The Cinque Terre by Bike and Boat

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Travel alone or with your loved ones, but with the support of a specialized guide. The perfect organization and safety in a single experience!

Level 1.5/5

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.



The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.


Your Cinque Terre bike tour starts from La Spezia towards Biassa, a characteristic hilly village of very ancient origin, a viewpoint on the city and the Gulf of Poets. The main architectures of interest are the church of S. Martino which, despite repeated transformations, still retains its Romanesque style and the remains of the thirteenth-century Coderone castle, located on a hill outside the town and a Genoese outpost against Pisa. We then continue along the Via dei Santuari, a route of great historical and naturalistic interest, which connects all five sanctuaries linked to each of the villages of the Cinque Terre, a sort of Via Crucis, still traveled by the faithful during annual recurrences.

At the end of the Cinque Terre bike tour, in Monterosso al Mare, you embark for a tour of the Cinque Terre seen from the sea: a decidedly unique spectacle. The tour will end with a tour of the islands of the archipelago, located in the waters facing Porto Venere and which includes the three islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. Tino, where there are interesting historical finds dating back to the XI century and the church dedicated to the cult of San Venerio, is a military area and access is allowed only on the occasion of the festivities in honor of the saint (13 September). You can see the ruins of the ancient abbey dedicated to the saint, built in the XI century. as a transformation of the chapel built in the seventh century, in the place where Venerio's body was found, who died in hermitage at Tino. The islet of Tinetto, devoid of vegetation, preserves ancient testimonies, in the form of ruins, of the presence of religious communities. Of the three islands of the archipelago, Palmaria is the most frequented and known, probably for the clarity of the waters that lap its coasts. The eastern side of the island gradually descends to the sea, covered by a rich Mediterranean vegetation; the western one, on the other hand, is defined by steep cliffs reaching 188 m in altitude. On the island we find the Forte Umberto I, today Fortress of the sea, built in the last century under the Savoy administration of Count Cavour and used as a prison until the 1950s. Enjoy the scents and colors of the brooms, the cysts with lively blooms, wild orchids, myrtles with a delicate aroma and other plants of the Mediterranean scrub; the Pozzale inlet, where there are some quarries of Portoro, the characteristic black marble with light streaks, active until a few years ago; the Grotta dei Colombi where human and animal remains dating back to the Neolithic were found.

The colored tower houses of Porto Venere, the church of San Pietro, with its unmistakable shape and the imposing limestone walls of the Muzzerone, will be the backdrop to our boat aperitif based on local products.


  • Bike rental
  • Welcome briefing
  • Guide

Not included

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • GPS Tracks
  • APP
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary

The Cinque Terre by Bike and Boat

  • To live an exciting experience between land and sea in an unmissable tour of the Cinque Terre by bike and boat
  • To pedal on the Via dei Santuari, a suggestive route of immense historical and naturalistic value, still traveled today by the faithful during religious recurrences
  • To reach by boat the lush Island of Palmaria and among the scents and colors of the Mediterranean scrub discover its mysterious Grotta dei Colombi
  • To enjoy, aboard a yacht, the unique spectacle of the villages of the Cinque Terre seen from the sea
  • To end the day with a boat aperitif, in the splendid setting of Porto Venere in front of the unmistakable profile of the church of San Pietro
  • To pedal through unique landscapes with the tranquility that only a tour of the Cinque Terre on an e-bike can guarantee

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Some of our tours are not available or bookable at the moment. If you are interested in this tour, then ask our team for more information on upcoming availability, or on a similar tour available or bookable immediately!

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