On board of Melodie to capture and discover the beauties of the Ligurian Riviera di Levante
BEYOND THE CINQUE TERRE
Beyond the Cinque Terre is a unique travel experience that joins together discovery and knowledge of the territory by sail boat with the passion for photography. We will board on Melodie sail boats, guided by a professional photographer and with a qualified crew to dedicate ourselves to a conscious journey, among sail-trekking activities, eco explorations and photographic and sailing experiences.
Cinque Terre & Riviera Ligure di Levante
May 31 - June 2
The sale and technical direction of the trip are entrusted to Verticalife snc, outdoor travel company: www.verticalife.it
Location: La Spezia province, national park of the Cinque Terre
Type of trip: experiencing journey with sail-trekking activities, eco explorations and photography practice.
Photography: no specific level of experience required
Sailing: no specific level of experience or knowledge required
The experiencing journey Beyond the Cinque Terre joins together sailing, photography, excursions, culture and territory in a new form of travel, a conscious journey. Guided by crew of the Ondalunga association, we will board on Melodie and we'll discover the wonders of the Costiera Spezzina, such as Porto Venere and the Palmaria island, just to dedicate ourselves to the discovery of the Cinque Terre National Park, with the fantastic Monterosso al Mare little villages,Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore, joined by scenic hiking trails. Photography will be our frame: through the training that I will be sharing with you, you'll be able to improve your travel photos, regardless of how you shoot, whether with your smartphone or your camera. Within this frame, we'll get the chance to live several different experiences: we'll approach the sailing world and we'll have the chance to learn, through the teaching of our expert tour leader David, how to move our first steps in this world. we will devote ourselves to sailing excursions and explore these fantastic places from a privileged point of view, the sea. Hopefully we'll be so lucky to catch sight of whales, typical of these areas. Finally, we will do some easy trekking through the beautiful and scenic hiking trails of the Cinque Terre park and the Spezzina Riviera.
TRAVEL PLAN 3 DAYS TOUR
CINQUE TERRE - HIKING AND VISIT
Appointment at the tourist harbour Mirabello in La Spezia at 10:00, luggage delivery and departure for the Cinque Terre park by train, stopping over in Monterosso. We will visit the village and then we'll start with a pleasant trek (about 90 minutes) towards Vernazza. Sightseeing of Vernazza and transfer by train to Manarola. Tour of Manarola. Aperitivo at sunset, dinner and overnight on board.
TREKKING RIOMAGGIORE - PORTO VENERE
Breakfast and departure for the beautiful trek that from Riomaggiore will take us to Porto Venere (about 4,5 hours). This is one of the most beautiful trekking paths of the entire area, with breath-taking views of the Cinque Terre and of the Corsica island, Capraia and Gorgona. Free time and relax, possibile visit to Porto Venere. Aperitivo on boat at sunset, dinner and overnight stay.
SAILING DAY WITH SAILING COURSE
We will set sail for our sailing day with teaching and experiencing activities of the nautical and sailing art. We'll be heading to the Cinque Terre park that we'll get to visit...from the sea! Possible whales spotting. Lunch on board. Return to La Spezia by 5 p.m. Landing and saying goodbye :)
Depending on weather and sea conditions, there may be variations to the travel schedule.
WHAT WE OFFER IN THE TOUR
Coverage of the boat fees for 2 days .
Excursions and boat trips with educational and experiential activities for 1 day.
Overnight in B&B with breakfast and
Overnight on board with breakfast
2 overnight on board with breakfast (depending on the tour).
Lunch on board.
Dinner on board.
Guidance and teaching by the photographer Simo Cocco.
Guidance by the tour leader and the Melodie boat's qualified crew.
Registration fee for the Ondalunga association with insurance coverage for boat trips.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
Lunches and dinners not expressly indicated in the package.
Possible stops in the port for overnight stay (by choice, we can decide to dock at the harbour instead of docking at anchor – the docking costs will be shared equally among the the participants).
Possible transfers by ferry to and from the Cinque Terre park.
Transfers by train inside the park.
Entrance ticket to the Cinque Terre National Park.
Everything not specifically included in the package offer.
The sale and technical direction of the trip is entrusted to Verticalife snc, outdoor travel company: www.verticalife.it
The crew that will guide us on the sail boat and that will propose educational and recreational activities, is part of the Ondalunga Association. They work for conscious travelling and territory preservation. To take part in this trip it will be necessary to enrol in the Association, paying the 15 € annual fee (included in the package) in order to be able to join the excursions and the activities planned while on board, availing of the specific insurance coverage.
For further info on the association you can visit the dedicated webpage.
For ferry info and fees within the Cinque Terre Park: https://www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it/
For info and costs on trains and tickets for the Cinque Terre Park: http://www.parconazionale5terre.it/
REQUEST INFORMATION AND BOOK
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