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Cinque Terre Trek


Description

Take a break from the cities and get back to nature! Join the only tour that takes you to the Cinque Terre on a one day hiking trip.

An area best explored on foot:

The only way to truly experience the magic of the beautiful rugged coast of the Cinque Terre is to hike!

Led by our knowledgeable guides, trek scenic, ancient trails, wander up through the terraced wineyards and olive groves, all along the spectacular coastline of the true Italian Riviera.

We depart Florence at 8:00am and we arrive high above the Cinque Terre village of Manarola, where we enter the National Park to hike to Corniglia.

At the cliff top village of Corniglia, after the panoramic walk you have free time to relax and take-in the perfect view of the sea and surrounding hillside.

After Corniglia, we continue our tour towards the village of Vernazza, one of the prettiest and most characteristic of the towns. Here we have free time to sit in one of the cheerful bars and cafés, or even have a cooling swim in the sea.

Continue the visit with a short train ride to Monterosso, the village renowned for its beautiful beach and artisan shops. Enjoy free time to taste the local wine, a refreshing swim in the sea or souvenir shopping.

A boat ride (weather permitting) along the coast takes us to Riomaggiore, where we finish our walk along the famous path of Via dell'Amore, “Lover's Lane”, a walkway hanging above the sea which take us back to Manarola. This completes our Cinque Terre visit, we return to Florence by coach around 8:30 pm.

Be prepared to hike!

These ancient trails are rough but manageable. Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow. The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoiled, do not expect hand rails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the cliff edge. Because of the nature of the hike, we are unable to accept small children or anyone with walking difficulties.

What to Bring:

Suitable walking shoes (sneakers, walking boots or closed toe shoes with non-slip soles – no flipflops!); bring a water bottle and dress for the weather (hat, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel if you want to take a dip in the sea, comfortable clothes, a waterproof in bad weather) ...and don't forget your camera!

Please note: Due to a landslide which occurred at the end of September 2012,the famous path “Via dell’Amore” has been closed.



Prices

  • Adult 90 each person
  • Youth 85 each person
  • Group fares get an extra 5 off per person if you are in a group of six or more adults/youths

What includes

  • A fun and professional guide who is there to lead you through the day
  • Transport between Florence and Cinque Terre by coach plus all other transport for the day
  • Entry tickets to the Cinque Terre National Park
  • Boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)
  • Time to explore the Cinque Terre villages on foot

Things to note

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is only in English
  • Children aged 11 years and under are not accepted on the tour.
  • Because of the nature of the hike, we are unable to accept small children or anyone with walking difficulties.
  • In case of unexpected closure of the paths for unforseen events, alternative routes will be taken instead
  • Optimize your time: are you leaving Florence by train after the tour or do you want to stay in the Cinque Terre area? Come on the tour and bring your luggage with you!
  • It is recommended to book any rail travel from Florence after 9pm to allow time for any traffic delays on your return journey.

Our Reviews on

jenius24
This trip was awesome in every way - great guides (Stefano & Fabian) who were knowledgeable about the area, entertaining, and kept the group on task and safe, through several different arenas of travel (trains, boats, automobiles and an intermediate level hike on your own two feet). On the bus ride, Stefano narrated us through descriptions of the towns we passed, historical information and made me want to go back and stop at each one on my next trip. Once in Cinque Terra, it was clear that this group clearly had put some time and planning a smooth path which avoided following every other tour group = avoiding being part of ONE MASSIVE tourist crowd, which was all too common in Rome/Florence/Venice. The tour also consisted of nice amounts of time for hiking (with options for varied levels of physical ability), as well as relaxing, exploring one of the little towns or enjoying a gelato/glass of wine. One of my favorite Italian experiences!
Review date: 22 march 2019
catherineanne23
This tour was great and 100% worth it if you have a free day while visiting Florence. Our guide Alessandro took us to all 5 villages and took us on a 3 mile hike. The hike is not strenuous at all and I would imagine most people could comfortably complete it. Each of the villages had their own personality and I truly loved being able to see each one of them. The last stop, Manarola, was so beautiful and the guide takes you to the place where you can get the perfect famous shot! This was an awesome tour and I am so glad we were able to do it! The price is also very reasonable.
Review date: 21 march 2019
dds19
This was one of the most beautiful and adventurous excursions we have ever taken. Allesandro And Martina were excellent guides. I learned so much about the history of Cinque Terre which was just the bonus part of this excursion. The hiking portion of the excursion was incredible. It was hard work but well worth it. There is a reason why you sign a waiver at the bus station. I really appreciate all of the extra things that Allesandro did and said. I really appreciate meeting within the train station and walking as a group to the bus station. It was so well organized compared to other trips that I’ve taken that met at the bus station. If you are wondering whether to do the lunch add on....I want to tell you that it was my favorite meal in Italy. I would do this excursion again if I am ever back in Italy
Review date: 21 march 2019
GretchenP115
My Daughter and I loved this tour! Our guide, Allessandro, was great. He offered insight, knowledge and humor, making this one of our favorite tours. Cinque Terre itself is charming but we were glad we took the tour as I don't know as we would have hiked the trails alone, they are challenging in spots. Definitely recommend this tour!
Review date: 21 march 2019
534carissas
Alessandro and Christian were excellent tour guides. Both are very passionate about what the land they cover. The hike was a bit more than expected but not terrible. It was definitely well worth it the effort. We will treasure this experience forever.
Review date: 21 march 2019
Tim R
Cinque Terre is a like a dream within a dream. Visiting these five multicolored, multilayered fishing villages you can drink in the sea and the beauty of the Italian Riviera with great food (try the limoncello and bring home some pesto sauce). Our expert and entertaining tour guide Maria Belen was also a guardian angel helping my wife LeeAnn when her legs cramped up on the hike - we highly recommend her! Ciao!
Review date: 20 march 2019
Expedition792305
Love the hiking tour through the beautiful costal villages, and love our guide Cris. Strongly recommended as this one day trip offered us a great balance between a scenic hike along Cinque Terre and historic walk in Florence.
Review date: 19 march 2019
ANDY M
A hike not to be missed, great day out from Florence to see the UNESCO sites, Fabian our tour was great, inside knowledge and never serious, made a great fun day out!! Highly recommend this hike and any of Walkabout tours trips, really good !!
Review date: 18 march 2019
21tylerk
We were going to try to make this day trip on our own while visiting Italy... boy, we are glad we didn't! Walkabout Tours made it so effortless and enjoyable. Instead of worrying about catching trains and buses to get their, obtaining passes to enter Cinque Terre and all the unknown of going to a new place, we enjoyed a wonderful bus ride right from Florence filled with information about everything we were seeing on the way, which was very interesting. They also arranged an authentic Ligurian lunch (optional) which was outstandingly delicious and highly recommended. You get to see all five towns through Cinque Terre and even hike between a couple of them. Definitely stop for the fresh lemonade along the hike and enjoy the views out the window of the shop, this may be the best, most refreshing drink and best view you may ever have in your life. Our tour guide, Chris, was amazing. He knows the entire area so well and is able to give recommendations for things to see, places to go and foods to try while in each town. This is the only way to experience Cinque Terre in one day (if that is all you have time for). Don't try to do it on your own, as you will stress yourself out and run out of time to experience as much as you will on this tour. 5 stars, highly, highly recommended!! Chris was awesome and kept everyone organized while making it a memory that will definitely last a lifetime. This tour (with their amazingly good tour guides) will definitely make you want to come back to Cinque Terre! Just check out or pictures from our tour if you need more convincing.
Review date: 18 march 2019
Don-Laura
This group is, from top to bottom, simply the best. The trip was well planned in every way. If you want to truly see the coastal towns from the inside out, take this tour. It’s simply the best.
Review date: 18 march 2019