- ACTIVITY: Privately guided walking tour
- NAME: The jewels of Apulia
- TRIP CODE: ICJOA
- DURATION: 8 days/7 nights
- GRADE: easy to moderate
- 2023 PRICES: It depends on period required & pax
• 1 night in MESAGNE
• 3 nights in LECCE
• Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 light lunches & 6 dinners
• English speaking cycling guide
• Luggage transfers on day 4 and day 5
• Emergency phone number
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED:
• Visas, Airfare & airport taxes
• Travel Insurance (compulsory)
• Tourist taxes to be paid locally
• Other meals not mentioned in “inclusions”
• Train/bus/ferry tickets
• Entrance fees
• Bike hire*
• Anything not mentioned in “inclusions”
you can rent the following bikes: “Specialized” Cross Trail Extra to pay: Euro 110,00 per week
All rental bikes come equipped with a rear rack and trunk bag or a handlebar bar, spare inner tube, patch kit, pump, lock, and helmet if the clients choose not to bring their own.
“Ciao Anna and Marcello,
We are a group of 5 couples (10 people), all in our 60’s, who spent 2 full days and 3 nights hiking and enjoying Cinque Terre. We stayed at the Hotel Carla in Levanto, which was very comfortable and fit our needs perfectly. On our first day of hiking we were guided by Guglielmo (William), who walked with us from Manarola to Corniglia to Vernazza, a total of about 11 miles up and down the hills, moderately strenuous. We then caught the train to Monterosso for wine tasting, and then back to Levanto. Guglielmo was a good judge of our fitness and capabilities, and we were tired, but not too tired by the end of the day. On the second day of hiking we were guided by Andreas (Andrew), first going by train to La Spezia, by bus to Portovenere, and ferry to the Island of Palmera. We hiked up and down Palmera, a total of about 8 miles, moderately strenuous. We then caught a ferry back to Levanto, affording us a spectacular view of all the villages of Cinque Terre. The hiking between villages on the first day, and the ferry trip on the second day were the highlights.
I have to mention that ICNOS arranged dinner reservations for us all 3 nights at different restaurants, and all were wonderful. The only “problem” we encountered was too much food for us to eat at one of the restaurants! It was all delicious. I am convinced that Italian food is the best in the world.
In summary, ICNOS anticipated our needs and made all the appropriate arrangements so that our brief trip to Cinque Terre was an enjoyable and memorable experience.
I highly recommend you to anyone else considering a similar trip!
“Walking the Cinque Terre” privately guided walking tour – Sept 2014
” Dear Anna and Marcello
We have been so pleased with our trip. Thank you for all your efforts, for sharing your contacts and recommendations, and for connecting us with fantastic accommodations along the Amalfi Coast and for introducing us to your drivers: we enjoyed and trusted and who were very kind and professional at all times. Thank you!
(Apologies too for our own various trip mishaps!)
To me, long exposed to the slow food culture of the San Francisco Bay Area, our night in Tramonti was a particular stand out. I will always be grateful for that unexpectedly fine “pizza dinner” and to our gracious hosts there. Please let us know if you would encourage us to add them to TripAdvisor, or if there are other ways you might recommend we appreciate them…
And you! During our travels we came across others with your detailed notes once in a while. We agreed – we are lucky to have your guidance as we travel!
Thank you for everything!
Jen and Mike McDougall “
Highlights & backroads of the Amalfi Coast, Rome & Florence
Jen and Mike McDougall – May 2017