Tracks have very different levels of difficulty and lengths: while some of them are just a cozy half an hour walk, others can be very long and challenging. Before leaving for any hiking in the Cinque Terre, it is essential to inform yourself about the condition of the trails, which can be closed because of earlier bad weather.
Many routes have unfortunately been closed by landslides for safety reasons: one of them is the famous Via dell’Amore, a beautiful panoramic route partially excavated in the mountain rocks that separates the nearby villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola. It is closed due to a landslide that seriously compromised it.
There is also a fee to trek in some of the Park’s trails.
The best way to be informed and to look forward to the viability and feasibility of hiking trails in the Cinque Terre is to purchase the Cinque Terre Card which, besides allowing you to travel to the Cinque Terre with a single train ticket, gives information and access to the open trails.