13Jan
cinque terre hiking tour
By: Umberto On: 13 January 2016 In: Cinque Terre Walking Tours Comments: 0

Private trekking tour of Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso, Riomaggiore.

Hike the challenging footpaths between the villages of Cinque Terre with your private guide.

Tour details

Available: all year round according to the conditions of the footpaths.

Type of tour: private hiking tour with a personal local guide. It will take place partly along the Cinque Terre trails, and partly in the villages. Move in between them by train and by ferry.

Suitable for: individuals and small/large groups.

Transportation: arrive in the area with your own mean of transport and move between the villages by train and ferry (sea permitting). On request pick up/drop at your accommodation can be arranged.

Duration: 8 hrs

Activity Level: challenging/strenuous (Walk on uneven terrain, up/downhill, get on/off trains and ferries). Let us know how long you want to hike on the trails. In order to have a sense of the challenge please take a look at the official page of the National Park

Advised clothing: trail walking shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen, water, backpack, walking sticks (eventual)

Meeting place: La Spezia train station by the tobacconist, if you stay in the Cinque Terre or in the Riviera, another meeting place will be planned.

cinque terre hiking tour, manarola from the path

Itinerary

This is an example of an itinerary,  let us know your wishes and needs we will organize a tailor-made tour.

Take the train from La Spezia to Corniglia, the smallest village of the Cinque Terre, warm up your legs by going upstairs or uphill from the train station to the village and, after a stroll along the main street, hit the trail and walk in a breathtaking landscape for approx. 1,5 hrs as far as Vernazza.

Visit the village, stroll the charming alleys of Vernazza, have a break if you want with tasty focaccia. Then proceed along the path to Monterosso. This hike takes approx 2 hrs and will make you arrive just in time for a tasty Ligurian meal in one of the eateries of Monterosso. During the warm season remember that you also have the opportunity to swim in one of the cleanest seas of Italy.

In the afternoon take the ferry to Riomaggiore, and enjoy the view of the Cinque Terre comfortably seated. Once arrived visit the village and maybe taste a good gelato.

Afterward, return to La Spezia by train.

NOTE: if interested to plan multi-day trekking in Cinque Terre and surroundings, have a look at this other proposal