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Cinque Terre Self guided walking holiday in Italy with wine tasting

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Explore the beautiful Cinque Terre on foot on a self-guided walking holiday. This break includes all you need for a short walking holiday, with a choice of self-catering or bed & breakfast accommodation in the centre of Manarola or Cornaglia, one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre (literally ‘five lands’) on the scenic Italian Riviera. t if you would like to book just contact us and include the dates/duration you wish to stay. The price for this break is 388 euro per person for a 3 night room only stay from April - September

PDF Download: Cinque Terre Hiking Map

Highlights

  • Discover the numerous trails and paths that link the five villages that make up the picturesque Cinque Terre
  • Enjoy a wonderful meal of local seafood dishes
  • Try the excellent local wines
  • This package comes with a complimentary copy of the photo book "Cinque Terre" - vineyards with a sea view" written by Catherine Terre

Included

  • 3 nights accomodation in a double room in Manarola or Corniglia
  • Information with description of suggested itineraries, map of the National Park Cinque Terre
  • 1 tasting of local wines in a wine bar in Manarola
  • 1 3 course dinner of fish specialities, drinks not included
  • 1 book “Cinque Terre - vineyards with sea view” written by C. Unger. (1 book per 2 people)
  • Cinque Terre Train Card valid for 2 consecutive days, including unlimited train rides on local trains between Levanto and La Spezia, entrance fee to the Cinque Terre National Park and trails. The card includes further services of the National Park, such as the use of the public buses and free wifi at the National Park's hotspots.

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks unless specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Anything else not specified above

Itinerary

Day 1:
Check in at your hotel or apartment.
Upon arrival, you receive a welcome package containing
information about the area and ideas for your visits to
the Cinque Terre. The package also includes the Cinque
Terre Train Card and the dinner and wine tasting vouchers.
Specialty fish dinner at a characteristic restaurant in Manarola
or Corniglia.

Day 2:
Hike one of the most beautiful trails of the
Cinque Terre, the panoramic trail from Corniglia via
Volastra to Manarola. It leads through picturesque terraced vineyards
built and maintained by the local winegrowers.
In the afternoon you have an appointment at a wine bar and
ancient wine cellar in Manarola, where you have a wine
tasting of 3 local wines and local appetizers.
Dinner at leisure.

Day 3:
Hike an ancient pilgrimage path from the picturesque
Village of Vernazza up to the sanctuary of Madonna di Reggio.
From there the path continues offering wonderful views over
the sea through Mediterranean scrubland until you reach the
sanctuary of Madonna di Soviore. The trail ends in
Monterosso, the largest village of the Cinque Terre which
has a beautiful beach.
Dinner at leisure.

Day 4:
Check-out and departure.

Itinerary suggestions for an extended stay:
- hike the spectacular trail from Riomaggiore to Portovenere which lasts about 5 hours.
Enjoy a varied path and an incomparable panorama over the steep coast of the southern part of
the Cinque Terre coast. Return by public ferry boat.
- hike around the Palmaria island with beautiful views to Portovenere and over the Gulf of Poets
- hike around the Levanto Valley, crossing olive groves and ancient hamlets.

Please Note

The tours can be booked all year long, but the best period for hiking is from March to June and from September to October. In summertime, due to high temperatures, the central hours of the day are not recommended for walking. The Cinque Terre footpaths are narrow and often very steep. You need to be fit and to bring suitable clothes and shoes for hiking. The “Via dell’Amore”, the promenade between Manarola and Riomaggiore is currently closed. There is a wide variety of alternative panoramic walks and trails, as described in the book.

Extras/Upgrades

Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Manarola available on request. Additional activities can be arranged on request, such as a guided tour of a vineyard, a cookery class, a sunset boat tour, or a pesto making lesson; contact customer services for details.

The Cinque Terre is a collection of five famously picturesque coastal villages along the Italian Riviera in the Liguria region of North Western Italy, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The villages are linked by footpaths, trains and boats and cars are not allowed into the villages themselves.

There are a number of fairly challenging hiking trails between the villages that offer splendid views over the Mediterranean. Walking from one town to the next you can stop off to eat and/or sunbathe at each one. If you don’t want to hike all the way back to where you are staying you can take the train that runs regularly between all five villages, a two day train card is included in the package. Bear in mind that some of the paths have been closed since the flash floods of 2011, but most are still accessible.

Other popular activities in the area include mountain biking, horse riding and scuba diving, while paragliding is popular in the winter around Monterosso.

There are a number of cafes and restaurant dotted around each of the villages, some of which are fairly touristy, while others offer wonderful fresh local seafood specialties, accompanied by the excellent dry white wine produced locally on the terraced vineyards you will pass through on your walks.

Your accommodation is in a double room with private bathroom in the village of Manarola or Corniglia. All rooms are centrally located just a few minutes walking distance from restaurants, bars and shops. Some rooms come complete with balcony and sea view.

The following self catering and bed & breakfast accommodation is available on request, please contact customer service for availability and prices.

Self catering apartment, Manarola

Comfortable studio flats located in the centre of Manarola, complete with fully equipped kitchen, double bed and bathroom.


Hotel Marina Piccola***, Manarola

The hotel is located near the picturesque harbour of Manarola. Its 2 buildings, once fisherman’s houses, were converted into a hotel in the 1970’s and fully renovated in 2014. The hotel is easy to reach from the train station (5 minutes walking distance) as well as from the town car park (10 – 15 minutes walking distance).

The 13 rooms are well lit and elegantly furnished; some have a fantastic sea view.
All rooms come complete with air conditioning, telephone, free wi-fi access and safe as well as an ensuite bathroom with hairdryer and courtesy set.

A buffet breakfast is served at the hotel, while the adjacent Marina Piccola restaurant has a beautiful veranda with sea view and serves fish and sea food specialties.

Nearest Airport: Pisa – 100km / 1 hour 20 mins

Other airports: Genova - 130km / 1 hour 40 mins

By Car

From Pisa take the A12/E80 to La Spezia, from there take Via delle Cinque Terre/SS370 and follow signs to Manarola.
Please note that there is a car park just outside the village as the village itself does not allow motorized traffic. Many people prefer to park in La Spezia and take the train.

By Public Transport

Take the train from Pisa central station to La Spezia (approx 1 hour 15 mins), from there change and take the local train to Manarola which takes just 10 minutes.

By Private Transfer

Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

Overview

Explore the beautiful Cinque Terre on foot on a self-guided walking holiday. This break includes all you need for a short walking holiday, with a choice of self-catering or bed & breakfast accommodation in the centre of Manarola or Cornaglia, one of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre (literally ‘five lands’) on the scenic Italian Riviera. t if you would like to book just contact us and include the dates/duration you wish to stay. The price for this break is 388 euro per person for a 3 night room only stay from April - September

Highlights

  • Discover the numerous trails and paths that link the five villages that make up the picturesque Cinque Terre
  • Enjoy a wonderful meal of local seafood dishes
  • Try the excellent local wines
  • This package comes with a complimentary copy of the photo book "Cinque Terre" - vineyards with a sea view" written by Catherine Terre

Included

  • 3 nights accomodation in a double room in Manarola or Corniglia
  • Information with description of suggested itineraries, map of the National Park Cinque Terre
  • 1 tasting of local wines in a wine bar in Manarola
  • 1 3 course dinner of fish specialities, drinks not included
  • 1 book “Cinque Terre - vineyards with sea view” written by C. Unger. (1 book per 2 people)
  • Cinque Terre Train Card valid for 2 consecutive days, including unlimited train rides on local trains between Levanto and La Spezia, entrance fee to the Cinque Terre National Park and trails. The card includes further services of the National Park, such as the use of the public buses and free wifi at the National Park's hotspots.

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks unless specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Anything else not specified above

Please Note

The tours can be booked all year long, but the best period for hiking is from March to June and from September to October. In summertime, due to high temperatures, the central hours of the day are not recommended for walking. The Cinque Terre footpaths are narrow and often very steep. You need to be fit and to bring suitable clothes and shoes for hiking. The “Via dell’Amore”, the promenade between Manarola and Riomaggiore is currently closed. There is a wide variety of alternative panoramic walks and trails, as described in the book.

Extras/Upgrades

Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Manarola available on request. Additional activities can be arranged on request, such as a guided tour of a vineyard, a cookery class, a sunset boat tour, or a pesto making lesson; contact customer services for details.

Location

Location

The Cinque Terre is a collection of five famously picturesque coastal villages along the Italian Riviera in the Liguria region of North Western Italy, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The villages are linked by footpaths, trains and boats and cars are not allowed into the villages themselves.

There are a number of fairly challenging hiking trails between the villages that offer splendid views over the Mediterranean. Walking from one town to the next you can stop off to eat and/or sunbathe at each one. If you don’t want to hike all the way back to where you are staying you can take the train that runs regularly between all five villages, a two day train card is included in the package. Bear in mind that some of the paths have been closed since the flash floods of 2011, but most are still accessible.

Other popular activities in the area include mountain biking, horse riding and scuba diving, while paragliding is popular in the winter around Monterosso.

There are a number of cafes and restaurant dotted around each of the villages, some of which are fairly touristy, while others offer wonderful fresh local seafood specialties, accompanied by the excellent dry white wine produced locally on the terraced vineyards you will pass through on your walks.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Your accommodation is in a double room with private bathroom in the village of Manarola or Corniglia. All rooms are centrally located just a few minutes walking distance from restaurants, bars and shops. Some rooms come complete with balcony and sea view.

The following self catering and bed & breakfast accommodation is available on request, please contact customer service for availability and prices.

Self catering apartment, Manarola

Comfortable studio flats located in the centre of Manarola, complete with fully equipped kitchen, double bed and bathroom.


Hotel Marina Piccola***, Manarola

The hotel is located near the picturesque harbour of Manarola. Its 2 buildings, once fisherman’s houses, were converted into a hotel in the 1970’s and fully renovated in 2014. The hotel is easy to reach from the train station (5 minutes walking distance) as well as from the town car park (10 – 15 minutes walking distance).

The 13 rooms are well lit and elegantly furnished; some have a fantastic sea view.
All rooms come complete with air conditioning, telephone, free wi-fi access and safe as well as an ensuite bathroom with hairdryer and courtesy set.

A buffet breakfast is served at the hotel, while the adjacent Marina Piccola restaurant has a beautiful veranda with sea view and serves fish and sea food specialties.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Pisa – 100km / 1 hour 20 mins

Other airports: Genova - 130km / 1 hour 40 mins

By Car

From Pisa take the A12/E80 to La Spezia, from there take Via delle Cinque Terre/SS370 and follow signs to Manarola.
Please note that there is a car park just outside the village as the village itself does not allow motorized traffic. Many people prefer to park in La Spezia and take the train.

By Public Transport

Take the train from Pisa central station to La Spezia (approx 1 hour 15 mins), from there change and take the local train to Manarola which takes just 10 minutes.

By Private Transfer

Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

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