Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Scotland itinerary, helm me with15 night itinerary
  2. 2 Car rental leaving Rome
  3. 3 A couple of questions which are not quite answered
  4. 4 Critique my Budapest itinerary please!
  5. 5 Help Planning Spain Itinerary
  6. 6 Handicap Assistance at Charles de Gaulle - Our Experience
  7. 7 Trip Report Trip Report - Croatia, Sept 22 -Oct 12 (Slovenia, Bosnia..)
  8. 8 Trip Report Christmas Market-ing in the Salzkammergut
  9. 9 Normandy and England in November Trip Planning
  10. 10 Stay in El Born, in Barcelona, and getting to the Languedoc, France
  11. 11 Trip Report A Walk in Tuscany, New Places to Discover, & A Life Time of memories
  12. 12 Purchasing Italian train tickets from USA!
  13. 13 Trip Report CAPITALIZING ON THE CAPITALS: Central Europe
  14. 14 Trip Report Celebrating Christmas Vienna!
  15. 15 Car Rental in Italy
  16. 16 Rue des Rosiers
  17. 17 Paris for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
  18. 18 Last min prep for Krakow - Questions
  19. 19 Trip Report thursdaysd Wanders South
  20. 20 First Trip to Europe!
  21. 21 Paris Under Seige...
  22. 22 Italy with my 22 year old son
  23. 23 Pyrenees villages sth of Lourdes
  24. 24 Interested in Icelandic cuisine?
  25. 25 Christmas in London (& Paris)
View next 25 » Back to the top

Cinque Terre hiking trails: let's post references on a super thread

Jump to last reply

I think we need a central reference point for detailed information about the Cinque Terre trails: specifically, the degree of difficulty of each individual hike. It may exist, but I have missed it. (It doesn't exist at the CT, either-- if you expect trail signage, forget it.)
Having just returned from hiking Vernazza to Corniglia, I wish I'd done more research about the different trails. The one we chose is beautiful, don't get me wrong, but it's almost 100 percent stone stairs UP for 90 minutes (more if you stop to admire the view and catch your breath in the shade). I guess I was expecting a path that took an incline, not a stone stairway. Those stairs get tiring. At least I was wearing good walking shoes. I saw some poor people-- probably uninformed about the trail, too-- who were wearing flip-flops; even one girl who was barefoot. Also, lots of people who looked to be in their 70s (who may have been in better shape than me) IMHO, you want to be prepared to walk that trail, with its loose footing and sharp drop-offs.
Had I known better, I would have walked the reverse, from Corniglia, so we were going downhill to Vernazza. Or I might have chosen the two hikes from Corniglia going south, which I think are easier.
Judging from all the CT questions on Travel Talk, I suggest we do a superthread on the TRAILS THEMSELVES: degree of difficulty, hiking times, photos.
I don't mean information on CT lodging or restaurants or gelato or weather there, though that might be a good idea for different superthreads.
Here's one link I found, which has a host of other links all pertaining to hiking the CT:

71 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.