Visit the Cinque Terre by mountain bike, a new captivating and evocative way for tourists that wish to experience the microcosm of the area, unique to the world, completely and differently.
Each of these new trails, studied and implemented two years ago, have different characteristics and levels of difficulty. They offer a wide-ranging of choices accessible to all, both professional cyclists and simple tourists. “These trails obtained reasonable success already last year. They were developed in order to better enhance the territory – explains Heydi Bonanini, person in charge of the initiative – offering more opportunity to entertain and to develop further activity. In fact, these alternative trails that cover lesser beaten paths are particularly suggestive and rich with vegetation, which creates an ideal choice to have a full and natural immersion in the Cinque Terre. The only advice we can offer to all of those who wish to tackle these bike trails, experts included, is that a minimum of preparation and training is required. Also, we suggest not to venture off alone, because some points of the trails are quite difficult and intricate.”
The chosen bike itinerary winds along path n.1 that runs the length of the hills connecting Riomaggiore to Monterosso. Among the different trails intersecting path n.1, on the basis of experience, various routes could be chosen. The departure point for almost all excursions is the Madonna of Montenero Sanctuary located above Riomaggiore. However, other bike rental centers are found on the hill of Telegrafo, in San Bernardino and in Volastra.
It is possible to make reservations to hire bikes care of the Park information offices in the five train stations or by calling: 0187/ 760528 Montenero, 0187/ 760523 Volastra, 0187/ 760561 Telegrafo e 0187/ 812548 S. Bernardino.
8.00 - 12.30
14.00 - 19.00
With the 5 Terre Card Euro 2,50
Without the Card Euro 4,00
8,00 - 19,00
With the 5 Terre Card Euro 4,00
Without the Card Euro 6,00
For 1 hour, with the 5 Terre Card Euro 1,00
Without the Card Euro 1,50
Lack of delivery Euro 10,00 with or without the 5 Terre Card.