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Cinque Terre Self Guided Hiking Package 2024

Cinque Terre - Cinque Terre

Discover the fantastic Cinque Terre on foot. A tour for all individual travellers who love walking and have an interest to get to know this unique landscape that is now a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay in one of the characteristic villages with its colourful houses. A road book describes the most beautiful itineraries off the beaten path. A tasting of local wine as well as a dinner at a local restaurant complete your Cinque Terre experience!

Itinerary Suggestions For An Extended Stay
• Hike the spectacular trail from Riomaggiore to Portovenere (approx 5 hours). Enjoy a varied path and an incomparable panorama over the steep coast of the southern part of the Cinque Terre coast. Return by public ferry boat.
• Hike around the Palmaria Island with beautiful views to Portovenere and over the Gulf of Poets.
• Hike around the Levanto Valley, crossing olive groves and ancient hamlets.
• We offer a variety of shared tours which can be booked in addition to the package. For example, a guided tour with a winegrower, a cooking class, a sunset boat tour, another wine tasting, a pesto lesson etc.

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Manarola, Riomaggiore or Monterosso

Check-in at a booked hotel, apartment or room. Upon arrival you will receive a Welcome Package containing information about the territory and proposals for your visits to the Cinque Terre. The package also comes with the Cinque Terre Train Card and the vouchers for dinner and wine tasting. Dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Note
• Comfort Option - Dinner at a restaurant in Monterosso al Mare.
• Standard Option - Dinner at a restaurant with sea view in Manarola.

Day 2
Corniglia - Volastra - Manarola - Manarola, Riomaggiore or Monterosso

Today you hike on one of the most beautiful trails of the Cinque Terre, the panoramic trail from Corniglia via Volastra to Manarola. It leads through the marvellous vineyards on terrace fields, built and maintained by the local winegrowers. In the afternoon you have an appointment at a tasting room or wine bar and ancient wine cellar in Manarola, where you have a wine tasting of 3 local wines. Dinner at leisure. (T)

Note
• Comfort Option - Breakfast at the hotel included. Wine tasting at a wine bar & ancient wine cellar in Manarola with small typical snacks.
• Standard Option (if staying at a hotel) - Breakfast at the hotel included. Wine tasting at a wine bar & ancient wine cellar in Manarola with small typical snacks.
• Standard Option (if staying in a room or self-catering apartment) - Breakfast not included. Wine tasting at a wine bar & ancient wine cellar in Manarola with small typical snacks.

Day 3
Vernazza - Monterosso - Manarola, Riomaggiore or Monterosso

Hike on an ancient pilgrimage path from the picturesque village of Vernazza up to the sanctuary of Madonna di Reggio. Thereafter the path continues offering wonderful views over the sea through the Mediterranean shrub land until the sanctuary of Madonna di Soviore. The trails ends in Monterosso, the largest village of the Cinque Terre which has a beautiful beach. Dinner at leisure.

Note
• Comfort Option - Breakfast at the hotel included.
• Standard Option (if staying at a hotel) - Breakfast at the hotel included.
• Standard Option (if staying in a room or self-catering apartment) - Breakfast not included.

Day 4
Manarola, Riomaggiore or Monterosso

After check-out end of services.

Note
• Comfort Option - Breakfast at the hotel included.
• Standard Option (if staying at a hotel) - Breakfast at the hotel included.
• Standard Option (if staying in a room or self-catering apartment) - Breakfast not included.

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights accommodation in the selected category
  • 3 Breakfasts (Hotel options only)
  • 1 Dinner (3-course, drinks not included)
  • 1 Local Wine Tasting in Manarola
  • Cinque Terre - Vineyards with Sea View
    ▪ Book written by Catherina Unger (1 book per couple)
  • Welcome Package
    ▪ Description of suggested itineraries
    ▪ Cinque Terre National Park Map
    ▪ Cinque Terre Train Card valid for 2 consecutive days, including unlimited train rides with local trains between Levanto & La Spezia
    ▪ Cinque Terre National Park entrance & trails fee
    ▪ Use of public buses & free WiFi at National Park hotspots

Exclusions

  • City Tax - to be paid direct at check in according to each city council rules

Additional Night (For Total 4 Nights Stay) - Twin Share

  • Comfort Option - Relais A Cà du Gigante 3* (Monterosso) From $255-345 per person
  • Standard Option - Hotel Marina Piccola 3* (Manarola) $290 per person
  • Standard Option - Hotel Cinque Terre 3* (Monterosso) $295 per person
  • Standard Option - Self Catering Apartment (Manarola) $255 per person
  • Standard Option - Room (Manarola or Riomaggiore) $210 per person

Additional Night (For Total 4 Nights Stay) - Single

  • Comfort Option - Relais A Cà du Gigante 3* (Monterosso) From $540-640 per person
  • Standard Option - Hotel Marina Piccola 3* (Manarola) $475 per person
  • Standard Option - Hotel Cinque Terre 3* (Monterosso) $410 per person
  • Standard Option - Self Catering Apartment (Manarola) $450 per person
  • Standard Option - Room (Manarola or Riomaggiore) $360 per person

Pricing and Accommodation

Comfort Option - Relais A Cà du Gigante 3* (Monterosso)
Departures between
TwinSingle
15 Mar 24 - 15 Oct 24
$1,735$2,260
16 Oct 24 - 23 Dec 24
$1,285$1,875
26 Dec 24 - 31 Dec 24
$1,735$2,260
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Standard Option - Hotel Marina Piccola 3* (Manarola)
Departures between
TwinSingle
01 Jan 24 - 31 Dec 24
$1,185$1,735
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Standard Option - Hotel Cinque Terre 3* (Monterosso)
Departures between
TwinSingle
01 Jan 24 - 31 Dec 24
$1,155$1,555
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Standard Option - Self Catering Apartment (Manarola)
Departures between
TwinSingle
01 Jan 24 - 31 Dec 24
$1,015$1,645
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Standard Option - Room (Manarola or Riomaggiore)
Departures between
TwinSingle
01 Jan 24 - 31 Dec 24
$885$1,360
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Important Notes

Accommodation as per the chosen category (or similar)

Comfort Option - Relais A Cà du Gigante 3* (Monterosso)
This Relais property is located in the centre of the newer part of Monterosso al Mare, one of the villages of Cinque Terre UNESCO World Heritage. It is an ideal starting point for guests wishing to discover the Ligurian East and West Coast, because it is near to the train station. It also offers a few garages for guests only, which must be booked in advance. The hotel is located only 2 minutes walking time from one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the area and also small shops and a focaccia bakery are very close. The Relais offers some Standard Rooms and a Suite. Located in the Dependance are the Sea View Luxury Rooms and in another building few steps away, they offer an Apartment.

Standard Option - Hotel Cinque Terre 3* (Monterosso)
For those who prefer to stay in Monterosso, we can offer the comfort of a 3-star hotel. Run by family members, the Hotel Cinque Terre is located in the biggest of the five villages, at a unique location close to the sea - it is only a few steps away from the sandy beach of Monterosso. Its 53 rooms are warm and welcoming, all giving access to two private gardens. The hotel is easy to reach from the train station, 5 minutes walking distance.

Standard Option - Hotel Marina Piccola 3* (Manarola)
The hotel is situated in a unique location at the picturesque harbour of Manarola. The two buildings of the hotel, once fisherman’s houses, have been transformed into a hotel in the 70’s and have been renovated in 2014. The 13 rooms are luminous and furnished elegantly and tastefully. Some rooms have a fantastic sea view. All the rooms have A/C, telephone, WiFi and safe, as well as an ensuite bathroom with hair dryer and courtesy set. The Restaurant Marina Piccola has a beautiful veranda with sea view and serves fish and sea food specialities. The hotel is easy to reach from the Train Station, 5 minutes walking distance, as well as from the parking, 10-15 minutes walking distance.

Standard Option - Self Catering Apartment (Manarola)
Self catering apartments, mainly studio flats with fully equipped kitchen, double bed and ensuite bathroom. All apartments are located in the village of Manarola, an ideal place to start discovering the Cinque Terre.

Standard Option - Room (Manarola or Riomaggiore)
Accommodation in a room in the village of Manarola or Riomaggiore. The rooms are located in the village centre within few minutes walking distance to the restaurants, bars and shops. All rooms have a private bathroom, and some also have a balcony with sea view.

Notes
Price changes of entrance fees or public transportation services (Cinque Terre Card) and local taxes are beyond our control. In case of increases by local council, these will be passed on to all guests.

The “Via dell’Amore”, promenade between Manarola and Riomaggiore is currently closed. There is a large variety of alternative panoramic walks and trails. Walking tours can be booked all year long with the best walking and hiking period being March to June and September to October. In summertime, because of the higher temperatures, the central hours of the day are not recommended for the walk. Cinque Terre footpaths are narrow and often very steep and you need to have a good level of fitness. Comfortable and suitable clothing and foot wear for hiking is required.

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