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Liguria The Cinque Terre short break

Liguria The Cinque Terre short break

  • The iconic five villages of the Cinque Terre (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore)
  • The pictureque villages of the Riviera Ligure (Bonassola, Deiva Marina, Framura, Levanto)
  • Outstandingly delicious sea food and the famous Trofie al Pesto
  • Breath-taking views of the emerald blue Mediterranean Sea
  • Steep terraced hills of olive groves, vineyards and lemon trees
  • Fabulous beaches for swimming
  • The colourful town of Portovenere
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The walks are along well marked footpaths and mule tracks. It can be tiring walking along the stone steps of diverse sizes. Take the local train to get to and from the walks. The park wardens try to keep all of the paths open throughout the year, however heavy rains and summer fires can cause temporary closure of certain stretches, so be sure to check with the park office.

Start: Monterosso        Finish: Bonassola

Day 1: Arrival in Monterosso al Mare
Day 2: A selection of walks (7 km, 13 km, 17 km)
Day 3: Monterosso to Bonassola via Levanto (10 km)
Day 4: Bonassola to Deiva Marina (12.5 km)
Day 5: Arrivederci Cinque Terre!

Day 1:    Arrival in Monterosso al Mare
 As soon as you get settled in your accommodation, step outside and breathe in the incredibly fresh, crisp air of theMediterranean Sea. In the afternoon you can visit the historic centre, and in the evening, let all your senses be delighted as you prepare for your phenomenal walking adventure ahead. 


Day 2:    A selection of walks (7 km, 13 km, 17 km)

 Today you can spend a day hanging around the Cinque Terre, enjoy the sun and the blue sea. As an alternative you can choose to walk one of the two itineraries described below.


WALK A:  Monterosso-Vernazza-Corniglia

Today you walk along the busy coastal trail that connects the five villages of the Cinque Terre. The trail contours the coastline, ascending and descending, and it includes some stone staircases that can be challenging. The route is straightforward and easy to follow.

At the end of the walk, take the train back to Monterosso.

WALK B: ABC Riomaggiore-Portovenere

A short train ride takes you to Riomaggiore where the day’s itinerary starts. The first 1.3km climb gradually to Colle del Telegrafo from where you gently descends to Portovenere walking on panoramic ridge trail and passing through the village of Campiglia. 

Today’s route is very scenic, with spectacular views on the Cinque Terre coastline, Portovenere and the Gulf of La Spezia, walking on well-beaten and well-marked footpaths. 

If you want to shorten the walk, from Campiglia walk or take a bus to Marola and then another bus to Portovenere. At the end of the walk, return to Monterosso.

 Challenge: 3/4/5 hours, 7/13/17 km, 482/723m ascent, 404/744m descent


Day 3:    Monterosso to Bonassola via Levanto (10 km)
 Follow the coastline from Monterosso to the idyllic painter’s paradise of Levanto, walking on one of the most popular path of the Cinque Terre. Levanto is located in the centre of a charming valley surrounded by green hills and uncontaminated nature, worthwhile the visit of the Sant’Andrea Chapel. Enjoy the spectacular views on the Cinque Terre and on the Levante Ligure, glance out over the crystal clean waters and take in the essence ofLiguria. In Levanto, continue your walk to Bonassola.

Challenge: 3/4 hours, 10 km, 770m ascent, 774m descent


Day 4:    Bonassola to Deiva Marina (12.5 km)
 Today you walk through the hills of theEast Riviera, between Bonassola, Framura and Deiva Marina. The first part of this walk is extremely panoramic with wonderful views over the northern Ligurian coast. Visit the nice villages of Bonassola and Deiva Marina and after the walk return to Monterosso by train. 

Challenge: 5 hours, 12.5 km, 657m ascent, 643m descent


Day 5:    Arrivederci Cinque Terre!
 The trip and our services end after breakfast. You can depart Bonassola by train and easily reach Pisa, Genoa, Florence or Milan airports.



All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

We choose comfortable 3* hotels, farmhouses and B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom.

You can find below the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight: You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

Albergo Marina (Monterosso al Mare)
Albergo Marina (Monterosso al Mare)

 Hotel Marina lies in a quiet area, 100 meters from the sea. Rooms are beautifully decorated and well finished with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning/heated, TV, telephone. Breakfast is very good and various, and the staff is welcoming and helpful.


Hotel Villa Belvedere (Bonassola)
Hotel Villa Belvedere (Bonassola)

 Hotel Villa Belvedere is located on a hill overlooking the blue bay of Bonassola and has a big garden. Rooms overlooking the sea and the surroundings and are furnished in a simple way, clean but not very soundproofed. Accommodations have heating, telephone, TV, Free Wi-Fi, ceiling fan. Breakfast is good and various.


practical info

Dogs on the trip:

Small, well behaved dogs are allowed free of charge on this trip.
During the walks dogs have to be kept on a leash.

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between March and October.

The nearest airports to the Cinque Terre are in Genoa (GOA) and Pisa (PSA). Florence airport (FLR) also has good connections.

Nearly all trains from Genoa go directly to Monterosso, only sometimes you need to change either in Sestri Levante or la Spezia (approximately 1.5 to 2 hours).

From Pisa airport (PSA), you have to change at Pisa Centrale, and again at La Spezia for a local train that stops in Monterosso al Mare (approximately 2 hours).

On departure, you can easily reach the aiports of Pisa (PSA), Genova (GOA) and Florence (FLR) from Bonassola.

Train timetables available on www.trenitalia.com.

If you come by car, there are two large, open-air, private parking areas in Monterosso.

GPS tracks are available on request.



  • 4 Nights in selected hotels
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer from Monterosso to Bonassola on DAY 3
  • Cinque Terre Card Park + Train 2 days (DAY 2)
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps with tracks on
  • 24/7 telephone support 

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to Monterosso and from Bonassola
  • Trains, busses or boats wherever necessary (except those specifically mentioned)
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Tourist taxes


  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Transfer from airport to Monterosso
  • Transfer from Bonassola to airport
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