Hiking in the Cinque Terre is one of the best things to do in Italy


Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Japanese (basic), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Don't miss the opportunity!

The most popular way to enjoy the Cinque Terre on foot is to follow Trail #2 which is made up of two individual paths along the coast. You can walk the entire route in about four hours.

You can start from either direction (Monterosso, heading south, or Riomaggiore, heading north).

Just remember, admission to trails requires purchase of the Cinque Terre card (7, 50 euro/day for trails access, or 12 euro/day for trails and unlimited train access)

From Corniglia to Vernazza is where the trail climbs up to the highest point of the Cinque Terre (and back down) so expect a fair amount of climbing and descending. It may be more physically strenuous but the views are absolutely stunning. Length: 2 miles (4km); 1 hour 45 minutes to walk.

From Vernazza to Monterosso there are lots of stairs and narrow passages. It's also the most rewarding view-wise. Its panorama of all five Cinque Terre towns is one of the highlights of the trip. Length: 1. 8 miles (3km); 2 hours to walk.


Side from some of Trail #2's easiest paths, the Cinque Terre's trails aren't for strolling-they're hiking. So dress, and prepare, accordingly!
First and foremost this means wearing appropriate shoes. Comfortable sneakers will suffice for most of trail #2 but most of the other paths require hiking boots for ankle support and traction. Flip flops are not a good idea and don't even think about high heels.

Bring a bag or backpack with the essentials;
Hydration is essential. If you go in the summer it will almost certainly be blazingly hot. Sunburn and heatstroke are both common ailments of the Cinque Terre hiking trials.

Wear layers of breathable clothing, especially in the fall and winter. And in the spring and summer, don't forget sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
Finally you absolutely cannot forget your bathing suit (during the spring and summer

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: we can meet according to your needs.

End location: I can drop you where you will need.

Duration: 7 hours


public transportation or mini van upon request.

What’s Included

Other: Guided tour-assistance-my knowledge of the territory

Estimated Local Cash Needed

16 Euros - You need to buy 5 Terre card (admissions to trails)

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature


I an not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver

A Recent Review of this tour

Fulvia was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about the area's history and a fantastic guide of local trails. She was flexible in setting up meeting points and itineraries. All in all an incredible experience with her!!
Gillian Rotsch

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