The Cinque Terra hike along the celebrated coastal trail proved more strenuous than expected. But the views were spectacular and slightly daunting.
I’m not a habitual hiker, but having heard of 70-year-olds who covered the entire distance in the Cinque Terra hike from Monterosso al Mare to Riomaggiore in a day, I though it couldn’t be that hard. After all it’s only 9 km and I pretend to be relatively fit. As it turned out, I was in for a challenge. [...]