Heldagstur med vandring till Cinque Terre från Florens
Cinque Terre har fått sitt namn av de fem pittoreska fiskebyarna Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza och Monterosso. Varje by har en egen karaktär, men alla har liknande gränder, valv och branta stentrappor, som utforskas bäst till fots. Byarna är en idyll av gamla Italien och omges av soliga stränder, smala gränder med butiker och stånd, färggranna fiskebåter, strandpromenader och sömniga torg.
De gamla lederna är oländiga men det går att ta sig fram. Var förberedd på vandringen – även om leden är öppen för allmänheten bör du tänka på att marken kan vara hal, ojämn och på sina ställen brant och smal. Områdets charm är att det är naturligt och orört, så räkna inte med räcken eller staket när trapporna är branta eller när leden går nära kanten.
- Lokal guide
- 40-minuters båttur (om vädret tillåter)
- Tågresa mellan byar, där det behövs
- Transport i luftkonditionerad buss
- Inträde till nationalparken Cinque Terre
- Mat och dryck, om inget annat anges.
- Dricks (valfritt)
- Du får bekräftelse vid bokningstillfället
- Genomförs oavsett väderförhållanden. Klä dig på lämpligt sätt.
- Lämpliga promenadskor krävs – inga flip-flop-sandaler. Förslag: vandringskängor eller gymnastikskor, skor med hel tå och halkfria sulor.
- Kom ihåg att ta med egen handduk och badkläder om du vill bada under ledig tid.
- I sällsynta fall avgår inte båtturen på grund av dåligt väder eller starka vindar. Detta ligger utanför vår kontroll, så ingen återbetalning eller rabatt kan erbjudas.
- Om vägar är avstängda p.g.a. oförutsedda händelser tas alternativa rutter istället
- En längre promenadsträcka ingår. Du måste ha genomsnittlig kondition och kunna hålla jämna steg med resten av gruppen.
- På grund av ojämna underlag rekommenderas inte den här rundturen för personer som har svårt att gå, personer med mindre än genomsnittlig kondition eller små barn.
- Åldersgräns 12 år.
Enjoy a long but wonderful day of exploring Cinque Terre. This was perfect for me as a day trip out of Florence. Others might prefer more time to enjoy an evening meal and overnight visit than this tour provides. Amazing park consisting of several towns separated by open land. Access to towns via train and by foot. Somewhat challenging trail due to hot day, but worth the effort. Options given along the way to take train between towns or hike. I floated in sea for awhile at end of hot day after hiking. Definitely slept well that night.
Loved this guided tour! A highlight of our trip! Cinque Terre is beautiful. The kids loved it. Our kids ages range 11-14. . Lemon Slushes, gelato and swimming was a good incentive to keep them going. The towns are so beautiful even are kids were taken back by its beauty. The boat ride back was a great way to see what they had accomplished. Tour guides spoke great English and were very helpful and accommodating.
The excursion was strenuous but amazing. Very demanding hike and 90+ degree weather made it more challenging but Duna and Alberto were fabulous tour guides - they gave the history clearly for all to understand and took us to 5 breath taking towns with unbelievable scenery! They were very efficient and organized! It was worth the sweat! (bring a suit to cool off!) Wish we had more time in each town but now we know where we want to revisit!
This was my FAVORITE day trip and I’m so happy I did it! It was well organized. Our guides (I think their names were Gabriel and Danielo) were funny and knowledgeable about the history of each sight we went to. There was a lot of free time and the guides provided options for the activities. The hike was intense (over 90 degree outside and steep hills) but the views were worth it! I would do this again.
What a well organized day trip. Both of our guides Alexandro and Chris were fantastic tour guide and make our12 hour long trip feels like 8 hrs.
Both Duna and Alberto did excellent job. Gave options to choose not to do hike. Description of hike optimistic, after discussion with experienced US and Australian hikers the rating of hiking where 30 cm plus rock steps are involved should not be rated as medium. Glad I did the hike but for less than experience hikers be aware that this is not easy. Starts with 397 ( properly constructed) steps from railway station to starting point. Then goes for 2 to 2.5 Km of rock steps. sort of level, rock steps , sort of level, rock steps to the centre point. Then uneven rock steps down to the finishing town. Great views but not for the less than fit or geriatrics ( which I am). Cinque Terra is worth visiting even if you don't hike but know that to go two houses generally requires asending or descending steps. It is built on the side of cliffs!
Firstly, the hike is doable. As long as you’re moderately fit and totally mobile, you wouldn’t have too much trouble finishing it. Just take note that along the hike there will be many stairs and very very rocky and steep climbs and descends. You just have to be very careful. At some parts of the trail there are no railings, so that means it can be slightly dangerous. The good thing about this hike is getting to see another town from high up as you approach it. If the weather is good, you can expect a visual treat at the end of the hike. The guide, Cristian, was absolutely insightful and helpful. Definitely the bus guide we’ve had thus far. Well worth the money I’d say. Everything was smooth and he did the all the worrying for us. Highly recommended to book this, and hopefully get Cris as your guide.
Such a brilliant day with Steffano and Sara. Thank you for sharing all of your knowledge about the area!
Actually i can’t find a suitable words to describe how amazing was this day, everything was well organized and the guides was amazing, Chrestian and gabriali is a great me, they made the day perfect and of course the driver josepy, highly recommended trip but you to be well prepared and in a good shape, too much walking in this day but you will love it Thank you walkout and thanks chris and gabiali
Admittedly the hike itself was pretty brutal due to 97 degree heat. It is truly a hiking tour (up/down) not a walking one. Sara (we had Sara) and Olivia were awesome guides and I highly recommend either of them with any tour they do for Walkabout Florence.
This was a wonderful adventure! Our tour guide Olivia was so nice, informative, fun, and helpful! This tour was a great way to explore 5 of the villages of Cinque Terre- the hike was pretty easy, although some areas the path is pretty tight and I can see how it would be a little tricky if the weather wasn't cooperate. Our group had around 25 people and noticed that some of the older couples seemed to be struggling a bit towards the end-but Olivia made sure there were good stopping points where we would gather around and get some interesting information about the village we were in. Additionally, Olivia was a wonderful photographer and was so happy to take some wonderful picture of me and my husband! All and all, very highly recommended- def remember to pack some comfy walking shoes and yoga pants-this is not a walk in the park! Also, we skipped the suggested lunch- picked up some sandwiches and beers at a little cafe and had our lunch on a beautiful beach pier! We were left with enough time after to do a little shopping and get a gelato as well! We also picked up a bottle of the local wine for the bus ride home, which was a very good decision :)
My family and I (3 adults) booked a trip to Cinque Terre on Mon 6th with Walkabout Tour. We were greatly impressed with the excellent service, guidance and immaculate assistance rendered by our guides Alberto and Gloria. They Ensure everyone of us are comfortable with the pace and able to cope with the terrains. They related and offered many great advices to all of us to better understand and enjoyed our hike, even going out of their way to Ensure that we are able to ask questions relating to recommendations to dining places and other excursion activities. With their excellent services and our great experience, I will definitely strongly recommend my friends to select Walkabout Tours for any hiking and activities!
Great day visiting Cinque Terre - thoughtfully planned by Walkabout Florence with wonderful tour guide Stefano. Stefano showed great passion for the sites and shared interesting and unique facts as we traveled through Cinque Terre and made such great jokes! Great day!
The hike was a bit precarious with many loose rocks but it was amazing! Our family had a great time and All Walkabout employees were great. Chris was exceptional and gave us valuable recommendations on the trail and also for further Florence reference such as O'Munacielo in the Oltrarno area, the best meal we had in Florence! Thank you, Chris, and Walkabout!
Excellent trip that met all expectations and more. The organisation was fantastic throughout the whole day and the hike and visits to the villages spot on. A must for anyone wanting a full days value and up for a decent walk
We went me and my wife for this trip, and our tour guides were Chris and Cris and they were awesome!! Very friendly, talkative and energetic. The view was awesome and the hiking was very nice average 1 hour and half, if you scare of hight you might be a little nervous but trust me it worths every second. There is one city that we had the lunch at as per the recommendations of our tour guides (15€) each and it was nice. I recommend this trip :)
A wonderful bright sunny day at Cinque Terre. As I learned, if it is not the busy summer months, a must way to see the area, and that is doing the walking hike at its beginning. Our guide, Alessandro, was simply in a word, wonderful. A young man that loves history, history and art was his concentration during his schooling years. This young man spoke five languages, had a great sense of humor, communicated so well, and was so knowledgeable about history, the history of Italy, and all parts of the world actually. Loved his insights about World War II, specifically about La Spezia, and it being a naval stronghold. His insights and knowledge just made the trip even more enriching. Meeting the group was perfect, on time in Florence, the bus ride enjoyable through La Spezia ending at our beginning point, Volastra. From Volastra we walked high on the hills above the coast, among the steep vineyards and olive trees, with periodic stops to hear Alessandro's insights. It was almost a 3 mile trek to Corniglia. Nothing too difficult physically the trek down the hill to Corniglia was great, a down hill stretch for sure, but for someone who likes outdoors and physical activity, it was great, and all in our group made it no problems at all. Alessandro had a pre arranged lunch set for those that wanted to join him and a great restaurant with great views of the water, where we had a two course meal, second to none, great seafood caught right off the coast, great pesto pasta. The way to see the area is the view you get from these higher trail perches. From there, the train to Vernazza, then to Monterossa al Mare, back to Manarolo (would have taken a boat to Manarolo, but currents were not right that day). All the time, Alessandro keeping us on time, always keeping track of all 29 in the group that day, all the while providing great historical background. The trip itself was tremendous, those fortunate to get Alessandro for a guide, it would be a triple bonus. We arrived safely back to Florence, on time that evening.
This tour was worth every minute and was absolutely amazing! It was nice to have the day planned for us and we didn't need to think about a thing. Our tour guide, Chris, deserves a special shout out as he made our trip extra special with his running commentary! We were forewarned that it might be a cold and/or rainy day in December, but the weather ended up being sunny and in the 60s. PERFECT weather for a hike! What is CRITICAL for this rour is really comfy hiking shoes. I think I did 22,000 steps that day!
Finding group at train station was easy.Drive was over 2 hours, vehicle was very small, could not put seats back.We only did one hike between two of the five villages, it was in the morning when we arrived. It had beautiful views and was good exercise. The path was a bit sketchy in a few parts (had to crawl under chicken wire) and would only allow single-file. If you got stuck behind a slow person, you are unable to get by. The guide didn't really wait for some to catch up and seemed a bit impatient. This made for anxious moments trying to follow him once in the city of La Spezia through busy intersections and crowded streets. The rest of the day we took trains and then did 10 min walks through the towns. He had nothing to show us. He just raced through the main street and then back again to the train station. Since the towns are more or less the same, I would have preferred to skip a couple towns and have an hour free time to wander.I wouldn't recommend Antonio as a guide, and I wouldn't do the hike in December, nothing in the towns is open but even if there was there is no time.Even though he gives an option for the $15 lunch, there is no other option, so you must go. The lunch was not good and the restaurant rushed us like cattle. But the view from the restaurant is nice. I should have eaten at the cafe next door.Cinque Terre is a lovely area but not in Dec, it's just grey. I would do the hike in spring or fall and would plan myself.
Great tour, would do it again! Our tour guides Gloria and La Vina were excellent guides, they were very knowledgeable and funny. The first town of Riomaggiore was crowded and only briefly visited, I would recommend skipping Riomaggiore and going directly to Corniglia to give more time to enjoy lunch before hiking. Moderate hiking, make sure your able to easily hike 10miles before doing this tour.