Visiting the Cinque Terre by mountain bike is a fantastic way for tourists to experience the uniqueness of this area.
The trails run through the typical macchia mediterranea, an ecosystem rich in vegetation, colours and scents. Each of the trails have different characteristics and levels of difficulty suitable for both professional and recreational mountain bikers. A map and a minimum of preparation and training are required.
The chosen bike trails winds along path no.1 that runs the length of the hills connecting Riomaggiore and Monterosso. Among the different trails intersecting path no.1 various routes can be chosen. The departure point for almost all excursions is the Madonna of Montenero Sanctuary, located above Riomaggiore, where you also can rent a bike. However, other bike rental centers are found on the hill of Telegrafo, in San Bernardino and in Volastra, located above Manarola. It is recommended that you make a reservation in one of the Cinque Terre Park information offices in advance.