Relatively easy hike between these two villages with spectacular views. Really worth it if you have the time. Many of the trails were closed when we visited so we purchased the Cinque Terra card for €16 for the day. This included the €7.50 fee to use the hiking trail along with unlimited train travel for the day. With each train fare costing €4 this was a very cost effective way to visit all the villages. You can travel anywhere between Levanto and La Spezia. The trail between Monterosso and Vernazza was quite steep in sections and very narrow in others. I have knee issues and took it slowly but managed to complete it in 2 hours. You must wear sneakers or hiking boots and with good reason. I also used a trekking pole which was helpful. Make sure you take water with you. We started at 9am and the trail wasn't too busy. We also took plenty of time to take photos and appreciate the amazing scenery.