Liguria Coast Walking Holidays

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Liguria Coast Walking Holidays

Distance: 43 – 66 km.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Breakfasts

Accomodation: Hotels

Price: From 959€ per person

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Can you imagine taking a route along the Italian coast and enjoying the beauty of its colourful villages, its immense vineyards and all the charm of the Italian Riviera of Flowers? You’ve found the ideal trip. On the Liguria Coast hiking trail, you will have everything at your fingertips.

You will start your trip in Camogli, you will have the opportunity to walk along coastal paths and admire the blue of the Mediterranean Sea along much of the tour. You’ll pass stunning cliffs, tranquil beaches and find in your wake the five fishing villages of the Cinque Terre and you will end up in Portovenere, which many consider part of the ‘Cinque Terre’ for its charm.

On this route you will have the possibility to advance on foot in some sections and, in some others, take a train to visit nearby villages. You will know the glamour of Portofino, the spectacular San Fruttuoso Abbey and you can delight in the cuisine, coffee and traditional wines of the region.

If you are passionate about walking, at the end of this tour you will be able to try another of our Italian hiking routes: hiking in Cinque Terre, hiking on the Amalfi Coast or the Via Francigena.

You can enjoy our baggage transfer service that will allow you to walk much easier while discovering the beauty of this hiking trail through the towns and villages you’ll be visiting.

Also, if you have any incidents en route, we are at your disposal 24 hours a day via an emergency telephone. With Santiago Ways, you will walk safely and comfortably.

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1

Arrival in Camogli

To start this hiking route we recommend you to reach Genoa, Pisa or Florence and, from there, head to Camogli either by bus or train.

Once you arrive in this small fishing village located in the province of Genoa, we recommend that you visit one of its traditional restaurants, take a walk through the historic centre and its port, the most characteristic place in the town. There you can find the maritime tradition of Camogli.

Overnight: La Camogliese Hotel - Camogli

2

From Portofino to San Fruttuoso

To start the day, you will have a transfer included that will take you from your hotel to San Rocco,where you will start to advance and then you can enjoy the visit to the San Fruttuoso Abbey, which began as a Benedictine monastery.

Once there, you will have to walk to the renowned port town of Portofino or take a ferry (paid on site) that takes you there. When you arrive, you'll have at your disposal the stunning panoramas from the Lighthouse, located at the end of the peninsula.

To return to Camogli, you can do it either by train or by boat (paid on site).

Option 1

  • Length: 7 km. | 734 m. of ascent; 394 m. of descent
  • Duration: 3,5 hours

Option 2

  • Length: 13 km. | 804 m. of ascent; 822 m. of descent
  • Duration: 5,5 hours

Overnight: La Camogliese Hotel - Camogli

3

Hiking to Deiva Marina from Bonassola

Today you will have to take a train to Bonassola (paid on site) to start after your route along the Liguria Riviera. You will first arrive in Framura, declared one of the most beautiful towns in this area of Italy.

From there, you have two options. Or you return by train to Bonassola and take a walk through this small village located between the sea and the mountains. Or, you advance to the charming Deiva Marina, a small spa where we suggest you take a dip. To get back to Bonassola, you'll have to do it again by train.

Option 1

  • Length:
  • 5 km. | 421 m. of ascent; 394 m. of descent

  • Duration: 2,5 hours

Option 2

  • Length:
  • 11 km. | 619 m. of ascent; 619 m. of descent

  • Duration: 4 hours

Overnight: Villa Belvedere Hotel - Bonassola

4

From Bonassola to Monterosso

For today you will advance on a bike path, which was once a railway track. You will then advance along cliffs and bridges until you reach your first stop: Levanto. There we suggest you to get to know its beaches and take a walk along Rome Street which will take you to the station on the promenade.

When you are just in the middle of your walk, we invite you to enjoy the views of the famous Paradise Gulf, with spectacular views of the Liguria Sea.

As a curious fact, we tell you that the gulf had no name until, after the Second World War, its inhabitants decided to name it 'Paradise Gulf' in order to attract tourism to the area.

Then you will have to start your descent to Monterosso, where you will finish your fourth day of walking.

Option 1

  • Length:
  • 3 km. 225 m. of ascent; 226 m. of descent

  • Duration: 1,5 hours

Option 2

  • Length:
  • 10 km. 500 m. of ascent; 492 m. of descent

  • Duration: 4,5 hours

Overnight: Marina Hotel - Monterosso

5

Circular route from Monterosso

Today you will have a transfer included from Monterosso to Soviore. From there, you can start your route and advance to your first stop today which will be Vernazza, one of the five fishing villages of Cinque Terre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Afterwards, you will continue to the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Reggio, also known as Madonna di Reggio, a Catholic shrine of worship located in the mountain hills.

You will then advance along a stony path, enjoying the beautiful port that you will have next to you, until you reach the trail back to Monterosso. Alternatively, on your return you can stop at Vernazza and take a train from there.

Option 1

  • Length:
  • 6 km. 266 m. of ascent; 707 m. of descent

  • Duration: 3 hours

Option 2

  • Length:
  • 9 km. 312 m. of ascent; 767 m. of descent

  • Duration: 4 hours

Overnight: Marina Hotel - Monterosso

6

A free day in Cinque Terre or complete an excursion

Today you will have several options to spend your 6th day hiking along the Liguria Coast. On the one hand, you can enjoy Monterosso and walk along its charming streets. Another option will be to go by train to one of the other 4 cinque Terre villages and take a walk through its colourful streets.

On the other hand, there are two excursions that we propose for this day. The first is a circular route that will take you to the Chiesa dei Cappuccini and then to Colla di Gritta, then continue advancing through a mountainous landscape until you reach Punta Mesco. You will then return along a stony path.

For the second option, you'll have to take the train from Monterosso to Corniglia and then you'll start walking to Riomaggiore, the easternmost of the 5 fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. After enjoying it there, you must return to Monterosso by train.

Option 1

  • Length:
  • 10 km. | 515 m. of ascent; 518 m. of descent

  • Duration: 3 hours

Option 2

  • Length:
  • 9 km. | 556 m. of ascent; 552 m. of descent

  • Duration: 4 hours

Overnight: Marina Hotel - Monterosso

7

From Monterosso to Portovenere

To start your last day en route, you must take a train towards Riomaggiore (paid on site). Once there, you will skirt the mountain range of the spectacular towns of Cinque Terre until you reach Colle del Telegrafo.

You will continue to pass through Campiglia, enjoy the views of the stunning cliffs that you will have next to you and finally reach Portovenere, at one end of the Gulf of La Spezia.

Once in Portovenere, if you have time, we recommend visiting the beautiful Gothic Church of St. Peter, consecrated in 1198 and built on an old church from the 5th century.

Length: 13 km. | 644 m. of ascent; 659 m. of descent

Duration: 6 hours

Overnight: Paradiso Hotel - Portovenere

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Return from Portovenere

For your return, we suggest you take a bus from Portovenere to La Spezia and, once there, take a train to the main city from which you must take your flight back home.*

*Remember that when you book your circuit you can ask us to book additional hotel nights for the days after the end of your circuit to extend your stay in one of the municipalities along the hiking route along the Liguria Coast.

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General information 

All the rooms you will find on this hiking trail have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure good comfort. 

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for all travellers to have an adventure experience always accompanied by nights of absolute rest.

Availability 

When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the location will be provided 30 days before the start of the trip.

All our accommodation is subject to availability. In case we can't offer you any of them for reasons of capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Individual rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment along your hiking trail:

Accomodation in La Camogliese Hotel - Camogli

Accomodation in Camogli

Accomodation in Villa Belvedere Hotel - Bonassola

Accomodation in Bonassola

Accomodation in Marina Hotel - Monterosso

Accomodation in Monterosso

Accomodation in Paradiso Hotel - Portovenere

Accomodation in Portovenere

Included services

Accommodation in hotels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Breakfasts.

Complete itinerary of your trekking route along the Liguria Coast.

Baggage transfer on days 4 and 7.

Transfers during days 2 and 5.

48-hour Cinque Terre card: train ticket and entrance to the Cinque Terre National Park.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

VAT.

Additional services

Additional single room: to consult.

Extra nights (breakfast included): to consult.

Travel assistance insurance: 3€ per person and day.

Cancellation insurance: 3€ per person and day.

This route can be done between the months of April and October. Please note that in July and August, it can be very warm to make the route.

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