Isolated from the rest of Italy by the impressive landscape, you're here to hike. The rugged villages of Cinque Terre still remain a world away from the bustle of Rome. Follow coastal trails and discover villages clustered on windswept cliffs, perched above beautiful coastlines. Hike and swim by day and sample the fresh seafood and local delicacies by night. For the active traveller who wants to experience a real slice of Italian life, this compact adventure tops the menu.
Walk narrow coastal trails with magnificent sea views, sample the local cuisine and wines, stay in a Cinque Terre village.
Days : 5
Price : From AED 3,696*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Classic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 3 - Average
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore — but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Head out into the Cinque Terre National Park to walk the original coastal trail from Riomaggiore to Monterosso. Enjoy spectacular views while passing through all five of the beautiful Cinque Terre villages. The walking trails connecting each village to its neighbours are well-marked and provide stunning views of the National Park and the Ligurian Sea. The picturesque coastal trail winds along the shore, varying in nature and difficulty from an easy stroll to a rough and, on occasion, physically challenging hike. There is plenty of time to stop en route and explore each village, taste some fresh seafood and local specialties at lunchtime, and perhaps round off the afternoon with a glass of local limoncello or wine straight from the vineyards that line the route. Included Activities: Riomaggiore to Manarola Hike Manarola to Corniglia Hike Corniglia to Vernazza Hike Vernazza to Monterosso Hike
Hike the higher trails of the Cinque Terre coast, taking the less trodden paths to unspoiled villages. Included Activities: Cinque Terre Inland Hike
There are countless optional activities to suit all interests: hiking, biking, boat trips, diving, relaxing on the beach, or perhaps taking a cooking class in typical Ligurian cuisine. There are also opportunities to hop on a boat to Palmaria Island in the Gulf of La Spezia, or "Gulf of Poets", and Portovenere, the pretty town at the end of the Cinque Terre Peninsula. The National Park has much to offer. Take an optional guided excursion within the park: try diving in the Puntamesco Marine Reserve, cruise by traditional boat, or perhaps visit Portofino for a walk to the beautiful nearby San Fruttuoso Sanctuary. Opt for a day trip by train to one of Central Italy's renowned cultural centres: Florence, Lucca, or Genoa. Or, there’s always the beach…
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, on and off transportation, and to hotels (max 15-20 mins.)
This is a centre based tour and you will spend all four nights in the same accommodation. This has the great advantage that you are located right in the Cinque Terre and only need to take your luggage up the stairs once. Our accommodation is clean, simple and centrally located with all rooms having a cozy ensuite bathroom.
In Italy, shoulders should be covered while visiting churches and cathedrals. Ask your CEO for more specific advice.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
All transportation during this trip is by means of short journeys on local buses and trains. These are frequent and convenient, but can often (especially in summer) become very crowded. Be prepared to stand on some short bus and train journeys (up to 20 minutes)
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our CEOs (Chief Experience Officer). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights