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Cinque Terre day trip in about 3 weeks


Nov 26th, 2015, 11:51 AM
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Cinque Terre day trip in about 3 weeks

We are thinking of a day trip from Pisa or florence to CT in mid-december. While no one can predict the weather, I want to know if any trails are already closed and if it's become an impossible thing already.
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Nov 26th, 2015, 11:52 AM
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And we would be happy doing 1-2 hikes (even if they are small) with good views.
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Nov 26th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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There are people on the TripAdvisor forum for le Cinque Terre who live in le Cinque Terre and also keep people up to date on the conditions of the trails. Whether or not the trails are "impossible" have a lot to do with how damp it has been in the preceding days. It has been remarkably warm and dry in recent weeks -- but mid-december could be different. So getting the latest from TripAdvisor before you set out is probably your best bet.
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Nov 27th, 2015, 02:46 AM
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Here is a trail map which is kept up to date by the Cinque Terre park association:


You can see a brief description of the trail, with little symbols showing the things of interest on the trail. (Hover over the symbol.) It also gives you a time estimate and the level of experience required. EE is for experts, and may require equipment. E is of medium difficulty, so you should at least have good hiking shoes. T is the very easiest (tourist level).

If you click on the trail name, you'll see a description, and if you then click on further information, you'll see whether the trail is open; if not, there will be a red circle on white background. This page also gives detailed information about the itinerary.

The easier sea-level trails starting from Riomaggiore have been closed for several years due to the risk of landslides. The trails starting from Monterosso are more likely to be open, and there is a major train station there.

In December, the daylight hours are short, getting dark by 5 PM, and it's a rather long trip from Florence. I don't think you'd have time for two hikes.
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