Along the Ligurian Coast Walk Overview
Follow the spectacular coastline with far-reaching views over the timeless Cinque Terre villages and wooded slopes that tumble down to the sea.
- self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, luggage transported
- spectacular high paths in the Cinque Terre
- beautiful coastline
- delicious seafood
With warm, wooded mountains tumbling steeply down to little bays and sandy coves where fishing ports and small resorts of pastel-coloured houses nestle by the water's edge, the Ligurian Riviera, which stretches from the border with France down to Tuscany, is one of the natural wonders of Italy. Here, you can savour delicious fish and seafood, pesto and unusual white wines such as Sciacchetrà.
Offering endlessly changing scenery and some of Europe’s finest coastal walking, this delightful holiday explores the famed Cinque Terre (the 'Five Lands'), with superb, highly recommended optional routes along the higher paths to see the authentic Cinque Terre, and options to shorten the walks using trains and boats (pay locally). The area's few hotels and well-merited popularity among walkers make it strongly advisable to book early or to travel in spring or autumn, when the paths are quieter.