Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

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Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,299 - $4,699 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Apr-Oct

From $4,299 - $4,699 /person

Coastal Italy's Seaside Charm & Tuscan Villages

To prepare for this hiking tour in Cinque Terre and Tuscany, learn how to say beautiful in Italian. So you'll know what to say when you admire Cinque Terre’s spectacular views or Tuscany’s gorgeous landscape. It’s the simplest way to describe a journey with your fill of freshly caught seafood, delectable wines, friendly people, warm sunlight, the azure sea, cypress trees and hill towns. Bellissimo.

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Highlights

  • Hike Cinque Terre's World Heritage coastline, with brightly colored cliffside villages and unbeatable views of the sea
  • Savor seafood on the Mediterranean coast and simple hearty fare with the renowned local wine in Chianti
  • Stroll through archetypal Tuscan villages, picturesque vineyards and peaceful tree-lined country lanes
  • Delight in the subtleties of crisp Ligurian white wines and full-bodied Tuscan reds at enchanting family-run wineries
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Italy

Start Pisa

End Florence

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Hike across a dramatic landscape to Portovenere, taking in expansive vistas of the Golfo della Spezia • Walk along coastal trails past terraced vineyards and olive groves • Splendid views await at our waterfront hotel • Savor fresh frutti di mare at a seaside restaurant.

Accommodations

Night 1

Hotel della Baia
Portovenere
Casual Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Get to know the Cinque Terre’s majestic coastline, a World Heritage site, by hiking and by train • Well-groomed paths lined with ancient stone walls lead from stunning Riomaggiore through cliffside Manarola, quiet Corniglia and vibrant Vernazza to inviting Monterosso al Mare • Pass elegant villas en route to posh Portofino • A walk along Portofino’s postcard-perfect waterfront is a must • Explore Santa Margherita Ligure, the childhood home of Christopher Columbus • Enjoy Mediterranean flavors and dinners by the sea.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

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.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Head inland to Chianti's quintessential Tuscan villages, vineyards and cypress-flanked lanes • Hike through the medieval villages of Greve in Chianti and Panzano • Stroll through the narrow streets of the historic ridgetop Radda, the epicenter of Chianti Classico • Walk to 1,000-year-old Castelvecchi wine cellars to enjoy a signature Backroads picnic with a glass of local wine • Soak up grand pastoral panoramas from the strada bianca (white road), surrounded by vineyards and olive groves • Sip regional wines at a fun and informative tasting • Extend your walking tour in Cinque Terre and Tuscany with a visit to Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and our magnificent gateway city.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

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)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. 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 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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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Hotel della Baia
Portovenere

Casual Hotel

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

Nights 2-3

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.

Nights 4-5

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)

From $4,299 - $4,699 /person

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