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Italian Riviera hike and taste tour

Hiking is for sure one of the best ways to enjoy the Italian Riviera amazing landscape and breathe the authenticity of its villages. Breathtaking views of the Sea and incredible untouched nature surrounds you during your hike in Cinque Terre, Portofino and Palmaria island. But, there’s more. In fact, we have decided to make this trip more special adding the gourmet part!

Why Choose It

A trip thought for those of you who are more active and want to experience the stunning landscapes of the Italian Riviera with a gourmet touch and in a comfortable way.

Highlights
  • Private local experienced and knowledgeable tour guide as per itinerary
  • English speaking BeautifuLiguria’s tour leader throughout trip
  • Boutique accommodation
  • Hiking tours of Cinque Terre, Palmaria island, Portofino
  • Gourmet lunches during your hiking tours
  • Meet local wine producers, visit panoramic vineyards and taste wine
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  • A magic journey of 7 days / 6 nights
  • Travel dates:
    • Sept 30 – Oct 6, 2018
  • Number of participants: min 6 – max 12 people*
  • Price per person 2800 euros
  • Single Supplement 450 euros

*Departures are guaranteed at the same price for a minimum of 2 participants but with 2 to 5 guests booked, the trip runs with private local tour guide, without the tour leader.

Included

  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation in Cinque Terre with breakfast included
  • transfer with private driver as per itinerary
  • ferry tickets Portovenete-Palmaria island
  • train or boat tikets among the Cinque Terre villages
  • 2 typical Italian dinners
  • 1 visit to the vineyards of a local producer in Cinque Terre with wine and lunch
  • 1 lunch in agriturismo in Portofino Natural Park
  • 1 lunch in typical trattoria on Palmaria Island
  • wine tasting with visit to the vineyards in Framura
  • 1 tasting lunch in Framura
  • English speaking BeautifuLiguria’s tour leader throughout trip (with minimum 6 participants)
  • English speaking private environmental guide as per itinerary
  • city tax

Not included

  • Airfare to/from Italy
  • Transfers beyond those mentioned above
  • Travel insurance, meals and beverages other than those mentioned above
  • Personal spending money
  • Room upgrades and extras
 

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What You Can Expect

1 DAY – Welcome to Liguria!

Welcome to Liguria beautiful territory, known as the Italian Riviera. Private transfer from La Spezia railway station, to your charming accommodation in Levanto, the door to Cinque Terre. Our local greeter will welcome you. Relax after a long trip and start feeling the Italian atmosphere!

In the evening, you’ll be welcomed to an Italian restaurant and taste Ligurian recipes, wine included of course!

2 DAY – Hiking day with pic-nic in Cinque Terre

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider for a hiking day in Cinque. 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. You’ll hike paths which are less known by most of the tourists and which will leave you speechless for the great beauty they offer to your eyes.

During your hiking day you’ll be welcomed by a local winegrower, he will show you his amazing terraced vineyards overlooking the sea with stunning views of the villages from the top. You will learn why Cinque Terre wine id called heroic and taste it paired with local specialties in a special lunch.

Dinner on your own with our suggestions.

3 DAY – Hiking Portofino Natural Park

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local private tour guide and driver at the hotel to transfer to Portofino preserved park for a hiking day in one of the most beautiful part of our territory.

From the heights of Portofino Peninsula you’ll admire extensive panoramas with mountains plunging into the Mediterranean sea, fishing villages overlooking little bays with crystalline water.

Your local private guide will take you to this natural paradise hiking on the best coastal trails.There are more than 30 KM of hiking tracks: you will hike and stop for lunch in a typical family owned agriturismo. We know these paths as the back of our hands, we are sure you’ll enjoy your day!

Private transfer back to your hotel

Free dinner in the evening

Dinner on your own with our suggestions.

4 DAY – Portovenere and hiking on Palmaria island

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local private tour guide and private driver for a wonderful day in Portovenere and then hike on 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 public boat and hike the Island on a beautiful ring trail, exploring its beautiful beaches, interesting and spectacular sights, such as Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave) and admire different landscapes.

During your hiking day you’ll stop in a typical trattoria on Palmaria island to have lunch. From there you can have the best view of Portovenere village.

In the afternoon return to your hotel by private driver.

Dinner on your own with our suggestions.

5 DAY – Explore the secret side of Cinque Terre on a gourmet trail

Today your local insider will make you discover the hidden side of Cinque Terre where you can get in touch with the authentic soul of this territory meeting local people and enjoying a peaceful atmosphere, away from tourists.

In 10 minutes train you will reach Framura, an agricultural village still intact, lying between vineyards and the sea. You’ll reach by minibus the top of the village and from there walk down following ancient paths (very easy walk). During the walk you will be welcomed by a young winegrower, visit his terraced vineyard and garden and taste three of its wines paired with traditional appetizers. Following your walk towards the sea, among beautiful gardens and ancient palaces, you will reach the tiny fishing arbor and have a final tasting lunch with local specialties on a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea.

Retrurn to Levanto by train.

Dinner on your own with our suggestions.

6 DAY – Relaxing day

After brekafst, you can take your time to relax as you like. Of course we can give you a suggested list of experiences not to miss, but it’s up to you.

You can relax on the beach reading a book, swimming in the clear blue water of the Mediterranean sea or do shopping!

Farwell dinner in the evening.

7 DAY – Arrivederci day

After breakfast, check-out. Today it’s the “arrivederci” day and private transfer to La Spezia railway station. We will look forward to meeting you again and hope that you enjoyed your hiking trip!

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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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