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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You will like
- 3-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 the Cinque Terre
We can organize your transfer to Levanto on request. Welcome at 2 pm, the afternoon is spent visiting Levanto, 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, then return by train to Levanto (15 minutes).
Difficulty: walking time 4 hours, elevation gain 400 m.
Day 4 : Portofino, the Italian St-Tropez »
40 minutes away from the Cinque Terre is the charming fishing village of Portofino. We take a boat from from Santa Margherita to 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 beautiful walk takes us from San Fruttuoso to Portofino. A bus will bring us back to Santa Margherita station, return to Levanto by train (25 minutes).
Difficulty : 4 hours of hiking (easy) and visit of Portofino and Santa Margherita
Day 5 : 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 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.
Option: return by boat (supplement approximately 15€)
Difficulty : walking time 5 hours 30 minutes, elevation gain 600 m
Day 7 : See you…
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 hikes can be modified by your guide in order to adapt to the weather and sea forecasts or other unexpected changes.
3-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 conditionning, tv, direct phone line….