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Cinque Terre National Park, Italy
White Sand Beaches in Monterosso Al Mare - Cinque Terre National Park
Cinque Terre National Park, Italy - Photo by Jesse Andrews
Cinque Terre National Park - Italy

Hiking the Cinque Terre National Park Guided Small Group Tour Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-00373
  • Type : Small Group
  • Duration : 6 days
  • Departs from : Sestri Levante
  • Meeting Place : La Spezia

Description

This remote coastal region was only accessible by sea until the railroads were built in the middle of the 20th century. Even today, the difficulties of driving through the twisting mountain roads make rail or sea the preferred mode of entry. The isolated coastal village of Portovenere, where we are based for our first two nights, was bypassed by the railroads and thus it still remains relatively isolated. For your convenience we meet you in La Spezia, the nearest train station to Portovenere, and then ransfer to this southernmost point on the Cinque Terre coast to start 5 days of magnificent coastal walking. We walk to all five villages that make up the Cinque Terre and always allow for enough time to explore en route. Additionally, we hike within the Portofino Natural Park, and visit this renowned harbor town where yachts as big as mansions lay anchor.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Island Exploration & Portero Marble Mines

Where we visit : Liguria
Meeting Location : La Spezia

Revel in the colorful harbor of Portovenere from the nearby island’s offshore view of the coast. Then a spectacular panoramic trail leads us to Riomaggiore, the “prima terra,” to introduce the regional magic. Fresh mussels for dinner anyone?

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 2 - Revel in the colorful harbor of Portovenere from the nearby island’s offshore view of the coast. Then a spectacular panoramic trail leads us to Riomaggiore, the “prima terra,” to introduce the regional magic. Fresh mussels for dinner anyone?

Where we visit : Cinque Terre

Revel in the colorful harbor of Portovenere from the nearby island’s offshore view of the coast. Then a spectacular panoramic trail leads us to Riomaggiore, the “prima terra,” to introduce the regional magic. Fresh mussels for dinner anyone?

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 3 - Abbeys, Saffron & Pilgrim Trails

Where we visit : Cinque Terre

Walk along the “Via Amore” to Manarola then to Corniglia via an isolated path of olive groves and fig trees smattered with poppies. From pictorial Camogli hike to the ancient isolated abbey of San Fruttuoso and its Dorian tower before a saunter into Portofino via the high jutting cliffs.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 4 - Abbeys, Saffron & Pilgrim Trails

Where we visit : Cinque Terre

Walk along the “Via Amore” to Manarola then to Corniglia via an isolated path of olive groves and fig trees smattered with poppies. From pictorial Camogli hike to the ancient isolated abbey of San Fruttuoso and its Dorian tower before a saunter into Portofino via the high jutting cliffs.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 5 - The Last Two Villages

Where we visit : Liguria
Absorb the atmosphere of each of the last two villages as we meander the coastal paths to incomparable Vernazza, sample the local Sciacchetra wine, and shop or swim at Monterosso al Mare.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 6 - The Last Two Villages

Where we visit : Liguria
Absorb the atmosphere of each of the last two villages as we meander the coastal paths to incomparable Vernazza, sample the local Sciacchetra wine, and shop or swim at Monterosso al Mare.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 5 nights lodging: 2 nights at 3-star Inn on sea and 3 nights in 4-star converted castle
  2. All full course dinners except one
  3. Water bottles to keep & walking poles to use during hikes
  4. Snacks and water during hikes, Route note and maps
  5. All tour transfers including meet/depart, and luggage transfer
  6. Multi-lingual guide(s)
  7. All entrance fees mentioned in itinerary
  8. All public transport (boats & trains) mentioned in itinerary.

What's Not Included

  1. Airfare
  2. Beverages
  3. Trip insurance (strongly recommended)
  4. Personal items
  5. Guide tips.

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

Pricing & Availability

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Hotel La Spiaggia

Hotel la Spiaggia is situated directly across from the sea in Monterosso al Mare, which is the largest of the Cinque Terre villages. This is a delightful, clean and very bright property with wonderful, airy and well appointed sea-view rooms. A delightful breakfast included in the rate is served each morning in the garden.

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