- Nature and Territory+
- ECST Phase I
- Visit the Park-
- Travel Suggestions
The name Sciacchetrail comes from the words Sciacchetrà and Trail: namely the straw wine produced in this area and the nature race.
Sciacchetrail is a route to regain the soul of this territory, to embrace struggle as a moment of research, analysis and union. Hence the idea of a race connecting the Communities and enhancing the territory and the efforts that its cultivation requires.
The departure will be in Piazza Garibaldi inside the historic center of Monterosso. After the passage on the Monterosso seafront, you go up to the promontory of Punta Mesco from which you can admire, with a splendid view, the Gulf of the Cinque Terre. In the stretch of single track ups and downs that leads to Colle di Gritta you can also enjoy the view of the Levanto valley.
Leaving the Colle di Gritta you reach the first Sanctuary of the Cinque Terre that of Madonna di Soviore (among the oldest in Liguria). A new single track with an incredible view leads, passing through the Mediterranean scrub overlooking the sea, to the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Reggio. In the square of the Sanctuary you will find an ultracentennial cypress, considered to be the oldest one in Liguria.
From Reggio you go up, passing through Drignana, up to the Alta Via delle Cinque Terre. Monte Malpertuso is the "Coppi" peak of SciaccheTrail (750m above sea level), then Cigoletta and finally you reach Monte Capri. Continue along the high road of the Cinque Terre until you reach Colle del Telegrafo (the most eastern point of the route), and then go down to the Sanctuary of Montenero.
The descent continues until reaching the first village of the Cinque Terre in Riomaggiore. After crossing the village, climb the steep Beccara staircase until you reach the Corniolo vineyard. At this point, instead of going down to Manarola, continue on the path that leads you to the Cantina Sociale del Groppo which will be crossed passing through steel barrels and modern machinery for the vinification of the famous Sciacchetrà. Then descend to Manarola, the second village of the Cinque Terre, and then immediately go up to the hamlet of Volastra and reach the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Salute. In the whole area there are a lot of vineyards of the Cinque Terre, and without a doubt it is the one that best tells what the Cinque Terre are.
From the hamlet of Volastra, passing through the vineyards on the sea, you get to Corniglia, and from there along the blue path on the sea to Vernazza. Once crossed Vernazza, go up with the view of the sea up to Monterosso, where the Sciacchetrail had started.