Portofino and the Cinque Terre

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Self-guided
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
  • Starts Genoa, Italy
  • Ends Cinque Terre and Liguria , Italy
  • Discover the lesser known spectacular trails of the Ligurian coast on foot
  • Explore the famous colourful villages of the Cinque Terre
  • Walk through steeply terraced vineyards and visit small monasteries
  • Delight in the local cuisine and wines with fresh seafood, pesto and focaccia the staples
The tour Portofino And The Cinque Terre starts in Genoa and ends in Cinque Terre and Liguria. It is a walking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Riomaggiore, Deiva Marina, Genoa and 11 other destinations in Italy. Portofino And The Cinque Terre is a self-guided tour that includes accommodation, meals and others.

Follow the Ligurian coastline on foot from the Portofino peninsula to Portovenere via the Cinque Terre. Italy's Cinque Terre, a series of five small fishing villages dug into the cliffs where the Apennine Mountains meet the Mediterranean coastline, is one of the country's most spectacular sections of coast. This trip provides you with the opportunity to follow the entire coast, from the Portofino peninsula to the colourful town of Portovenere in the south, which will allow you to experience the five famed villages, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, as well as the chance to get away from the busier villages to encounter the delights of the lesser known Camogli, Bonassola, Deiva Marina, Framura and Levanto. Following well marked footpaths and mule tracks, each day your walks along the coastal footpaths of the Ligurian Riviera will entertain you with panoramic vistas of the emerald blue Mediterranean Sea, views of lush vineyards and olive groves while inland there are dense pine and chestnut forests waiting to be discovered. Of course, there are also scenic vantage points to admire the colourful villages that make this part of Italy so popular with travellers.
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 17 2016
“Wonderful trip, great accommodation and food. Interesting walks. Lovely extras like a wine tasting in Albarellio. Highly recommend the company and the trip.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 15 2017
“Our guide was fantastic and very helpful. Scenery was amazing.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 26 2018
“The Kvarner Bay Bike & Boat Deluxe was over and above all expectations. The boat was spacious and comfortable, the rooms small but typical for a boat, comfortable & clean, the food was more than enough and delicious, all the staff were helpful and friendly, the guides were professional, friendly, informative and made the bike trips fun and safe. The rides were varied with plenty of stops, time was made when possible for swims, after long rides there was always time to relax on the boat as we cruised to the next location, enjoying the spectacular views and food.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Camogli
  • Day 2 : Walk to Portofino via San Fruttuoso (5.5hrs or 3.5hrs)
  • Day 3 : Enjoy panoramic views on the walk to Deiva Marina via Framura (5hrs or 2.5hrs)
  • Day 4 : Train to Deiva Marina, continue on foot along the jagged coast to Riva Trigoso via Moneglia (6hrs)
  • Day 5 : Walk from Bonassola to Monterosso al Mare via Levanto (4.5hrs or 1.5hrs)
  • Day 6 : Transfer to Soviore and walk back to Monterosso via Vernazza (4hrs or 3hrs)
  • Day 7 : Walk from Riomaggiore to Portovenere, return to Monterosso (4hrs or 5hrs)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • 7 nights in 2-3 star hotels / guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow approx €7-10)
  • Information pack including route notes & maps per room booked
  • 7 breakfasts - usually continental in style consisting of coffee, tea, pastry. Some breakfasts will be more substantial including breads, cheeses, yoghurt, juice etc.
  • Luggage transfer on day 5
  • Transfer from Monterosso to Soviore on day 6
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to Camogli and from Monterosso al Mare
  • Lunches and dinners daily
  • Guide - this is a self guided walk
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, unscheduled transfers, laundry etc.
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Cinque Terre card - allow €14.50 for a two day pass (subject to change without notice). The pass is not required on all walking days.
  • Local taxes - allow €1-1.5 per person per day - payable locally
  • Entrance fees for sites
  • Bus trips, boat trips and train trips to get to and from walks.
  • Luggage transfer on day 3 - you will need to take your luggage with you on the train to Bonassola in the morning and deposit your luggage at the hotel before starting your walk.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Portofino and the Cinque Terre tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


A deposit of 325 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 27 April 2020 full payment is required.

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Portofino and the Cinque Terre tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Portofino and the Cinque Terre tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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