The essence of Cinque Terre in 5 days

  • Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Bonassola / Monterosso
  • Distance 25 km / 16 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $1,090


Take a charming holiday in 5 UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns in Italy.

Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are some of Italy's best-kept treasures, with stunning landscapes, nestled among towering cliffs and surrounded by beautiful hills and vineyards.

You will have an experience that will allow you to get to know all the charm of Italy: eat a gelato in Vernazza, incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea, beautiful beaches and delicious food.

  • Go on dreamy walks among colourful coastal villages.
  • Rest in cosy accommodation that will make you live the Italian culture.
  • Discover the natural beauty of the Cinque Terre National Park.
  • Walk along coastal paths and enjoy the exquisite cuisine in the region.

Request a Quote




    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations
    • 3-day Cinque Terre Train & Trails Card
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes


    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights


    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.


    Travel & Transfers

    We recommend starting your holiday in Genoa, and then taking a train to Bonassola, this journey takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

    Another option will be to fly to Pisa or Florence, then travel by train through La Spezia.

    You can buy your train tickets directly at the ticket office or online. If you wish, for an additional cost you can schedule private transfers.

    Your holiday will end in Monterosso. At its central station, you can take a train back to Genoa via Levanto; or back to Pisa or Florence via La Spezia.

    If you prefer, you can schedule a private transfer, with an additional charge on your reservation.


    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    Cinque Terre is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, so we recommend you make your reservation as soon as you take the decision to do the trip. This way you will have a better option to travel on the stipulated dates.

    This trip is available from April to October. The spring months between April and June offer warm weather and fewer travellers.

    In the autumn months (September and October), you will find a cooler climate and a landscape with autumn colours.

    The months of July and August can be much hotter for walking. If you travel during these months, we recommend starting your journeys very early, in order to avoid the midday sun.

    To get the most out of this trip, you need to be fit and lead an active life, so that you feel comfortable walking on terrain with plenty of ascents and descents.

    Keep in mind that this tour may not be appropriate for people who aren't used to walking or who suffer from dizziness.

    Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, along with sunscreen that should never be lacking.

    According to the time of year you travel, wear a waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers.

    In our information package, we will give you a detailed list of all the elements that you will have to take on your walk.

    Thousands of satisfied customers.
    Trust Orbis Ways!

    Orbis Ways
    Based on 129 reviews
    The administration was good before our trip and our questions were answered quickly. The accommodation was also good. We had no problems with the baggage transfer too.
    Our group of 5 had a really great experience with orbis ways. Our contact person was helpful via email and via phone. Great accommodations and each host was helpful and generous with kindness.
    I travelled last week to Madeira with Orbis Ways and it has been an amazing experience. Accommodations were exceptional, and everything was explained very well, apart from that the Island is amazing, must be seen at least once in a lifetime. Dinners were very good, with local fresh homemade food! Very recomending!!!
    Excellent trip. Excellent communication with Orbis. Lovely accommodations. Luggage transfer was always done well and the overall trip was excellent. I cannot wait to do another walk in 2023 and will use Orbis ways 100%.
    Few days ago I finished Camino Francés. Orbis Ways planned the trip for me, arranged my routes and accommodations as well as luggage transfers. Everything went smoothly from the beginning in St Jean Pied du Port until the end in Santiago. Rooms with private bathrooms that they booked for me were comfortable and clean and luggage transfers underwent without mistakes. My daily routes were well planned. In 34 days I had only two problematic situations with accommodations and their 24 hours assistance team solved them in few minutes. I enjoyed every minute of my Way. I am planning to return and do some other route - Norte and Portugués gor sure. Orbis Ways will be my choice again.
    I did the wonderful walking holiday trip of 8 days Mont Blanc...the experience was incredible, from the beginning everything chosen in the dossier was beyond expectations, providing all the necessary information.I am very grateful for the wonderful and detailed attention of Jhonay. Also the accommodations chosen were very comfortable!I have no doubt that I will repeat as soon as I can, the routes are spectacular!
    Orbisways did an outstanding job of planning our trip along the Camino de Santiago. The provided voucher provided excellent information, the accommodations were awesome, never had any confusion regarding travel details and the staff I worked with prior to our trip were kind and very efficient. I highly recommend OrbisWays and will definitely be traveling with them again!!