Manarola to Corniglia

506, 586, 587
5.8km / 3.6 miles
A little over 2 hours

Manarola to Corniglia (via Volastra)
(The Blue Trail between Manarola to Corniglia is closed, so this is the alternate trail)

This hike takes 2 hours total from Manarola to Corniglia but if you take the bus from Manarola to Volastra but if you take the bus from Manarola to Volastra (free for Cinque Terre card holders, € 2.50/person for non), it’s 10 minutes + less than 1.5 hours for the hike from Volastra to Corniglia

Cost : Free


Start early – The trail is not always shaded, the path is narrow and will easily get crowded.

The “easiest” way to do this hike will be to take the village bus from Manarola to Volastra. The bus will drop you off in front of the church in Volastra, where you’ll find the trailhead (586).Trail 586 is flat and through the vineyards, then connects to trail 587, which is downhill, through the woods and into Corniglia.

Don’t forget water, hat and sunscreen

Be sure to wear footwear with grip, as trails are uneven.

Trailhead if you start from Manarola:

Go past the parking lot, at the roundabout stay to your right and keep going up. You’ll see the signs for “Volastra”.

Trailhead if you start from Volastra:

Behind the church.

Trailhead if you start from Corniglia:

Behind the church.

Cinque Terre


Lace up your shoes and explore the famous hiking trails that connect the fabulous five. Warning: magnificent views.