Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Cinque Terre

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This 3.5 km (2.2 mi) Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza takes you from the old town of Monterosso to the harbor of Vernazza. During the walk, you'll pass vineyards, citrus orchards, heather, juniper, and oak trees. Stop along the way to rest your legs and take in the coastal views. Some parts of footpath are very narrow and have no barrier, so be sure to watch your step. Bring plenty of water with you. To visit Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza on your trip to Cinque Terre, use our Cinque Terre tour itinerary planning tool.
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  • The hike was challenging but provided wonderful views of Vernazza, Monteserro and the sea. I would recommend starting in Vernazza and ending in Monteserro. The ascent is more gradual if you start.....  more
    The hike was challenging but provided wonderful views of Vernazza, Monteserro and the sea. I would recommend starting in Vernazza and ending in Monteserro. The ascent is more gradual if you start.....  more »
  • Difficult trail but well worth it. Beautiful views and excellent exercise. Highly recommend taking the 2 hours or so to make this trip. Younger people with no knee issues could probably do this in... 
    Difficult trail but well worth it. Beautiful views and excellent exercise. Highly recommend taking the 2 hours or so to make this trip. Younger people with no knee issues could probably do this in...  more »
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  • Started the hike from Monterosso to Vernazza early in the morning to avoid big crowds and waiting lines and I enjoyed it a lot. One more reason to start early in the morning is to avoid the sun which might make the hike way harder than it actually is. The hike started with a big climb with lots of stairs and then becomes easier. The are some spots with a very nice view of the sea and the two villages where you can take some nice pictures. Totally recommend.
  • Lovely hiking trail, quite steep at the beginning but after 20 min it becomes quite flat. Wear hiking shoes or sneakers, avoid sandals since the route it's filled with hard rocks. From Vernazza to Monterosso is the easier way, if you want a tougher uphill then try Monterosso to Vernazza. You can take nice shots of Vernazza while hiking this route.

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