Cinque Terre Walking Holiday (self-guided)

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Discover the fantastic Cinque Terre, a unique landscape which became National Park and UNESCO world Heritage site. Our tour is ideal for all individual travellers that love hiking and discovering interesting itineraries off the beaten paths. A tasting of local dishes and wines complete your Cinque Terre experience!

 

Type of tour: Self-guided
Min/max people: from 2 pax
Length of stay: 5 days/4 nights & 8 days/7 nights
Arrival/Departure: Manarola (possible transfer from Genoa or Pisa airport)
Dates 2018: All year long (suggested period March-June & September-November)

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Description

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Highlights

  • Hike through beautiful itineraries off the beaten paths among nature and spectacular views 
  • Stay in one of the characteristic sea villages with its colourful house
  • Taste locally produced wines in a nice bar in Manarola
  • Enjoy a dinner in typical restaurant with sea food specialities

Itinerary

Day 1: Cinque Terre

Arrival in Manarola (nearest airports: Genoa & Pisa). Check-in at the booked hotel. Upon arrival you will receive a welcome package containing information about the territory and proposals for your visits to the Cinque Terre. The package also comes with the Cinque Terre Card Train and the vouchers for a dinner and a wine tasting.

Dinner in a characteristic restaurant in Manarola or Corniglia. You will be offered a menu with fish specialities. Overnight.


Day 2:  Panoramic Trail from Corniglia to Manarola

After breakfast, hike on one of the most beautiful trails of the Cinque Terre, the panoramic trail from Corniglia via Volastra to Manarola. It leads through the marvelous vineyards on terrace fields, built and maintained by the local winegrowers. In the afternoon you have an appointment at a wine bar and ancient wine cellar in Manarola, where you have a wine tasting of 3 local wines and little typical snacks. Dinner at leisure. Overnight.


Day 3:  On ancient Pilgrimage Path from Vernazza to Rio Maggiore

Breakfast. Today hike on an ancient pilgrimage path from the picturesque village Vernazza up to the sanctuary of Madonna di Reggio. Thereafter the path continues offering wonderful views over the sea through the Mediterra-nean shrub land until the sanctuary of Madonna di Soviore. The trails ends in Monterosso, the largest vil-lage of the Cinque Terre which has a beautiful beach. Dinner at leisure. Overnight.


Day 4: Spectacular trail from Riomaggiore to Portovenere

Hike the spectacular trail from Riomaggiore to Portovenere which lasts about 5 hours. Enjoy a varied path and an incomparable panorama over the steep coast of the southern part of the Cinque Terre coast.

Return by public ferry boat. Dinner at leisure. Overnight.


Day 5: Departure or Tour extension

Check out and departure. Or tour extension.


Proposed Tour Extension

Day 5: Hike around Palmaria island

From La Spezia, emabark on public ferry to reach the secluded Palmaria island. Hike on an off the beaten track trail, with beautiful views to Portovenere and over the Gulf of Poets. Enjoy the slow rhytm of a suggestive small Island before going back to Cinque Terre. Dinner at leisure and overnight.


Day 6:  Hike around Levanto

In the morning transfer to Levanto by train. From here start a spectacular path among olive groves and ancient hamlets. Return to your accommodation for the overnight.


Day 7:  Time at leisure/ extra activities

Enjoy some time at leisure on the seaside or book one extra activities. You can choose among unique local experiences: pesto course, market tour with cooking class, fishing tour from Vernazza, sunset boat excursion, visit to Carrara Marble Quarries on jeep 4×4, boat tour to Portofino.

Return to your accommodation for the overnight.


Day 8: Goodbye 

Check out and departure. (Transfer to Genoa or Pisa airport, or to Tuscany for extension – not included)

Price: from 465 euro per person (4 nts)/ 835 euro per person (7 nts)

  • DOUBLE ROOM WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM IN MANAROLA or CORNIGLIA

Price per person:  465 euro (4 nights) 835 euro (7 nights)

  • SELF-CATERING APARTMENT IN MANAROLA

Price per person:  565 euro (4 nights) / 1015 euro (7 nights)

  • HOTEL 3* IN MANAROLA (Marina Piccola, Ca’ D’Andrean or similar) including breakfast

Price per person:  625 euro (4 nights) / 1115 euro (7 nights)

 

The tour includes:

  • Accommodation in double room with ensuite bathroom in Cinque Terre
  • Roadmap with description of suggested itineraries and map of the National Park Cinque Terre
  • Cinque Terre Card Train valid for 2/3 consecutive days, including unlimited train rides with local trains between Levanto and La Spezia, entrance fee National Park Cinque Terre and trails. The card includes further services of the National Park, as the use of the public buses and free Wi-Fi at the National Park’s hotspots.
  • 1 tasting of local wines in a wine bar in Manarola
  • 1 dinner with 3 courses and fish specialities, drinks not included
  • 1 book “Cinque Terre – vineyards with sea view” written by local travel photographer

The tour does not include local city tax, transfers in/out, everything not mentioned under the item “the tour includes”.

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