Last update: March 2019.

The trail: The Ring of Riomaggiore

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 (March 2019): open.

Some main information about the trail

Time for walking: 1 hour 20 minutes.
Distance: 3,5 km (2,2 miles).
The maximum height: 340 metres (1115 ft.).
Difficulty level: simple.

Recommended direction: clockwise.

The Trail description

The route starts and ends in Riomaggiore. The best way is to walk round a circle clockwise, so that the trail will smoothly rise and it won't take too much effort for walking. The route starts at the parking of the village, just follow the main street up. As soon as you leave Riomaggiore, you will see the beginning of the trail. The way to the Sanctuary takes less than one hour.

Ascent to the sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring, Cinque Terre, Italy
Ascent to the sanctuary of Montenero
Ascent to the sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring, Cinque Terre, Italy
Ascent to the sanctuary of Montenero

The main sight of the trail is the Sanctuary of Montenero, which was a parish church till the XI century. Then, it was reconstructed in the XVIII century. Inside of the Sanctuary of Montenero you can contemplate the decorated ceiling.

Sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring, Cinque Terre, Italy
Sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring
Inside of the sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring, Cinque Terre, Italy
Inside of the sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring

Montenero is 340 metres (1115,5 ft.) above the sea level and fantastic view of the coast can be admired from the viewpoint nearby. Here you can sit on one of the benches and simply enjoy the passage around.

View from the area near the sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring, Cinque Terre, Italy
View from the area near the sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring
Bench near the Sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring, Cinque Terre, Italy
Bench near the Sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring

Descending to Riomaggiore will take about twenty minutes, the trail starts just from the viewpoint which is opposite the sanctuary. There are many steps here, that is why we do not recommend you walk upstairs.

View from the area near the sanctuary of Montenero, Riomaggiore Ring, Cinque Terre, Italy
View from the area near the sanctuary of Montenero
The descent from the Sanctuary of Montenero to Riomaggiore, Riomaggiore Ring, Cinque Terre, Italy
The descent from the Sanctuary of Montenero to Riomaggiore

Text printed from website www.cinqueterrehike.com

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