Porto Venere Outdoor sports

Our most recommended Porto Venere Outdoor sports

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Sailing Tour by Speedboat

1. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Sailing Tour by Speedboat

Explore the beautiful cliffs, beaches, and colorful towns of the Cinque Terre on a sailing tour from La Spezia. You will see all five picturesque villages characterized by pastel-colored houses on a 4-hour speedboat tour. Start your tour from Passeggiata Morin in La Spezia and sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets. Admire the beautiful landscape of the four villages that make up the Borgata Marinara. Continue sailing towards Portovenere, where you will cross the Le Bocche, a strait between the town of Portovenere and the wild Palmaria Island. See the magnificent Romanesque church of San Pietro, set among the rocks and overlooking the sea. Discover the unspoiled coves of Le Rosse, Monesteroli, and Punta Pineda along the coastline. Grab a chance to dip in the pristine waters of the Cinque Terre Natural Park. Marvel at the beauty of Monterosso al Mare, the last and most vibrant of the five villages. Here you can enjoy local specialties such as focaccia with anchovies or delicious gelato. Pass through the famous muscle farms while returning to La Spezia. 

La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

2. La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

Sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets and admire villages that makeup Borgate Marinare. Cross the Le Bocche strait and stop at coves in the Portovenere Archipelago. Stop at the Blue Grotto, the Stella Maris, and the Portoro Marble Quarrie, and pass by a mussel farm. Start the sailing trip by following the western coast of the Gulf of Poets until you reach Portovenere. Admire the village of Portovenere and the wild Palmaria Island before stopping at a cove in Portovenere Archipelago, where you will have the chance to go for a swim. Hop back on board and head to the Blue Grotto. After seeing the Blue Grotto, visit Stella Maris and the Portoro Marble Quarries. See Byron's Grotto, where legend has it, Lord Byron lived and would swim across the bay. Discover the small town Lerici, where Mary and Percy Shelley lived, and other gems, including Tellaro and the Fiascherino's Bay. Stop in the bay and go for a swim behind Lerici's Medieval Castle. On the way back, pass by the local mussel farms.

From Porto Venere: Cinque Terre Villages Boat Tour

3. From Porto Venere: Cinque Terre Villages Boat Tour

Relax on an amazing boat trip from Portovenere to the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre. Swim in the clearest water of the Ligurian sea. Admire the views of the coastline of Liguria from the boat. Sail by landmarks such as St. Peter's church, the Red Cliffs, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. On the way back we will stop to swim in a beautiful cove called "Tramonti", where you can see typical Ligurian houses built on the cliffs.

Portovenere: Santerenzo, Lerici, & Tellaro Guided Boat Tour

4. Portovenere: Santerenzo, Lerici, & Tellaro Guided Boat Tour

Enjoy a relaxing time crossing the entire Gulf dei Poeti and reach the wonderful villages of Santerenzo, Lerici and Tellaro from Portovenere in a beautiful boat. The major points of interest we will come across will be Baia Blu, the village of Santerenzo, Lerici and its incredible castle, La Caletta (swim stop), the bay of Fiascherino, the village of Tellaro and Punta Corvo. Then we will take the Palmaria (swim stop), Tino and Tinetto tour, the three islands of the Arcipelago Spezzino. Near Tinetto Island you can admire also a statue of a white "Madonnina".

Portovenere: Isola Palmaria Into the Wild Day Tour

5. Portovenere: Isola Palmaria Into the Wild Day Tour

Live an experience in the still unspoiled nature of this beautiful island. Through this excursion we will visit all the highlights of this beautiful island: Località il Terrizzo, Le Carceri, panoramic view of Torre Scola and the Island of Tino, Località il Pozzale, The marble Caves, La Vetta, Località Carlo Alberto. Everything accompanied by the welcome company of animals of all kinds: wild goats, rabbits, pheasants, birds and for the lucky ones even peacocks. If you are a nature lover, this is the excursion for you!

From Portovenere: Campiglia Cliff Hike

6. From Portovenere: Campiglia Cliff Hike

Dive into this path for cliffs lovers! Departure from Portovenere towards Campiglia, a small village 405 meters above sea level. Along the way you can admire all the majesty of the Ligurian coast, walking on ridges that overlook vertical walls that flow into the sea. During the path you can buy food or drinks at "La Gitana", a typical Ligurian street food Caravan bar. On the way back, from Campiglia to Portovenere, you can enjoy a view of the Church of San Pietro from a unique, lateral perspective. The most elegant and rocky point of Portovenere will seem to emerge from the sea!

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What people are saying about Porto Venere

I was with 3 others and we all really enjoyed the boat trip. I was a little concerned by the pics that the boat would be too small and not smooth, but it held 12 people comfortably and was smooth. I loved seeing the towns and cliffs from the water. We stopped for a swim and visited Monterosso, which was fantastic. The skipper was very friendly. He provided some information about the area. Definitely recommend!

Amazing trip around the other parts of La Spezia not including the cinque terre! Was nice to hop on and off the boat and explore the smaller villages as well as swim in the sea! Great music and vibes on the boat and a lovely way to spend the afternoon!

The tour showed us places from the sea that we would never have seen normally. It have a great insight to the Tuscany coastline. The boat (zodiac) was comfy and well driven. Plus some good sired rides!!!!

Great boat tour of Cinque Terre with an unexpected stop for an hour in Monterosso.

Most enjoyable activity being on the water fabulous