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Cinque Terre walking paths safe?

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1. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y

I want to walk the Cinque Terre trails and am wondering if any part of them are near the edge of cliffs with no railing. I remember how scary it was climbing up a narrow mountainside trail in the Alps and would like to be prepared for that happening again. Thanks!

2. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 8y

It's safe. I walked most of those trails and I'm afraid of heights. Besides you aren't really high up on the main trails. There are trails that aren't along the waters edge and those aren't along cliffs. You'll be completely fine, it's nothing like the Alps. But very beautiful, enjoy!

3. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y

thank you, that's a relief!

4. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

I just wanted to echo outdooren's comments - the paths are completely safe. I walked the paths between all five cities and not once did I feel that I was in any sort of danger. I highly recommend it - phenomenal view! Enjoy!

5. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y

I saw a picture of one part that was very narrow with grape vines rising steeply on one side and they said there was a dropoff of 10-15 feet down to the next terrace. If that's the worst of it, I'll be ok. I assume you two are talking about the blue trails most people take. What about the ridgeline trails higher up that have even better views?

6. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 8y

They are about the same if you're talking about safety. There's much fewer travellers on these trails. It seemed like there were more locals hiking the higher trails really.