Explore Cinque Terre on this guided hike and Try the pesto pasta in Corniglia
This trip is the best way to get to know the Cinque Terre Park in one day only, in a different prospective: by train, boat and on feet.
You will get to know the villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore with their local cuisine, the pasta topped with the freshest pesto sauce or fish of the day.
Experience the trails, through century old olive groves and vineyards, connected before the railway was created. Embarking on a moderate minimum 2-hour hike from Vernazza to Corniglia, tracing one of the most spectacular trails in the area.
This seaside walk offers stunning views of the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.
Lunch is enjoyed at a local restaurant in Corniglia ( located on a promontory is the only village without sea access. Unlike the other villages within the Park with seafaring pasts, quaint Corniglia has a history linked to agriculture), or in Manarola in a local trattoria with sea view.
After lunch, time permitting; we continue our visit southward by boat or train.
Meet at La Spezia or Florence, Train Station.
Transfer to Monterosso by train and walk in town.
Train or boat to Vernazza.
Hike: Vernazza - Corniglia (1, 45 hr) - time permitting, an additional walk ( 2hrs) Corniglia-Manarola.
Transfer to Riomaggiore by train or boat.
Lunch in one of the villages, organised by your guide.
Boat ride from Riomaggiore to La Spezia with stop in Portovenere, time permitting.
What to Bring?
Mandatory to wear breathable clothing & proper hiking shoes with good grip.
A backpack with: Water bottle, sunscreen, hat, sunglass & . . . Bathing suit!
NB: This itinerary is geared to people who are physically fit, have proper footwear and want to enjoy a day of rewarding hiking.
NB: Specific walking routes are determined on the day of the tour as some trails may be closed for maintenance and/or due to inclement weather.
NB: we can make any changes that are mutually agreed upon, if we want.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: La Spezia train station (9.15am)
Alternative meeting in Florence by agreeing trains- timetable & Station.
End location: La Spezia train station or Florence
Duration: 8 hours
Train, boat, feet
Estimated Local Cash Needed
90 Euro - Lunch / Boat Ride / Cinque Terre Trail and Rail Pass
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and drive.
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What a magical day! Angelica was a fabulous guide for three of us. She made our excursion a memorable experience and had everything timed to the minute. Getting us train tickets in advance on a very confusing system was extremely helpful, no stress day. She even ordered blue skies and sunshine for us :) If you want to understand the Cinque Terre area and see what each city has to offer then you must tour with Angelica. We got to see four of the five cities in just a day. We'd book her again, no question!