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Cinque Terre & Tuscany Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Kids & Teens

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Timeless Tuscan Rides & Italy's Legendary Coastal Trails

From $3,949 - $3,999 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

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Begin your adventure in splendid Tuscany, hiking and biking amid vineyards and breathing in history. Make your way to the Cinque Terre, a coastal wonderland on the Ligurian Sea. It's the perfect place for young explorers and those young at heart. Even Christopher Columbus spent his childhood years here! By the time you arrive at the coast, you'll discover that the journey has really just begun.

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Start Arezzo / End Genoa

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Highlights

  • Hike and bike your way through two distinct and beloved regions of Italy in one amazing (and delicious!) trip 
  • Enjoy Italian hospitality in postcard-perfect Tuscan villages, where local delicacies abound
  • Journey along the Cinque Terre's spectacular coastline, populated with brightly colored cliffside villages 
  • Create your own painted creations and learn the secret to pizza-making in a cooking class (Just for kids) 
Italy

Start Arezzo / End Genoa

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Bike through quintessential Tuscan villages, forests and vineyards | Shop for local treasures in ancient ridgetop Radda, the one-time capital of the Chianti League | Grown-ups learn about world-renowned Chianti Classico wines | Young artists color in their own scenes in a kids' painting class and express their culinary talents making their own pizzas | Settle in at our captivating hotel, housed in a beautifully renovated 15th-century mill.

Day 3 Journey from the green hills of Tuscany to the intense blue hues of the Ligurian Coast | Hike through the dramatic coastal landscape to Portovenere | The younger set samples delicious gelato and joins our Kids Adventure Leader for some fun in the sun | Savor family dinners featuring fresh seafood | Walk the Cinque Terre's seaside trails past terraced vineyards and olive groves.

Days 4-6 Well-groomed hiking paths lined by ancient stone walls lead from stunning Riomaggiore through a series of charming villages | A heated saltwater pool awaits at our elegant hotel | Discover Santa Margherita Ligure, the childhood home of Christopher Columbus | Hike to posh Portofino, where colorful buildings, elegant villas and lush tropical foliage abound | Adults walk along Portofino's waterfront or take a scenic boat across Tigullio Bay while kids splash around on stand-up paddleboards or in kayaks | End the trip in the vibrant port city of Genoa.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more Guests: from $3,799 pp dbl occ
  • 9 Guests: from $4,299 pp dbl occ
  • 8 Guests: from $4,499 pp dbl occ
  • 2-7 Guests: Give us a call or reach out here!

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Prices

From $3,949 - $3,999 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

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Casual & Casual Plus Hotels*

L'Ultimo Mulino
L'Ultimo Mulino

Gaiole in Chianti (2 nights)

Hotel Belvedere
Hotel Belvedere

Portovenere (1 night)

Grand Hotel Miramare
Grand Hotel Miramare

Santa Margherita Ligure (2 nights)

* Casual Plus

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Cinque Terre and Tuscany

More On This Trip

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Casual & Casual Plus Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

L'Ultimo Mulino

L'Ultimo Mulino

Gaiole in Chianti (2 nights)

Travel back in time at this country hotel, housed in an antique mill dating from the 15th century. (pool)
 

Hotel Belvedere

Hotel Belvedere

Portovenere (1 night)

This modest family-run seaside hotel offers charm and hospitality as warm and sunny as its colorful exterior.
 

Grand Hotel Miramare

Grand Hotel Miramare

Santa Margherita Ligure (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

Resting along the shore of the Ligurian Sea and set amid a lush garden, this picturesque art nouveau hotel exudes Old World elegance. (pool, spa)
 

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 10 400 20* 800
2 Biking 15 500 30 1000 45 3000
Kids Painting Class (1 Hour)
3 Walking/Hiking 4* 400 5 1100
Kids Beach Games in Portovenere (1 Hour)
4 Walking/Hiking 4* 1400 6* 2900 8 4000
5 Walking/Hiking 4* 400 5* 1000 8 1700
Walking/Hiking 8 2900
Kids Stand-Up Paddleboarding or Kayaking (2 Hours)
6 Walking/Hiking 2 300
 

Note: The hiking terrain on this trip includes a mix of rolling dirt and paved trails with sections of stone steps, forest paths and gravel country roads. Significant elevation gains and losses can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest, especially along the coastal paths in Cinque Terre.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

NEW! Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price – Available beginning 4/1 in North America, 5/1 in Europe and 11/1 outside of Europe and North America.)

Our newly redesigned Titanium Electric-Assist Bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power (and then some!) to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance. Other outstanding features include the same comfort as our Touring Bikes and lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Hiking in Cinque Terre National Park

Cinque Terre is a popular tourist destination with busy peak seasons, especially during the summer months and on national holidays. Like any sought-after national park destination and World Heritage site, crowds are common. To access the best hiking areas in the Cinque Terre, we will sometimes be riding on state-operated regional trains alongside locals and other tourists. Like all public transportation, the trains can be subject to delay and may be crowded during peak seasons. Because the national park is still recovering from trail damage from previous years, weather-related trail closures may occur. In the event of a trail closure, your Backroads Trip Leaders will have alternate hikes and activities available.

Terrain & Trail Support

Our routes through this captivating terrain are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. In some cases our shuttles will get us to and from the trailheads, but due to the nature of these trails, we usually won't see our vehicles along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

Accommodations

Hotel Belvedere is a modest property with a picturesque location in stunning Portovenere. While this property is simpler than the typical Backroads standard, we've chosen it because of its proximity to our favorite routes and the fantastic Mediterranean views.

Why Travel with Backroads in Cinque Terre and Tuscany

More Leaders to Support You

On our Cinque Terre and Tuscany trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Cinque Terre and Tuscany you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Cinque Terre and Tuscany trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Hiking in Cinque Terre National Park

Cinque Terre is a popular tourist destination with busy peak seasons, especially during the summer months and on national holidays. Like any sought-after national park destination and World Heritage site, crowds are common. To access the best hiking areas in the Cinque Terre, we will sometimes be riding on state-operated regional trains alongside locals and other tourists. Like all public transportation, the trains can be subject to delay and may be crowded during peak seasons. Because the national park is still recovering from trail damage from previous years, weather-related trail closures may occur. In the event of a trail closure, your Backroads Trip Leaders will have alternate hikes and activities available.

Terrain & Trail Support

Our routes through this captivating terrain are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. In some cases our shuttles will get us to and from the trailheads, but due to the nature of these trails, we usually won't see our vehicles along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

Accommodations

Hotel Belvedere is a modest property with a picturesque location in stunning Portovenere. While this property is simpler than the typical Backroads standard, we've chosen it because of its proximity to our favorite routes and the fantastic Mediterranean views.
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