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Italy - Walking in Cinque Terre, 5 days

Now it is possible to experience the beautiful Cinque Terre on a 5-day trip. On solid developed paths you will walk from village to village, through forests, vineyards and through a spectacular terrace landscap with incredible views of the sea. In addition to visiting the historic cities of Levanto and Portovenere, the tour takes you to the five charming villages, that give name to Cinque Terre: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. 

This tour is a level 2 trip. The tour goes on well-maintained trails, and there will be ascents and steep decents on parts of the routes. With some knowledge of hiking and a good physique, plenty of wonderful experiences await you on this trip. Along the coast is a small local coastal train that stops in many of the villages. This makes it possible to shorten or lengthen the daily routes to suit you. On average you will walk 4-6 hours per day.

Highlights on this tour

  • Short getaway with walking in the stunning Cinque Terre
  • Overnight at a charming hotel in the market town of Levanto
  • Discover the Cinque Terre with its five fantastic picturesque villages
  • Hiking along the Ligurian dramatic coastline of the Riviera de Levante
  • Stay in Riomaggiore and walk to Vernazza and Madonna the Reggio
  • Walking among terraces of wine and charming little villages that meanders in the terrain
  • Charming Italian scenery of this unique area
  • Great boat ride from Portovenere to Riomaggiore (weather dependent)


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Day 1 Arrival in Levanto

Check-in at the hotel.

If you arrive early to Levanto, it is possible to either go for a swim, take a walk in the charming town, or do the first bit of walking in the area. This walk will take you to Monterosso al Mare, overlooking one of the area's finest promontories. After passing an old hermitage ruin from the 1100s, you come to a view point where it really becomes evident, just how beautiful this coastline is. The road down to Monterosso is steep and after enjoying the colorful houses in the old town, it is possible to take the local coast train back to Levanto.

Day 2 Walking from Levanto to Deiva Marina

The route on this day will take you from Levanto in a western direction, along the beach and up into the hilly terrain, before it again descends to the small coastal village of Levanto. From here the path goes over the hillsides, where the trails will take you through Framura and Costa, which are small charming clusters of houses, beautifully situated on the hillsides. From here there is also good view points of the rocked coastline and the deep blue sea. A steep descend brings you down to sea level in the resort town of Deiva Marina. Here it is possible to take the train back to Levanto, or continue the walk to Moneglia. This extension will take you through several of the charming small coast villages. Find a yourself a nice café in one of the villages and enjoy a real Italian coffee with the view of the beautiful coast. The local coast train stops in several of these small villages, so you can stop the walk when it suits you, and go back to Levanto.

Day 3 Hiking from Riomaggiore to Vernazza and Monterosso

Check out of the hotel in Levanto after breakfast and take the train to Riomaggiore, the most southern of the five villages that lends its name to the Cinque Terre - The five areas). Here you can leave your luggage at the next hotel before you begin today's walk to Manarola, an attractive village with colorful houses clinging on to the hillsides and overlooking the beautiful rocky look of the natural port. From Manarola you walk up through wine terraces and down towards Corniglia, which is located on a ridge providing spectacular views of the sea. Through vineyards and citrus groves, the route continues, and as you approach Vernazza and its ancient fortress, you will experience some of the region's top views. The path winds its way up the hillside, before a steep descent brings you down to Vernazza, the most beautiful of all the villages on the coast. From the castle tower in the small town the view of the city and harbor is unique. Here it will be ideal to enjoy a drink at one of the charming cafés, before taking the train back to Riomaggiore.

If you did not pass Monterosso on the arrival day, it will be possible to extend your hiking day, and continue along the coast to Monterosso.

Day 4 Hiking from Riomaggiore to Campiglia and Portovenere

The walk of today takes you from in an easterly direction to Campiglia and Portovenere. From Riomaggiore the path takes you up a flight of stairs to the sanctuary Madonna di Montenero, which is situated on a gorgous ridge providing stunning views of the deep blue sea. The path continues up the cliff-side through wine terraces on to Sentiero Rosso. The path stays on the ridge with views alternately to one and the other side and it continues straight through the entire Cinque Terre, and takes you to the small village of Campiglia, where it is possible to buy refreshments. The path goes through the pine forest and becomes narrower befire it opens up and leads you to Portovenere with several spectacular views along the way. Situated above Portovenere you will pass an old castle from the 1600s, and a staircase leads you down to the village. Here there is time to stroll around the streets before you take one of the local boat cruises back Riomaggiore.

Day 5 Departure

After breakfast it is time to check-out from the hotel for an individual journey home.

Price includes

Not included
  • Transportation to and from the destination
  • Local train tickets (about 2 € per. train ticket) and a ticket to the boat from Portovenere to Riomaggiore (about 10 € per. ticket)
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
EUR 429.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

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Transportation / Flights

The flights to/from Pisa are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

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From Pisa Airport to Levanto
It is possible to take the train from Pisa Airport to Levanto. The journey takes about 1½ hours and you can get an overview of the trip here: Rome2Rio

From Riomaggiore to Pisa Airport
The journey back from Riomaggiore to Pisa is easiest taken by train. On you can find the timetables and destinations for the Italian trains (Pisa-Levanto about 1,5h, Milan-Levanto about 3 h). Since it may be troublesome to purchase the ticket online, we recommend purchasing it at the ticket office or -machine at the train station. 

Driving by car
If you choose to drive on your own to Levanto, it will be possible to leave your car at your first hotel or to take it to a public parking lot nearby the hotel. The hotel, where you'll stay first depends on where there is availability at the time when you book your holiday. Usually the hotels we cooperate with have a parking space for you. The parking is for free during the time that you live at the hotel. If you choose to leave the car at the hotel while you complete your tour then the parking usually costs abour 10-15 euros per day. In case your first hotel does not have a parking spot, you'll be able to park your car in the public parking lot, which usually costs about 30-35 euros per week. 


You will spend two nights in Levanto at a 2- or 3-star hotel and two nights in Riomaggiore at a 1- or 2-star hotel. Breakfast is included in both hotels.

Trip grading

The daily walking tours as described in the itinerary is level 2. As you are walking individually without a guide, it is possible to make your own decisions on how far you want to proceed from day to day, you can turn around and head back or jump on the local costal train back whenever you wish to. Read more about our grading system here.

Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Trip notes

When booking the trip, you will receive all relevant pre-tour information. On individual self-guided tours trip notes, maps and other destination material will be given to you upon arrival at the first accommodation.


It can be hard to plan your trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate in Levanto, see data below:

hiking in cinque terre temperatures


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