Historic, spectacular, colorful villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, nestled between rocky reliefs and the sea.
Terraced hillsides with vineyards, parts of the UNESCO world heritage list, This is the Cinque Terre !
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|From 10 persons
|From 15 persons
You will like:
- 2-star hotel with a good comfort
- 5 perched villages and their narrow streets and shops
- Places that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List
- Local wine and food
- Dolce vita in Levanto and beaches
Day 1 : Welcome to Liguria
We can organize your transfer to Levanto on request.
The afternoon is spent visiting the old town, the seaside, the shops, the rich history of this charming city.
Difficulty : walking time 2.5 hours
Welcome drink with wine tasting and briefing on the trip during the evening.
Day 2 : Monterosso and the Giant
Departure by foot from the hotel. We will walk in the shade of the oaks with stunning views on the seaside to reach the crest « Punta di Mesco ». From there we have a panoramic view on the entire Cinque Terre. After the descent, we reach Monterosso, main village of the Cinque Terre, positionned in the center of a natural gulf and famous for its wide and white sandy beach. We will spend time visiting the old town, churches and fortresses.
Return to Levanto by Train (5 minutes)
Difficulty : walking time 6 hours, elevation gain 500 m
Day 3 : The Cinque Terre Traverse
We cross the National Park through the vineyards and coastal paths.
The hike starts in the fishermen village of Corniglia, located on a crest and dominating the sea. We will reach the small village of Manarola, place of the famous Via del Amore.
Visit of the village and shopping and return by train to Levanto (15 minutes).
Difficulty : walking time 4 hours, elevation gain 400 m.
Day 4 : Madone di Soviore and Vernazza
After reaching Monterosso by train, we will ascend on a very old pilgrim path towards the Sanctuary of Madone de Soviore, the oldest of Liguria ! Lunch under the old oaks and italian coffee. Easy afternoon with a descent towards Vernazza, maybe the nicest village of the Cinque Terre. Visit, free time and maybe swimming ?
Return to Levanto by Train (10 minutes)
Difficulty : walking time 4 hours, elevation gain 500 m
Day 5 : Riomaggiore - Portovenere
This is the longest hike of the trip, the trail connects the southern village of Riomaggiore to Portovenere, a cape at the entrance of the Gulf of Poets, also part of the UNESCO world heritage list. The panoramic views on the Palmaria and Tino islands are amazing. After a visit of the old town, you will return to Levanto.
Option: return to Levanto by boat and enjoy the view of the villages from the sea (supplement of 15€)
Difficulty: walking time 5.5 hours, elevation gain 600 m
Day 6 : See you…
As usual, we’ll have a nice breakfast at the hotel followed by some shopping in the pedestrian streets of Levanto. We will advise the best shops for local food and wine.
We’ll say good bye after a picture on the beach.
End of the trip at 11 :30am.
Attention : The order of the 5 hikes can be modified by your Guide in order to adapt to the weather and sea forecasts or other unexpected changes.
2-star hotel in the centre of Levanto, close to the pedestrian street and the beach, and shopping possible close by. All the necessary comfort you need for a nice stay: air conditioning, tv, direct phone line…