Riomaggiore Village colorfull houses on a rock Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore Village colorfull houses on a rock Cinque Terre

Our Liguria & Cinque Terre Hiking Tours

Walking on the Love Paths of Liguria, In and Out of Cinque Terre

What makes hiking in Cinque Terre so fascinating? Just imagine walking through vineyards and lemon groves, the air smelling of wildflowers and maritime pine, as you gaze at the multi-colored houses built on rugged cliffs above the bluest sea;

Or perhaps you can picture yourself strolling through the “budelli” of the coastal towns, the lively buzz of a piazza, the fresh fish and trofie pasta you eat at the taverna, fragrant with pine nuts and basil pesto. This is what a walking holiday in Cinque Terre is all about. 

Nearby towns such as Portovenere and Levanto may not figure in this list but are just as beautiful, perfect for a couple of extra days on the coast. 

Top Trips

Cinque Terre and more

Blue sea and colorful houses
village of bonassola in liguria cinque terre

Our walking holiday through the magical atmosphere of the Cinque Terre, with its colorful fishing villages dotting the Ligurian coast, is one of our most popular trips: a place that truly deserves its acclaim, one of those enchanted destinations you should visit in your lifetime to discover new shades of beauty among the vibrant colors of the houses and the crystal blue sea. But it's not just about hiking Cinque Terre - you'll also discover Bonassola, Portovenere, Deiva Marina, and other lesser-known gems.

Our trip in Cinque Terre

VIa Francigena in Liguria

Sarzana, a little gem
village of sarzana on via francigena in liguria fortress

The Via Francigena in Liguria is a brief but memorable part of the pilgrimage - it touches the region briefly, exiting Tuscany for a stage before heading into Versilia and on to the walls of Lucca. The Sarzana stage of the Via Francigena is a real gem: if you choose our journey from Pontremoli to Lucca, you'll get to visit its Baroque Cathedral and the Pieve di Sant'Andrea, before getting lost in the narrow streets of its historic center and ending up in spacious squares full of opportunities for a fantastic dinner.

The Via Francigena, from Pontremoli to Lucca

What's a self-guided tour?

Liguria, at your pace
girl walking on cinque terre walking trail

All our walking holidays in Cinque Terre are self-guided, meaning you can enjoy them at your own pace, without a group or guide, but with our logistical support and detailed documentation to guide you at every step. As you enjoy hiking in the Cinque Terre, we take care of your luggage to ensure you travel light, book your accommodations, and provide maps and a customized app.

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  • Breathtaking Views: Discover unique coastal landscapes with sea views and picturesque colored villages, perfect for your photographic moments.
  • Coastal and Historical Trails: Walk along ancient trails through vineyards and the coastline, experiencing history and nature with every step.
  • Culture and Tradition: Dive into the rich Ligurian culture, tasting local specialties and uncovering ancient maritime traditions.
  • Diverse Routes: Choose from easy coastal paths or more challenging hillside trails, all offering spectacular views.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Cinque Terre and Liguria difficult to explore?

Some trails are relatively easy and provide stunning views with minimal effort, like the well-known Via dell'Amore, which is currently partially closed for restoration. However, other paths can be more challenging with steep climbs and uneven surfaces. We always suggest that you check the single trip pages to know more about the skills require for a specific trip. 

What is the best time to embark on a walking trip in Liguria and CInque Terre?

Spring (April-June) and autumn (September-October) are ideal times for these regions, thanks to the pleasant weather and fewer crowds. November is generally still nice, with warm temperatures. Summer can be very hot and is generally very busy, especially around and in the art cities and most popular places. 

What kind of landscapes can I expect while hiking in Cinque Terre and Liguria?

In Cinque Terre, you'll find a stunning landscape that features rugged cliffs along the Ligurian Sea, interspersed with colorful villages nestled in the coves. The hills are adorned with terraced vineyards and olive groves, showcasing centuries-old agricultural traditions adapted to the steep terrain. This combination of natural beauty and quaint architectural charm creates a picturesque setting that's unique to the region.

How do I book a walking holiday in Cinque Terre? 

If you've got your eye on a CInque Terre or Liguria hiking tour that ticks all your boxes, you have two options.

You can book your trip by:

1. Sending us an email at or giving us a call on (+39) 0552340736. We'll ask for some basic information about your trip, such as the number of people traveling, your preferred departure date, and any special requests you may have.

2. Using our online calculator to receive a provisional price for your chosen tour. You'll find it on each trip page. If you're happy with the estimate, send a request to our office and we will respond to proceed with the reservation. The final price of your trip will be confirmed once we've checked hotel availability.

What kind of accommodations can I expect along the hiking trails of Cinque Terre?? 

We provide accommodations in B&Bs, farmhouses, and 3-star hotels, all with private rooms and bathrooms. These accommodations blend comfort with authenticity, allowing you to fully immerse in the Italian walking trip experience

Are tour guides available when hiking in Cinque Terre and Liguria?

All our Cinque Terre and Liguria packages are self-guided holidays, which means there is no group or guide. Travelers go on their own adventures through the region using detailed documentation provided by our experts. We'll take care of the logistics of your trip, though, including booking your accommodation and transporting your luggage

Our trips

Book with SloWays

Say 'yes' to the call to adventure and embark on our self-guided hiking holiday in Cinque Terre.

We believe hiking tours are the best way to experience Europe and here are just a few reasons why you should book one with SloWays:


  • Satisfied customers: Our holidays come highly rated on  Feefo, where you can read about some of the fantastic getaways holidaymakers have experienced with us.
  • Sustainable travel: Sustainability is at the heart of every hiking tour we offer and we're always looking for low-impact ways of traveling – that's why we're Travelife Certified. 
  • SloWays expertise: With  over 20 years of experience designing fantastic walking trips under our belt, we know what walkers want and always deliver.
  • Sensational experiences: Comfy accommodations, detailed itineraries, and customizable holiday packages are crafted to show you everything the region has to offer. 

Your next walking adventure is waiting. Contact us today to get started on your booking.

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