Italy –Cinque Terre National Park - self-guided walking holiday.

Italy –Cinque Terre National Park - self-guided walking holiday.

Hiking tour in Cinque Terre, Ligurian coast, Italy


The Cinque Terre is a coastal land in Liguria linking five villages by a scenic path above the sea…The scenery is breathtaking, the villages full of history. The hills diving into the blue sea produce the rare Cinque Terre wine, wonderful local olive oil, beautiful forests. The local gastronomy will delight you, no doubt. The bustling little ports are the ideal place to relax, as well as the narrow streets of the five villages.

The self-guided walking itineraries have been designed to fit anybody. Different walking levels can be proposed, family walking tours as well as sportive trekking paths.

Day 1

Arrival in the Cinque Terre
Discover the beautiful village of Riomaggiore where you will spend the week. Its narrow streets often lead to fantastic views over the sea or the vineyards. Take the time to feel the local atmosphere. At the top of the village of Riomaggiore, your hotel is well situated: both in the heart of the Cinque Terre and yet a peaceful retreat after your hiking day.

Day 2

From Porto Venere to Riomaggiore- 4H45. +600m, -600m.

You can take either the boat or the train to Porto Venere this lively village with an impressive fortress, which faces out to sea towards some islands. Today you will walk on the hills' ridge and the cliffs. A wonderful hiking itinerary to start your holiday.

Day 3

From Riomaggiore to Vernazza- 4H30. +750m, -750m.

Following a climb over Riomaggiore, you will walk through vineyards before reaching a dense forest. Reach the lonely menhir on the mountainside before taking the path down to Vernazza, one of the prettiest villages in the Cinque Terre.

Day 4

From Vernazza to Riomaggiore- 4H30. +700m, -700m.

A wonderful walk with splendid views over Vernazza and its towers before climbing up to the beautiful church of San Bernadino. After leaving the shaded pine forest you will follow a narrow path overlooking the sea. The panorama is simply breathtaking. From Volastra, you will walk downhill through olive groves to Manarola. From there, you will continue on the easy Via del Amore to get back to Riomaggiore.

Day 5

Chapels and churches path - 4H50. +670m, -670m

Today you will start your hike in Monterosso. After leaving the beautiful beach behind you, the steep climb leads you to the first chapel. This itinerary offers amazing views over Monterosso and Vernazza. The churches you will see are always set in fantastic locations overlooking the hills. A beautiful loop with stunning scenery. .

Day 6

From Monterosso to Levanto -3H15. +200m, -200m.

To end your walking week, the furthest village in the area, Levanto. The coastal path we have chosen for you today will lead you from Monterosso to Levanto on a path much less walked than the other coastal itineraries and just as fantastic. After one hour of walking from Monterosso, you have a panoramic view point within the protected area of the “Punta Mesco” - do not forget your camera! On the path to Levanto, take five minutes to rest and taste the local wine.

Day 7

Your holiday ends after breakfast.
Feel free to ask us at the time of booking if you would like to have a longer holiday with additional walking routes or simply extra time to relax in the Cinque Terre!

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Self guided WALKING
Duration :
7 Days
From :
640 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

3 star hotel- BB

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance 



Starts in : Riomaggiore

Ends in : Riomaggiore.

Access :  train station in La Spezia


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Information : click on "ask for more information"

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65


Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more, combine with another tour


See also :

Menton to San Remo

All our walking tours

Accommodation in Riomaggiore

Incredible sceneries

Italian way of life