Cinque Terre Trek


Take a break from the cities and get back to nature! Join the only tour that takes you to the Cinque Terre on a one day hiking trip.

An area best explored on foot:

The only way to truly experience the magic of the beautiful rugged coast of the Cinque Terre is to hike!

Led by our knowledgeable guides, trek scenic, ancient trails, wander up through the terraced wineyards and olive groves, all along the spectacular coastline of the true Italian Riviera.

We depart Florence at 8:00am and we arrive high above the Cinque Terre village of Manarola, where we enter the National Park to hike to Corniglia.

At the cliff top village of Corniglia, after the panoramic walk you have free time to relax and take-in the perfect view of the sea and surrounding hillside.

After Corniglia, we continue our tour towards the village of Vernazza, one of the prettiest and most characteristic of the towns. Here we have free time to sit in one of the cheerful bars and cafés, or even have a cooling swim in the sea.

Continue the visit with a short train ride to Monterosso, the village renowned for its beautiful beach and artisan shops. Enjoy free time to taste the local wine, a refreshing swim in the sea or souvenir shopping.

A boat ride (weather permitting) along the coast takes us to Riomaggiore, where we finish our walk along the famous path of Via dell'Amore, “Lover's Lane”, a walkway hanging above the sea which take us back to Manarola. This completes our Cinque Terre visit, we return to Florence by coach around 8:30 pm.

Be prepared to hike!

These ancient trails are rough but manageable. Be prepared for the hiking – although the path is open to everyone, remember that the ground can be slippery, uneven, and in places steep and narrow. The charm of the area is that it is natural and unspoiled, do not expect hand rails or safety rails when steps are steep or when the path is close to the cliff edge. Because of the nature of the hike, we are unable to accept small children or anyone with walking difficulties.

What to Bring:

Suitable walking shoes (sneakers, walking boots or closed toe shoes with non-slip soles – no flipflops!); bring a water bottle and dress for the weather (hat, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel if you want to take a dip in the sea, comfortable clothes, a waterproof in bad weather) ...and don't forget your camera!

Please note: Due to a landslide which occurred at the end of September 2012,the famous path “Via dell’Amore” has been closed.


  • Adult 90 each person
  • Youth 85 each person
  • Group fares get an extra 5 off per person if you are in a group of six or more adults/youths

What includes

  • A fun and professional guide who is there to lead you through the day
  • Transport between Florence and Cinque Terre by coach plus all other transport for the day
  • Entry tickets to the Cinque Terre National Park
  • Boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)
  • Time to explore the Cinque Terre villages on foot

Things to note

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is only in English
  • Children aged 11 years and under are not accepted on the tour.
  • Because of the nature of the hike, we are unable to accept small children or anyone with walking difficulties.
  • In case of unexpected closure of the paths for unforseen events, alternative routes will be taken instead
  • Optimize your time: are you leaving Florence by train after the tour or do you want to stay in the Cinque Terre area? Come on the tour and bring your luggage with you!
  • It is recommended to book any rail travel from Florence after 9pm to allow time for any traffic delays on your return journey.

Our Reviews on

Bunny S
I was so excited for this tour as I had not been here before. Yes, you can take the train from Florence but it was so nice to hop on the bus and have Gloria and Cris take care of us. They explained the history of the cities we passed on the way there as well as the 5 towns. The hike was amazing, and one I would not do on my own. There was a glitch with the train station so we did not get to the last town, but Gloria and Cris were amazing and in the end it worked out well. I hope you are lucky enough to have these guides. Long day, but so worth it. Thank you Gloria and Cris and the great bus driver!
Review date: 28 april 2019
Sabino F
Had a wonderful day! Two hour bus ride from Florence went by quickly. Some parts of the hiking trail were challenging, but liked it that way. Alessandro, our guide, and Dario, other guide, did a fantastic job explaining all the sites of the towns we visited, where to get cafe, gelato, wine, etc. Highly recommend it!
Review date: 27 april 2019
We booked our first tour Monday April 22 of cinque tere. Our tour guide was Anastasia. We were really looking forward to the boat rides for the gorgeous views. She organized this beautifully. She kept track of us all. Made sure we saw everything there was to see. Showed us tbe best views and places. She is energetic and takes pride in her job. I am generally not a tour guide person as i like to go at my own pace. But for cinque terre the organization needed to see it all in a day is best done with a professional like Anastasia!! Thank you Anastasia for the wonderful day!!
Review date: 26 april 2019
Laura M
My friend and I are from Canada travelling in Italy for a month and booked this tour after reading the amazing reviews, and they were all right!! Chris and Alessandro were our guides, and they were simply fantastic. We could not have asked for a more perfect day, even though it rained halfway through the day. The transportation was seamless, the information given to us was super interesting and useful, and the overall experience was ideal. I can't rave enough about this tour. You HAVE to see Cinque Terre, and this is a great way to do so. You would miss out on so much history and information without the guides. Thanks for an amazing day!
Review date: 25 april 2019
Helen Y
Best tour we’ve taken so far. Hiking was mild to moderately strenuous (1.5hr), but amazing views and short exploration of all 5 villages. Chris and Alessandro are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, helpful and fun guides. Highly recommend a tour with them!
Review date: 24 april 2019
Kayleen W
This hike was an exciting enjoyable way to experience the villages. We loved the knowledge provided by Chris, our tour guide, and his personality also made our time more enjoyable. The hike was challenging, but with spending the whole day in Cinque Terre, we hoped for more than one hike at some point. Also, we didn’t realize that lunch needed to be paid for up front and that we would not return until 9pm. However, this didn’t take away from our great experience.
Review date: 22 april 2019
My friend and I booked this trip after seeing the great trip advisor reviews and we weren’t disappointed, the coach leaves early in the morning and from the outset our guides were super informative and friendly, explaining how the day was going to go and pointing out sites we passed. We went on Easter Sunday however so it was busier than usual for this time of year The hike was around 1hr45, it wasn’t super hard as we went slowly and stopped to take pictures of the view, some parts were quite steep and slippery on the rocks but our guide (Chris) helped us along the way. The views were amazing At the end of the hike we stopped for lunch at the first village, there’s a €15 Euro menu for a seafood starter and pesto pasta which was really nice For the rest of the day we visited the other villages, getting the train between them and having time to explore and grab gelato along the way. There’s also a boat trip to get to the last village, at this one we had calamari in a cone which was recommended and so fresh They gave us a great taster of what Cinque Terre was like and next time would be able to go un guided and take our time to explore more. Our guides Alessandro and Chris really made it a great day, would 100% recommend.
Review date: 22 april 2019
Barbara B
Took this tour with my husband, son, daughter-in-law and grown grandchildren. The hike was very challenging as it rained a bit and the path was slippery in many spots. The hike moves VERY quickly and is actually a little dangerous as there are no guardrails in most spots and so you find yourself with your head down forging ahead and trying not to trip and fall. If there were another half hour or hour allotted you would be able to at least rest and have time to at least enjoy the views. This is already a 12 hour day trip so probably no practical. Bathroom stops are infrequent so plan accordingly.
Review date: 20 april 2019
We just completed the trip today, our guides were both called Chris and were very attentive. Always checking we were enjoying ourselves. It’s a long day but it went so fast. A must to do
Review date: 20 april 2019
Highlight of our Italy trip, Alessandro was great at keeping everyone together and recommending things to do when we had free time. A must in my opinion, the views you see while hiking are amazing. Do wear sneakers as the hike can be rocky at times. Book via walk about tours (the company website) as they’re prices are much less!!!!
Review date: 20 april 2019