Last update: July 2019.

The Azure Trail - more details with the map

Look carefully at the Cinque Terre map! Four stretches of the Azure Trail are marked with blue colour, while red represents the closed trails. More details are below.

The Trail description

The Azure Trail is the most well-known and popular in the Cinque Terre one, uniting all five villages. The route is perfect for those who are not eager to climb up the hills and exert themselves, as the Azure Trail lies near the water surface. Its stretches, which unite all villages, are the shortest in the Cinque Terre.

Apart from the Azure Trail, there are some other hiking trails (check with the map). They are stretched through the hill tops, that's why it can be tiring a bit, but the scenery is worth seeing!

Click on the chosen section on the map and use the menu to read more and see the photos of the Cinque Terre.

Riomaggiore - Manarola (Path of Love), Blue Trail, Cinque Terre, Italy
Riomaggiore - Manarola (Path of Love)
Manarola - Corniglia path, Blue Trail, Cinque Terre, Italy
Manarola - Corniglia path

How much will it cost to walk one section of the Azure Trail?

To reach the Azure Trail, you will have to buy the Cinque Terre card, which you can find at the entry of the route. The Card covers the expenses on all the trail stretches. Please note, even if you need to visit only one stretch, it is necessary to buy the Cinque Terre Card. More details are available via the link. The other trails, much longer, are free.

View from the Blue Trail, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
View from the Blue Trail, Vernazza
Corniglia - Vernazza, Blue Trail, Cinque Terre, Italy
Corniglia - Vernazza, Blue Trail

Is the Azure Trail open? Will it be available in summer?

Manarola - Corniglia path, constant landslides, Blue Trail, Cinque Terre, Italy
Manarola - Corniglia path, constant landslides

You can check the status of the Cinque Terre trails at the moment and approximate opening date of the closed routes (on the map or page of the desired trail). The date can be frequently changed, as November is a period of the landslides because of the massive downpours. Check the status of the trails several days before your trip, everything can happen, any of the trails can be under repair. Otherwise, there will always be an alternative route!

What is the most popular part of the trail?

The Path of Love. It's the shortest and simplest, near the seaside. It's the only trail, which you can walk with the baby carriage, and it's adapted for the wheelchair use. The other trails include steps and narrow passages.

Read more about the other parts of the Azure Trail here:

Text printed from website www.cinqueterrehike.com

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