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Cinque Terre & Portofino Hiking Experience

Discover Cinque Terre’s mountain trails, dramatic scenery and charming villages on this hiking itinerary. Hike in the Cinque Terre area and discover its nature trails, deep vegetation, breath-taking views and enjoy the grand-finale at the charming fishing village of Portofino, one of Italy’s most alluring resort destinations.

Trip Overview

What makes La Dolce Vita so sweet here in Liguria? It’s that mix of old and new, of poverty and luxury, the contrast between deep vegetation and colorful villages. Walking in terraced vineyards, dizzily high over the sea, you’ll understand the reason why the Cinque Terre are a Unesco World Heritage site.

The villages’ tall houses and faded facades are a popular site of the Cinque Terre. Each day here plays out with that exact mix of challenge and beauty that makes Liguria unique, and at the end of days spent hiking ancient trails, the sight of your hotel is an invitation to utter relaxation. And then of course there is the food; delicious al fresco lunches, mouth watering seafood dishes and good times topped with a scoop of life altering gelato; buon Appetito!

It wasn’t by chance that the jet set fell for Cinque Terre and Portofino. Narrow fishermen’s houses, multicolored buildings reflected in a perfect blue basin; it’s a fantasy world—impossibly picturesque and wonderfully relaxing. La Dolce Vita indeed.

Highlights

  • Hike the Cinque Terre's spectacular coastline, with brightly colored cliffside villages
  • Discover the Cinque Terre's charming, colorful seaside villages, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, with spectacular beaches beneath
  • Taste some delicious local cuisine accompanied by excellent local wines
  • Walk from town to town on ancient footpaths, set high above the sea along the cliffs of the incredible Italian Riviera
  • Experience the Italian 'Dolce Vita' in the colorful Portofino

    Day By Day

    Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

    • Day 1

      Hotel in Portovenere

    • Day 2

      Hotel in Portovenere (B,D)

    • Day 3

      Boutique Hotel in Manarola (B,D)

    • Day 4

      Boutique Hotel in Manarola (B,D)

    • Day 5

      Hotel in Portofino (B,D)

    • Day 6

      Hotel in Portofino (B,D)

    • Day 7

    Accommodation

    Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

    Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

    Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
    The Dolomites have a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!
    Still want more? Why not extend your adventure!
    Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip. Explore Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Florence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

    Cost

    All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

    Private Guided Trips:
    From €      per person (minimum 2 participants)
    From €      per person (minimum 4 participants)

    Cost is per person, in twin/double room. Single supplement available on request.
    High season supplement from 17th July - 29th August 2021 —- 5% increase on costs

    Cost Includes:

    • Trip briefing
    • Logistics and maps of the area
    • 2 nights accommodation in 4-star boutique hotel in Portovenere
    • 2 night accommodation in a 4 star boutique hotel in the Cinque Terre
    • 2 nights accommodation in a 4 star boutique hotel in Portofino
    • All breakfasts
    • Dinners (except day 1)
    • English speaking guide during entire itinerary
    • Excursions and transfers as per itinerary
    • Excursion on boat and visit on Day 2
    • Italian VAT tax
    • Tourist tax

    Area Map