Today you have two itineraries to choose from. Both of them will offer you gorgeous views of Cinque Terre typical landscape.
Before departing for your walk, go to the Park Information Office at Monterosso Train station and collect your Cinque Terre Card.
WALK A: Monterosso-Vernazza-Corniglia (7 km)
Today you walk along the busy coastal trail that connects the five villages of the Cinque Terre. The trail contours the coastline, ascending and descending, and it includes some stone staircases that can be challenging. The route is straightforward and easy to follow. At the end of the walk, take the train back to Monterosso.
Challenge: 3 hours, 7 km / 4,5 mi, 482m ascent, 404m descent
WALK B: Train to Riomaggiore and walk to Portovenere via coastal or inland (13 - 17 km / 8 - 10,5 mi)
A short train ride takes you to Riomaggiore where the day’s itinerary starts. The first 1.3km climb gradually to Colle delTelegrafo from where you gently descend to Portovenerewalking on panoramic ridge trail and passing through the villageof Campiglia.
Today’s route is very scenic, with spectacular views on theCinque Terre coastline, Portovenere and the Gulf of La Spezia,walking on well-beaten and well-marked footpaths.
If you want to shorten the walk, from Campiglia walk or take abus to Marola and then another bus to Portovenere. At the end of the walk, return to Monterosso.
Challenge: 4 or 5 hours, 13 - 17 km / 8 - 10,5 mi, 723m ascent, 744m descent