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Activity level guide

Pace and Terrain

Our tours are designed to be enjoyed by a wide variety of people with general good health in any case, since they are in the majority custom made tours, let us know your wishes and ability (or eventual disabilities/mobility issues), we will set up the tour fitting your needs.

The walking tours take place inside towns on flat paved streets, certain hilltop towns or the Cinque Terre villages might have some up/down hill walking, stairs to climb or descend, getting on and off boats. For these tours is recommended to dress for the season:

  • Always comfortable clothing;
  • Windbreaker/rain jacket, scarf in Spring and Fall; 
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, in Spring/Summer;
  • Warmly advised comfortable shoes (sneakers, cushion shoes, open toe walking sandals)
  • If coming to the Cinque Terre and want "to dip your feet in the water" grab also swimsuit and towel!


For the hiking tours only you encounter a variety of terrain from wide gravel paths, to narrow and rocky trails. Our guides set always a comfortable pace which gives everyone time to enjoy properly each aspect of the day: take photographs, admire the scenario, learn more about flora and fauna of the area.

For these activity is recommended to dress:

  • Always comfortable clothing, and possibly quick-dry, sweat-wicking clothing;
  • Waterproof jacket;
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, in Spring/Summer;
  • At least wear sneakers, much better are trekking shoes and walking boots. Absolutely no flipflops!
  • If coming to the Cinque Terre and want "to dip your feet in the water" grab also swimsuit and towel!


Activity Level Guidelines

Light: no special skills are required and even people without a fitness base will enjoy these trips. The car sightseeing/guided walks take place mostly on flat or slightly sloping surfaces, with possibility of few steps to climb.  If there are people with certain disabilities or needing to move with wheelchair, please inform us, we will design a tour fitting your needs.

Moderate: the walking tours involve some up/down hill walking, climb 3-4 flights of stairs in necessary, step on and off of big/small boats and trains if needed. For example walking in the villages of Cinque Terre or around Siena, Montepulciano, San Gimignano.

The hiking tours involve the walking up to 3 hours through gentle terrain, across fields, along coastal trails with little elevation gain/loss; altitude is not a factor. Occasionally slightly uneven paths and trails. For example the paths of Southern Tuscany.


Challenging: you should be able to hike up to 5 hours on uneven footpaths, with gravels and rocks. These are the typical Cinque Terre trails or Portofino Natural Park trails.


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