Hiking in Liguria – 10 Days / 9 Nights

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Portofino

Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Genova airport, meet your driver for your transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Portofino.

Day 2 - Portofino

Start your day by hiking in the natural park of Portofino. Meet your hiking guide in the lobby and hike a beautiful trail across the promontory of Portofino. Take the morning stroll through the village of Camogli, then make your way up to San Rocco. After a beautiful scenic hike, your day will end off in the famous village of Portofino. Overnight in Portofino.

Length about 12 kilometers (hiking time approximately 4 hours).

Day 3 - Portofino to Sestri Levante

This morning you will be hiking from Rapallo and the sanctuary Madonna di Montallegro to Sestri Levante with a guide. After breakfast, meet your private guide at the port to board your ferry to Rapallo. From Rapallo take the famous cable railway up to the Sanctuary Madonna di Montallegro at 600 m above sea level. From there hike to Chiavari, overlooking the sea on one side and the high mountains of the Appenin on the other. The hike ends in Sestri Levante at your hotel. Overnight in Sestri Levante.

Length about 11 kilometers (hiking time approximately 4 hours).

Day 4 - Sestri Levante to Levanto

This morning after breakfast, meet your driver in the lobby. You will be taken to Framura, a small, very beautiful village. Here, you will meet your guide to start a beautiful trail off the beaten paths that will take you to the hamlet Montaretto and later to Bonassola. You will end off your day in Levanto, where you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in Levanto.

Length about 11 kilometers (hiking time approximately 4 hours).

Day 5 - Levanto

This morning after breakfast meet your guide in your hotel lobby and hike across the promontory which separates the seaside village Levanto from the famous Cinque Terre coast. From Punta Mesco you will enjoy a fantastic view over the steep coastline. Take a short train ride from Monterosso to return to your hotel in Levanto. Overnight in Levanto.

Length about 8 kilometers (hiking time approximately 3 hours)

Day 6 - Levanto

Today, after breakfast take the train to Monterosso where you will meet your guide. The hike starts at the old town of Monterosso and climbs on an old pilgrimage path up to the sanctuary Madonna di Soviore. From there you will go on to explore Marina church and Madonna di Reggio. Both are beautiful and magic places high above the Cinque Terre villages. The hike ends with a descent through vineyards and with unique views in the village Vernazza. Take a short train ride from Vernazza to return to your hotel in Levanto. Overnight in Levanto.

Length about 10 kilometers (hiking time approximately 4 hours)

Day 7 - Levanto to Portovenere

This morning after breakfast, meet your driver in the lobby for your transfer to Portovenere hotel. Overnight in Portovenere.

Day 8 - Portovenere

This morning after breakfast take the ferry to Riomaggiore where you will meet your guide. Hike from Riomaggiore to Portovenere with guide. Enjoy a long, but very spectacular hike along the steepest part of the Cinque Terre coast. You will start early in the morning in Riomaggiore and hike to a sanctuary above the village. Later you will walk the trail that leads through vineyards and woods to the hamlet Campiglia, which is ideal for a lunch break. After lunch, you walk on the most spectacular part of the trail down to the town Portovenere. Here you can enjoy great views over the steep coastline. Overnight in Portovenere.

Length about 14 kilometers (hiking time approximately 6 hours).

Day 9 - Portovenere

Today after breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby. Set in front of Portovenere the island can be reached in a very short boat ride. Enjoy a beautiful circular hike around the island, which is part of the Natural Park of Portovenere. You will pass by 2 beaches, admire impressive former marble quarries and enjoy a beautiful natural environment.

Length about 7 kilometers (hiking time approximately 3 hours).

Day 10 - Portovenere Departure

This morning after breakfast, meet your driver in the lobby for your transfer to Florence Airport. Ciao Italia!

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