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Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking

Italy, Europe

from $2,998* per person 6 Days April-October
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Airport near la spezia, italy
  • Active & Adventure trips
How do you prepare for this adventure? First you walk, and practice stopping suddenly. So that you'll be ready for the spontaneous views - colorful villages clinging to cliffs with waves crashing below. The scenery will arrest you mid-step, so be ready. Then pick the most delectable Chianti you can find. It won't match the Classico you'll sip in Panzano but it's good practice. Finally get your fill of just-off-the-boat fresh seafood, hearty pork and beef, friendly people, rows of cypress, warm sunlight, patch-work hills and the blue Mediterranean. And you've got a good start.

    Two distinct and beloved regions of Italy in one amazing trip
    Hike the Cinque Terre's spectacular coastline, with brightly colored cliffisde villages
    Outstanding seafood by the Mediterranean and simple hearty fare in Chianti
    Stroll through archetypal Tuscan villages, vineyards and cypress-flanked lanes
    Taste crisp Ligurian white wines and full-bodied Tuscan reds

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Italy, Europe

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Special information

  • You need to form your own private group for this trip. It will be scheduled for a date you arrange with the provider. The itinerary here is just a sample.
  • Offers some solo-only/singles departures.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Two distinct regions of Italy in one amazing trip  Hike through the dramatic landscape to Portovenere, taking in sweeping vistas of the Golfo della Spezia Boat to Palmaria Island for a feast of fresh seafood Sip crisp Ligurian white wines at a fun and informative tasting  Explore the Cinque Terre's spectacular coastline, a World Heritage site, by foot, boat and train Well-groomed paths lined by ancient stone walls lead from stunning Riomaggiore through cliffside Manarola, quiet Corniglia, colorful Vernazza to inviting Monterosso al Mare

Days 3-4 Stroll through quintessential Tuscan villages, vineyards and cypress-flanked lanes Pass trompe l'oeil-adorned villas en route to pretty Portofino, playground of the rich and famous A walk along Portofino's postcard-perfect waterfront is a must before heading inland to Chianti Explore historic Greve in Chianti, shop for local delicacies and taste the region's best wines at a renowned enoteca.

Days 5-6 Savor full-bodied Tuscan reds and Chianti's simple hearty fare Bold balsamic vinegars dance across your tongue in ancient ridgetop Radda, of Chianti Classico fame Visit Volpaia, a medieval village-turned-winery Soak up grand pastoral panoramas from the strada bianca, surrounded by vineyards.

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