These five small villages were once connected only by centuries-old footpaths and mule tracks, which hugged the coastline 500 to 1000 feet above the sea. Today this same footpath remains the best way to explore the region. In fact, it remains one of the only ways! Delightfully inaccessible by cars and motorbikes, hikers are most welcome, with the option of support by a railway that connect the villages, and electric buses that offer transport within each village on the steeply inclined streets.
Today called the Sentiero Azzurro, or Blue Trail, the coastal trail through Cinque Terre offers a fantastic journey through a marvelous landscape. You’ll hike through olive groves and vineyards, orchards and chestnut woods, stopping at each village along the way, each with its own unique character. What’s more, Cinque Terre and the network of trails that connects the villages and the surrounding sea are not only a national park (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre), but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes a protected marine area. An ancient way of life, fortunately for us, refusing to give in to modernity.
- Hike the entire Sentiero Azzurro, the Cinque Terre coastal trail!
- Discover charming, colorful seaside villages, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, with spectacular beaches beneath
- Walk from town to town on ancient footpaths that wind through vineyards and olive groves, set high above the sea along the cliffs of the incredible Italian Riviera
Hotel in Riomaggiore
Hotel in Riomaggiore
At Dolomite Mountains, we hand pick accommodations that best reflect the style of each region, to provide you with the most authentic experience of the unique cultures found in the different cities and towns where we travel. We work directly with the owners of each property, forging strong relationships to ensure you receive the best service and care during your stay. Regardless of whether it is a five-star luxury hotel or a cozy bed and breakfast you desire, we choose the best-in-class accommodations within each category, providing you stays at the most sought after hotels in each region. And, we always make sure you have access to inspired, regional cuisine!
Cost available on request.
Helicopter Sightseeing & Airport Transfers – There's Nothing Else Like It!
Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular scenery, and make memories to last a lifetime! Whether on a panoramic sightseeing ride or an airport transfer, you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery aboard state-of-the-art single engine helicopters. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. Contact us for a quotation.
Rides are weather dependent. Heli-transfers from/to airports require advanced reservation. In-resort rides can be reserved with shorter notice.
- 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Riomaggiore
- All breakfasts
- Local Tourist Tax
- Italian VAT Tax
Airport transfers available on request.