THE BLUE PATH
The "Sentiero Azzurro", which connects the five fishing villages, is the most famous and evocative trail of the Cinque Terre. The course has been traced through the centuries, when it was the only way of communication for the inhabitants of the Cinque Terre. In some points, it is a real mule track that winds waterfront offering fabulous views.
The difficulty is very low, but along the way can be found strokes and slippery cliffs. The Blue Path is about 12 km and the maximum altitude of 200 meters is at Prevo, beautiful village of Vernazza. The path is composed by trails for about 8 miles, by cobbled mule tracks and bleachers for about 2 km, and by the promenade of the Via dell'Amore, Walk of Love, and internal roads in the villages.
The entire route is marked by a white and blue stripe. It takes about 5 hours to walk it and you exceed and the height difference is about 500 meters.