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Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino
FH-EXD-119058
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£859
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At a glance
Walks on Italy's stunning Ligurian riviera
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Moneglia
End Destination
Moneglia
What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 wine tasting
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 wine tasting included. Liguria is well-known for its delicious cuisine and classic regional dishes include pasta with pesto or walnut sauce, focaccia bread and of course plenty of seafood! With an abundance of fresh local produce and plenty of restaurants in Moneglia, food is a highlight of the trip. Vegetarians are well-catered for in Italy.

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Fly to Pisa; transfer to Moneglia.
Fly to Pisa; transfer to Moneglia.
2
Day 2
Follow coastal trail from Moneglia to villages of Deiva Marina and Framura.
We will start our trip with a coastal walk exploring typical Ligurian seaside villages. Total walk approx. 13km
3
Day 3
Take the train to Cinque Terre N.P; walk the stunning paths to some of Liguria's prettiest villages.
Today we will set out to visit the famous Cinque Terre (Five Lands) in the Ligurian ‘Gulf of the Poets’. This area has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Our walk begins on the Via Dell'Amore (Path of Love), a section of the famous Sentiero Azzurro Ligure (Ligurian Blue Path), which by will take us through terraced vineyards and olive groves on old mule tracks, connecting the five pituresque villages. Total walk approx. 12km (However some sections of the path may be closed hence we may need to take train between villages)
4
Day 4
Walk on the Portofino peninsula and explore the world renowned village of Portofino itself.
This morning we will set out by train to Santa Margherita Ligure, a charming coastal town, where we will begin our hike to the once sleepy fishing village, Portofino, now playground of the rich and famous. Total walk approx. 13.5km
5
Day 5
Free day to relax, take optional walks, try kayaking or visit nearby Lucca or Genova.
Today you will enjoy a well-earned break and perhaps spend your day relaxing at the beach. The more active might like to use the opportunity for some sightseeing. Genoa, the region’s capital city, home of Christopher Columbus and one of the largest aquarium’s in Europe is not be missed. Alternatively, you could use the day to visit the marble quarries at Carrara.
6
Day 6
Transfer to Rapallo by train, take the cable car up Montallegro for fantastic views and walk down to Chiavari; afternoon wine tasting.
This morning we will take a short train ride to Rapallo and the cable car up to the sanctuary of Montallegro. From here we will set out on a walk through quiet woodland, catching glimpses of the Ligurian sea en route to the seaside town of Chiavari. In the early evening we will have the chance to enjoy the local speciality at our well-deserved wine tasting! Total walk approx 9km
7
Day 7
Return to the Cinque Terre area for an alternative walk through glorious coastline and colourful villages.
This morning we will head back to the famous Cinque Terre to walk some of the quieter, alternative trails. The exact path you will walk will depend on local track conditions, but they are generally on higher ground than the classic Sentiero Azzuro, so offer even more spectacular views of the coastline and villages. Total walk approx 7 or 10km
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Day 8
Transfer to Pisa; fly to London.
Transfer to Pisa; fly to London.
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