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Cinque Terre and Portofino Hiking Tour

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Self-guided hiking tour

  • Spend a week in a small corner of paradise hiking on some of the most beautiful paths in the world overlooking the Mediterranean and stretching across the typical terraced vineyards, of a stunning beauty at every period of the year.
  • Immerse yourself in the pastel-hued scenery of the villages of Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso and Riomaggiore.
  • Hike halfway between land and sea and join every day unique places of breathtakingly beauty such as the medieval coastal village of Portovenere and the Abbey San Fruttuoso.
  • Enjoy the view on the impressive coastal scenery of Liguria sailing from San Fruttuoso to Portofino.
  • Treat yourself with a glass of local white wine at sunset in Portofino, on the tiny harbor square.
  • Choose to share this hiking trip with your furry friend: this is a dog-friendly tour!
  • Leave for a no-worries vacation thanks to our App MyEasyRoute, that will guide you along the itinerary sharing with you stories and secrets of the places you will walk through.

Day 1: Sestri Levante
Individual arrival in Sestri Levante, also known as the Town of the two seas as the oldest pretty part is packed between two bays: the Bay of Silence and Bay of Fairy Tales.
Check-in at the hotel and dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel in Sestri Levante.

Day 2: Cinque Terre National Park: villages of Monterosso, Vernazza and Corniglia
Today’s itinerary will take you directly to the heart of Cinque Terre National Park. Starting from the delightful village of Monterosso, famous for poetry, lemons and anchovies (try delicious Acciughe in bianco with a glass of Pigato!), you will join Vernazza, important historical village and only natural harbor among the villages of Cinque Terre.
Leaving Vernazza, you will find yourself walking through olive groves on beautiful paths overviewing Mediterranean sea.The itinerary continues then towards Corniglia, today’s final destination.
Return to Sestri Levante by train.
Overnight at the hotel in Sestri Levante.

Day 3: Palmaria Island and Portovenere
After breakfast, train transfer to La Spezia (40 minutes, approx.). A ferry boat will take you then to Palmaria for a circular tour of the island, rich in Mediterranean vegetation and where calm reigns supreme. Depending on the season it will be possible to see cistus in bloom or rare orchids. Along the way you will enjoy spectacular sceneries on the sea and the coastline.
In the afternoon, boat transfer to the beautiful medieval town of Portovenere where you can visit the Doria castle, the Churches of San Pietro and San Lorenzo and the Byron Cave.
Return to La Spezia by boat or bus and then to Sestri Levante by train.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Sestri Levante.

Day 4: Cinque Terre National Park: villages of Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore
Train transfer to Corniglia. Perched on a rocky promontory, the village is reachable from the train station through the Lardarina, a 382-step (but not steep) stairway, very easy to climb. The centre of Corniglia, the only one among the five villages of Cinque Terre which is not located directly on the coast, stretches along the Main Street, via Freschi. Walk up to the bottom of the street and enjoy the view on the coast and the Mediterranean Sea from the panoramic terrace.
The itinerary continues then towards Volastra, following a scenic path overlooking the sea and stretching across the typical terraced vineyards. After a break in the village (go to the only shop and try Cristina’s pesto: the best on earth!), follow the path that will take you down to Manarola. From here, train transfer to
Riomaggiore.
Train to Sestri Levante.
Overnight at the hotel in Sestri Levante.

Day 5: Riomaggiore – Portovenere
Transfer to Riomaggiore. Your itinerary will start here and get to Portovenere following a panoramic path stretching across picturesque villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
From Portovenere, return to Monterosso by boat or bus and then by train up to La Spezia.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Sestri Levante.

Day 6: Portofino
After breakfast, you will first take a train to Rapallo and then a bus to reach Ruta di Camogli where your hiking itinerary starts. Today you will walk across Portofino Natural Park surrounded by holm oaks and Mediterranean scrub. In this natural scenery, you will reach San Fruttuoso, a unique place, reachable only by sea or walking the path you will hike. The Abbey dates back to the 8th century and it is worth a visit.
Return to Portofino by boat. Enjoy the exclusive atmosphere that reigns in the village and spend some time relaxing on the charming harbor square.
Train to Sestri Levante.
Overnight at the hotel in Sestri Levante.

Day 7: Sestri Levante
After breakfast, end of services.

Terrain: paths and easy roads in a hilly area. This tour is suitable to those who already have a little experience of multiple days hiking tours or a minimum of training. Daily stages: between 4 and 6 hours walking. Positive difference in height: between 200 and 650 mt. per day.
Roads: 80% unpaved paths, 20% paved roads; several stairs.
Difference in heights:

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7
Difference in height, in ascent X 640 200 520 650 380 X
Difference in height, in descent X 640 200 620 650 550 X
Duration (approx.) X 4h00 3h30 4h30 5h30 4h30 X
Distance (approx.) X 9km 6km 9,5km 12km 12km X

 

Participants: minimum 2.
Luggage transport: not necessary.
Suitable for children: starting from 12 years old.
Pets: accepted on request, to point out at the moment of the reservation.
Possible supplement to be paid locally.

Starting point of the tour: Sestri Levante.
Final point of the tour: Sestri Levante.

Hotline Service: available in English 7/7.

Dietary requirements: in case of food intolerances, allergies or any other specific dietary requirement, please state them at the moment of your reservation

 

Duration:

7days/6nights (5 days hiking)

Dates:

From: 01/04/2020

To: 31/10/2020

  • Every day

From: 21/04/2020

To: 21/04/2020

From: 05/05/2020

To: 05/05/2020

From: 01/06/2020

To: 30/09/2020

Individual rates:

B&B Hotel 3* Hotel 4*
Basic price in double room 570,00 600,00 1.015,00
Supplement for single room 235,00 300,00 385,00
Supplement for single traveller 70,00 70,00 70,00

From: 01/04/2020

To: 20/04/2020

From: 22/04/2020

To: 04/05/2020

From: 06/05/2020

To: 31/05/2020

From: 01/10/2020

To: 31/10/2020

Individual rates:

B&B Hotel 3* Hotel 4*
Basic price in double room 480,00 500,00 825,00
Supplement for single room 235,00 300,00 385,00
Supplement for single traveller 70,00 70,00 70,00

Price includes: 6 nights accommodation in Bed & Breakfast in double en suite room, breakfast included; 3 dinners; Verde Natura Navigation App downloadable on your smartphone and working offline; Europ Assistance Health/Luggage insurance 24/24.

Price does not include:  trips from/to Italy, lunches and 3 dinners; drinks; train and ferry tickets; entry fees; extras and anything not mentioned in the section Price includes.

By plane: the nearest airport is Genova.

By car: plan your route at Google Maps.

By train: Sestri Levante train station.
Trains and tickets at Trenitalia.

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Cinque Terre and Portofino Hiking Tour

Reference code: L009

Hike a small corner of paradise, spend a week on the beautiful trails of Cinque Terre plunged in incredible coastal sceneries, pastel-hued villages and hidden gems.

Duration 7days/6nights (5 days hiking)

Dates:

From: 01/04/2020

To: 31/10/2020

  • Every day

Self-guided hiking tour

Italy

Level

Hiking

Self-guided

Prices from

480 €

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