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Excellent views, definitely a must while in town and one of the only trails open now.

Did Manarola to Corniglia just now. There's ascent both ways. From Manarola, it's lots of stairs and from Corniglia, it's rocky incline. I prefer ascending stairs.

Note that this track is closed, tried to do it today, got to the start and got turned back. The start is above town and there is nothing in town saying that the track is closed.

Hiked this route May 9, 2019 in gorgeous weather. the trail was mostly dry, some mucky places but nothing serious. Stopped in Telegrafo for a coffee at Colle Del Telegrafo. Continued on until stopping in Campiglia for a great lunch at La Lampara which we highly recommend. After Campiglia you begin the descent all the way to Portevenere. Take it easy as this is several miles down and can get rough on the knees. Total time for us was 5.5hrs with the stops. Highly recommend this hike! Personal rating of moderate difficulty due to the elevation changes.

hiking
12 days ago

Loved this hike! It was my first in the Cinque Terre and the views were just as stunning as I’d hoped with picturesque terraces and vineyards along the way. I hiked this with a large group (ages 25-60) and it was challenging with all the steps but everyone had a great time! We finished with a wine tasting at the Buranco vineyard in Monterosso and it was a perfect introduction to the area!

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rocky
12 days ago

This is a well marked, challenging hike with lots of shade and rocky areas.

This is a beautiful hike, and challenging. Lots and lots of steps. Be prepared for steep climbs and breathtaking views. We did this from south to north which was nice as you end the trail after climbing down thousands (we weren’t counting but it sure felt like thousands) of very steep steps, you’ll be greeted with gorgeous views of Monterrosa as you come around the last bend. Well maintained trail as they all are in Cinque Terre.

Truely unique way to see the UNESCO heritage site. A tip: start in Corniglia and go to Manarola if you prefer to travel downhill more then uphill. The descent into Manarola is quite long.

Very scenic hike, especially the first few miles. We had very clear air allowing us to see clear to Corsica. The hike was fairly easy to follow due to a lot of trail signs but the app was great to confirm our path. Definitely would do this one again.

Beautiful trail! Very busy even on a Monday. Most is only wide enough for one person so I had to pause dozens of times to let groups by before I could pass.

Beautiful trail! Lots of of stairs!

28 days ago

awesome trail, with beautiful views and some physical challenges. 2 kids of 8 and 11 years old did it with succes.

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rocky
30 days ago

Very good, nice views. Recommended.

Glorious views, well maintained, nice variety - cliff, stream, oceanside - glad we did this off-season as it has many narrow spots.

backpacking
1 month ago

We hiked this route starting from Manarola in 2.5 hours with our 40lb (18kg) packs on our backs. It was certainly challenging on the way up, but the views were stunning most of the way! Volstra is a small town that you'll pass through. It has a couple of convenience stores and small restaurants if you want to take a break. The markings can be a little confusing at times as there are many paths for the locals to get to their various grape vines. Just keep looking for the red and white stripes painted on various rocks and posts.

hiking
1 month ago

I would recommend this trail if you want to get fantastic views of the Mediterranean and the Cinque Terre. It was very strenuous until Volastra then it evens out with views of the sea and vineyards and olive groves. It took about 2 1/2 hours. Definitely worth it!

beautiful path among olive groves and woods of pines and holm oaks. easy hike, with ascent and descent.

great trail to walk not too testing, parts of the trail were closed off due to landslide. However we did manage to carefully get across. The weather was cloudy and wet which left the stone steps much to be desired for, when climbing up them and scrambling around to get a grip on something so you don't see your life flash before your eyes when there's a drop in the other side. Other then that it was exceptional with breathtaking views of Carnaglia and Varnazza which you could only get by taking this hike. Took us around a hour and 8 minutes to allow us to absorb the beauty that surrounded us. would definitely recommend just ensure you wear appropriate footwear and a walking stick would be ideal but not necessary.

Loved the Trail, has some good views for the sea. People were complaining about crowded people, well I didn't see anyone (Lucky Me). However before reaching Vernazza, found a closed road because falling rocks, I had to bypass that area easily and safely. Before that I had to find and alternative road which made me drift away from the city and toward the mountains. Anyway for people attempting the road its safe, just pass the warning sign and continue.

Easy trail with beautiful scenery. Crowded during tourist season, but worth the views.

Beautiful views. The weather was fantastic in August. Bring water.

I just arrived in Corniglia & I dragged my ~30-lb. suitcase up the 381 steps of the Scalinata Lardarina. One heck of an introduction to Cinque Terre!

We started from Monterosso to end up in Vernazza. It was absolutely beautiful. We ended up getting the day train pass from the Spezia train station which included the trail entrance fees. Definitely should wear good hiking shoes or tennis shoes. The first half was all up hills with lots of little stone stairs so if you have joint issues, might be a bit challenging. But you can take it leisurely so very doable. The views are spectacular of the sea and also the. Vineyard studded hill side. We made it to vernazza just before sunset. Stunning. No bathroom on the trail so go before. Would definitely recommend. Took us close to 3 hours because we went on a leisurely pace, stopping to take thousands of pictures. Bring plenty of water As well.

Amazing views! Great hike and easy to navigate. There are a LOT of large and unequal stairs/steps and my knees (whereas normally I'm advanced) ended up getting a major workout! But I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Absolutely amazing!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views and a good climb on the west side! It took us just over two hours at a pretty steady pace.

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