Route: Cinque Terre Traverse (Italy)

Location
Italy
Distance
56 km
Vertical Gain
3300 m
Description

A complete traverse of the entire Cinque Terre region.  The idea is to do Alta Via (the high trail) but then drop down to all 5 towns and back up to Alta via before getting to the next one. The Alta Via is the historical trail connecting towns.  Some guidelines on the route:

-The end points are Portovenere and the train station at Monterosso.

-Dropping down to Riomaggiore and Manarola you should go to the water's edge.

-At Corniglia you should visit the terrazza panoramica di Santa Maria

-The lower trail is acceptable between Corniglia and Vernazza, where you should again visit the water's edge.

-From Vernazza climb back up to the Alta Via and pass over Monte Soviore and Monte Negro before dropping down to Monterosso.

 

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