Cinque Terre National Park guided hiking & walking tours: September 1-30, 2015

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  1. Can you confirm that trail #2, Via dell’Armore, from Riomaggiore to Manarola will be open in May 2016? Is this segment of the trail free or is there a fee to hike this part only? Mille Grazie!

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  2. I will also be walking the Cinque Terre this year. I assume the top path between Riomaggiore & Manarola will still be open? Last time I was there we caught a bus up to the top path.

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    1. Ciao Jane!

      Trail #531 (called the Beccara by locals) that connects Riomaggiore & Manarola by going up & over the mountain that divides the two villages is open. However, you mentioned a bus taking you to the path which puzzles me? Perhaps you took a bus to the upper road (where cars pass) and then walked along the road? Please provide more details. Grazie!

      Amy

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      1. My apologies Amy – the bus belonged to the Parks Department in the town of Manarola not Riomaggiore. The top path leads to Corniglia and this is a better way to walk as it’s downhill all the way. Heading from Corniglia to Manarola is far more strenuous. I think they charged about one euro to take us to the top walk path. Is there a top path to link Manarola and Riomaggiore or will it be impossible to walk any of that section? Jane

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      2. Ciao Jane!

        Ok, thanks for clarifying… that makes more sense now. 🙂 The path from Volastra to Corniglia is currently open so it’s no problem to catch a bus from Manarola to Volastra and then walk to Corniglia.

        The Beccara trail that I mentioned previously (that connects Riomaggiore and Manarola) takes about an hour to hike but it’s quite strenuous.

        Hope that helps!

        Most sincerely,
        Amy

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  3. Thanks Amy. We’re both pretty fit so we’ll take the mountain route! At least there will be a lovely view to look at when we stop to catch our breath!

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  4. thank u for your generosity with advice and help.
    we would like to walk the trail (backpacks not going back…), we have more then a week end of July. do we have to book hotels in advance? usually how long dose it take from one village to the other?
    thanx

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    1. Ciao Debbie!

      Thanks for reading. I *definitely* recommend booking accommodations in advance.

      Estimated hiking times are as follows:

      Monterosso to Vernazza (on the coastal trail): 2 hours

      Vernazza to Corniglia (on the coastal trail): 1 1/2 hours

      Corniglia to Manarola (via the alternate trail through Volastra): 2 to 2 1/2 hours

      Manarola to Riomaggiore (via the alternate Beccara trail): 1 (very intense!) hour

      I hope this info helps!
      Amy

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