Starting Point of the Hike Nostra Signora di Soviore 466 m
The pilgrimage church of Nostra Signora di Soviore is located above Monterosso al Mare and is the starting point of the hike between the pilgrimage churches of the Cinque Terre. To get to the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Soviore, you can take the minibus from Monterosso al Mare or walk up the path. The trail goes uphill through a forest of oak and chestnut trees, past chapels to the pilgrimage church of Our Lady of Soviore.
First Track: From Santuario di Nostra Signora di Soviore to Santuario di Reggio di Vernazza
Distance: 3.8 km
Minimum height: 331 m
Maximum height: 516 m
Ascent (total): 120 m
Gradient (total): 266 m
From Sanctuary Nostra Signora di Soviore, take path 591 past the houses and along the road, from which the narrow hiking path 582 branches off to the right through the Mediterranean scrub to Madonna di Reggio. You walk over 500 meters above the cliffs and can enjoy the scents of plants and breathtaking views along the way. Before arriving at the pilgrimage church, the road descends slightly downhill.
Second Track: From Santuario di Reggio di Vernazza to Madonna San Bernardino
Distance: 5.3 km
Minimum height: 294 m
Maximum height: 401m
Total climb: 374 m
Gradient (total): 350m
After a short rest with the wonderful view from the Balcony of Reggio, continue on hiking trail 581 towards San Bernardino. After a short stretch of road, you must not miss the climb using the steps on the left on the wall. The narrow path leads to the dry walls of the vineyards and through olive and chestnut forests. In between, plots are traversed. Care should be taken to lock the gates again. They serve to protect the grapes from wild boar. In the forest, you have to cross brooks and you come through Muro Superiore and above Muro Inferiore. A stretch of path with wonderful views before reaching San Bernardino.
Third Track: From Madonna San Bernardino – Santuario di Nostra Signora della Salute
Distance: 8.2 km
Minimum height: 304 m
Maximum height: 744 m
Total climb: 560 m
Gradient (total): 561 m
From San Bernardino, you have a wonderful view of the coast. The towns of Corniglia and Manarola lie deep below the sea. From San Bernardino, the path 507 climbs steeply to Fornacchi and Cigoletta. The serpentine road has to be crossed a few times before the hiking trail continues steeply through the bushes. Once at the Cigoletta intersection, take the AV5T hiking trail (Alta Via delle Cinque Terre) towards Riomaggiore. But after a short time, you have to descend on path 506 towards Volastra. The trail goes downhill through forests directly to Volastra and the Church of Nostra Signora Della Salute.