Cinque Terre, Hiking (Full Day)

Cinque Terre Hiking Shore Excursion from La Spezia

8 h

moderate/hight

3 max

8 max

Cinque Terre, Hiking (Full Day)

Experience the beauty of the Cinque Terre on our Hiking (Full Day) private tour that departs from La Spezia. Explore the stunning coastal landscapes on foot and take in breathtaking views from the famous Via dell’Amore and other scenic trails. Immerse yourself in nature as our expert drivers guide you to Riomaggiore, where the adventure begins.

OPTION 1 - VOLASTRA

Your journey begins with the discovery of Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre: a charming seaside village nestled between hills and the sea. From here, embark on the famous Via dell’Amore, connecting Riomaggiore and Manarola in a romantic path with spectacular sea views.

Once you reach Manarola, the adventure continues with a pit stop in Volastra, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste the renowned wine of the Cinque Terre: Sciacchetrà. Savour the unique flavors while admiring the landscape.
Continuing the route, you’ll cross ancient terraces descending towards the sea, where vines and olive trees thrive thanks to the tireless work of local heroic winemakers who produce limited quantities of high-quality grapes.
Your adventure will culminate in Corniglia, where, after a brief visit, our driver will be waiting to take you to Vernazza.
In Vernazza, explore the characteristic coastal village with its colorful buildings overlooking the sea. Admire the unique architecture and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere before returning to the port of La Spezia.

With our tour, you’ll experience an unforgettable journey through breathtaking landscapes, authentic tastings, and cultural discoveries in complete safety.

DISTANCES AND LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY

• From Riomaggiore to Manarola: 1.5 km, easy, 30 minutes, also known as the Via dell’Amore
• From Manarola to Corniglia: 5.4 km, difficult, 2.5 hours

ITINENARY:

(This is only an option, then you can customize your itinerary)
• 9:00: Departure from the port of La Spezia
• 10:30: Arrival in Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre
• 11:15: Arrival in Manarola, village visit and start of the trail
• 14:00: Arrival in Volastra, lunch break and wine tasting
• 15:30 PM: Arrival in Corniglia
• 16:30 PM: Arrival in Vernazza and return to La Spezia

OPTION 2 - SENTIERO AZZURRO THE AZURE TRAIL

This tour is an excellent option for those who want to experience the unique opportunity to walk along the Sentierio Azzurro (The Azure Trail), one of the most beautiful hiking paths in Italy, without worrying about overcrowded trains and schedules.

The Sentiero Azzurro, connecting Riomaggiore to Monterosso al Mare, is approximately 11 km long. Some parts of the trail are quite easy to navigate, such as the paved section connecting Riomaggiore to Manarola, while other stretches wind along slopes with spectacular views of the coast. It takes about 5 hours to cover the entire distance, not including time to explore and linger in each village.

The tour begins with a car transfer by exclusive comfortable minivan with English speaking driver from La Spezia to Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre. From Riomaggiore, passengers will commence the hike along the Sentiero Azzurro, starting with the first section: the famous Via Dell’Amore connecting Riomaggiore to Manarola.

The trail is well-maintained and marked, but it’s essential to wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water and a snack.

In Vernazza, passengers will enjoy a lunch break at a typical local restaurant. After lunch, the hike continues to Monterosso, the last of the Cinque Terre. The return to La Spezia is scheduled for 18:00.

DISTANCES AND DIFFICULTY LEVELS OF THE AZURE TRAIL:

• From Riomaggiore to Manarola: 1.5 km, easy, 30 minutes, also known as the Via dell’Amore
• From Manarola to Corniglia: 3 km, easy, 1 hour
• Corniglia-Vernazza: 4 km, moderate, 1.5 hours
• From Vernazza to Monterosso: 3.5 km, moderate, 1.5 hours

ITINERARY:

(This is only an option, then you can customize your itinerary)
• 9:00: Departure from the port of La Spezia
• 10:30: Arrival in Riomaggiore, the first of the Cinque Terre
• 11:00: Hike on the Blue Trail from Riomaggiore to Vernazza
• 14:00: Arrival in Vernazza, where a lunch break is planned at a typical local restaurant
• 15:30: Hike on the Blue Trail from Vernazza to Monterosso
• 18:00: Arrival in Monterosso, where the driver awaits passengers for the return to La Spezia

  • Availability: all year round
  • Disables and reduced mobility people friendly: Yes, if requested
  • Tour duration: 8 hours
  • Activity Level: Moderate/High (low/moderate/high)
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen, water
  • Pick up suggested: 9.00 am
  • Including: parking, tolls and fuel
  • Price: (per party, not per person), depending on duration, pick-up location and group size
  • Not included: admission ticket for churches and museums
  • Pick up location: your accommodation (cruises, hotels, villas, B&B, etc.)
  • NO hidden surprises, and your rate is confirmed before you book
  • Veh’s fleet is formed by exclusive private mercedes Sedan, Van and Bus
  • The drivers are licensed, insured, regulated and vaccinated
  • English speaking driver if requested
  • Thanks to our authorizations, we can access to any historical centres
  • Bottled water onboard
  • Highly competitive rates (same price, or even lower, than a normal taxi)
  • C-19 compliance standards
The driver will give you all the details about pick up times and meeting points and will always have a mobile with him, in case you decide to leave a destination earlier than scheduled, it can be arranged on the day. You will be provided with general information concerning Italy, plus a map if necessary/requested.
Please note that the driver is not able to leave the vehicle and accompany you to specific sites in the centre due to strict parking regulations in the city centres.
Upon debarkation
All cruise ship passengers must take one of the free shuttle buses from the pier to the terminal, this takes approximately 5 minutes. Once you have arrived to the terminal, a representative from ITmoving.it will be at the terminal exit with a sign “ITmoving.it”.
Departure Point
Return Details
This activity will end right where it started.
Please note that admission tickets to the Via dell’Amore – Sentiero Azzurro are not included in the tour package. We recommend coordinating with us to determine the best times and itinerary for your visit, to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. Our knowledgeable guides will be happy to provide recommendations and assist you with purchasing tickets in advance, to avoid any delays or inconvenience. Thank you for choosing our tour and we look forward to providing you with a memorable and stress-free experience.

TERMS of SALES

Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. After booking a service, the agreed price will not change. Prices include all applicable taxes and fees, except the National Vat (10%)

BOOKING DEPOSITS

If you are booking a tour or shore trip or custom transfer, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit to reserve your booking.
*Booking amounts for tour or shore trip service are calculated as 15% of the total cost of booked services. The remaining due balance will have to be settled once onboard.
*Booking amounts for custom transfer are calculated as 30% of the total cost of booked services. The remaining due balance will have to be settled once onboard.

CANCELLATION POLICY / NO-SHOW FEES

*Cancellations for SPRINTER/VAN/SEDAN service less than twenty-four (24) hours, will result in a cancellation fee equal to the full price of the trip fare plus any applicable fees incurred, parking, wait time, etc.

*Cancellations for COACH BUS and BUS service must be made by contacting the main office. A fifty (50) percent deposit is taken at time of reservation. This deposit is only refundable if cancelled seven (7) days prior to trip date.  If cancellation is made less than seven (7) days prior to reservation date for COACH BUS and BUS service, a cancellation fee equal to one hundred (100) percent of the trip total will be incurred. Deposits may be used for credit on future trips pending management approval.

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