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Your walking holiday in Italy

Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino | Guided Group

Total Distance 36 miles (57km) | Average distance per day 7 miles (11km)

Nestled in the Ligurian Sea, the little town of Moneglia, your base for the week, is perfectly located between the world-famous Cinque Terre and the bay of Portofino. You will spend the week wandering the stunning hills overlooking the sea and strolling through traditional, vibrant villages and towns. This part of Italy is a real pearl, and you will have the opportunity to delve into the relaxed lifestyle: sipping expressos at cafes, tasting delicious food and wine, lazing on the beach and eating gelato.

What not to miss

  • Coastal and mountain paths
  • Beautiful Ligurian villages
  • Chic resort Portofino

What’s included

  • Meals (breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 wine tasting)
  • Transfers
  • 7 nights 3-star hotel
  • Airport transfers
Your walking holiday in Italy

Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino | Guided Group

Day 1

Arrival in Moneglia.

You will begin your holiday by settling in your hotel for the week in Moneglia. This charming seaside town is listed since 2012 on the 'I Borghi Più Belli d'Italia' (Most Beautiful Villages of Italy).

Meals included: dinner

Day 2

Round Tour to Framura| Distance 8 miles (13km).

On the first day of walking, you will start the day with a short train ride to Deiva where you will begin the walk. The hike will take you along the coast, through beautiful oak forests and will offer you fabulous views. You will finally reach the seaside villages of Deiva Marina and Framura, where you will stop for lunch. You will then head to Bonazzola where you will get the train back to the hotel.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 3

Round Tour to Cinque Terre National Park | Distance 6 miles (10km).

On your second walking day, we will head out to the UNESCO World Herritage site of the Cinque Terre in the Ligurian ‘Gulf of the Poets’. The walk will begin at the Sentiero Azzurro Ligure which connects the five iconic villages. Along the way you will walk through beautiful terraced vineyards and olive groves. Please note that some sections of the path may be closed so we may need to take the train between villages or change the itinerary accordingly.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Round Tour to Portofino | Distance 8 miles (13km).

Today you will make your way from the stunning coastal town of Santa Margherita Ligure to the fishing village of Portofino. Famous for its pastel-coloured houses and picturesque harbour, the town is now attracting celebrities from all over the world. 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

Free Day.

Today you will have a free to do whatever takes your fancy.

You can choose to relax on the beach or in a typical Italian café.

You may also choose to go on an additional walk. Your tour guide will be able to advise you on alternative routes. You could also discover the city of Genoa, the region’s capital city, home of Christopher Columbus and the largest aquarium in Europe.

Alternatively, you could spend some time in the near town of Porto Venere or use the day to visit the beautiful town of Lucca, located further away.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Round Tour to Montallegro | Distance 7 miles (11km).

The day begins with a short train ride to Rapallo and the cable car up to the sanctuary of Montallegro (600 mt). From here you will set out on a walk through quiet woodland, catching glimpses of the Ligurian sea en route to the seaside town of Chiavari. In the early evening we will have the chance to enjoy our well-deserved wine tasting.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 7

Round Tour to Cinque Terre | Distance 6 miles (10km).

This morning you will head back to the famous Cinque Terre to walk some of the quieter, alternative trails. The exact path you will walk will depend on local track conditions, but they are generally on higher ground than the classic Sentiero Azzuro, so offer even more spectacular views of the coastline and villages.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

End in Moneglia.

We say “arrivederci” and “a presto”!

Meals included: breakfast

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your walking holiday in Italy

Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino | Guided Group

Your walking holiday in Italy

Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino | Guided Group

Piccolo Hotel, Moneglia

3-star

This family-run hotel is ideally located a few metres from the seafront, and the bars and restaurants of the pretty town. All rooms are en suite and facilities include an indoor pool, sun terrace with jacuzzi, and restaurant.

Your walking holiday in Italy

Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino | Guided Group

Package Prices 2019 (Flights and Transfers Included)

2019 Departure Dates Nights Adult Price  
27 April – 04 May 7 £1,049 Enquire now
04 May – 11 May 7 £1,149 Enquire now
11 May – 18 May 7 £1,099 Enquire now
18 May – 25 May 7 £1,129 Enquire now
25 May – 01 June 7 £1,149 Enquire now
01 June – 08 June 7 £1,199 Enquire now
08 June – 15 June 7 £1,199 Enquire now
24 August – 31 August 7 £1,299 Enquire now
31 August – 07 September 7 £1,199 Enquire now
07 September – 14 September 7 £1,199 Enquire now
14 September – 21 September 7 £1,179 Enquire now
21 September – 28 September 7 £1,149 Enquire now
28 September - 05 October 7 £1,099 Enquire now
12 October – 19 October 7 £1,049 Enquire now

Package prices are indicative, please contact one of our Activities Experts for more information.

Tour Only Prices 2019

2019 Departure Dates Nights Adult Price  
27 April – 04 May 7 £979 Enquire now
04 May – 11 May 7 £949 Enquire now
11 May – 18 May 7 £949 Enquire now
18 May – 25 May 7 £949 Enquire now
25 May – 01 June 7 £979 Enquire now
01 June – 08 June 7 £979 Enquire now
08 June – 15 June 7 £979 Enquire now
24 August – 31 August 7 £979 Enquire now
31 August – 07 September 7 £979 Enquire now
07 September – 14 September 7 £979 Enquire now
14 September – 21 September 7 £979 Enquire now
21 September – 28 September 7 £949 Enquire now
28 September - 05 October 7 £949 Enquire now
05 October – 12 October 7 £929 Enquire now
12 October – 19 October 7 £929 Enquire now

Extras

Single room supplement: £320

Solo travellers

On this tour we do not require you to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. We will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender and if we cannot match you up we will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room. The cost of the single supplement is listed above.

Your walking holiday in Italy

Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino | Guided Group

Total Distance

36 miles (57km)

Average distance per day

7 miles (11km)

Suitability

The walks on this trip are graded moderate. Although some walks will get your pulse racing we will also have plenty of time to rest, admire the views and on many days, you can also enjoy swim breaks. Over the course of the week, the terrain and type of path will vary from manmade paved tracks and tarmac to forest trails. Some areas may be rocky underfoot with narrow, overgrown or exposed paths. Although the walks are not technically challenging, you do need to be steady on your feet. All walks take between 4 and 6 hours including lunch stops and require a moderate level of fitness. On a couple of days, there are sections with a considerable number of steps (more than 500), which make the walks unsuitable for those with knees problems.

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