Yes its possible!
Take your swimming costume and wear comfortable shoes ( no thongs or high heels permitted on tracks)
You can do Cinque Terre in a day. But it is best if you are staying somewhere between Portofino or Portovenere. We stayed at the Royal Sporting hotel in Portovenere which is slower pace but so unique and beautiful. We caught the ferry (5 Terre pass €24per ticket) and stayed on the boat until we reached monterossa we then walked the trail from monterossa to Vernazza (5km fairly difficult but totally worth it) it took about 2 breathtakingly beautiful hours at slow pace. We arrived in Vernazza for lunch and ate at antica osteria baretto (near the train station) great food, service and free wifi. All restaurants and are expensive so don’t waste your time on seeing which one is cheaper. What you save on hunting down the cheapest and possible least appetising you’ll save on time for the day. My only other tip for these places is if items on the menu have * next to it… It’s probably been frozen and isn’t fresh.
We then jumped back onto the ferry (which gives you THE best view of all the villages) to manarola, walked in to grab some gelato, and tried to walk from manarola to riaggamoire but the track was closed. We explored manarola while waiting for the ferry and walked to the look out to take in more views. There are churches and plenty to learn about with each village and there would be time to do those things too but we were happy to take a quick dip and cool off then sit in the sun.
Finally the ferry from riamaggoire took us back to our quiet neck of the woods to portovenere where we we surrounded with a few tourists but many locals.
We will be bringing our kids back to portovenere one day. It’s very accessible cheaper to stay than anywhere in portifino and has more charm and local vibe to it than the other places.
|The stepped track from monterosso to vernazza… if you can call them steps!|