Please note that currently some of the paths might be closed until further notice, your guide will offer alternatives.
The Cinque Terre paths are popular for locals and visitors alike. If you love hiking, these amazing paths guarantee a unique experience. We specialize in guided walking tours of some of the most breathtaking paths in Italy. Surrounded by scenic backdrops and captivating imagery, you will learn about the history of Cinque Terre and experience Mother Nature at her finest. From stunning hills to picturesque scenery, our tours are designed to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit.
The Paths of Cinque Terre
Sentiero dell’ Amore – Known as the “Way of Love”, this is an ancient mule track, which emanates from Riomaggiore and cultivates into a renowned romantic walkway. Surrounded by seaside cliffs, the path is not always fit for hiking and strolls. While it does depend on the conditions of the sea, this unique walk offers compelling imagery and overviews of exotic wildlife that inhabit the coastline. Its sandstone geometry also lends to the overall aesthetics and geography. Your walk includes a view of the popular Manarola homes, which overlook the sea and are adjacent to Groppo. This site was once famous for its bridges, and surrounded by residential establishments that are embedded in the rock structures.
Sentiero Azzurro – Known as the “Blue Trail”, this is one of the most popular paths that span the peninsula. The trails are not hard to walk, and the panoramic views are simply breathtaking. As a haven for thousands of hikers and walkers, the historic trail dates back to the middle Ages. The part of the walk that connects the Way of Love, however, was structured in the 20th century. These amazing paths were the only form of communication between coastal inhabitants for centuries. The Blue Trail also entails several mule tracks, and winds through small residential settlements, sanctuaries, and stone walls. While it is possible to walk the entire trail in one day, experiencing the magic of Cinque Terre is best when spread out over a few days.
Cinque Terre Hiking Tours
The classic tour takes places at the National Park of Cinque Terre. Whether for hiking or walking, you should be physical fit and able to enjoy the tour at its fullest. The tour covers the Vernazza-Riomaggiore and continues via train to Monterosso. Participants will also have plenty of time to visit local villages for shopping and souvenirs. The tour departs from Riomaggiore and goes through Via Dell’ Amore on the way to Manarola. We then continue along Sentiero Azzurro on our way to Corniglia for a mouthwatering picnic. The tour then moves onto Vernazza, where you can reach Monterosso via train or other destinations.
What to Wear for Hiking in the Cinque Terre.
Sentierio dell'Amore and Sentiero Azzurro are fairly easy to walk and you can do so with normal comfortable walking shoes. While the paths between the villages in the national park are fairly steep and will require a certain level of fitness and we suggest to wear proper hiking shoes for these paths.
Are the Sentierio dell'Amore and Sentiero Azzurro open?
This pretty much depends on conditions of the weather and sometimes it is necessary to close them due to landslides and other geological conditions as the surrounding are very fragile.
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The tour of the Parmesan Reggiano cheese dairy, Balsamic Vinegar farm, the Parma ham and lunch at the organic vineyard was thoroughly enjoyed by our family of 4. Paolo was a gracious and knowledgeable host for the day and provided us with insights to the production of the cheese and balsamic vinegar which was enhanced due to his chemistry background. We would thoroughly recommend this tour to those interested in the specialities produced in the Modena region.
We had a wonderful tour, best part about visiting the Modena region!
The tour was perfect. I think Paolo would be a splendid ambassador for Italy in the EU. He knows how excellent Italian food and eating together can solve many major problems, and can stop aggressive behavior. Not the hunt for more money, but the well being of family and friends counts. Paolo shows us the products of ages of civilization and he did this like an artist. So after the tour we really love Italia more and we'll come back. We will call you Paolo, Thanks!
Following two tours with your guides this week I would like to express my thanks for some wonderful experiences.
Monday we did the tour of cheese making, balsamic and Salami which was very good and the guide Paolo was very knowledgeable.
The truffle hunt tour today was absolutely amazing, the guide Stefano is pure gold and the tour was built with much thought. Our best experience so far, by far.
Looking forward to more tours and fun next time we are in Italy.
The group (and me) was VERY satisfied. We really enjoyed the Parmegiano Regiano which was interesting and we got to buy some delicate and cheap cheese, the same with the balsamico. The Ferrari driving was off course an experience for life. The Winery lunch felt very genuine and the people there was really welcoming and nice people. The genuine feeling there was however the big plus for us.
Paolo was excellent as our guide. He also felt very genuine. He did not talk just for the sake of talking, but when he had something to say he did it in a respectful and nice way. Everyone in the group really liked him.
I wanted to let you know what a great day we had this past Friday on our tour with Jacamo. (Probably not spelling it right) He was very nice and explained everything to us. It sure gives you a new appreciation when you are slicing cheese. 🙂 Our tour ended with him taking us to the vineyard for a tour and lunch and there, Paolo, the owner could not have been more nicer. It was a perfect ending.
Please let Jacamo know what a great job he did and how much we really appreciated it and his knowledge
The website is well structured and we received a prompt answer to all questions. Gabriele supported us with all information we needed and the organization before the trip was excellent.
We had an air conditioned van, which was very relaxing through the whole tour. The first stop was the parmigiano production, which was very impressive and interesting. We could learn and especially see all the different steps and even taste the various aged parmigiano. The second step was the balsamic vinegar tasting. Finally the meat part was interesting in the museum but we hoped that we also could see more about the production and their work, but the tasting was delicious. In overall we had a very informative and well accommodated half day with our guide
It was great experience! We visited Parmesan cheese production, Balsamic vinegar farm, Ham museum and Farmer's lunch. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation, we were very satisfied. An excellent tour for a reasonable price, highly recommended.
Nous sommes une famille de cinq et nous avons adoré notre expérience. Les trois endroits étaient choisis judicieusement. Notre guide était très généreuse et super gentille. Nous recommandons ce tour ( parmesan, vinaigre balsamique et jambon de parme).
My family felt our first trip to Italy must include a tour of a Parmesan Cheese Factory so when I stumbled on this website several months ago I had no idea what I treasure I found! From the moment I submitted a request for the tour, my experience with Emilia Delizia was first rate. Gabriele provided excellent customer service by patiently answering all my questions to guide me through the selection and reservation of our Foodie Delight Tour. Paolo, our driver, was prompt, cordial and knowledgeable about the processes we were observing and the area in general conveying loads of information with his well-developed English speaking skills. Our stop in Modena fell on a Saturday so we were quite fortunate to end up with a private tour which allowed us to have a nice, personal interaction with the people at each site. Everyone was friendly, generous with the tastings and we never felt rushed to move along to the next location. Now that we have returned to the states, my family agrees this tour was a highlight of our 10 day trip. I was really looking forward to this excursion and am glad to report it exceeded my expectations.