Duration: 1 day
Duration: 1 day
The hike leads on the hiking paths above the five villages of the Cinque Terre. You don’t need to buy the Cinque Terre Card. The hike starts in Vernazza. Since the first part leads up the street, this part can be covered by bus. Partly you hike through the mountains and partly through the wine yards.
The first part from Vernazza to Muro can be taken by minibus. Muro is a residential area above Vernazza. There are a few vacation rentals with nice views, but no bar or supply point. Then you climb from Muro on the narrow path that runs between the vineyards to San Bernardino. Alternatively, you can take the bus up to San Bernardino and start the hike there.
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 towards Riomaggiore. But after a short time, you have to descend on path 506 towards Volastra and you pass Case Pianca on a very beautiful hiking trail along the wine yards. Arrived at Volastra it’s time for a rest. There is a restaurant and a bar there.
From Volastra you cross the street to take the path 506 and at the crossroads the path 530 towards Riomaggiore. On a wide path, it goes for long distances along a contour line. At the intersection, take the hiking path 501 to descend to Riomaggiore. The last part of the way is marked by steep stairs that lead past the former 13th-century defense castle, the Castel di Riomaggiore, to the train station.
We provide a Cinque Terre authorized Mountain Guide that speaks your language. Our guide will accompany you on this hike. He or she will give you interesting details on the way and draws your attention to the special features of the region and the special cuisine. The price includes lunch during the hike.
– Accommodation before and after the hike
– Multi-day tour pre-arranged with more overnight stays, guide, meals
– tasting of the Cinqueterre wine with food and olive oil tasting
– Private transfers
– Extension of the trip through Tuscany
The hiking tour is organized only for you and your fellow travelers. They are conducted in the language you choose. We have experienced local guides for German, Italian, English, French. Other languages on request or with an interpreter.
The above price has been calculated for a group of 8 participants on a 5-hour hike (only in one direction). Please let us know the number of participants and special wishes with your request.
Your guide can meet you at Vernazza or at your hotel in the Cinque Terre, La Spezia or Levanto. We can organize transport to the meeting point and collect you from the endpoint.
San Bernardino is a little village high above Corniglia and Vernazza. From the balcony of San Bernardino, you have a fantastic view over Corniglia and the sea.
The name Volastra comes from the Latin: oleaster and means something like a village in the olives. The church was first mentioned in 1240. In Volastra there is a bar and restaurant.
You are welcome to get inspired by our description of this hike. However, we recommend to not hike alone and do not go without an experienced local licensed guide. Mountains are dangerous and you can get lost or surprised by weather. Also, our description might have small errors, be incomplete or outdated. Therefore, we recommend you book the tour with us and let us take care of the organization.