If you plan a travel to the Cinque Terre, you probably know that hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy this gorgeous territory made just of mountains and sea.

Cinque Terre vineyard

Everybody should make at least a short hiking to enjoy the spectacular views of the vineyards and the villages but hiking on the Cinque Terre trails means going up and down and, above all, a lot of steps.

Cinque Terre trails

Occasional hikers

If you are not trained, don’t worry, you can choose a short trail, just to reach a beautiful panoramic place: for example, you can walk till the monastery in Monterosso or walk on the ring trail around Manarola village that will make you walk among the vineyards and enjoy amazing views of the village.

Manarola Trail Cinque Terre

In any case remember to walk in comfortable shoes, and choose the right time of the day: early morning or sunset is ideal especially in summer.

Expert hikers

If you are a trained walker this will be a memorable experience and, as locals, we want to suggest to you 4 ways to make your hiking in the Cinque Terre a luxury, exclusive experience:

Follow an expert hiking guide

The guide knows the trails like the back of his hand and will make you discover secret places, out of the beaten path, ensuring you the best result for your effort.

You will admire incredible panoramas and learn about rocks and trees, follow us on this special Hiking Gourmet Trip.

Cinque Terre Panoramic Trails

Taste local wine on a terraced vineyard with a breathtaking view

Your effort deserves a reward and you will have the best one when you’ll reach the vineyards of a local producer, perched on the mountains overlooking the sea.

Listening to the story of passion and hard work from local people will make you appreciate even more the precious local wine. That’s something exclusive and authentic, very different from tasting wine in one of the many tourist shops in the villages.

Cinque Terre vineyards

Add a gourmet touch

The pic-nic during your hiking experience can be a gourmet experience too.

Our trusted local chef will prepare for you a special, high-quality pic-nic to taste in front of a stunning view.

Do you prefer to end your hiking experience in a cozy “trattoria” to taste local recipes and great Cinque Terre wines?

We suggest reaching Volastra, a small village just above Manarola, and from here hike to Corniglia.

You will walk among the vineyards, on a balcony trail from which you will enjoy the best views of the Cinque Terre villages from the top.

Corniglia is the most bucolic of the Cinque Terre villages and still maintains its country style. Here you can taste local recipes such as vegetable pies or focaccia with aromatic herbs made with local ingredients. Come and taste!

A gourmet touch in Cinque Terre

Rest in the right place

We believe that accommodation shouldn’t be just a place to sleep but a place where to meet, talk, relax and complete the experience of a place.

There aren’t many places like this in Cinque Terre but we are here to help you to find the best place to make your hiking vacation in Cinque Terre a luxury one.

Charmind accommodation in Cinque Terre

More Tips and ideas?

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