Private Cinque Terre hiking tour with boat ride
This is a spectacular experience of the famous Cinque Terre on foot and, if you wish, by boat. Starting from Monterosso, we head south on a combination of low (classical) and high (optional) trails with breathtaking views. Hike as long as you feel like: from one hour to full day, enjoy the breathtaking views, pass through panoramic vineyards, relax on the boat, and savor local delicacies for lunch. We explore the five villages, have lunch in a local fish restaurant (or picnic if you prefer), learn local secrets about growing olives and vines, and of course experience the sea-land connection unique to this area. Nature, culture, gourmet wine and cuisine - all pleasures in one!
Non-slippery hiking shoes are a must. Hiking sticks could be useful (the guide carries two sticks that you can borrow). Trails often involve stone steps, can be very steep and narrow - please see pictures. Not suitable if you suffer from vertigo.
Meet at your hotel or La Spezia train station.
Transfer to Monterosso by train.
Hike Monterosso - Vernazza - Corniglia - Manarola - Riomaggiore (please note that some trails might be closed due to landslides so we might have to do one or two stretches by boat or train)
Lunch on the way in one of the villages or picnic lunch on the trail organised by your guide.
Boat ride between two or more villages (weather dependent!)
NB: this itinerary might be adjusted to weather for safe hiking
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or apartment if you stay in Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Portovenere, Lerici or Levanto.
At the train station of La Spezia if you are not staying in the area.
End location: At the train station of La Spezia or otherwise as agreed.
Duration: 8 hours
8 hours is the maximum tour duration. The length of hike and day will be adjusted to your wishes. Please note that some trails might be closed due to maintenance work; in case of rain, an alternative by trail, boat or train ride will be arranged.
Starting time is 9AM from La Spezia, 9:30AM from Riomaggiore and Manarola, 10AM from Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.
train, boat, feet
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
70 Euro - €20/person boat ride
€20/person train and trail card
€5/person bottled water on the way
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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An amazing day. The trails were beautiful and Anna was kind and funny. She kept us going, even during the longest uphill climbs. Highly recommended.