The hiking trail SVA2 connects the Cinque Terre villages. The lower path is the direct and most scenic route. The Cinque Terre hiking trail is marked with SVA (Sentiero Verde Azurro) and can only be accessed after purchasing a Cinque Terre Card. There is another upper long-distance hiking trail that extends from Levanto to Portovenere at a height of approx. 500 to 700 m. This upper path leads past some of the pilgrimage churches and offers breathtaking views of the coast and the sea between sections of forest. For the upper path, you do not need the Cinque Terre Card, but it is much longer. If you want to return to the villages you will need to hike downhill or take a public bus. The high-altitude hiking trail is marked with a sign VA5T.