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19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 02 0011
Ways to Experience Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wife and I recently underwent this hike - challenging but fun. Steep stairs and down. Although only about three kilometres, took us approximately two hours. Views are breathtaking. Highly recommend - can take your time so no rush. 7 euros each (only cash) but worth...More

Thank Marco L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took the trail from Vernazza to Monterosso. It's probably easier in this direction as the descent gets quite steep towards Monterosso. I never hike but do enjoy walking; I was wearing sneakers and it took me a little less than 1h20 to do this...More

Thank FrenchCactus
Reviewed 2 days ago

My sister and I did this hike in about 1 hour and twenty minutes. Its starts from the lovely old town of Monterosso and seems easy with a slight incline on a stone path type bridge. Once you pass around the mountain there are stairs,...More

2  Thank Tara S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We started in Vernazza as that was where we were staying. It’s a little tuff starting out because of the countless stairs on a steady incline. But if does get easier as your journey continues as the terrain has many flat areas and a lot...More

Thank Maggie6328
Reviewed 5 days ago

We started at around 5pm in Monterosso, and appearently from then the hike is free! We didn't even see that many tourists at that time. Though we had to hurry a little to catch the view at Vernazza before nightfall, we enjoyed this beautiful path....More

Thank MKM83
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I hiked this solo in a dress and Teva sandals with a hangover. Yes it is rocky, yes there are areas you need to be careful but essentially it’s just a whole lot of stairs up to the most amazing views of the coast line,...More

Thank cfc44
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We hiked this today and fortunately followed online advice to hike the trail northward from Vernazza to Monterosso. When we neared the end of the hike, we felt very sorry for those just starting out not realizing the long Billy goat climb they faced, with...More

Thank Carlsbadhappy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our fourth day of hiking in the Cinque Terre. Today’s walk from Montessoro(via the Monasterio de Seviestre) to Vernazza was enjoyable. There were a few tricky downhill sections, but overall, the walk was quite pleasant and doable in less than 3 hours.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

we hiked from Monterosso to Vernazza and the first part of the hike is all uphill on loads of steps of varying sizes. At times the path was really narrow too. We had our hiking sticks with us and were wearing hiking boots, thank goodness....More

Thank julia d
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of steps to navigate. The effect on your calf's is severe!!! However, great views, but go early as it gets busy by mid morning, and also hot, as it is quite sheltered amongst the olive trees and vineyards. Allow one and...More

Thank Richard T
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Susana R
5 August 2018|
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Response from 2015uk | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t find the trail between Monterosso and Vernazza too difficult. The first section is a bit of a challenge as there are quite a few stairs but just stop and take breaks. The rest of the trail has some ups but nothing... More
Sakura Y
23 May 2018|
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
The booth was open at both ends on the day we walked, though apparently it had been closed on previous days. You can pay at the booth but it must be in cash. We also saw the Vernazza booth being shut about 1:30 but that may... More
John M
24 December 2017|
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Response from beckymello | Reviewed this property |
Weather was perfect. Shirt sleeves, with a vest or shawl some of the time. Not cold at all. We were there first two weeks of May, boats were running unless seas too rough. The hike was strenuous but we took our time and made... More