Cinque Terre Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £719 per person
Liguria’s picturesque coast.
Liguria’s coastline is one of the most beautiful walking areas in Italy. Multi-coloured houses clinging on to steep slopes, small squares with colourful boats on the sea, winding little alleyways and paths with stairs.
Above the holiday resorts along the sea you find unspoilt and primeval landscapes with cute little mountain villages, olive groves, vineyards and winding mule trails.
Hence it comes as no surprise that Cinque Terre is considered one of the most popular regions for walking in Europe: Nowhere else along the Italian mainland coast did the landscape and villages remain so well preserved.
There is an extensive network of mule trails – today used as walking paths – leading you through exceptional scenery.
Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Included with picturebook directions
Meal options: Bed and Breakfast
Difficulty: Moderate. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.
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Walking Route Features
Walking tours of easy to medium level with many sections on fascinating ridgeways. Daily distances of 3,5 and 5 hours on good paths (walking paths, stepped roads) with partly steep ways. Daily possibility to extend your tour with additionally walking routes.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st Day: Individual journey to Camogli
2nd Day: Circular Walk Portofino
From Camogli walk to the Gothic monastery San Fruttuoso, located in a secluded bay. Other options are a more challenging tour high above the sea or on easier terrain via the foothills of Portofino.
Along the path leading from San Fruttuoso enjoy fabulous views onto the especially pretty fishing village of Portofino.
Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 9 km | Up 450 m / Down 450 m.
3rd Day: Camogli – Sestri Levante
From Rapallo take the bus up to the pilgrimage church Montallegro, situated 600 metres above sea level. After a high-altitude walk with distant views across the Golf of Tigullio, you reach the ancient little town of Chiavari. After that take the train into the picturesquely situated little town of Sestri Levante.
Details: approx. 3 hours | 8 km | Up 150 m / Down 800 m.
4th Day: Circular Walk Moneglia
The walk between Sestri Levante and Moneglia is an absolute insiders’ tip! Enjoy unforgettable impressions of nature along this remote coastal scenery with its precipitous slopes towards the sea. First you walk across the foothills of Punta Manara to Riva Trigoso, then continue below Monte Moneglia into the lovely seaside resort of Moneglia.
Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 9 km | Up 600 m / Down 600 m.
5th Day: Sestri Levante – Levanto
In the morning you start off by walking from Framura to Bonassola. After that the path leads you over a little mountain pass onwards to Levanto, your residence for the next three days.
Then you continue along a panorama path to Monterosso, a picturesque little village with colourful houses situated directly at the sea. From the lighthouse on the Punta Mesco overlook the whole of the impressive Cinque Terre region for the first time.
Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 10 km | Up 850 m / Down 850 m.
6th Day: Circular Walk ‚Heart of Cinque Terre’
On today’s agenda is the classic tour amongst all Cinque-Terre paths: the route between Monterosso and Corniglia. This coastal landscape with its old villages and steep vineyards has remained nearly unchanged for centuries now. Again and again amazing views unfold in front of you onto terrraced vineyards, lemon and olive groves, farm houses and colourful villages.
Details: approx. 4,5 to 6 hours | 8 km | Up 480 m / Down 480 m.
7th Day: Circular Walk Portovenere
The tour from Riomaggiore to Portovenere is the final highlight and tops off your week of walking. Walk leisurely through terraced vineyards and pine forests.
Be amazed by the picturesque little town of Portovenere with its multi-coloured houses.
Weather permitting, you then take a boat ride along the Cinque-Terre coast back to Monterosso and can spot the walking routes of the past few days from the sea.
Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 12 km | Up 600 m / Down 600 m.
8th Day: Individual departure or extra days
You often walk on rocky and narrow paths, ascends are around a maximum of 600 metres in altitude per day. Daily walking times vary between 3 and 5.5 hours. Longer descents via paths with steps. Each tour can be cut short.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Cinque Terre tour stays in 2** & 3*** hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7 overnights as mentioned incl. breakfast
– Luggage transfer
– Carefully elaborated route description
– Detailed travel documents
- Cinque Terre-Card (required for national park on Day 6), approx. € 8 per person
– Boat trip Portovenere – Monterosso, approx. € 14 per person
– Train and bus fares, approx. € 28 per person
Easy to Moderate Hiking ▲▲
You often walk on rocky and narrow paths, ascends are around a maximum of 600 metres in altitude per day. Daily walking times vary between 3 and 5.5 hours. Longer descents via paths with steps. Each tour can be cut short. .
We recommend flying to Genoa or Turin and travelling by train to Levanto. For more information, please visit Trenitalia.
By train to Levanto.
How to get there/parking/departure
- Train journey to Genoa, then approx. 30-minute train journey to Camogli. Short walk or taxi ride from the train station to the hotel.
– Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces, approx. € 15 per day, no reservation. Public parking spaces free of charge near the hotel.
– Return train journey from Levanto to Camogli, duration approx. 1 hour.
Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price!
Number of participants: minimum 2 persons.
Cinque Terre, 8 days, 7 nights
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Holiday Price: From £719
Single Supplement: £169
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