We didn't want to hike the whole of the CT and decided to hike from our home base (Vernazza) to Corniglia and it was spectacular... beautiful views of the ocean... the pathway on which you hike are ancient and very worn but beautiful (and I felt very safe)... I took numerous photos of the pathway and the views. I loved the views coming into Corniglia a wonderful small city on a hill. If you don't have time to hike all of the CT this would be a good hike for you... If I remember correctly it took us about 2.5 hours at a very leisurely pace. You'll see a few vineyards and walk thru a few olive groves.... It does my heart good just to think about it. We are not in that great of shape and it was no problem... there are some up hills but it was still so lovely. We were there in late march of 03.