Hiking is for sure one of the best ways to enjoy the Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera, amazing landscape and breathe the authenticity of its villages. Breathtaking views of the Sea and incredible untouched nature surrounds you during your hike in Cinque Terre, Portofino and Palmaria island. But, there’s more. In fact, we have decided to make this small group trip more special adding the gourmet part, of course we did leave some lunches and dinners free to leave it to the personal exploration and taste.
Day 1– Welcome to Liguria!
Welcome to Liguria beautiful territory, known as the Italian Riviera. Private transfer from La Spezia railway station, luggage porter and check-in at your charming accommodation in the Cinque Terre National park. Our local greeter will welcome you. Relax after a long trip and start feeling the Italian atmosphere! In the evening, you’ll be welcomed to an Italian restaurant and taste ligurian dishes, wine included of cours
Day 2 – Hiking day with picnic in Cinque Terre
After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider for a hiking day in Cinque. This day you’ll explore the Cinque Terre from its paths! As we know well the Cinque Terre territory we’ll suggest and accompany you on the best trails according to the season and the weather and also to your needs and desires. You’ll hike paths which are less known by most of the tourists and which leave you speechless for the great beauty they offer to your eyes. You will explore this incredible area taking time to enjoy hikes among terraced vineyards overlooking the sea and stunning views of the villages from the top! During your hiking day you’ll have a gourmet picnic handmade by a local chef with typical specialities that you can enjoy and taste all day (vegetable pies, focaccia, salami, cheese, fruits…) Free for dinner in the evening
Day 3 –Hiking Portofino Natural Park
After breakfast, you’ll meet your local private tour guide at your hotel and your private driver to transfer to Portofino preserved park for a hiking day in one of the most beautiful part of our territory. From the heights of Portofino Peninsula you’ll admire extensive panoramas with mountains plunging into the Mediterranean sea, fishing villages overlooking little bays with crystalline water. Your local private guide will take you to this natural paradise hiking on the best itineraries, taking also in considerations the season and the weather. There are more than 30 KM of hiking tracks: you will hike and stop for lunch in a typical family owned agriturismo. We know these paths as the back of our hands, we are sure you’ll enjoy your day! Private transfer back to your hotel Free for dinner in the evening
Day 4 – Hiking on Palmaria island
After breakfast, you’ll meet your local private tour guide and private driver for a wonderful day in Portovenere and then hike on Palmaria island! You will visit the picturesque village of Portovenere and its marine park, called “The Gulf of Poets” and then with your insider you’ll reach the island of Palmaria by public boat and hike the Island exploring its beautiful beaches, interesting and spectacular sights, such as Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave) and admire different landscapes. During your hiking day you’ll stop in a typical trattoria on Palmaria island to have lunch. Afternoon free and back to your hotel by private driver. Free for dinner in the evening
Day 5 – Hiking day in Cinque Terre with wine tasting
After breakfast, you’ll meet your local private tour guide for a second hiking day in the National park of Cinque Terre discovering a territory rich of vineyards overlooking the Mediterrnean sea. You’ll be welcomed by a local winegrover for a special wine tasting followed by lunch with fresh local ingredients. Free for dinner in the evening
Day 6– Relaxing day
After brekafst, you can take your time to relax as you like. Of course we can give you a suggested list of experiences not to miss, but it’s up to you. You can relax on the beach reading a book, swimming in the clear blue water of the Mediterranean sea or do shopping! Farwell dinner in the evening.
Day 7 – Arrivederci day ( goodbye !)
After breakfast, check-out. Today it’s the “arrivederci” day and private transfer to La Spezia railway station.
Tour in English with a maximum of 12 people
*This Small Group Tour is designed for 6 to a maximum of 12 guests and have scheduled dates. Departures are guaranteed at the same price for a minimum of 2 participants but with 2 to 5 guests booked, the trip runs with private local tour guide, without the tour leader.
Payment : 50% deposit person required within 7 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia
Departure dates 2019: Private tour on request – Tour in English with a minimum 2 or a group of friends
Duration: 7 days /6 nights