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Walk Italy’s Cinque Terre & Ligurian Coast

8 day Self Guided Walking Tour

A walking holiday that follows panoramic footpaths and quiet mule tracks through olive groves, chestnut woods and vineyards to the centuries-old villages of the Cinque Terre.

Book your Cinque Terre Self Guided walking tour with one of Global Travel Networks’ agents nationwide:

Day 1 (no walking) 

Arrive Santa Margherita di Ligure, Italy. 

Day 2 (Walking 6.5km. 1.5 hrs) 

Visit the ancient monastery of San Frattuoso then walk above the shore of Portofino, descending through olive groves and small hamlets with the picturesque harbour in your sights. 

Day 3 (Walking: 18km. 3-5 hrs) 

From the sanctuary of Montallegro, high above Rapallo, walk to Chiavari. Overnight at the quaint seaside village of Moneglia. 

Day 4 (Walking: up to 18km. 2.5-6 hrs) 

Circuit walk past delightful hamlets to Framura and the little fishing town of Deiva Marina. Follow the coastal route back to Moneglia. 

Day 5 (Walking: 8km. 3.5 hours) 

Walk from Levanto with sweeping views of the Cinque Terre Gulf to Monterosso. Wine tasting of local wines. 

Day 6 (Walking: up to 20kms. 8.5 hrs) 

Visit the beautiful villages of Manarola, Corniglia and Vernazza – all clinging precariously to the rocky shores. 

Day 7 (Walking: 14km. 5.5 hrs) 

From Riomaggiore walk through pine and chestnut woods to Portovenere. Enjoy a boat ride back seeing the villages from another perspective. 

Day 8  (no walking)

Tour ends after breakfast. There are easy rail connections to Pisa in the south of Italy or Genoa in the north. 

Look at starting any day April – October (July and August not recommended – it is too hot & crowded).

Please note the terrain is moderate to challenging, some steep ascents and descents, steps and rocky terrain; average daily distances 5-14 km, 2-5 hours.

COST indicator:  from NZ$1,875 – NZ$2,050 (depending on currency conversion rate)

Accommodation 7 nights in rooms with private facilities in 3* hotels
Breakfast daily
Two 3 course dinners
Luggage transfers while on the tour
Boat rides Camogli/San Frattuoso, Portofino/San Margherita, Portovenere/Monterosso
Wine tasting in Monterosso
Detailed walking notes (in English) and route maps (one set per room)
Local 24hr emergency contact

Contact Your Local GTN Agent

Houses of Cinque Terre
Self Guided Map
Clients exploring

Photo credit: A Walkers World and Adobe Stock

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