Manarola to Corniglia

MODERATE 38 reviews

Manarola to Corniglia is a 5.5 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Manarola, Liguria, Italy that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 5.5 km Elevation Gain: 396 m Route Type: Point to Point

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nature trips

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forest

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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 are challenging and the steps are steep and narrow at points. You may have to wait for other hikers coming in the opposite direction on ledges. 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Excellent views along the way, as always start early or get very sweaty!

hiking
21 days ago

Amazing view from the mountain to the sea!

hiking
29 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.

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!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views. Challenging but rewarding!

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Lots of of stairs!

2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Very good, nice views. Recommended.

backpacking
3 months 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
3 months 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!

hiking
10 months ago

Sooo many stairs! So worth it! We did the hike from Corniglia to Manarola and the climb was steep at the beginning but a much steeper decent into Manarola. Beautiful views, patches of shady forest, gorgeous vineyards and olive groves.

11 months ago

Stunning hike.. did this from Corniglia to Manarola. Bring lots of water and a hat.. but if you are here, don’t miss this hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike but be prepared to climb! Bring tons of water, there is a fountain in Volastra to refill bottles/camelbaks. Unbelievable views and trail drops you right into the top of the towns.

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