Cinque Terre hiking gourmet

About this trip

This trip is a unique Cinque Terre experience that will combine the best hiking trails with great food and wine. You will discover off the beaten path itineraries with great panoramas and just a few people. You will enjoy gourmet stops, Cinque Terre “heroic” wine and even learn to prepare traditional recipes.


  • Hike the Cinque Terre and Palmaria islands paths
  • Be wowed by the Cinque Terre villages and Portovenere
  • Meet a local winegrower and enjoy a private wine tasting
  • Explore the secret side of Cinque Terre with a food trail walk
  • Savor delicious food specialties
  • Slow down and relax in your boutique accommodation

Why choose it

A  private trip thought for active people 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.

Day 1 – Welcome to Cinque Terre!

Today is your arrival day! Benvenuto!

Check-in at your boutique accommodation. 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!

Day 2 – Today you are having a hike and taste tour in Cinque Terre

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider for a unique and authentic hiking experience in Cinque Terre Enjoy a hiking tour and taste traditional recipes. A unique and authentic experience in the Cinque Terre with a short and easy hike. Together with your expert hiking guide, you will hike through terraced vineyards and steep trails overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

You’ll tackle these breathtaking paths till reaching the top of the hill from where you’ll enjoy the Cinque Terre unique atmosphere and views of the villages from the top. In about a couple of hours, you’ll live and immerse yourself in the Cinque Terre quintessence for a memorable experience.

At the end of the walk, you will reach the picturesque village of Corniglia. Here you will enjoy a tasting of local wines paired with typical appetizers and a choice of Km0 products such as cheese, focaccia, and local anchovies.

Afternoon at disposal

Overnight in Cinque Terre

Day 3 – Secret Cinque Terre food trail and pesto

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider for a special experience. You’ll explore the secret side of the Cinque Terre area with a special food trail and pesto lesson.

Your day will start with a pesto lesson: a local expert lady will teach you to prepare pesto as tradition wants, with mortar and pestle. You’ll continue discovering the ancient village of Framura with an easy walking tour (downhill) immersed in the beautiful landscape of terraced gardens sloping down to the sea. Along the path, you will do a gourmet stop to taste typical local street food such as focaccia bread or vegetable cakes.

It will be a very fun and authentic experience!

Afternoon at disposal.

Overnight in Cinque Terre

Day 4 –Not just Cinque Terre: The romantic Portovenere and hike in Palmaria island

Today you will have a wonderful day in Portovenere and then hike on Palmaria island!

Accompanied by your private hiking guide you will follow a ring trail around the island passing through Mediterranean vegetation, admiring beautiful beaches, cliffs, and the best panorama of the village of Portovenere, with its row of tall and colorful houses, the Medieval walls that still surround it and the unique church of San Pietro perched on a cliff.

This is an itinerary off the beaten path, perfect also in summer since you will have the possibility to take a dip in one of the nice coves that you will encounter during your walk.

Crossing the channel by boat, you’ll be back to Portovenere and visit this unique hamlet.

Today’s gourmet touch? During your hiking day, you’ll have a gourmet picnic with typical specialties.

Overnight in Cinque Terre

Day 5 – Day at your disposal

Today you have the day at your disposal.

Overnight in Cinque Terre

Day 6 – Arrivederci Day!

After breakfast, check-out, and departure.

If you have some more time we suggest enriching your trip with a hiking day in Portofino National Park.

Important information

  • This is a private trip idea and can be fully customized.
  • Daily departures available from March to October on request
  • Suggested duration: 6 days / 5 nights
  • Hiking difficulty: from easy to medium

What’s included

  • 5 nights boutique hotel with breakfast in the Cinque Terre area
  • Private English speaking guide in Cinque Terre
  • Private English speaking environmental guide for half-day hiking in Cinque Terre and for full-day hiking in Portovenere/Palmaria island
  • Wine tasting followed by light lunch with local specialties in Corniglia
  • Private English speaking guide half-day walking tour in Framura
  • Private pesto class followed by light lunch with street food tastings in Framura
  • train tickets in Cinque Terre (Cinque Terre cards)
  • all our assistance and care before and during your trip

What is not included:

  • airfare to/from Italy
  • travel insurance
  • transfers at arrival and departure
  • meals and beverages other than those mentioned above
  • personal spending money
  • room upgrades and extras
  • all that not listed in the “what’s included” paragraph


This is a tailor-made trip. There are a number of factors that could influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the mean of transportation you prefer and the number of private tours and activities.

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