Does anyone know the current status of the trails between the towns? I can't seem to find a current update - is there a website that anyone knows of? I think one section is closed but I forget which one.
the trails between Riomaggiore and Corniglia is closed for maintenance. However, you can hike or take the bus to Volastra and do the 6/6d/7a inland trail between Manarola and Corniglia. We took the bus to Volastra and did the hike between Manarola & Corniglia. It was definitely easier going this way rather than starting in Corniglia as it is downhill on trail 7a as you hike into Corniglia.
AFAIK, the Sentiero Azzurro trails from Monterosso to Vernazza and Vernazza to Corniglia are currently open. The trails from Corniglia to Manarola and Manarola to Riomaggiore (Via dell' Amore) are currently closed and not expected to re-open this year. If you're used to hiking, there are other trails that bypass the closed sections, but they go further up into the hills and take longer. The easiest and simplest way to bypass the closed sections is to use the local trains. Note that a Park Pass is required to hike the S.A. trails.
Check the following websites for current information.....
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