We did the hike beginning of September, on one of the hottest days mid 30 degrees.
Our tour guide Johnny was the best. As soon as we set off in the coach, he had us in giggles with his charm and laugh. Down to earth Italian guy who made the 2 hour coach journey go by in minutes coming from someone who gets travel sick, I felt fine listening to Johnnys tips for the day ahead
Now for the hard parkthe hike. It is not for the extremely unfit. If you are unfit, you will still manage it as you can go at your own pace. Dont be scared of heights!! It is hard work with a lot of steps, you will sweat and think why have I done this in the heat of summer but your keep going as each town you visit is beautiful, facebook picture worthy views. Well worth all them steps.
As you do have lots of breaks, snacks and food to keep the energy levels up, the day was so much fun. The lunch we had salad, pesto salad was delicious. Just what we needed to refuel before more hiking.
Johnny recommends shops and tasty Italian treats in the towns and where is the best to go for a toilet stop lol. Also told us some Italian words and phrases that we made good use of for the rest of our Italian trip. He also provides maps and recommendations where to eat in Florence and Rome.
The hike was probably one of our best days out of the whole holiday, well worth the money.
If you are Johnnys boss reading this, he deserves a payrise, he really does keep you in giggles, I dont think we would of enjoyed the day as much if we had a different tour guide. 'Johnny boy says YO'
The one day Cinque Terre hiking trip was just great !!! Jhonny boy says yo and matheo were the best guide ever !!!! Thank you guys for this fantastic day in the flabergasting Cinque Terre...
Martial and Silvia
This area of Italy is just incredible. I'm so glad we spent the day on this excursion! The hike was pretty challenging physically for me, anyway...I'm clearly not in shape!, but the views and the experience were well worth it. You don't have much time in each town, but there is no way to change that if you want to see them all. Lunch was fantastic! No issues with pick-pockets, etc. The guides know what they are doing...Jada was so sweet and knew everything about this region. We heard Johnny quite a bit and thought he was a hoot! Would absolutely recommend!!!!
Sandra and Martina were awesome!! They were knowledgeable and the tour was very well organized. It was refreshing to see tour guides who are genuinely passionate about their jobs and the rich history of the region.
Fantastic tour. It was well worth it. The scenery was fantastic, the food was great and the Citywonders guidesFabian and Freddy were magnificent.
An excellent day....lunch was delicious. Freddie was very knowledgeable about the area, and Italy in general, and we learned a great deal from him, The towns were beautiful, if occasionally, overcrowded. The agenda was well paced. The hike may have been a bit more intense than was initially described in the brochure, but our guide was very clear about it, and we enjoyed a sense of accomplishment for doing it.
Be prepared for a busy day, but it is definitely a great way to to see Cinque Terre if you don't have much time in Florence/the area. We loved it all! Wonderful hiking, lunch, and free time to shop and explore some of the villages.
We highly recommend this tour. We had once in a lifetime experience. The trip was perfectly organized, we have great time visiting Cinque Terre. Our guide Sandra was fantastic. She was very well familiar with the region, she has told us really interesting facts about the places, and so helpful and friendly with all of us.
Beautiful views and unique towns. The tour was well planned out and involved a lot to see and do. Be prepared to walk a lot! Tour guides were extremely fun and informative. Best tour guides of our trip.
Loved the Cinque Terre tour. Molly was our tour guide from walk about and she was great! There was 9 people in our group and each one of us had great things to say about her and the tour. Glad we did this option instead of trying to get there ourselves!
The tour of Cinque Terre was spectacular. The scenary was excellent, hiking in the hills was a unique experience, and the meal included was a fun sampling of some of the different offerings of the area.
The guides made the best of less than perfect weather. This was one of our highlights on an amazing trip through Italy.
This tour was wonderful! Our guide, Freddie, struck the perfect balance between giving information and structure and sending us off for free time to explore. Cinque Terre is magical. I and #39;ve wanted to go forever and this tour was the perfect way to do it all in one, impeccably organized day.
Had a great day. Very well managed. Matto was excellent. Great tour guide!
What a great experience in Cinque Terre. The hike is tough but definitely doable. Bring water, sunglasses and a hat. Our two guides, Freddie and Jada were amazing and kept us entertained and informed throughout. It was a long day but would def do it again. Thanks guys for the great time.
I really enjoyed this trip. The tour leaders worked really hard to make sure all participants had a wonderful day and were very informative. We were able to hike from one village to another, in addition to taking the train several times distances are short plus conditions allowed a beautiful boat trip. I was also able to have a delightful time swimming at Monterosso. I highly encourage people to take this trip.
I would just echo all the other great comments made about this tour. I really enjoyed the beautiful towns and scenery and the hiking element was definitely my favourite part. A chance to get away from the crowds in the town/village centres too! I thought the guides did a great job of organising everyone without killing the fun. And using Italian trains was certainly an experience too!
Tour is amazing. Our guides were Martina and Francesco- amazing people. Exceptional communication skills, found great approach to everyone in group. Very flexible. For someone who I'd tired of hiking was offered shuttle bus. Great company, a lot of fun. I'm wishing them success in that very competitive business. Good luck!
Fantastic tour!! The tour guides were friendly, informative and well organised. The views from the hike were spectacular and we got to see a lot of Cinque Terre. Would highly recommend this tour.
Outstanding tour! Very well thought out, giving you the experience of hiking between the 3rd and the 4th village, as well as getting to experience Cinque Terra by both train and boat.
The guides were excellent. Friendly and outgoing and were great motivators for people when the hike got a bit too much. Pay attention to the fitness warning on this tour. This is not a difficult hike but it's not very easy either. I am in decent shape and there were times where I though my heart was going to jump out of my chest. You are climbing up and down uneven surfaces in the open sun so bring a hat, sunscreen, lots of water and proper shoes.... and your camera.
Having said that, be prepared for some amazing views and being able to say that you hiked Cinque Terra. Just visiting the towns by train kind of misses the point.
Really good hiking day trip at Cinque Terre - beautiful scenery, lovely weather and excellent guides Martina and Fabian who made the trip all the more interesting and enjoyable. The lunch at the family-owned restaurant at Corniglia was very nice, and a welcome highlight after the walk up the 398 steps to Corniglia. The hike / trek from from Corniglia to Vernazza was somewhat challenging in the warm weather for someone with slightly below average fitness like me, but still very achievable if done at our own pace which we were allowed to. Vernazza is a lovely place to end the hike, and we could reward ourselves with excellent gelati and wade into the beach waters there. Highly recommend this tour to all who want to see gorgeous Cinque Terre.
Was a great experience, Our two guides, Freddie and Fabian were fabulous! They made the day a lot of fun and were very knowledgeable.
We spent an AMAZING day with Martina and Molly as our guides! They were so attentive and personable. Always engaging us and making sure we were comfortable. The hike, views and food exceeded anything we could imagine.We only wish we had had more time in each village.Thank you for an beautiful time! We hope to return again soon xx
Excellent tour and breathtaking views! Loved every bit of this day trip! The tour guides, Freddy and Giada, were informative, funny, organized, and assured all on the tour were having a great time. The lunch was delicious as well. Highly recommended if you enjoy a good hike!
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