Cinque Terre – Footpaths

Footpaths

There are two main paths that reach and cross the territory of the Cinque Terre, both reported by the section of LaSpezia CAI.

The first is the ridge path number 1, known as Alta via delle Cinque Terre. This ancient mule track runs along the watershed that separates the Cinque Terre coast from the Val di Vara and is a secondary branch of the Alta via dei Monti Liguri, which connects to Mount Zatta.

From the ridge path you can reach the villages of the 5 Terre through one of the transversals that descend towards the sea following the secondary ridges or the valleys delimited by them. The most important ones, from west to east, are the paths n °: 9, 8, 7, 6, 2, 1, 3.

Then there is the coastal path number 2, known as Sentiero azzurro, which connects Levanto to Porto Venere crossing all the villages of the Cinque Terre and taking in the stretch between Riomaggiore and Manarola the famous name of via dell'Amore.

Currently to enter the path number 2 you need to buy a day ticket or a park card called Carta Cinque Terre that combines the entrance to the Park with the use of regional trains to and from La Spezia Centrale / Levanto.