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Cinque Terre Hiking Gourmet

Hiking is for sure one of the best ways to enjoy the Cinque Terre and its amazing landscape. An area with one of the most great hiking paths of Italy! Breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and incredible untouched nature surrounds you during your hike from one village to another. A great way to breathe the authenticity of these places. But, there’s more. In fact, we have decided to make this trip more special adding the gourmet part! Go ahead to read more about your itinerary.

Why Choose It

A trip thought for those who want to experience the stunning landscapes of Cinque Terre and its surroundings, but without forgetting the gourmet part of their holiday to Italy… in a slow way.

Highlights
  • boutique accommodation in Cinque Terre
  • Hiking tours of Cinque Terre and Palmaria island
  • Walking tour of Cinque Terre villages and Portovenere
  • Gourmet picnic lunches with specialties handmade by a local chef prepared to take with you during your hike.
  • Typical ligurian tastings
  • Cooking lesson and dining
  • Private local tour guide
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A trip of 6 days – 5 nights

  • availability on request
  • the trip is private and can be adapted to your travel dates and wishes

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MAY 21-27, 2017 OCT 1-7, 2017 

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What You Can Expect

1 Day – Arrival Day. Welcome to Liguria!

Arrival at La Spezia train station where you’ll meet your private driver: don’t worry! We have organized everything, so you don’t have to stress with finding your accommodation and carrying your bags. You’ll be welcomed at your boutique accommodation which we have selected for its authentic atmosphere and the owners’ hospitality. Take your time to relax after your long trip to this special part of the Italian Riviera and start to feel the Italian living atmosphere!
In the evening you’ll taste one of our favorite Italian restaurant cuisine in Cinque Terre (wine included, of course!)

2 Day – Today you are having a walking tour to the incredible fishing villages of the Cinque Terre

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider for a walking tour of the Cinque Terre villages: five small colored fishing villages carved out of the rocky hillsides above the Mediterranean Sea! Connected only by paths, boats or trains these lands haven’t changed their traditional architecture and are as they were in past times. You will enjoy the day with our local insider who will accompany you in an authentic experience through this area and its people: from Riomaggiore stunning castle to the perched village of Corniglia, including a stunning walk among the terraced vineyards of Manarola to discovering the capuchin cloister in Vernazza, let’s say this is an insider way to live the Cinque Terre!

Lunch in Corniglia

For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat in Cinque Terre

3 Day – Today you are having a hiking tour with gourmet picnic in the Cinque Terre!

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider for a hiking morning in The Cinque Terre! This day you’ll go deeper and explore the Cinque Terre from its paths! As we know well the Cinque Terre territory we’ll suggest and accompany you on the best trails according to the season and the weather and also to your needs and desires. You’ll hike paths which are less known by most of the tourists and which leave you speechless for the great beauty they offer to your eyes.
We will explore this incredible area taking time to enjoy hikes among terraced vineyards overlooking the sea and stunning views of the villages from the top!
During your hiking day you’ll have a gourmet picnic handmade by our local chef with typical specialties that you can enjoy and taste all day.

In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy your time on your own.

For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat in Cinque Terre

4 Day – Morning on your own and cooking class

After breakfast, enjoy your morning on your own and take your time to relax.
In the afternoon you will reach the village of Levanto (5 minutes train from Cinque Terre). There you’ll be welcomed to participate to a private cooking lesson in a lovely Italian family managed restaurant. You will learn to make the most famous Genoese pesto sauce…but, with mortar and pestle as the tradition wants and accompanied with corzetti pasta (a fresh typical pasta stamped with a design). Our Italian chef will introduce you this typical ligurian recipes and will reveal you the secrets to make a perfect focaccia or pesto sauce. While cooking you’ll taste wine and have dinner with what you have prepared during your cooking lesson.

5 Day – Not just Cinque Terre: The romantic Portovenere and hike in Palmaria island

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider and have a wonderful day in Portovonere and then hike in Palmaria island! You will visit the picturesque village of Portovenere and its marine park, called “The Gulf of Poets” and then with your insider you’ll reach the island of Palmaria by boat and hike the island exploring its beautiful beaches, interesting and spectacular sights, such as GrottaAzzurra (Blue Cave) and admire different landscapes.
During your hiking day you’ll have a gourmet picnic handmade by our local chef with typical specialties that you can enjoy and taste all day.
For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat in Cinque Terre

6 Day – Arrivederci Day!

After breakfast, check-out. Today it’s the “arrivederci” day. We will look forward to meeting you again and hope that you enjoyed your trip to Cinque Terre. Your private driver will take you to La Spezia railway station or we can assist you if you would like to see more about the Italian Riviera.

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What Clients Say

Michael

“Anna, made my trip so smooth and worry free. Making sure that everything was easy and organized. She was always there whenever I needed something. And so personable too”

Michael

Chicago, USA

Kevin

“We had a great experience with BeautifuLiguria - they are very professional! I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful stay we had in your beautiful region! Grazie.”

Kevin

Australia

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