Walking in terraced vineyards, dizzily high over the sea, you’ll grasp the human energy behind that magnificent glass of sciacchetrà. You’ll stroll through a village’s tall bright houses while each faded green trim and ornate finish speaks to you of their thirst for beauty. Each day here plays out with that exact mix of challenge and beauty that makes Liguria unique, and at the end of days spent hiking ancient trails, the sight of your hotel’s azure pool is an invitation to utter relaxation. And then of course there is the food; delicious al fresco lunches, passeggiate followed by pasta and good times topped with a scoop of life altering gelato; buon Appetito!
Trip designed by Travel Expert Dana Quinn
Enjoy a traditional cappuccino in Ameglia before setting out on a warm-up walk to take in your first sights of the Ligurian coast, including the Bay of Poets. Tonight, sip prosecco before enjoying dinner at a local trattoria.
Ascend from Santuario di Montenero to breathtaking views over the Mediterranean. Later, descend through olive groves and enjoy a wine tasting with local legend, Walter De Batté.
Choose between village hopping by train or on foot as you discover the jewels of the region; the towns of Corniglia and Monterosso al Mare, the village of Volastra and the famed Vernazza. Explore your own dinner options in Camogli tonight.
Walk from your hotel to the charming village of San Rocco and visit a wonderful bakery. Enjoy a picnic lunch and (if the timing's right) a cooking demonstration from a local chef, who will tell you all he knows about focaccia.
Enjoy the 10thC Abbey of San Fruttuoso, followed by a stroll through Portofino’s Natural Park, eventually winding down to the eclectic town of Santa Margherita. After a boat ride back to Portofino, you'll enjoy a final celebratory dinner overlooking the harbour.
After breakfast you'll be driven to Genova, where we recommend you extend your adventure for an evening!VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.