Riviera Cinque Terre 12-19 September, 2012
We arrived out early to Sestri Levante and quickly settled into the Hotel Celeste situated right by the sea, with its own private beach, sun loungers and deck chairs. On arrival, our clients were given a lovely welcome party by Franco, the hotel manager and his team. Alan and I distributed our walking programme and told everyone they could switch between the groups if they wished.
During the week both groups walked the classic Cinque Terre route which connects five very picturesque villages. They walked in the fashionable Santa Margherita and Portofino area and also explored locally Riva and as far away as Portovenere. Trains, taxis and ferries were used for transport and on one boat trip back many dolphins were spotted! We often finished the day with some sightseeing, a visit to a bar and a swim.
A picture is worth a thousand words so let us describe our journey to you through some of the fantastic photographs we took on our walks and throughout our holiday.