Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Backroads Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour
Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour
Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour
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Cinque Terre & Tuscany Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Italy's Seaside to Tuscan Villages

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

From: $4,299 - $4,499 pp dbl occ

($850 - $1,000 for sgl occ)

La dolce vita. The good life. The ingredients seem so simple: a stroll along the Mediterranean every morning. Lots of time outside and with your fellow travelers. Crisp, local wine, freshly caught frutti di mare, handmade pasta. Languorous afternoons at the café or the beach. But as every chef knows, you’ve got to know how to put it all together. The Italians understand. You’ll just have to come see for yourself.

Italy Cinque Terre & Tuscany Easygoing Walking Tour map
Italy Cinque Terre & Tuscany Easygoing Walking Tour map


Start Pisa / End Florence

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Walk (or travel by train) through the centuries-old trails that connect the five villages of Cinque Terre’s coastline, a World Heritage Site, before continuing to the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany.

Immersive Travel
Stroll through classic Italian villages and picturesque vineyards and be welcomed by friendly locals eager to share their culture and the fruits of their labors.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Enjoy comfortable casual hotels on this trip, family-owned and strategically located—and savor Italian cuisine as we traverse the countryside, discovering new regional wines and local specialties.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Walk along stunning coastal trails, passing deep forests and terraced vineyards | Discover the dramatic landscapes of the Ligurian Riviera | Arrive in Portovenere, the stunning fisherman’s village set on the Gulf of La Spezia | Savor fresh frutti di mare at a seaside restaurant.

Interior dining room at Hotel Della Baia
Hotel della Baia
| Casual Hotel

Experience Italian warmth and hospitality at this tranquil waterfront hotel, complete with sweeping views of the Golfo Dei Poeti.

Days 2-3

Meet the magnificent coastline of the Cinque Terre, a World Heritage Site | Explore age-old trails and ride the train that connects these car-free villages to the world | Walk well-groomed paths lined with ancient stone walls en route from Riomaggiore to Monterosso al Mare | Wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, a vibrant summer destination popular with Italians | Stroll the Parco all the way to Portofino’s postcard-perfect waterfront | Enjoy an unforgettable Mediterranean dinner by the sea.

Exterior view of Hotel Continental
Hotel Continental
Santa Margherita Ligure
| Casual Hotel

Just steps from the bay of Santa Margherita, this art nouveau-style hotel is set atop a promontory, surrounded by oak, pine and palm trees.

Days 4-6

Take in striking vistas of Greve in Chianti and Montefioralle as you walk through the Chianti Fiorentino | Sample small-batch local balsamic vinegars in historic Radda | Relax with a signature Backroads picnic and some local wine at a 1,000-year-old vineyard | Bask in the Tuscan sun, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves | Learn the history of Chianti Classico and sample regional wines with our friend Fabrizio | End your adventure in Florence, a perfect place to extend your stay.

Pool view of Villa Le Barone
Villa Le Barone
Panzano in Chianti
| Casual Plus Hotel

Owned by the same family since the 1500s, this former manor house offers vistas of the countryside, olive groves and vineyards of Chianti Classico. (pool)

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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October 2023
Oct 10 - Oct 15
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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo walking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-3 hours of walking per day. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The 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.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 2 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 1 miles | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 2 miles | 500 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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

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.


​Hotel della Baia is a modest property with a picturesque location. 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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