|Sent on:||Saturday, August 20, 2011 9:56 PM|
There are only three places left for this the trip below, so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to reserve a place:
Due to popular demand we are running another trip to Cinque Terrra. Whether you want to take up the challenge of hiking between the five villages in one go or want to maybe take a more leisurely approach, you are guaranteed breath taking views!
The Cinque Terre are one of the most uncontaminated areas in the Mediterranean Sea. Five miles of rocky coast among two promontories, thousands of kilometres astled up on stone spurs in minuscule creeks. For their history and their position, the Cinque Terre have not suffered a massive expansion. The vineyards, typical of this area, have contributed to create a unique landscape with dry-laid stone walls, winding paths, enchanting beaches between cliffs and clear waters. Not only sea, the Cinque Terre offer beautiful footpaths with breath taking views, churches, oratories and old castles, diving, food and wines of first quality. The Cinque Terre are National Parka and UNESCO protected territory since 1997. Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso are the five villages that form the Cinque Terre, suspended between sea and land on sheer cliffs upon the beautiful sea.
The Cinque Terre are crossed by a dense network of coastal and interior footpaths. The "Sentiero Azzurro", Blue Path, is the coastal trail and allows to reach the five villages in five hours walking, while the "Sentiero Rosso", Red Path, or High Path, climbs from Portovenere to Levanto. The "Via dei Santuari", Sanctuaries Path, is more challenging and leads to places of religious interest upon the five villages.
The panoramas that can be admired from many points of the trails are beautiful and very evocative, especially along the coast path. All the paths are of low or moderate difficulty, but still have to be addressed very carefully, especially in winter months.
Depart Gatwick 1125 arrive Pisa 1435
Taking a train from Pisa to La Spezia
3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis at a four star hotel in La Spezia
Take a train back to Pisa
Depart Pisa 1505 arrive Gatwick 1615
The cost of the trip will be £459.00 which includes return flights, hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis based on sharing a twin room and rail travel from Pisa to La Spezia and return. If you would like to reserve a place at this price, please pay a non refundable deposit of £100.00. Please email me to get bank details to make a bank transfer.
I look forward to hearing from you all!