T769 Tourcode :SAHLIG

Hiking in Portofino and the Cinque Terre - Liguria  
Sestri Levante - Camogli - San Fruttuoso - Portofino - Cinque Terre

Hiking activities in natural protected parks of the Ligurian East Coast and relax at the Bay of Silence in Sestri Levante.

5 days / 4 nights
The paths of the Cinque Terre and the Portofino natural park offer travelers breathtaking scenery. Walking along magnificent hiking trails you will see how farmers cultivate olive trees and vines on the steep slopes overlooking the sea, you will meet ancient sanctuaries and typical Ligurian churches.

Between descents and climbs, walks through woods, vineyards and olive groves, you will be inebriated by the breeze of the sea and the scent of lemons. 
Day 1 Sestri Levante
Arrival in Sestri Levante, a small jewel of the Ligurian Riviera, overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio, a place that has always inspired poets, painters, composers and scientists. The Bay of Silence of Sestri Levante is one of the most beautiful places in Liguria and its surroundings offer visitors many scenic and cultural attractions. Check-in. Enjoy the aperitif with Spritz, appetizers and Ligurian bread "focaccia" in a local bar in the old town. Dinner at your charge. Overnight.
Day 2 Hiking in Portofino natural park from Camogli to San Fruttuoso, visit Portofino Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the private guide for the hiking experience. Transfer by train to Camogli, a splendid and picturesque fishing village. After a short walk through the narrow streets and the promenade, you will take a scenic path that will take you to the Abbey of San Fruttuoso - an ancient Benedictine monastery founded in the 10th century, located in a small bay on the sea. You will walk one of the most beautiful hiking paths in the Portofino park: the place is famous not only for the monastery itself, but also for its wonderful beach and for the statue of the Christ of the Abyss, which is located on the bottom of the sea. Free lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the sea.

Continue to explore the area, get the boat to Portofino, a small fishing village of international fame, a trendy place with its exclusive boutiques, a destination for aristocrats, intellectuals and celebrities. Walking through Portofino you can visit the Brown Castle, the Church of San Giorgio, reaching Punta Portofino and its romantic lighthouse from which a scenic view of the Gulf of Tigullio will open. Proceed then from Portofino to Santa Margherita Ligure by boat, an elegant and sumptuous town in the Tigullio area, full of shops and full of life in every season. Return to Sestri Levante by train. Dinner at your charge. Overnight.
Day 3 Sestri Levante - relax at the beach - free time for shopping
Breakfast at hotel. Free time. The town of Sestri Levante offers you the opportunity to do excellent shopping, and you will have free time to relax on the sandy beach. It is also possible to take an easy path, suitable for everyone, which starts from the center of Sestri Levante and in about an hour it will take you to the top of the promontory of Punta Manara, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Bay of Silence. In the evening enjoy a fish-based dinner in a typical restaurant in the historic center of Sestri. Overnight.
Day 4 Hiking in the Cinque Terre natural park – Wine tasting
Breakfast at hotel. Meet the private guide for the hiking experience. Transfer by train to the Cinque Terre to discover the charm of the five fishing villages suspended between sea and land, one of the most uncontaminated and enchanting natural areas of Liguria. The morning will be dedicated to hiking with an expert official guide of the Cinque Terre natural park. The route and duration of the hiking experience will be defined according to the level of preparation of the participants. Walking along magnificent hiking trails you will see how farmers cultivate olive trees and vines on the steep slopes overlooking the sea. At the end of the hiking experience you can have a break in a local pizzeria or you can taste some delicious fish local specialties (at your charge). Then you will continue the visit of the villages with the guide - wine tasting in the Cinque Terre included. Return to Sestri Levante by train. Dinner at your charge. Overnight.
Day 5 Departure or continue to discover the Ligurian East coast
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. End of services. On request you can keep discovering the Ligurian East Coast with us, moving to the enchanting Gulf of Poets, visiting Portovenere and the three islands of the Archipelago – Tino, Tinetto and Palmaria. For hiking lovers we offer more interesting scenic paths, just contact us!

ID: T769, Tourcode :SAHLIG


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