Experience a heavenly Italy hiking vacation on ancient footpaths above the azure Mediterranean Sea that link the five, impossibly beautiful villages of the Cinque Terre. Wind along well-marked trails through olive and lemon groves, and pop into villages like Vernazza and Riomaggiore, where small squares lined with cafés serve fresh seafood and sensational coffee. These villages, with their brightly painted houses, sea vistas, quant harbors and café cultures, are the epitome of Italian life.
This north-east region of Italy is best explored by hiking to discover all of the highlights this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer. One of our more popular routes, Walking Portofino and the Cinque Terre, takes you through historic town centers where you can sip the sciacchetrà local wine, or enjoy a delicious gelato to celebrate your day of hiking. If you’re pressed for time, our Cinque Terre Short Break gives you just a taste by emphasizing the highlights of the area.
We choose accommodations for their charm and local ownership. Here you can savor an Italian breakfast and great coffee on the terrace with glorious sea views before your hiking day ahead. It is truly dreamy!