(Manarola - Sede Parco , 21 Apr 18) Living The Park is the Park's initiative dedicated to the discovery of the protected area through its rich trail network.
Every week a series of excursion itineraries are proposed, divided into 3 types characterized by different colors depending on the duration, starting from one of the Cinque Terre villages. GREEN (itinerary for about an hour), ORANGE (itinerary of about 3 hours), BLUE (itinerary of about 4 hours). For those who have an hour of time or for those who want to enjoy an entire day walking through cultivated vineyards, forests, Mediterranean vegetation and gaining unprecedented views of Cinque Terre.
This isn't simple alternatives to the most famous and popular SVA trail, but of real path of active knowledge of the territory and of its biodiversity richness -says the Vice President of the Park, Vincenzo Resasco- These are ancient trails that the Park preserves and is proud to enhance. These are trails that lead to places of agricultural and spiritual memory of the Cinque Terre and for this reason they must be crossed with respect and awareness of both their value and the level of difficulty.
WEEK'S PROPOSAL: MONTEROSSO
STARTING POINT: Sanctuary of Soviore
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO REACH THE STARTING POINT: Bus (free with Cinque Terre Card) Bus timetable from Monterosso (one way): 8.35 from Piazza Garibaldi - from Carige bank 12.39 - from Piazza Garibaldi 16.35 - from Banca Carige 19:20
Bus timetable from Soviore (back): 8.50 -12.52 - 16.47 - 19.33
Services that can be found in Soviore: Bar, Restaurant, Water point and toilets
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE?
1 hour (GREEN trail):
Start from the Sanctuary of Soviore and follow the path 509. The whole path winds downhill and leads back to the village of Monterosso.
3 hours (ORANGE trail):
Start from the Sanctuary, continue towards Termine along the SP 38 provincial road by path 591.At the crossroads in Termine, go up along the AV5T path. After about 20 minutes on foot, take the junction that in a few minutes leads to the church of Santa Croce. Here you will enjoy a 360 degree landscape that sweeps from the sea to the internal mountains of the province of La Spezia. Coming down from the path, continue on the AV5T up to the crossroads with path 508 that you will take down until you reach the Sanctuary of Reggio (Vernazza). You can extend the route by going to visit the Sanctuary or continue on the path 582, returning towards Termine and then Soviore.
4 hours and 15 "(BLUE trail)
Leave the Sanctuary of Soviore and follow the road on the left at the junction with the SP 38 until you cross another asphalted road that climbs to the right up to Sella Crocettola. Here take the 591C downhill path; the trail winds through the woods to the crossroads with Colle di Gritta, where, passing a restaurant / bar on the right, take the path 591 uphill towards S. Antonio Mesco. The route winds now through woods and Mediterranean scrubland until you reach first Colla Bagari and finally S. Antonio al Mesco. A slight deviation leads to a panoramic point. Take the 590 SVA path to descend towards Monterosso.