6 days, 7 days
Half board
Luggage transfer

Hiking Through the Marvels of Cinque Terre National Park

Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled in the Italian Riviera, seamlessly blends centuries of history with natural Italian beauty, creating an enchanting backdrop for hiking adventures. This idyllic region features quintessential Mediterranean villages, coastal splendor, and historic settlements, making it a treasure trove of diverse vistas.

Key Highlights:

  • Coastal Charm: Explore the timeless coastal villages like Riomaggiore and Moneglia, boasting multi-colored residential buildings that have graced the landscape for centuries. The architecture and ambiance of these historic towns add a unique allure to your hiking experience.
  • Versatile Trails: Cinque Terre offers a range of hiking trails suitable for all levels, from challenging uphill treks to gentle coastal walks. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a novice explorer, the region caters to every level of outdoor enthusiast.
  • Culinary Discoveries: Indulge in the culinary delights of the Italian Riviera as you journey from Sestri Levante to Portovenere/La Spezia. Along the way, savor the flavors of the Ligurian coast, explore local eateries, and enjoy boutique accommodations that enhance your hiking experience.

Embark on a hiking vacation in Italy meticulously curated and organized by Outdoor Italy, either with friends, family, or fellow hikers. Discover the captivating blend of nature and history that defines Cinque Terre, creating an unforgettable adventure on the Italian Riviera.

Start All year
Time of departure Flexible
Half board
Luggage transfer
Hiking maps
Double room


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MonthApril, August, February, January, July, June, March, May, November, October, September

Discover Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Italian Riviera, where centuries of history meet natural beauty. Explore picturesque coastal villages, versatile hiking trails suitable for all levels, and savor the region’s culinary delights. Join a curated hiking vacation by Outdoor Italy for an unforgettable Italian adventure.


Total distance: 90 km
H+: 3500 m
Level: Medium


Riva Trigoso

Riva Trigoso

Our Italian hiking holiday begins in Riva Trigoso, which lies just a short distance from Sestri Levante. Your first night’s accommodation is a quaint farmhouse or boutique B&B in or around the settlement. We’ll make sure you receive all your maps, itineraries, and documentation before you start.

Our first evening during this hiking vacation on the Italian Riviera will feature a dinner of local Ligurian delicacies. We want you to immerse yourself in local customs and cultures, which is why we always like to choose a rustic eatery serving classic Italian dishes.


Riva Trigoso – Moneglia

Your first full day of hiking in Italy begins with a leisurely walk along the coast to Moneglia. Characterized by its beautiful stretches of coastline, this leg of our Italian hiking holiday takes us along well-worn and ancient footpaths and a famous lookout that offers panoramic views of the region.

After a very rewarding three-hour hike through a range of landscapes, you arrive at our accommodation for the evening in Moneglia — a charming three-star boutique hotel serving local cuisine. We usually opt for a family-run B&B in the area that is housed in an ancient building that epitomises the town’s character and history.


Length: 10 km
Duration: 3 hours
H+: 400 m
H-: —


Moneglia – Bonassola

Your third day of Italian hiking adventures begins with a hearty breakfast in our hotel. This promises to be the longest and most energetic day of our trip, so be sure to stock up on Italian delicacies. The first leg of the third day involves a hike along scenic footpaths to Deiva Marina. You then continue on to Framura and Bonassola — which will be our home for the evening.

This day of hiking on the Italian Riviera may prove a little too challenging for beginners. But if the six-hour hike is too much, there is the option to take a train from either Deiva Marina, Framura or Bonassola.

The six-hour walk to Bonassola is well-rewarded, as our accommodation for the evening is a cozy B&B in the heart of this seaside village. Spend the rest of your day by the seaside (a short walk away) or exploring the nearby tropical gardens. Then there is an opportunity to enjoy a few leisurely drinks on the terrace or gardens before another dinner of Italian classics.


Length: 21 km
Duration: 6 hours
H+: 1300 m
H-: —


Bonnassola – Monterosso

Your fourth day of hiking in Italy takes us on a scenic walk to Levanto — a typically Italian town with lots of historic charm. Our route takes us along a series of ancient paths and tunnels. We may decide to take a more scenic route on the day, however.

We break up the day’s hiking with lunch in the town, and there’ll be a little time to relax on the beach before we continue our hike into the Cinque Terre National Park. The town that bears the same name is our home for the evening. You’ll spend the night at a charming, family-run hotel close to the Sanctuary of Soviore — surrounded by beautiful views of the Ligurian Sea and swaths of Mediterranean forestland. And to finish the day, another gastronomic adventure awaits!


Length: 20 km
Duration: 5.5 hours
Height +: 700 m
Height-: —


Monterrroso – Volastra

More coastal wonders await us on day five as we hike from the Sanctuary of Soviore to an ancient sanctuary close to Vernazza. This charming village is one of five that grace the Cinque Terre National Park. You’ll stop here for an hour or so to enjoy a well-earned lunch before we continue our day of hiking in Italy with another beautiful walk to Corniglia. From there, the stunning vistas continue until you reach the charming settlement of Volastra — our home for the evening.

There’s an opportunity to enjoy a dinner of local Italian cuisine in this charming boutique hotel. A short distance from the train station in Manarola, our accommodation boasts stunning views of the Cinque Terre National Park — from a large rooftop terrace.


Length: 19 km
Duration: 6 hours
H+: 900 m
H-: —


Volastra – La Spezia

It’s our final full day of Italian hiking, and we’re going out with a bang! After another classic Italian breakfast, we head to Monteneros, which boasts some sensational views of Riomaggiore and Manarola. Our hiking trail then takes us through pastures and vineyards and on to the picturesque village of Campiglia. Make sure you have your camera ready, as there are some great photo opportunities involving the coastline and La Spezia Harbor.

After a break in Campiglia, you continue our Italian hike with a walk to Portovenere, which involves a rather steep yet spectacular descent. Your reward for completing this invigorating leg of our tour is a ferry boat ride to La Spezia — our home for the final night. you’ll enjoy a lavish dinner to mark the occasion in one of the town’s boutique hotels or guest houses.


Length: 20 km
Duration: 5.5 hours
H+: 300 m
H-: —


La Spezia

Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye, as this is the final day of your hiking holiday on the Italian Riviera. But there’s one final hearty breakfast to send you on your way!

Equipment and clothing to bring for Alpine hikes and runs
We’ve compiled a list of essential items you’ll need to take on your adventure in the Great Outdoors. While each trip has its own minimum requirements, we have split the list into “need-to-have” and “nice-to-haves”.

Need to have:

Lightweight, waterproof shell
Sunscreen with a high factor
Smartphone with a relevant trip app and a WhatsApp and code number for your local representative
Survival blanket
Thin hat, cap, and thin gloves (merino or similar)
Daypack for hiking (tours with luggage transport)
Duffel bag or similar (trips with luggage transport) — DO NOT pack in suitcases.
30 L rucksack on trips up to six days (without luggage transport)
40 L rucksack on trips of more than six days (without luggage transport)
Quick-drying inner layer
Shorts (quick drying)
Technical t-shirt (quick drying)
Fleece sweater for cool evenings
A pair of comfortable jogging bottoms or similar for the cabins
Good mountain shoes — trail running shoes or hiking boots
Light towel
Water bottle (1.5 L)
A pair of thick socks or light slippers (you can often borrow a pair in the cabins)
A few energy bars, fruits or similar snacks for the trip
Sheet liner — can also be purchased on-site (only if you are staying in a dormitory)
Small first aid kit
Comped or similar
Sleeping bag (on selected tours)

Nice to have:

Walking poles
Power bank
Sandals for the cabins
Plastic bags to keep things dry

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