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Cinque Terre means "five lands," or "five earths" in Italian, and is so named after the five iconic colorful towns that are perched side by side on the Italian Riviera coast. There are popular trails that connect the towns together and hiking from town to town is one of the most popular tourist activities in the area. The most popular route is along the Sentiero Azzurro, or the Blue Trail. It is easy to hike shorter portions of this trail, as there is a train that stops at all the towns and runs consistently throughout the day. The five official towns that make up Cinque Terre, in West to East order, are: 1. Monterosso al Mare 2. Vernazza 3. Corniglia 4. Manarola 5. Riomaggiore

We hiked from Monterossa to Corniglia.Very hot(95F).Beautiful hike but lots of climbing.Difficult to Vernazza with about 900 ft of climbing.Hike to Corniglia is easier but still lots of climbing.Spectacular overall.

Amazing view from the mountain to the sea!

Amazing views from the top of the trail, bit of a hard slog getting up and was medium-busy when leaving Montorosso at 8:45

Nice hard hike up but unsure of what the end result was, nowhere nice to sit down comfortably at the top. There was an abandoned building right up the top but mostly angled away from Montorosso. But all in all, nice walk up the edge of the mountain

hiking
27 days ago

We did this hike June 16. Perfect weather and not quite as hot a day. The trail is well traveled and marked. The steps leading up and down are somewhat difficult. We just took short breaks and pressed on. The middle portion of the hike is a perfect, restorative, and gorgeous. Views from Manarola and Corniglia are amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this trail as a default when the blue trail from Corniglia to Vernazza was closed, but I’m so glad we did. The most spectacular views of the sea, the towns of Manarola and Corniglia and of the ancient terraced vineyards that surround these villages. Parts of the trail were challenging and we did see a few older hikers who turned around as the steps are steep and narrow at points. Often had to wait for other hikers coming in the opposite direction on ledges. I used a hiking pole on this trail and was glad I had it.

We were disappointed that both trails were closed in this section but hopefully will get to try it on our next trip.

hiking
1 month ago

You start at the ocean in Larento. If I were to rebook this trip, I would have stayed in Larento for a few days, it is one of the most beautiful places on Cinque Terre! The hike itself is wonderful. Saw one snake but looked like a garter snake...nothing to worry about! Bring water, hiking poles with rubber ends, lots of water, sunscreen and a small sweat towel the kind they sell at MEC. It is amazing how many people you see that are dripping sweat down their faces & arms. Remember to start any Cinque Terre hike in the early morning. The heat and the volume of tourists starting at noon can truly be crazy. Plan to be done by noon, have lunch & head to the beach if you want a wonderful experience. Otherwise you will get to rub sweaty bellies with other tourists on the single file sections of the paths.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this hike in the opposite direction as was how did all the hikes. Stunning! There are even a few places to stop for lemonade along the way. It is a fairly difficult hike at times but the view is asolutely amazing! Remember to bring your walking poles and lots of water!

Luckily the trail was open for us. Fairly easy hike but still recommend walking poles just make sure you have rubber tips. A rain cover for your pack is always a safer bet. We had a misty day with just a few drops which kept us cool and were lucky that there was no rain.

The ascent in either direction is fairly difficult I believe it might be a bit more challenging coming from Vernazza. I wore a good pair of keens and even though I own hiking boots, I did not use them on any hikes in Cinque Terre. Walking poles on the other hand were greatly appreciated. Some sections were very uneven and to say “single file” would be generous. The views were stunning and we plan to do it again. Biggest piece of advice. Start early! A hike on this section that starts after 10am could be a nightmare due to heat and tourist volume. The early morning walkers get a great view & peaceful surroundings!

Beautiful views from the trail of the Cinque Terre villages. Gets pretty crowded during the day - recommend starting early.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views. Challenging but rewarding!

trail closed in several sections coming from Riomaggiore. not sure if you can access from the other direction.

A walk up and down through natures garden. Amazing views. Make sure you're fit enough for the billion steps.

Pretty easy hike, with lots of shade and beautiful views. At almost the end, the track starts descending. As you get closer to Vernazza, there are a few beautiful photo points.

Beautiful view of Vernazza soon after crossing the ticket checkpoint. There is a lot of ascent at the beginning. At several points, there is space for just one well grown person to pass through. Hiking boots are recommended for this one. Carry ample water.

Hiked from Vernazza to Corniglia. Lots of stairs up.

blowdown
1 month ago

I would recommend splitting this up and staying in Riomaggiore for the night and continuing on to Portovenere. This hike was awesome with a lot of good views from Riomaggiore to Portovenere.

hiking
1 month ago

this trail is closed right now

Because the main track between Corniglia and Maranola were closed, the Cinque Terre Infopoint (great service by the way!) person directed us to the Volestra-trail. So far, that has been the best trail of them all! Beautiful views, strawling along «cians» (the stoneshelves they grow wine on) gave us an incredible nice time! A little step in both Corniglia and Manarola, but take your time instead and enjoy the views. Be sure to take the «panoramic trail to Manarola when you have option to choose between the valley or the panoramic trail!

Was amazing! You get to visit all of the 5 villages of Cinqure Terre and all kinds of hiking paths. It is very difficult at times and is a 8-10 hour hike (or more with stops at the cities) depending on the speed of hiking. Very steep slopes and slippery when it has rained. But truly awesome!

It was an incredible trail! I'm glad we started in Vernazza and ended in Monterosso, because those stairs at the end would have been a killer at the beginning.

Did the hike last week. Go early in the morning if you want a better chance of avoiding crowds. Hugged by beautiful views of the ocean, vineyards and wildflowers. There are a good number of steep steps and rocky path and some people use walking sticks for assistance. Path can be narrow (only 1 person can pass) at some parts. I started from Monterosso and it was magical to see Vernazza appear as you get get closer.

Great trail. Glad it was open today. It was crowded but great views.

hiking
1 month ago

The views were quite amazing! Ocean side trails with actual steps most of the way. The hike is steep as there are constant steps that bring you up then steep steps that take you down but nothing that’s too hard for a seasoned hiker. There were people of all ages hiking on this trail from toddlers to 70 year olds. The path gets pretty narrow in a lot of places do you’d have to stop and let people pass but in general the path was ok for two way crowds. There were almost 300 people passed and that’s on a Wednesday afternoon end of May. I was told you can’t even move on a nice August day when Italian schools are out. The hike was 2.3miles but all in all we walked 3miles from downtown area to downtown area. Took us 2hours from Vernazza to Monterosso. Highly recommended especially if it’s a nice hot day and you can jump in the ocean afterwards!! We had a 60F day which was perfect for hiking but not so much for beach swims. We got a gelato and a rose and enjoyed the ocean waves on the sandy beach.

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.

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