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19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
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All reviews great hike bring water well worth the effort wear good shoes hiking shoes two hours flip flops take your time decent shape lots of water challenging hike views are spectacular ups and downs bottle of water monterosso vernazza steep steps opposite direction
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

Loved visiting the beautiful five villages, stunning and breathtaking. Looking forward to going back.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PriorityClubMember
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Note that the trail is listed ad closed in the winter but everyone is hiking it. Winter is the perfect time to hike as it is a tough trail and you don't overheat. Plus it is not crowded then. We actually stopped and talked with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank rlt20157
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Easy to moderate hike. Been hiking here in spring and loved it and winter could be even better because there certainly is a much lower tourist count. Beautiful hike!

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank matanzasinnlet
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Strenuous under the hot sun, but what views! I would do it a thousand more times! Have good footwear/running shoes and be prepared for lots and lost of steps of uneven height. Bring water. (At one point on the track there was a man with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank TransylvanianGrl
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This was the first leg of our Cinque Terre hike. We started 9 AM from the Monterosso train station, walked along the coast through the town to the start of the trail where we bought our trail pass for the hike. There are good signs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 27 November 2018

You must wear good shoes, take a drink and you do have to pay €7 to walk the trail. We're in our middle 50's and fairly fit but we didn't realise just how steep it was going to be. Again we are both tall which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KASHMAC
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Great hike. Amazing hike. Wonderful views. Do it. And please don’t complain about the stones, steps, etc. this is a hiking trail not the Central Park.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank f247
Reviewed 18 November 2018

There are many hiking tracks in Cinque Terre National Park but this one from Monterosso village to Vernazza village offers spectacular views. You need to be fit enough to hike uphill and it can be hard work to navigate some steep climb but the effort...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NicoleATT
Reviewed 17 November 2018

A beautiful and rigorous hike....more of a workout than we had anticipated; be sure to have appropriate hiking shoes. leave the sandals or flip flops at home and bring a water bottle

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

This beautiful footpath offers wonderful and spectacular views of the ocean and Cinque Terre.its hard work walking uphill on the path but the views are truly worth it.see the statue of st Francis of Assisi and the lovely little church.its much easier walking down but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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21 December 2018|
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Response from david c | Reviewed this property |
Larry W pretty well covered it. I did not do the second walk but my wife did and said it was a bit easier but still took over 2 hours.Take plenty of water and take it slow.Unless you are very unfit it is achievable. I had... More
13 October 2018|
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Response from kyear | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about mileage but the first leg from Monterosso to Vernazza took us about 2 hrs. It’s not an easy hike but very doable!! We stopped occasionally to take pictures but I would estimate it takes most people 2-3 hours... More
5 August 2018|
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Response from 2015uk | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t find the trail between Monterosso and Vernazza too difficult. The first section is a bit of a challenge as there are quite a few stairs but just stop and take breaks. The rest of the trail has some ups but nothing... More