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Hiking in the Cinque Terre

By Viator, November 2017

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Cinque Terre is a coastal hiker’s dream destination, as its picturesque hillside villages draped along the rugged Italian Riviera shoreline are laced with trekking trails. Here’s how to discover Cinque Terre and its eponymous national park on foot.

Via dell’Amore
Via dell’Amore is a short—just over half a mile (one kilometer) in length—but beautiful route connecting Riomaggiore and Manarola. Famously cut to allow young lovers to meet between the villages—hence the romantic name—Via dell’Amore is one of Cinque Terre National Park’s top attractions.

Sentiero Rosso
Seen on maps as Sentiero No. 1, Sentiero Rosso is a long-distance path between Levanto and Portovenere, which loops through UNESCO World Heritage–listed Cinque Terre National Park. The route is relatively flat and is popular among experienced hikers, who aim to complete its roughly 25 miles (40 kilometers) in nine to 12 hours.

Sentiero Azzurro
The 7.5-mile (12-kilometer) Sentiero Azzurro runs between Corniglia and Vernazza, and boasts some of Cinque Terre’s most impressive coastal scenery. Marked No. 2 on maps, this route is not particularly challenging but requires a fair level of fitness.

Sentiero No. 6d
Sentiero No. 6d attracts hikers in search of the authentic Cinque Terre experience—but without the challenging climbs. Linking the hilltop villages of Volastra and Corniglia, Sentiero No. 6d follows relatively flat terrain through fertile vineyards.

Sentiero No. 3
Experienced hikers looking to test their limits can embark on the Sentiero No. 3 route, which leads from the basilica of Sant’Abbondio in Como to Riomaggiore. The 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) route takes in serious hills and boasts plenty of scenic coastal overlooks.

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Private Cinque Terre Trekking Tours, Cinque Terre, null
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Private Cinque Terre Trekking Tours

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Trek & tour through the most beautiful area of Cinque Terre with a private guide. This tour will give you an understanding of the villages and the most ...  Read more

Location: Riomaggiore, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $190.98
Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence, Florence, Hiking & Camping
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Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence

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Join the only tour that takes you to the Cinque Terre on a one-day hiking trip from Florence. Hiking is the only way to truly experience the magic of the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $107.43
Private Cinque Terre Hike and Bite with a Local, Cinque Terre, Day Trips
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Private Cinque Terre Hike and Bite with a Local

Hiking burns calories, which means if you’re going to hike, you’re going to need to eat, right? Well, we’ve got your caloric needs covered! Come explore the ...  Read more

Location: Manarola, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $232.76
Half Day Small Group Hike to Portovenere with Local Guide, Cinque Terre, Hiking & Camping
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Half Day Small Group Hike to Portovenere with Local Guide

This small group tour is an intermediate trek with the best views. Different from Cinque Terre Trek, this offers a more challenging trek with a rewarding ...  Read more

Location: Riomaggiore, Italy
Duration: 5 to 7 hrs

From USD $190.98

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