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Cinque Terre, a World Heritage Site, is a group of century-old seaside villages perched on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. 

Come and share our passion of living a healthier, happier, more productive life through outdoor adventure and recreation. Our goal is to help you spend more time in a lush green forest, at a beautiful waterfall or a white sand beach rather than at a desk, on a couch or in a hospital bed.

By joining us, you’ll greatly increase your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health! You'll also meet others, of all ages and walks of life, who enjoy being active outdoors. There is plenty of room for all physical abilities. I look forward to meeting you. All of our adventure trips are very healing, motivating, inspiring and energizing!

05/01/2018 - 05/11/2018

Levanto, Italy

Our apartments in Levanto are located in the heart of the town and within a 5 minute walk to the beach and 10 minute walk to the train station. Levanto is a beautiful little town just north of the Cinque Terre.

Cost to attend
  • $2399.00per person, double occupancy
  • $3099.00per person, single occupancy
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  • Lodging accommodations
  • Outdoor activities and adventures as stated in itinerary
  • Three meals a day
  • Ground transportation via train during the trip, starting and ending in Levanto
  • Lodging in apartments in Levanto
  • Italian speaking guide
  • Assistance in booking airfare or extra excursions as needed
  • Pre-trip meeting designed to help plan and prepare for a successful trip. 
  • airfare and train getting to/from Levanto (before/after the trip)
  • travel insurance
  • rental bikes, equipment & gear
  • items of a personal nature
  • special excursions including boat rides, etc.
  • guide tips and gratuities, etc. 

A $500 deposit per person required to reserve your spot (Non-refundable within 90 days of the trip).

Payments may be made by cash, check or VENMO (Paypal)

Activities may include:

walking 
historical sites
boat ride
lounging
sun bathing
bike riding
hiking
stand up paddle surfing
exploring
sight seeing
eating local cuisine
early sunrise walks in Levanto
learning Italian culture and history
walks on the beach at sunset
photography 

Enjoy living like an Italian for 9 days!

Places to Visit: 

Milan
Monterosso al Mare
La Spezia
Portovenere
Manarola
Corniglia
Vernazza
Riomaggiore
Levanto


Meals: (included in the price)

Each day in Levanto you'll enjoy delicious, Italian food and meals.  The local grocery stores are great for the basics i.e. eggs, milk, cereal, fruits, veggies, salad makings, etc. Fresh foods i.e fruits, veggies, bakeries and meat are in abundance just around the corner from our apartments. Lunches may consist of local cheese, bread and fruit as we are on the go or we may stop and relax at a local pizza restaurant in one of the cities.  Eating gelato is a daily ritual with so many flavors to choose from.     

Dietary Restrictions
We are sensitive to those with special dietary needs. Let us know what concerns you may have.

Communication
A short meeting is held each evening after dinner to discuss activities for the following day. There are always options!

Equipment or Gear

Passport
Back Pack
Trekking Poles, optional
Water bottle
Beverages other than water
Snacks, candy, etc.
Water proof coat
Smart Wool Socks
Lightweight jacket
Hiking Shoes
Toiletries
Camera
Ziplock Bags used for sandwiches
Hat
Gloves
Comfortable clothes for walking and hiking in
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Accurate weather conditions may be available within 7 days of the trip.
International Charger Adapters for electrical outlets

Location

Levanto, Italy

Our apartments in Levanto are located in the heart of the town and within a 5 minute walk to the beach and 10 minute walk to the train station. Levanto is a beautiful little town just north of the Cinque Terre.

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Timeline

May 1
Day 1 - Tuesday

Travel day. Fly overnight to Milan with our group or assistance in finding a flight is provided. 

May 2
Day 2 - Wednesday

We'll meet in Milan by 12:00 noon. Enjoy a scenic 2 1/2 hour train ride to Levanto, arriving approximately 3:00 pm. From the train station, plan on walking 10 minutes to our apartments. Spend time exploring the beautiful little town of Levanto, located just north of the Cinque Terre. There's plenty of delicious Italian food around every corner. Every evening we walk to the beach for a spectacular sunset on the beautiful Italian Riviera, just 5 minutes from our apartment.

May 3
Day 3 - Thursday

Monterosso al Mare, the first city in the Cinque Terre is where we'll spend the day. Options include hiking or taking the train to get there. Discover historic castles and scenic places in each of these little cities, however, this city has a beautiful white sand beach which the rest do not.

May 4
Day 4 - Friday

From Levanto we'll take a train ride to Vernazza and hike in and around this unique city. 

May 5
Day 5 - Saturday

Today we'll explore Corniglia, one of my favorite small cities. Each day you may hike as little or as much as you like.

May 6
Day 6 - Sunday

Manarola and Riomaggiore are the last two cities in the Cinque Terre and will be our focus today.

May 7
Day 7 - Monday

Before leaving this lovely region, there are opportunities to explore nearby cities like La Spezia and Portovenere.

Besides hiking, enjoy a boat ride or walk through grape vineyards on the terraced mountains.

May 8
Day 8 - Tuesday

Free day. We always leave extra time to explore anything we missed before leaving this area. This is when we revisit any particular city one last time, or stay close to home and relax and enjoy Levanto.

May 9
Day 9 - Wednesday

Free day. We always leave extra time to explore anything we missed before leaving this area. This is when we revisit any particular city one last time, or stay close to home and relax and enjoy Levanto.

May 10
Day 10 - Thursday

Pack up and check out.  Say goodbye to Levanto by 12 noon.

We'll take the train back to Milan or feel free to extend your trip from Levanto and travel to other areas in Italy and Europe. If you are looking for an overnight hotel in Milan before your flight the next morning, we can recommend places we've stayed.  Enjoy part of the day here in Milan before flying home.  Reminder: Trip Expenses covered by Live and Thrive for food, lodging, and  transportation starts and ends in Levanto. 

May 11
Day 11 - Friday

Fly home early this morning with some in our group or arrange your own flight itinerary if you like.  We are happy to assist as needed.

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