Today you have a pair of itineraries to choose from, both of which offer gorgeous ‘typically Cinque Terre’ views. Collect your Cinque Terre Card at reception or walk over to the Park Information Office at Monterosso train station to get one.
Walk A: Transfer to Soviore and walk back to Monterosso via Vernazza (10 km)
To avoid a very steep start, get a taxi from Monterosso to Soviore Monastery. Or jump right in and hike up the ancient cobbled path to get there. Stop to visit the sanctuary then do a short stretch on tarmac to pick up the panoramic path to Madonna di Reggio. Continue downhill on the cobbled section to Vernazza then meet the coast path leading back into Monterosso.
Walk B: Corniglia-Volastra-Riomaggiore-Manarola (11 km)
Get the train from Monterosso to Corniglia to walk up the path toward Volastra and Riomaggiore. Option of taking the train back from Riomaggiore or hiking the famous ‘Via dell’Amore’ to reach Manarola, and getting the train from there.
Walk C: Monterosso-Vernazza-Corniglia (7 km)
Hike the busy costal trail that connects all five Cinque Terre villages and contours the coastline going up and down, up and down. Pleasant straightforward walking on an easy route, with the occasional challenging section on stone steps. Caution: a maximum of one thousand photos allowed today! At the end catch a train back to Monterosso.
Challenge: 4/4/3 hours, 10 - 11 - 7 km / 4,5 - 7 - 4,5 mi, 645/470/480m ascent, 1095/450/405m descent