Trekking Tour in Cinque Terre Liguria
Once in the airport of Florence we are transferring by private vehicle to Levanto. The first walk follows a superb coastal path, through woods and scented scrub with breathtaking views of the gulf and the five villages of Cinque Terre. Along the way it passes the ruins of an abandoned convent, before dipping down to the first Cinque Terre village.
(7 kms, 3 hrs)
With today’s walk you start on the Sentiero Azzuro, the celebrated path that links the five villages of the Cinque Terre. The walk weaves along cliffs and through terraces, offering spectacular views over the bays and the villages, taking you to dominated by its old fortress –Vernazza. You will enjoy some of the best views in the region. You contour around the hillsides will follow a narrow track that leads you up and down.
(6kms, 2.5 hrs)
This morning, you pick up the Sentiero Azzuro again passing through olive groves with views up to the ancient terraces climbing the mountains above you You pass through two more of the Cinque Terre villages (where you can stop for lunch) before following the Via del Amore into the last of the five villages, where you’ll stay the night (A beautiful alternative high walk through the vineyards of Volastra for this day is included in case the path between Corniglia and Manarola is closed for restoration). (8 kms, 3 hrs)
Today you walk above the eastern part of the gulf to Portovenere.
Inititially, this quiet route takes you away from the coast, up to a religious sanctuary, where you can rest and enjoy the views, before continuing up through forest to a small village, where you can have lunch. From here you descend through more forest with breathtaking views over the sea into stunning Portovenere.
(14 kms, 5 hrs)
The walk today take the short crossing by boat and then you’ll have the whole day to discover the beauty of this very Mediterranean island immersed in dense vegetation, overlooking the cliffs with the seagulls and azure blue sky above you. Across the narrow waterway that separates Portovenere from the small island opposite. Then You You will follow through a small fishing village, past beaches and the remains of a monastery from the 11th century, with wonderful views over the Gulf of La Spezia along the way. You return to Portovenere with the small boat.
(12 kms, 3 hrs)
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred by private vehicle to the airport.
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