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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.