Go on a demanding walk on trails that locals would use to cross small plots of land reclaimed from the mountain for the cultivation of olive trees, citrus, vegetables, and vines. From stone terraces created by man to untouched spots, from villages overhanging the sea to rocks surrounded by deep blue water, this land reveals a personality as rough, reserved and tenacious as that of its inhabitants.
Arrival in La Spezia region in the late afternoon. Accomodation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Cinque Terre National Park
Walking time: 4 hours, Distance: 7 km, Max altitude: 332 m, Elevation Corniglia/Volastra/Manarola: + 230 / – 300 m
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide in La Spezia, departure by train to Vernazza and visit of the village. Continue by train to Corniglia, climb up to the town (382 steps) and visit. Walk to Manarola, visit of the village and free time. Continue by train to Riomaggiore. Visit. Return by train to La Spezia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 – Cinque Terre National Park
Walking time: 4 hours, Distance: 8 km, Max altitude: 321 m, Elevation Levanto/Monterosso: + 320 / – 320 m (with 25’ of stairs)
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide in Levanto. After passing through the historic center with its beautiful parish church dedicated to Sant’Andrea, the ascent to Mont Vé begins up to the small Col du Mesco, where the ruins of the ancient monastery of Sant’Antonio are present. At 321 m high, a very suggestive perspective on the typical coast of the Cinque Terre. Steep descent to the village of Monterosso, visit and free time for an ice cream. Return by boat to La Spezia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 – Portofino Regional Park
Walking time: 4 h, Distance: 10 km, Max altitude: 480 m, Elevation Camogli/Portofino: + 465 / – 465 m (with approx 1000 steps)
After breakfast at the hotel, departure by bus to Camogli, an ancient fishing port with its tall houses decorated à trompe
l’oeil. Ascent to San Rocco (about 900 steps), panoramic point on the Gulf of Paradise (221 meters above sea level). Itinerary between Mediterranean scrub and pine forest. Descent to Portofino, one of the most famous villages in Italy, with its narrow houses clustered around the small port and its famous “piazzetta”. Return by boat to Santa Margherita. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 – Portovenere Regional Park
Walking time: 3 h, Distance: 7 km, Max altitude 186 m, Elevation in Palmaria: + 186 / – 186 m
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide at the port of La Spezia. Departure by boat and navigation to the Palmaria island for the circular excursion along a path that offers balconies overlooking the sea, a path between the Mediterranean scrub and the ancient marble quarries of Portoro. Return by boat to Portovenere and visit the ancient town with its castle, ramparts and churches. Transfer by boat from Portovenere to La Spezia. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Return to your area
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure of the group and end of our services.