Date: Sat 15th June
Highlight: Hiking Again!
Just when we thought we had hung up the boots, we couldn’t resist the temptation to walk the Cinque Terre famous for its steep walking tracks linking all 5 towns. Well we both agreed that the Cinque Terre’s walking trails were probably tougher than you would get on any one day on the Camino! We initially were going to walk the lower No 2 trail (still steep in its own right). But due to the No 2 trail being closed on one or two sections, we had to divert to the upper trails. We estimated we had walked at least 20km and the trails were both punishing on steepness as well as terrain.
Whilst true to form, we left late in the morning, but we didn’t get back until 8pm! We visited and explored each of the 5 towns and then caught the train back to Monterosso. Each of the Cinque Terre towns are spectacular and unique. We loved every minute of it, other than about 45min of very tough climbing in very hot conditions. The only thing that kept us going was the thought of Gelato at the next town. (2 large scoops for €1.70!).
Cinque Terre 2011 Floods!