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Attention! There are no restrictions on entering Cinque Terre in 2024! Do not trust unverified sources of information that spread the news of the visitors’ limitation - this information is not correct! Don't forget to check status of trails.

Walking trails and their status

Map of all hiking trails of the Cinque Terre, preview Open Google Map in a new window

The walking trails are certainly the main attraction of the Cinque Terre.

You can see a detailed map of the main paths of the Cinque Terre above; in reality they are much more. You will easily find signs of additional paths during your trek in the mountains of Liguria.

The paths described on our website can be trekked without much difficulty, but you should still remember that depending upon some features of the region’s relief, secondary paths can involve many difficulties, depending on weather conditions.

Equipments and accessories: for some paths such as the Blue Path (number 2) you don't need to carry anything with you. For others you may need: a couple of water bottles, suitable shoes, hat (in summer), and food. Many tourists also use trekking poles (you can buy them in any villages of the Cinque Terre).

Most popular trails in the Cinque Terre:
- The Blue Path (number 2) being the most famous is visited by 95% of tourists coming to the region. It is regularly maintained and improved; so no doubt the pass here is a paid one (you need to buy the Cinque Terre Card).
- The Riomaggiore Ring: trail #3 + #3a. Length: 3 km / 2 miles. Time needed for trip: 1 to 1.20 hour. More info here.
- Monterosso - Cape of Mesco: trail #10 (length: 2.2 km / 1.4 miles). You can continue your hiking on trail #1/e to Levanto (total length: 7 km / 4.3 miles).
- Corniglia - Volastra - Manarola: trails #7a + #6d + #6 (#6p). Length: 5.5 km / 3.4 miles. Time needed for trip: 2.30 hours. Note: if this path is to be passed from the side of Manarola, it will be more convenient taking a bus to Volastra, as these 2 towns are connected by a 1200 steps trail, which can be very tiring.
- Riomaggiore - Portovenere: trails #3 or #3a + #1/a. Length: 12 km / 7.5 miles. Time needed for trip: 5 hours.
- Palmaria Island.

For a detailed description of every trail, visit respective pages:
#1 The High Path: Portovenere - Levanto.
#2 The Blue Path: Riomaggiore - Monterosso.
A Palmaria Island.
#3+ Other paths (with photos!).

Detailed map of the hiking trails in the Cinque Terre:

Red indicates temporarily closed trails. Click on a trail to read its status and name.
Map is updated daily automatically; but it must be noted that after heavy rain most of trails are closed for a couple of days, and this is not reflected on maps.

Trails, which are temporarily closed or have limited access*:

Total trails: more than 100.
Most frequented: 38 (shown on the map).
Closed for repair: 3.

2a, Riomaggiore - Manarola: The main part of the trail is closed (expected to open in July 2024). Reason: Only small part is open from Manarola to small bar in the middle of the trail. The second part will not be open up to 2024.
2b, Manarola - Corniglia: The trail is closed for a long period (approximately till: 2025). Reason: see photo (2016).
11a, Trail 1 - Sea: The main part of the trail is closed.
4c, Trail 1 - Cape of Merlino: The descent to the coast is temporarily inaccessible.
X2, Trail 2 - Beach Guvano: The trail is inaccessible at some places. Reason: It is dangerous, you can do it but pay close attention.

* N.B. Information about access to trails may change any time. Information is available at tourist office of every railway station.

Article last updated: February 2024.

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