Hiking The Cinque Terre

The 12th most popular hiking trail in Italy.

West of Florence and Lucca in the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre, the Cinque Terre hiking route interconnects five picturesque coastal villages plus two towns on either end of the route. The entire region is within the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre (pronounced CHING-kway TAY-ray). The hiking trail winds along terraced hillsides and descends medieval staircases to secluded coves.

While there is a hiking trail that interconnects all the remote villages in Cinque Terre, there is also train that interconnects the villages as well. Generally, it's only about a 5 minute train ride between villages. The train line offers a reasonably priced day pass so you can get on and off the train as much as you want all day long. Some hikers choose to carry packs and spend a couple days exploring the entire route, while other trekkers pick a village as a base and use the train to shuttle to a starting point for a hike.

Overall, Cinque Terre is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 12 hikes in Italy.

Cinque Terre Hiking Map



Recommended Map:  "Italy Road Atlas" from Michelin

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hotel Gianni Franzi, Vernazza; Hotel Ca d'Andrean, Manarola; Hotel Marina Piccola, Manarola

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Porto Roca, Monterosso; Hotel Pasquale, Monterosso

Reference Source:  click here http://www.cinqueterre.it/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  24340

Cinque Terre Hiking Map


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