The first treasure of the enchanted place is nature. A mix of colors, the blue from the sea and sky and the slopes, colors oscillating between the grapevine’s green and the white houses surrounded by the oak forest, maritime pines, Alep pines and olive trees.
Walking through this nature enriches us.
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|From 6 persons
|From 10 persons||845 €|
|From 15 persons||770 €|
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
- Boat trip to see again all the villages
- Local wine and food
- Dolce vita in Levanto and beaches
Day 1 : Welcome to the Cinque Terre
We can organize your transfer to Levanto. The afternoon is spent visiting Levanto, the old town, the seaside, the shops, the rich history of this charming city.
Difficulty : walking time 2 hours and 30 minutes
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, positioned 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 Riomaggiore, place of the famous Via del Amore, and we will reach the little village of Corniglia, located on a crest and dominating the sea.
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 : The Italian St-Tropez » Portofino
40 minutes away from the Cinque Terre is the charming fishing village of Portofino. From there it is an easy walk to reach the exceptional bay of San Fruttuoso, a paradise that can be reached only by sea or foot. Apart from its beauty, it is famous for its ancient Benedictine monastery and the Christ of the Abbyss. A boat will bring us back to Santa Margherita.
Difficulty : 4 hours of hiking (easy) and visit of Portofino and Santa Margherita
Day 5 : Madone di Soviore et Vernazza
After having reached 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 6 : 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 by boat and enjoy the view of the villages from the sea.
Difficulty : walking time 5 hours 30 minutes, elevation gain 600 m
Dinner in a famous restaurant in Levanto with lots of local sea food !
Day 7 : 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 and transfer to the airport.
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.
Hôtel Europa « Levanto »
Hotel Europa is an Art Nouveau building located in Levanto’s old town, near restaurants and 200 metres from the sea. It features simply furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi .
From 7 persons, you choose the date !
From 6 persons, the trip is confirmed!
Rates/ person / double room / adult
April to June and September, October 990 €
- Decreasing rates : 6 / 10 / 15 persons
- 990 € / 845€ / 770€