Cinque Terre could fine you between R800 and R40K if you hike its paths in these shoes

2019-03-07 16:30 - Marisa Crous
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The UNESCO site and national park that is the Cinque Terre Italian coastline is one of those bucket list must-see destinations. So vibrant and colourful, it's also home to a beautiful hiking trail that runs above the villages. 

Yet, it's no walk on the beach. 

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Travel and Leisure notes that in recent years the national park has started to restrict the amount of people who enter this coastline area in an effort to preserve the space and to avoid the negative environmental effects of overtourism.

However, now the national park is clamping down on people who walk the paths set above the villages in shoes that aren't fit for walking.

Particularly, flip-flops. 

Fined are set to run anywhere between €50 and €2 500 (R800 - R40K). That could really set you back on your holiday budget. 

The reason for instituting these fines are mainly because in the past people have found themselves "trapped" or unable to continue along the path as some areas require appropriate walking/hiking shoes. 

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