13Jan
best of 5 terre walking tour
By: Umberto On: 13 January 2016 In: Cinque Terre Walking Tours Comments: 0

Private guided walk of the 5 Terre best villages: Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola.

Discover with your tour guide the beauties of the Cinque Terre area on foot, by train and by boat.

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Highlights

  • Visit Cinque Terre with a local licensed guide.
  • Walk the backstreets and enjoy the unique ambiance of the villages.
  • Admire 5 Terre from the seaside.
  • Savor the local specialties and 5 Terre wines.

Tour Details

  • Available: all year round.
  • Type of tour: Private walking tour.
  • Transportation: move between the 5 Terre villages by train only.
  • Duration 7 hours.
  • Activity level: moderate. The walking tours involve some up/downhill walking, climb 3-4 flights of stairs if necessary, step on and off trains.
  • Price: half day from € 170 – Full day from € 320. More info here.

Itinerary best of 5 Terre walking tour

In one day explore 4/5 villages and have a good taste of this unique region: a touch of local culture, admire amazing views (from the seaside), experience local specialties, everything at your own pace.

This is a sample itinerary, feel free to require a further customization that better fits to your wishes and needs.

Take the train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore, walk along the panoramic footpath (paved) that leads from the new to the old part of the village and from where have a view of the “Via dell’Amore”, the rest of Cinque Terre coast, the harbor, the old Riomaggiore. Walk by the ancient church of St. John the Baptist and approach the main street. After some free time, meet your tour guide and take the ferry to Monterosso.

By train reach Monterosso, the largest village of the Cinque Terre and the only one with the beach. Your personal tour guide will make you explore the old town, walk its shady alleys and visit a tiny “Oratorio” with some mysterious sculptures.

Free time for lunch and eventual shopping.

In the early afternoon take the train to Vernazza, the pearl of Cinque Terre. Explore with your local guide the maze of its alleys and enjoy the stunning view of the village from the hiking path leading to Monterosso. After some free time and maybe a gelato, take the train to Manarola.

Manarola is one of the smallest villages, it develops uphill as far as the church and from there you may choose to walk through the vineyards or through the upper side of the village. If you feel too tired for that, just stroll down the main street as far as the marina.

Return to La Spezia by train.