Cinque Terre Coastal Walk

Active, Riomaggiore to Riomaggiore

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Cinque Terre National Park 3-day pass
  • Riomaggiore-Monterosso coastal trail hike
  • Higher-level full-day walk in the national park

Highlights

  • Walk narrow coastal trails with magnificent sea views
  • Sample the local cuisine and wines
  • Stay in a cinque terre village.

Itinerary

Day 1 Riomaggiore 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
Day 2 Riomaggiore (1B) 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
Day 3 Riomaggiore (1B) Hike the higher trails of the Cinque Terre coast, taking the less trodden paths to unspoiled villages. Included Activities: Cinque Terre Inland Hike
Day 4 Riomaggiore (1B) 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…
Day 5 Riomaggiore (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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