Last update: November 2019.

The trail: Manarola - Volastra - Corniglia

The Trail, described here on this page, is highlighted on the map. In case you are interested in the other route, just click on it to read more information, or visit the page “Hiking trails in the Cinque Terre”, where you can find the information on the main routes.

The current status of the trail (November 2019): open.

Some main information about the trail

Time for walking: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Distance: 5 km (3 miles).
The maximum height: 400 metres (1300 ft.).
Difficulty level: low.

Recommended direction: it's better to start your way from Corniglia, as the Manarola trail suddenly gains height.

The Trail description

The trail is quite popular among the tourists due to its green landscapes. It is recommended to start the route from Corniglia, as the village is located one hundred metres (330 ft.) above the sea level. Consequently, the climb will be much smoother.

View of Manarola from the trail Manarola - Volastra - Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy
View of Manarola from the trail Manarola - Volastra - Corniglia
Smooth rise from Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy
Smooth rise from Corniglia

If you are walking from Manarola, please be careful, your way will start from 1200 steps! Anyway, you can use a bus. It will take you to Volastra, which is 335 metres (1100 ft.) above the sea (check the map). Predominantly the trail has a tendency for a way down from Volastra, so be prepared for 1 hour 45 minutes trip.

Descent from Volastra to Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Descent from Volastra to Manarola
Descent from Volastra to Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Descent from Volastra to Manarola

While walking along this admirable trail, you will see the farmers looking after olive and grape trees on the dry land of Manarola and Corniglia. Do not forget about Volastra. 2000 years ago, this tiny village was called Vicus Oleaster that meant "the village of olive grove".

View of Manarola from the trail Manarola - Volastra - Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy
View of Manarola from the trail Manarola - Volastra - Corniglia
View of Corniglia from the trail Manarola - Volastra - Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy
View of Corniglia from the trail Manarola - Volastra - Corniglia

The longest stretch of the trail wends its way through the vineyards and comes into the forest. The landscapes here are so astounding!

You can find here some places, where heather and branches of chestnut trees interweave into a magnificent tunnel.

Trail Corniglia - Volastra - Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Trail Corniglia - Volastra - Manarola
Trail Corniglia - Volastra - Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Trail Corniglia - Volastra - Manarola

Text printed from website www.cinqueterrehike.com

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