Travel time: 1 hour and 45 minutes. (Return: 1 hour)
Difficulty: E - Medium
Lenght: 2.467 km
Historic mule track between Monterosso and the sanctuary, the route begins in the historic center, climbing along Via Roma, the carriage road that crosses the village, until you take the stairway to the right towards the sanctuary. Between terraced bands of olive trees and lemon orchards, the path proceeds uphill becoming a mule track, in some points a path and even partly asphalted until it crosses the carriage road to Monterosso. After the road, you continue in a wood of chestnut and acacia, resuming to be a mule track. In the locality of Santa Maddalena we meet the "Cappella del Ritrovamento", where according to tradition the figure of the Madonna conserved in the sanctuary was found. Now in sight of the sanctuary, the path ends with the few steps that connect the sanctuary with the SP 51 above.