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Hiking in the Cinque Terre may be one of the best walks you’ll ever experience.  It is a true international adventure. Walking past fellow hikers from all over the world is a treat! Cinque Terre, a World Heritage Site, is a group of century-old seaside villages perched on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. As always, you'll enjoy the kind of hiking experience you want as we explore these five extraordinary Italian towns and traverse through beautiful scenery.

05/01/2018 - 05/11/2018

Levanto, Italy
Levanto,

Our apartments are located within a 5 minute walk to the beach. Levanto is beautiful little town just north of the Cinque Terre. In just a few minutes we are in the Cinque Terre via train.

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 starting and ending in Levanto
  • Lodging in Vacation Homes or Apartments
  • Italian speaking guide
  • Assistance in booking airfare as needed
  • Pre-trip meeting designed to assist participants in planning and preparing for a successful trip. 
  • airfare
  • 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 is required to reserve your spot (Non-refundable within 90 days of the trip).

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

Meals: 

This is the ONE trip where our regular home cooked meals aren't necessary since there is so much affordable, delicious food on the go everywhere we visit. On this trip you'll have several more options to choose from. There are small grocery stores nearby for basic staples like eggs, milk, cereal, salad makings, etc. There are little shops close to us that are open first thing in the morning.  Fresh fruit/veggie stands, bakeries, meat shops, etc. For lunch, while we are hiking we are constantly hiking past food shops! Plan on dining on delicious, authentic Italian pizza, etc. Same thing for dinner, there are several options that will be available.  Everyone will be given an ample  amount of Euro each day for their food choices.  If you want to eat at expensive restaurants in the evening, you may need to supplement your own money OR use some of your saved money. Gelato is a daily favorite you'll be treated to as well!    

Equipment or Gear

Passport
International Charger Adapters for wall outlets
Back Pack
National Park Pass
Trekking Poles, optional
Water bottle
Beverages other than water
Snacks, candy, etc.
Water proof coat
Smart Wool Socks
Long underwear (1 pair)
Hiking Shoes
Toiletries
Camera
40 Ziplock Bags (20 sandwich and 20 quart size) (these are used for sandwiches, chopped ingredients for upcoming meals or left overs from a meal). If we don’t use them all you’ll have some to take home. Better to have more than less of these and they don’t take up much space.
4 Grocery Bags or more. Used for carrying muddy or wet shoes in the car. Also for dirty clothes.
Warm Hat
Warm Gloves
Warm face mask or scarf
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Accurate weather conditions may be available within 7 days of the trip.

Location

Levanto, Italy

Levanto,

Our apartments are located within a 5 minute walk to the beach. Levanto is beautiful little town just north of the Cinque Terre. In just a few minutes we are in the Cinque Terre via train.

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Timeline

May 1
Day 1 - Tuesday

Travel day.  Fly with our group to Milan, or fly into Florence or Genoa if you prefer.

May 2
Day 2 - Wednesday

Arrive in Milan approximately 12:00 noon, then enjoy a scenic 2 1/2 hour train ride to Levanto, arriving approximately 3:00 pm. From the train station, we have a short 10 minute walk to our apartment. After checking in, spend time exploring areas around our lodging in this beautiful little town of Levanto, located just north of the Cinque Terre. There's plenty of options like the delicious Italian food on every corner, renting a bike, walking swimming, shopping, relaxing and much more. Every evening we walk to the beach for a spectacular sunset on the beautiful Italian Riviera, all within walking distance of our apartment.

May 3
Day 3 - Thursday

From Levanto we'll hike to Monterosso al Mare, the first city in the Cinque Terre or if you prefer, take a short train ride to get there. There are plenty of historic castles and scenic places to discover in each of these little cities. This city has an inviting white sand beach which isn't a common feature in all of the Cinque Terre.

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 spend our time in and around Corniglia, one of my favorite small cities.

May 6
Day 6 - Sunday

Manarola and Riomaggiore are the focus for this day.

May 7
Day 7 - Monday

Before leaving this region there are opportunities to visit and explore other cities nearby including La Spezia and Portovenere.

Besides hiking take a boat ride, walk through miles of grape vineyards on this vertical mountain and sample lots of gelato!

May 8
Day 8 - Tuesday

Our make-up day before leaving this beautiful region.

May 9
Day 9 - Wednesday

Another make-up day before leaving this beautiful region.

May 10
Day 10 - Thursday

Check out and leave Levanto by noon. Head back to Milan.

Enjoy some time in Milan before flying back home. If you plan to visit a few more places before heading back home, let me know. We'll be happy to assist you in any way.

May 11
Day 11 - Friday

Catch a flight out first thing in the morning.

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