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Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino

From £949 for 8 days
Trip Overview
Located on a part of Italy's most beautiful coastline, nestled between the Cinque Terre and bay of Portofino, our base in the seaside town of Moneglia is a real treat for visitors.  On inspirational walks through hills, woodland and coastal villages we will discover why these areas have earned names such as the Gulf of the Poets. Many of the country’s most iconic trails are situated in the region of Liguria and this trip makes a great introduction to Italy with its ample opportunities for walking, relaxing and sampling delicious food and wine.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Moneglia.
Ends: End Moneglia.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: ETEH
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Italy
What's Included

Meals

All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 wine tasting is included

Transport

7 nights 3-star Hotel Piccolo, all rooms en suite 8 days land only/ flight inclusive

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•   Discover the beautiful and Technicolor Cinque Terre

•   Enjoy picturesque coastal paths through holm oak forests and maquis shrubland

•   Visit the luxury resort of Portofino, famous for its pastel-coloured houses and picturesque harbour

•   Visit Genoa, the region’s capital city, home of Christopher Columbus and the largest aquarium in Europe

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 22nd Jun 2019
Returning: 29th Jun 2019
£1,099pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Aug 2019
Returning: 31st Aug 2019
£949pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 31st Aug 2019
Returning: 7th Sep 2019
£1,099pp
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Departing: 7th Sep 2019
Returning: 14th Sep 2019
£949pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Sep 2019
Returning: 21st Sep 2019
£1,149pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
£929pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Sep 2019
Returning: 5th Oct 2019
£929pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Oct 2019
Returning: 12th Oct 2019
£1,049pp
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Departing: 12th Oct 2019
Returning: 19th Oct 2019
£1,049pp
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Itinerary & Notes
We begin in the charming seaside town of Moneglia. Beautifully located in the heart of a bay on the Mediterranean sea, the picture-postcard town is listed since 2012 on the 'I Borghi Più Belli d'Italia' (Most Beautiful Villages of Italy) and has been awarded the European Blue Flag every year since 1990, for its clear waters and the quality of the services offered.
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Reviews
       
What an amazing time - from the lovely Moneglia (Piccola Hotel) to the amazing walks so expertly guided by Michela Wicks. It was really everything and more than we wished for. Would never have chosen to do it differently. No time was lost or wasted pondering. Our time there was precious.
       
Loved every step. Our super fit guide, Michela Wicks, did an excellent job keeping us all together, providing us with heaps of information and many laughs. Thank you Michela. You are wonderful.♡
       
This was a great holiday & I'd thoroughly recommend it. The walks were far more strenuous than I expected but the views were spectacular which made it all worthwhile.
       
I flew from Manchester and made my own way to the hotel in Moneglia. The travel instructions were easy to follow. I met the rest of the group later that evening. Michela Wicks was our excellent guide. She put no pressure on us to do the walks and offered alternative activities. The walks were as tough as I expected but the weather was good for walking. We had lots of stops and time to enjoy the various villages. Michela took us to various restaurants at night in Moneglia but it was not compulsory to join the group. As a group we gelled well and enjoyed everyone's company. The Hotel Piccolo was very comfortable, a good breakfast choice and a small pool with waterjets to ease the aching muscles and knees. Bathing in the sea was also pleasant. The weather wasn't good on our day off so on Michela's advice a group of us went to Chiavari which was very interesting (although most shops and the cathedral were shut between 12-3.30). We had a lovely pre-dinner wine tasting one night which was included in the trip.
       
Stunning scenery, great guide, very well organised.
       
Moneglia, a small seaside resort, was a great base for our walking holiday away from the crowds of the more popular villages of Cinque Terre. The Hotel Piccolo was perfectand the staff were very friendly. Our room was spacious and clean with a safe and tea and coffee making facilities. We also had a small balcony where we could sit and have a beer but there was also a sun terrace with a jacuzzi and outside terraces facing the street to sit on and have a drink with our group. It was great to have access to the indoor swimming pool at the end of the day's walk but unfortunately the sauna was never switched on. Breakfast was more than adequate with a limited range of cereals, scrambled eggs and bacon, ham and cheese, bread, fruit, yogurt and cakes. The daily walks all started with a trip to the train station to get us to the start of our walk.
       
Michela Wicks , is a great leader . Encouraging , up beat , Kind and Knowledgeable . Location of Hotel is good .
       
The town of Moneglia was perfect. Picturesque and away from the crowds, with the same charm and beauty of the other cities. The Piccolo Hotel facility was great and the staff was wonderful. Helpful and friendly people. Our leader Paul was also very good. He was knowledgeable, kind, funny and truly interested in making sure that everyone on the trip had a great time. The hikes were beautiful and a nice combination of challenging and relaxing. The train to and from each hike added to the interest of the hiking. It was a great trip and great experience.
       
Really enjoyed my first Exodus trip. The guided walks were well-organised and planned. The practical information provided was also helpful e.g suggestions of where to eat.
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