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Cinque Terre Trek

by Walkabout Florence
per adult Price is AU$146
Duration: 12h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Hike the mediaeval mule trails in the Cinque Terre

  • Spectacular coastal views along the Cinque Terre

  • 40-minute boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)

  • Swim in the clear, blue water at Vernazza or Monterosso

  • Transport from Florence by air-conditioned coach

Highlights

  • Hike the mediaeval mule trails in the Cinque Terre

  • Spectacular coastal views along the Cinque Terre

  • 40-minute boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)

  • Swim in the clear, blue water at Vernazza or Monterosso

  • Transport from Florence by air-conditioned coach

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8:00 AM, Cinque Terre Trek in English

Duration 12h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is AU$145.93, taxes included

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Cinque Terre Trek

Activity Location

Cinque Terre

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Taxi stand just outside Santa Maria Novella train station

    Piazza della Stazione

    Firenze 50123


Description

Take a break from the cities and get back to nature! Join the only tour that takes you to the Cinque Terre on a one day hiking trip.

An area best explored on foot:
The only way to truly experience the magic of the beautiful rugged coast of the Cinque Terre is to hike!

Led by our knowledgeable guides, trek scenic, ancient trails, wander up through the terraced vineyards and olive groves, all along the spectacular coastline of the true Italian Riviera.

We depart Florence at 8:00am and we arrive high above the Cinque Terre village of Manarola, where we enter the National Park to hike to Corniglia.

At the cliff top village of Corniglia, after the panoramic walk you have free time to relax and take-in the perfect view of the sea and surrounding hillside.

After Corniglia, we continue our tour towards the village of Vernazza, one of the prettiest and most characteristic of the towns. Here we have free time to sit in one of the cheerful bars and cafés, or even have a cooling swim in the sea.

Continue the visit with a short train ride to Monterosso, the village renowned for its beautiful beach and artisan shops. Enjoy free time to taste the local wine, a refreshing swim in the sea or souvenir shopping.

A boat ride (weather permitting) along the coast takes us to Riomaggiore, where we finish our walk along the famous path of Via dell'Amore, “Lover's Lane”, a walkway hanging above the sea which take us back to Manarola. This completes our Cinque Terre visit, we return to Florence by coach around 8:30 pm.

Be prepared to hike!
These ancient trails are rough but manageable. Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow. The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoiled, do not expect hand rails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the cliff edge. Because of the nature of the hike, we are unable to accept small children or anyone with walking difficulties.

What to Bring:
Suitable walking shoes (trainers, walking boots or closed toe shoes with non-slip soles – no flipflops!); bring a water bottle and dress for the weather (hat, sun cream, swimming costume and towel if you want to take a dip in the sea, comfortable clothes, a waterproof in bad weather) …and don't forget your camera!

Please note: Due to a landslide,the famous path “Via dell'Amore” ha been closed.


Inclusions

  • A fun and professional guide who is there to lead you through the day

  • Transport between Florence and Cinque Terre by coach plus all other transport for the day

  • Entry tickets to the Cinque Terre National Park

  • Boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)

  • Time to explore the Cinque Terre villages on foot


Know Before You Book

  • Tour is only in English

  • Children aged 11 years and under are not accepted on the tour.

  • Because of the nature of the hike, we are unable to accept small children or anyone with walking difficulties.

  • In case of unexpected closure of the paths for unforseen events, alternative routes will be taken instead

  • It is recommended to book any rail travel from Florence after 9pm to allow time for any traffic delays on your return journey.


Cinque Terre Trek ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

2/5 24 Nov. 2019

This was a tour that probably should have been cancelled by the company due to the terrible weather. It was cold and rainy all day, and the wind was hurricane-strength at times. And of course the only place to seek refuge was a train station cafe managed by a grumpy old racist. (The guide apologized for the cafe owner). The Cinque Terre was of course beautiful, and the guide tried. But it’s just not good policy to run an 8-he outdoor tour in a category 3 storm. So what could’ve been done differently? If would not have booked this hike as a tour but done it myself. And when I had realized how miserable the weather was, I would’ve hopped on the train back to Florence. If I were the company, I would’ve probably contacted all the participants beforehand and offered to refund or reschedule, given everyone a poncho, and/or led the group to shelter in each, mostly closed city.

Shelby J

United States

5/5 7 Oct. 2019

This hike was phenomenal. We unfortunately arrived 5 minutes too late to catch the bus and the tours customer service was more than willing to help us get to Cinque Terre. They told us exactly which train to take to meet up with the group in Corniglia. Our tour guide Chris was waiting right outside the resteraunt and caufht us up on all the information we missed. He was also a plethora of knowledge in everything Cinque Terre and what tk get from each town. The hike itself was just breathtaking.

Jeannette K

United States

5/5 1 Jul. 2019

We spent a wonderful day with Walkabout Tours. Our guides, Olivia and Sara, were fantastic! Although it was an extremely hot day, hiking the Cinque Terre is a “do not miss” event. The towns are beautiful, the sea is captivating. Go with Walkabout Tours— they will take excellent care of you!

SandySetsSail

United States