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Best bird watching trails in Cinque Terre National Park, Italy

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Cinque Terre National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Sentiero Azzurro: Corniglia - Vernazza
Cinque Terre National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
This is a hike you will never forget, challenging but worth the breathtaking coastal views. It's the third section of The Blue Trail (Sentiero Azzurro) which connects all five main villages of Cinque Terre. This section connects Corniglia to Vernazza. A Cinque Terre card is required to use this trail. https://www.cinqueterre.eu.com/en/cinque-terre-card For a list and maps of all the Sentiero Azzurro (Blue Trail) segments: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/sentiero-azzurro-the-blue-trail Please beware that the Ligurian Sea view trails in this area are closed when it rains hard. During winter months, some parts of this trail are closed due to maintenance work. However you can always find alternative trails open, usually higher up and away from the coast. Please visit this website for updated current conditions: https://www.cinqueterre.eu.com/en/cinque-terre-current-situation Show more
#2 - Sentiero Azzurro: Vernazza - Monterosso
Cinque Terre National Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
This is a hike you will never forget, challenging but worth the breathtaking coastal views. This is the fourth and final section of The Blue Trail, also known as Sentiero Azzurro, which connects all five main villages of Cinque Terre. This section connects Vernazza to Monterosso al Mare. It is a moderate hike, with some tough stairs and inclines. It offers great views of both Vernazza and Monterosso, as well as the Ligurian Sea along the way. A Cinque Terre card is required to use this trail. https://www.cinqueterre.eu.com/en/cinque-terre-card This trail can be completed in either direction. To complete the hike from Monterosso to Vernazza, use this map: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/italy/liguria--3/sentiero-azzurro-monterosso-to-vernazza?u=i For a list and maps of all Sentiero Azzurro (Blue Trail) segments: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/sentiero-azzurro-the-blue-trail During winter months, some parts of this trail are closed due to maintenance work. However you can always find alternative trails open, usually higher up and away from the coast. Please visit this website for updated current conditions: https://www.cinqueterre.eu.com/en/cinque-terre-current-situation Show more
#3 - Monterosso - Portovenere
Cinque Terre National Park
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Length: 16.2 mi • Est. 9 h 39 m
This is a fantastic hiking trail with breathtaking views of the Ligurian Sea through terraces of grape vines, scenic and colorful towns, churches and ancient towers. All along the route you can enjoy amazing food and taste delicious wine. This trail connects the five most well-known coastal towns of Cinque Terre, plus an extension to Portovenere as well. You can make it a one day trip or break it up into several days and stop and explore all the towns along the way and even take a boat trip to see the Cinque Terre from afar. It's a great hike to do with kids as well with plenty of opportunities to reward them with gelato! This is a fairly trafficked trail that is easier done going south to north. Hikers recommend going early for less crowds and lower temperatures. If you are too tired to hike back, you can take the train. A Cinque Terre card is required to use this trail. Portions of the trail are sometimes temporarily closed due to bad weather but you can always take the train between villages where the trail is closed. Show more
#4 - Sentiero Azzurro: Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre National Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
This is a hike you will never forget, challenging but worth the breathtaking coastal views. This is the fourth and final section of The Blue Trail, also known as Sentiero Azzurro, which connects all five main villages of Cinque Terre. This section connects Vernazza to Monterosso al Mare. It is a moderate hike, with some tough stairs and inclines. It offers great views of both Vernazza and Monterosso, as well as the Ligurian Sea along the way. A Cinque Terre card is required to use this trail. https://www.cinqueterre.eu.com/en/cinque-terre-card For a list and maps of all Sentiero Azzurro (Blue Trail) segments: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/sentiero-azzurro-the-blue-trail This trail can be completed in either direction. To complete the hike from Vernazza to Moterosso, use this map: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/italy/liguria--3/sentiero-azzurro-vernazza-to-monterosso During winter months, some parts of this trail are closed due to maintenance work. However you can always find alternative trails open, usually higher up and away from the coast. Please visit this website for updated current conditions: https://www.cinqueterre.eu.com/en/cinque-terre-current-situation Show more
#5 - Volastra to Corniglia
Cinque Terre National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
A hiking path between the villages of Volastra and Corniglia. It offers beautiful views.Show more
#6 - Monterosso to Levanto
Cinque Terre National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
#7 - Levanto to Monterosso
Cinque Terre National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
#8 - Sentiero Azzurro (The Blue Trail) [CLOSED]
Cinque Terre National Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to construction. The trail is planned to reopen in Spring 2021. Sentiero Azzurro, or The Blue Trail/The Blue Path, is appropriately named after the blue colors of the ocean in panoramic view for a majority of the trail. This trail connects each of the five main villages of the Cinque Terre region: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare. Along the trail, you may find homegrown vineyards, meet locals, see house pets sunbathing, and always find a sweeping view. The path is made up of groomed, shaded trail mixed with steps and some open-air paths along the mountainside. Always check the status of each section of the trail, as they often close after heavy rains. For a list and maps of all Sentiero Azzurro (Blue Trail) segments: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/sentiero-azzurro-the-blue-trail A Cinque Terre card is required to use this trail.Show more