Last update: May 2019.

The trail: Monterosso - Levanto

The Trail, described here on this page, is highlighted on the map. In case you are interested in the other route, just click on it to read more information, or visit the page “Hiking trails in the Cinque Terre”, where you can find the information on the main routes.

The current status of the trail (May 2019): open.

Some main information about the trail

Time for walking: 3 hours.
Distance: 6,8 km (4,2 miles).
The maximum height: 312 metres (1020 ft.).
Difficulty level: low.

Recommended direction: no matter.

The Trail description

The trail connects Monterosso with the village of Levanto, which is outside of the Cinque Terre. The tourists often stay at Levanto because hotels there are cheaper. By the way, it's more convenient to get there by car and there are more parking places there.

View of Monterosso from the trail towards Levanto, Cinque Terre, Italy
View of Monterosso from the trail towards Levanto
View of Levanto from the trail towards Monterosso, Cinque Terre, Italy
View of Levanto from the trail towards Monterosso

Forty minutes on foot from Monterosso and you will find Cape of Mesco, where you can contemplate breath-taking views from and enjoy the seaside of the Park. You can also find there some ruins of San Antonio Monastery (XIII century). If you find the route to Levanto quite tortuous, you can just come back to Monterosso after taking some photos from the top of the cape.

Hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco, Cinque Terre, Italy
Hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco
View from the path near Hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco, Cinque Terre, Italy
View from the path near Hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco
View from the path near Hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco, Cinque Terre, Italy
View from the path near Hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco
View from the path near Hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco, Cinque Terre, Italy
View from the path near Hermitage of San Antonio of Mesco

Walking can be quite entertaining, from Levanto side the trail is becoming higher and you can see the finest views of Liguria from the hilltops. Some people think that the route should be called the most panoramic due to the beauty it offers.

View from the trail Monterosso - Levanto, Cinque Terre, Italy
View from the trail Monterosso - Levanto
View from the trail Monterosso - Levanto, Cinque Terre, Italy
View from the trail Monterosso - Levanto

Text printed from website www.cinqueterrehike.com

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