Idyllic & Iconic: Walking the Picturesque Towns of the Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre links Italy’s famous collection of colourful fishing villages along the coast of Liguria, via picturesque clifftop routes that offer a spectacular vantage point over charming pastel villages and the striking Mediterranean coast. The name Cinque Terre also refers to the National Park that stretches along the western coast of Italy, south of Genoa.
- Picturesque towns on the Italian Riviera, including Portofino, Riomaggiore, Portovenere and Monterosso, as well as lesser-known places like the charming former fishing village of Camogli
- The tranquil settings of the impressive San Frattuoso Abbey, located in a quiet cove only reachable by boat or by foot
- Experience the timeless appeal of exploring the titular ‘five towns’ of the route, the architecture of each beautifully preserved under the National Park’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Incredible views over the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean from the clifftop routes that link village to village
- Spend the evenings exploring the maze of terraces, bars, cafes and restaurants of the colourful towns you visit along the way, including the lovely medieval settings of Portovenere
|Duration||7 nights/6 days walking|
|Grade||Easy to Moderate|
|Availability||Mar - Oct|
Why this Walk?
A spectacular journey exploring the Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old fishing villages along the rugged northern section of the Ligurian Riviera, from the charming fishing village of Camogli to the classic, seafront beauty of Portovenere. The route links some of Liguria’s most captivating locales, including the harbourside of Portofino, the sorbet-coloured houses of Riomaggiore, and Cinque Terre’s largest village – Monterosso, set amidst terraces of olive groves and vineyards. Out on the trail, you’ll cross paths with the secluded, shoreside settings of San Fruttuoso Abbey and stay in a variety of friendly, family-run hotels.