sun or find a café’ and sipping your favourite drink and just enjoy the “Sweet Life”.

Today we will hike for 4 hours, around 10 kms and 600 meters ascent on a rocky and uneven terrain with a couple of long steep climbs.

Accommodation and breakfast included
Dinner included

DAY 4

MONTEROSSO – VERNAZZA – CORNIGLIA
Today we will continue along the Cinque Terre Coast line. We will trek from Monterosso to Vernazza, the second village of Cinque Terre. Then we will continue our hike to Corniglia travelling through terraced olive groves and vineyards with stunning deep blue sea views. Our trek will end in the seaside village of Manarola just in time to have a taste of artisan made Gelato before we catch the train back to our base, Monterosso.

The hike today takes approximately 5 hours, around 13 kms, 900 meters of elevation gain on rocky, steep and uneven terrain.

Accommodation and breakfast included

DAY 5

RIOMAGGIORE – PORTOVENERE
We will start the day with a short train ride to Riomaggiore, where we will start our trek to Porto Venere. Our Route will take us through pine and chestnut forests till we get to our destination Porto Venere. We will check in to our Hotel and having the rest of the afternoon of free time to explore independently the picturesque seaside village.

We will hike approximately 5 hours, around 15 kms and an elevation gain of 1000 meters on rocky and uneven terrain with a couple of long continues climbs.

Accommodation and breakfast included
Dinner included

DAY 6

ISLAND OF PALMARIA
We will start our final day with a boat ride from Portovenere to the Island of Palmaria. We will hike around the island for half a day, returning to Portovenere in the early afternoon. Having some free time for an afternoon swim and a little bit of shopping.

Tonight, we will end our amazing journey in the Cinque Terre with a Celebration Dinner in a local Restaurant.

We will hike approximately 2.5 hours, around 5 kms and an elevation gain of 200 meters on pathways and rocky trails with some short steep sections.

Accommodation and breakfast included
Dinner included

DAY 7

Today is time to say “Arrivederci” (Only till the next time), our journey ends with a transfer to La Spezia Train Station in the morning.

Breakfast included

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WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • 6 nights in 3 stars Hotel – Breakfast included – (Twin or triple rooms)
  • Professional Italian, English speaking Guide
  • 5 Dinners at Local Restaurants
  • Transfer from Portovenere to La Spezia Train Station at the end of the Trip
  • Trains rides included on the above itinerary
  • Luggage transfer from Monterosso to Portovenere on Day 5
  • Luggage transfer from Santa Margherita to Monterosso on Day 2

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Insurance
  • Air Transportation to Italy
  • Transfer to the Hotel in Santa Margherita (First Day)
  • Any other meals that are not included in the above written section
  • Extra Train or Taxi rides (when and if required)
  • Transfers by taxi (if required)
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
  • Any extra drinks and food not included in the pre-arranged Menus of the included dinners

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS:

  • In all the villages tap water is drinkable
  • The hikes are maximum 6 hours long so you will only need to carry with you a day pack and you can leave the rest of your gear at the Hotel where we will come back at the end of each days
  • The days when we transfer by foot from one village to another, our main luggage will be transferred by car (included in the price)
  • The hike is quite demanding, and a reasonable level of overall fitness and mental strength is required – The fitter you are, more enjoyable the Tour will be –