- duration 5 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Self guided/Independent
- Trek difficulty Easy
- Walk to the magical Portovenere, and journey back by boat along the coast.
- Explore the hidden Cinque Terre, along less crowded paths.
- Walk the famous 'Sentiero dell'Amore', full of poetry and romance.
The Cinque Terre gets its name from the five picturesque villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The area, now a major National Park, is a unique part of Italy. For over a thousand years people have lived in this dramatic landscape, slowly altering its features and cultivating the steep hillsides that lead down to rocky shores. An extensive network of ancient mule tracks — today used as footpaths — take you through an extraordinary landscape of terraces, built by hand with stones and earth. But the region of Liguria has more to offer: the nearby small towns of Portovenere, and the wonderful island just in front of it, at the entrance of the ‘Gulf of Poets’ and the lively Levanto, a charming medieval town with a broad beach.
Through the extensive footpath network of the area you walk from village to village, between forests and vineyards, through a spectacular terraced landscape overlooking the sea. You will also have the time to visit the historic towns of Levanto, Portovenere and of course the five charming villages which make up the ‘Cinque Terre’, little gems of colourful houses in a green landscape.
Please see the itinerary and the what’s included sections for more information.
Day 1: Levanto
Day 2: Charming little villages along the coast
Day 3: The Cinque Terre
Day 4: Campiglia and Portovenere
Day 5: End of the tour
- 4 Breakfasts
- Extensive route notes, with description of the route & tourist information
- Maps at 1 : 25.000 scale
- 24/7 assistance
- Single supplement
- Departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional additional tours or activities
- Items of personal nature
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationAccommodation: All nights are spent in beautiful, characteristic familyrun hotels (generally 3/4star; 5star on request). All rooms have ensuite facilities. All accommodations are on B&B basis. Meals: No evening meals are included so you are free to choose from the wide choice of restaurants in the area for your dinner. Your accommodation holder can give you good tips. On some occasions you can also choose to eat at the premises of the hotel. No picnic lunches are included in the tour price, but these can be prepared for you by the accommodation holders, or materials for picnics can be purchased in the villages where you’ll be staying. On some occasions you have the option to have your lunch in a restaurant along the way. Level of difficulty: Moderately easy. Mostly easy walks on wellmaintained paths, though some include uphill walking, sometimes on paths with rough surfaces. On some days extensions or shortcuts are possible. Fitness: A high standard of fitness is not necessary, but you should be able to walk for up to 5 hours a day in the hot sun on dusty or stony tracks. Footpaths: Most paths are relatively well maintained, but during the season some paths can get overgrown (we are in continuous contact with local authorities to keep the paths clean – please help us by providing your feedback on the quality of the paths). Waymarking: A large part of the route is waymarked (mainly by the parks); elsewhere you need to follow the route descriptions provided together with the maps. With these, you will always be able to find your route.
- What happens with my luggage on this 5-day walking tour?
Which is the best airport to fly into?
It completely depends on which airport you depart from and what flight connection(s) you take to Italy. However, Cinque Terre is in the north of Italy and the tour operator usually suggests Milan, Venice or Pisa, but again, this depends on the flight connection with the airport you depart from. For example, it might be easier for you to arrive at Rome Airport and then take a train or an internal flight to Cinque Terre.