On board of Melodie to capture and discover the beauties of the Ligurian Riviera di Levante

BEYOND THE CINQUE TERRE

DURATION

5 days 4 nights
3 days 2 nights

TYPE

Sail boat trip with hikings and local culture's experiences

TIME

All the year

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY

It's possibile to participate with any level of experience and equipment: smartphone, reflex or compact camera!

LIGURIA 
Cinque Terre & Riviera Ligure di Levante 

3 days tour from 410 €

5 days tour from 780 €

GROUP TOUR

New departures available soon


PRIVATE TOUR
From May to October

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: La Spezia province, national park of the Cinque Terre

  • Level: easy

  • 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

IN COLLABORATION WITH
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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

DAY 1

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.

DAY 2

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.

DAY 3

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 :)

TRAVEL PLAN 5 DAYS TOUR

DAY 1

CINQUE TERRE - HIKING AND VISIT

Appointment at the railway station 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. Accommodation on board of Melodie, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2

TREKKING RIOMAGGIORE - PORTO VENERE

Breakfast on board of Melodie. 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. Tour of Porto Venere, aperitivo in town. Dinner on board and overnight stay.

DAY 3

SAILING DAY WITH SAILING COURSE

We will set sail for the first 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 Porto Venere. Relax and short walk to the scenic Muzzerone lodge for dinner. Overnight on board.

DAY 4

TREKKING ON THE PALMARIA ISLAND AND NAVIGATION UP TO LERICI

After breakfast on board we will disembark on the Palmaria island for a trek that lasts about 3 and a half hours. Free lunch, bath and boarding on Melodie. We will sail in the direction of Lerici. Visit of the village, free aperitif. Dinner and overnight on board.

 

DAY 5

SAILING DAY

Departure at 10 for a sailing day, discovering the Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto islands, sailing to the famous locations of Lerici and Tellaro. Lunch on board. Return to La Spezia at 5pm. Landing and saying goodbye :)

Depending on weather and sea conditions, there may be variations to the travel schedule.

WHAT WE OFFER IN THE 4 DAYS TOUR

Coverage of the boat fees for 5 days.

Excursions and boat trips with educational and experiential activities for 3 days.

Overnight on board with breakfast: 4

Lunches on board: 2

Dinners on board: 3

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 WE OFFER IN THE 3 DAYS 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

or

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.

USEFUL INFORMATION

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

Do you want to organize a private group or leave at other times of the year? Contact me!

simo.cocco@live.it 

Phone & WhatsApp:

+39 347 0567891