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MeditAction: Hike the Megalithic Way

Riomaggiore, Italy

Experience hosted by Mattia

6 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at Riomaggiore train station and we will walk up to the church "Oratorio di Santa Maria Assunta" from where we take the bus to the starting point of the hike.

We will hike along the enchanting Cinque Terre Highway to an ancient Celtic Altar located on Monte Grosso above Riomaggiore.

The excursion to this megalithic heritage includes a meditation session in a place of peace where the natives of the place celebrated procreation rites.

Total hiking time is 4 hours.

Between 30 minutes and 1 hour meditation.

30 minutes lunch break.
Other things to note
This hike is for everyone, easy/medium level, on request we can implement the route, increase the distance and tailor it to your needs.
We will meet at Riomaggiore train station and we will walk up to the church "Oratorio di Santa Maria Assunta" from where we take the bus to the starting point of the hike.

We will hike along the enchanting Cinque Terre Highway to an ancient Celtic Altar located on Monte Grosso above Riomaggiore.

The excursion to this megalithic heritage includes a meditation session in a place of peace where the natives of the place celebra…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea
From $76
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mattia

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 14 Reviews
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I’m Mattia, Environmental Hiking Guide associated with AIGAE (http://www.aigae.org/), I spent the last 20 years walking through the Cinque Terre National Park and experiencing these villages, people and local culture. I have a degree in Tourism and Development of the Territory and I have lived and worked in Vietnam, Namibia and Tanzania, where I have shaped and created experiences for travelers.

I have been guiding people along the area where I live for more than 7 years and I have been practicing Vipassana Meditation for 3 years regularly.
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Where you'll be

We will visit a Celtic Altar used in the past to worship the gods and the goddes by the people living within this spectacular place overlooking the Apuane Alps and the Gulf of Cinque Terre.

Oak trees and chestnut trees depict the trail that leads to the stones and culminate at an egg-shaped stone where the meditation will take place.

The Cinque Terre Highway is the place for the people looking for an off the beaten track trail.
Tasneem
December 2019
I had a great experience with Mattia’s hiking trip, it is a unique one where we had a very nice, relaxing and adventurous hiking trail with in Cinque Terre mountains. Mattia was caring and always keen on giving us an overview about the surroundings’ history, stories and grab our awareness to very unique objects in the journey. Mattia is also very relaxing and he guided us through meditation on the top of the mountains in a very unique spot. He was very friendly, patient and supportive through the trip. This hiking trip was unique of its kind trip!
I had a great experience with Mattia’s hiking trip, it is a unique one where we had a very nice, relaxing and adventurous hiking trail with in Cinque Terre mountains. Mattia was ca…
Ekaterina
October 2019
We had a wonderful experience with Mattia: I’ve asked to do a hike just for me and my husband for his birthday. We got much more then just a hike: an interesting conversation, beautiful views and meditation in the forest on the ancient stones. We’ve learned a lot about local plants and flowers, had some homemade snacks on the top of a mountain, we’ve seen a village with only 20 inhabitants and during this trip we always felt welcomed. Also we had a cute companion with us: Mattia‘s dog, and she was extremely fun and adorable. It was a perfect birthday!
We had a wonderful experience with Mattia: I’ve asked to do a hike just for me and my husband for his birthday. We got much more then just a hike: an interesting conversation, beau…
Aleks
July 2019
The experience was amazing and it‘s quite something apart from the typical hiking in Cinque Terre, which makes this adventure absolutely unique. Mattia tells you a lot about the history of the region and about its nature and vegetation, he‘s always friendly and an expert in his section. I totally recommend this experience if you are visiting the area of Cinque Terre.
The experience was amazing and it‘s quite something apart from the typical hiking in Cinque Terre, which makes this adventure absolutely unique. Mattia tells you a lot about the hi…
Antonella
July 2019
E' stata un'esperienza fantastica sotto tutti i punti di vista. Non avrei potuto conoscere quei luoghi da sola, luoghi di culto celtici nel mezzo del bosco, - poco accessibili a chi non è esperto e appassionato come Mattia. Una cornice armonica e perfetta per la meditazione. I sentieri sono stati percorsi con piacevoli soste in cui Mattia ci faceva entrare nella cultura del luogo, la specificità delle piante, dei fiori. Abbiamo percorso sentieri tra i crinali delle Apuane da un lato e dall'altro la visione delle vigne che sprofondavano sul mare, i santuari a picco, paesini baciati dal tramonto. La cornice che ha reso unica e speciale questa splendida escursione è stata Mattia, una persona veramente speciale ! Grazie
E' stata un'esperienza fantastica sotto tutti i punti di vista. Non avrei potuto conoscere quei luoghi da sola, luoghi di culto celtici nel mezzo del bosco, - poco accessibili a ch…
Joe
June 2019
Mattia was a very nice guide. Cinque terre can be a place with a lot of people. With this hike, you won't see many. The views are amazing and I heard many stories about the area. Also a kind of history lesson by a local. Thank you Mattia!
Anastasia
June 2019
Incredible experience, Mattia is an amazing guide and a truly heart centered human. He shares his knowledge, personal insight and curiosity with you to create a very unique experience. His dog Maddy is also a lovely addition to the experience.
Incredible experience, Mattia is an amazing guide and a truly heart centered human. He shares his knowledge, personal insight and curiosity with you to create a very unique experie…

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Trekking boots with Vibram sole preferred

2 liters of water per person