Cinque Terre, Liguria (classic version)
Join us on a walking tour to the wonderful ‘flower-Riviera’ of Italy, five famously charming fishing villages along the Ligurian coast. As car access is limited, those hidden gems perched on the rocky coast are best accessible by train or on foot. The Cinque Terre is a National Park and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Following the panoramic coastal trail, you will feast your eyes upon views of wonderful vineyards, wild flowers and inland of chestnut and pine forests. Try the famous local cuisine and enjoy a glass of local wine at a nice restaurant overlooking the blue Mediterranean sea. A true piece of Eden with serpentine paths around hidden beaches and beautiful cliffs, offering a variety of sights to suit every taste.
Duration7 Days I Tour Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
What is includedAccommodation on bed & breakfast basis; luggage transport from Monterosso to Bonassola; Cinque Terre 3-day park card + Train 2-days (7-day program only); detailed roadbook and maps in English; 24 hrs telephone assistance;
What is not includedOther meals, flights and public transportation, transfers from and to the airport, tips, entrance fees, alcohol drinks and other personal expenses; Possible CITY TAX to be paid in cash on the spot (it varies depending on the city and on the hotel’s category)
Best periodMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Day 1: Arrival in Monterosso
Day 2: Monterosso to Colla di Gritta (9km, 4.30hrs, +690m/-696m)
Day 3: Variety of hiking options (7km or 10km or 11km, 3hrs or 4hrs, +643m or +471m or +482m/-1098m or -448m or -404m)
Day 4: Riomaggiore to Portovenere (13km or 17km, 4hrs or 6hrs, +723m/- 774m)
Day 5: Monterosso to Bonassola via Levanto (10km, 4hrs, +770m/-774m)
Day 6: Bonassola to Deiva Marina (12.5km, 5hrs, +657m/-643m)
Day 7: Arrivederci Cinque Terre!