? Trail of the Week: AV5T part 2
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AV5T, the “Alta Via delle Cinque Terre”, is a long-distance trail that extends from Monte Prato Pinello in the mountains north of Sestri Levante, to Portovenere, just down the coast from the Cinque Terre. The entire trail is 70 kilometers in length. In the previous edition of our newsletter we detailed the 16-kilometer section from Crocettola, at the northwestern end of the Cinque Terre National Park, to Telegrafo. That segment runs along the wooded ridge of the coastal mountains.
This edition, Part 2, will cover the final section of Trail AV5T from Telegrafo to Portovenere. Together with Trail SVA/593 Riomaggiore-Telegrafo, this is one of the most popular area day hikes.
Starting where we left off in Part 1, at Colle del Telegrafo, Trail AV5T exits the forest onto an asphalt road, crossing the curve where Via Fabio Filzi becomes Via Parodi. The trail continues to the southeast, following a short paved section of road to the right of the road to Sant’Antonio Abate. The road becomes a wide trail as it enters a mixed forest of chestnuts, pines and holm oak. The trail passes several work-out stations of a “green gym”. Just before the 1km mark, the trail merges onto the Sant’Antonio Abate road. Along the left side of the road there is a picnic area and bar, then the small chapel of Sant’Antonio Abate at the intersection with Trail N. 504. There is a water fountain in front of the chapel. Between here and Campiglia there are several trails that descend through the farming settlements of Tramonti and down to the sea, and several more stations of the “green gym”.
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