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Self-guided Hiking Tour in the Cinque Terre (Italy) in 4-star Hotels

Cinque Terre, Portofino Cinque Terre, Portofino Cinque Terre, Portofino


7 days
Caught between the rocks and the sea like the keel of a ship, sparing space and land, the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets is an untouched and mysterious region. This tour proposes a self-guided Hiking itinerary staying in 4-star hotel comfort.
1204 €
Price per person


The National "Cinque Terre" Park and the Peninsula of Portofino

Like a little piece of paradise, the land of Liguria located at the southern end of the “Riviera di Levante” is a relaxed spot allowing time for contemplation rather than competition.
Around sixty kilometers east of Genoa, several generations of farmers and land owners have shaped the mountain. Building dry stone walls to retain the land of cultivation terraces, they offer us today a remarkably preserved site in its landscapes, its traditions and its economy.  The Cinque Terre, as we call the five villages nestled deep in inaccessible coves, erecting seafront colorful facades of their houses.
Cinque Terre: five towns still producing olive oil, anchovies and Sciacchetra (called "elixir of the gods" by the ancient Romans).
The peninsulas of Portofino and Sestri have their posh ports (with millionaires staying on their yachts), that face the deserted pine groves that overlook the green water of the inlets...but after a day’s hike it is on the terrace of a trattoria, facing the setting sun slipping into the Mediterranean, that you can take the time to taste focaccia and white wine and appreciate the day’s discoveries.


  • Picturesque villages with their terraced gardens.
  • Culinary specialties.
  • Exploratory boat trips to discover the land as seen from the sea.
  • Hiking across from a single accommodation spot.
  • A "homemade" hiking program focusing on less frequented trails
  • An “original” way to explore the Cinque Terre
  • A very comfortable hotel with, spa and all the amenities as well as an extraordinary buffet breakfast.
  • The possibility of individual treatments (massage with essential oils etc ...).
  • The beach in Levanto, your town of residence.
  • A person who does not hike can join you to visit the villages by the local train and boat.

After confirmation of your booking we will send you within 48 hours a confirmation email. You will find:

  • Our confirmation of availability of your service
  • Your VOUCHER (to print) to deliver to the beginning of your stay
  • Detailed information about the activity
  • The confirmation of your payment
  • Your credit card will be charged at confirmation of the availability of the service


VD = Vertical Gain
VD = Vertical descent
WT = walking time

Day 1 - Arrive at your accommodation, first night.

You can choose your walks among the following proposals:

Levanto / Monterrosso: The Gate of Cinque Terre
Short train ride to Levanto, the gate to the Cinque Terre. The trail is among scrub and pine forests.
Swimming is definetly possible. Ten minutes after Monterosso you met up with the train for the return journey.
VD: 450 m
VD: 450 m
WT: walking 4:30

Monterrosso / Manarola: Walk between heaven and earth
Early morning departure from Monterosso, the end of the hiking from the day before. Via a coastal path, you will reach the cozy villages of Vernazza, Corniglia and Manarola.
VG: 600 m
VD: 600 m
WT: 5h

Day in Portofino: Wild and mystical ...
Vist to the most romantic port along the Ligurian coast, and a center of Genovese history.
VG: 710 m
VD: 710 m
WT: 5 to 6 hours of walking

Manarola / Corniglia: A summary of the Cinque Terre
Wonderful hiking amidst olive trees, vineyards and gardens.
VG: 335 m
VD: 470 m
WT: 4 hours walk

Corniglia / Vernazza: The hinterland
A wild ride, uncrowded offering an unrecognized face of the Cinque Terre, between forests, terraced farmland, vineyards and olive groves ...
VG: 650 m
VD: 725m
WT: 4 to 5 hours walking

Riomaggiore / Porto Venere: When the mountain flows into the Med!
You will reach the ridge that separates the Gulf of Spezia and the Cinque Terre then you will follow this to Porto Venere. This is an itinerary of great beauty! The boat that takes you back to Manarola
(or another town) allowing you to admire from the Cinque terre from sea, capturing it in a new light!
VG: 650 m
VD: 650 m
WT: 5 to 6 hours of walking

Manarola / Riomaggiore La Via dell'Amore or hike to a sanctuary.
This is a half-day walk, allowing you if necessacary to leave the Cinque Terre in early afternoon, having traveled the entire coastline.
VG: 500 m
VD: 500 m
WT: 2 to 5 hours walking

All our routes are described from a station served by the local train. Thus all combinations are possible!

All further details of the trip you'll be sent with confirmation of your trip.


  • 4 to 7 hours of walking per day. The hikes will be offered in several options.
  • Itinerary both along the coastline and along the inland hills
  • Backpack: you wear your equipment for the day and a picnic.

The gradients are never really that steep. However, the steepness of the area you will hike on does have a succession of ups and downs, often on steep stairs, or trails interspersed with balconies overlooking the omnipresent sea.

4-star Hotel in Levanto. This is a new hotel with swimming pool and Spa (sauna, Turkish bath and modern ‘emotional’ showers) open access.
Included: overnight in double/twin/triple room and breakfast + spa.
Double or triple room with balcony.
The individual rooms have no balconies.

2 people.
Possibility of single room (extra costs incur please Contact us info@objectiffrance.com)

Self-guided hiking, so unaccompanied

Hiking Kit
A complete travel kit (in French or English) with map and guidebook will be provided.

Possible options:
Please contact us by sending a message to the following address info@objectiffrance.com

  • overnight stay the day before and after the hike
  • Transfer from airport or train station
  • A guide
  • Additional activities
  • Personalized service: activities, tours,

If you have other service needs, thank you for contacting us: info@objectiffrance.com

From 2 people.
You create your first group hike independently. It is not possible to group individual registrations for hikes in the wild.

You are members of an association, a works council, a community, you are a family or group of friends wishing to hike together: we organize this hike to the dates you choose, with a rethought price.  If you have a dream, a project ..., please contact us.

Committments Objectif France
Our team is there to make your holiday a success meet your expectations, every detail in making your stay. Objective France will be there to accompany you on all the process of organizing your trip to France.


Our price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • The provision of a complete dossier for 1-6 persons including a guidebook, a booklet, two maps for hiking and various trekking and local documentation.

Our price does not include:

  • The lunch and evening meals
  • Access to local trains and access to park trails
  • The journey by shuttle boat from Porto Venere to Manarola (about 18 €)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Insurance and possible costs
  • Any other extra expenses

Supplement per single room or 1 single participant: 450 €

Cancellation Policy:
More than 30 days before departure: 25% of the tour price per person
Between 30 and 15 days before departure: 50% of the tour price per person
Less than 15 days before departure: 100% of the tour price per person

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