The fourth stretch of path 5 of the 5 Terre is 7.5 km long with a drop of 250 m. The maximum altitude of 780 m is reached at the Sella di Malpertuso. The time required to walk it is 2 and a half hours. The walk starts again in the woods, until you reach the north-western saddle of Marvede, crossing point with the path for Corniglia 587 (ex n. 7A). Continue along a sparse pine forest up to the Cigoletta saddle (612 m), where the paths for Vernazza 508 (ex n. 8) and Riccò del Golfo meet. The route reaches the highest altitudes of the entire itinerary; continuing between chestnut and pine woods, you reach the summit of the Cinque Terre: Monte Malpertuso (815 m). Arrived at the saddle of the homonymous mountain, continue still in the wood and meet the dirt road for Foce Drignana, but the path continues lower down. In short you reach Foce Drignana, at 534 m., Where the path 508 (ex n. 8) starts and leads to Vernazza.
The train, surely the best means of travel to visit the Cinque Terre and be enchanted by the beauty of the Ligurian sea. From March 16th the 5 Terre Express train is in service to travel comfortably between La Spezia Centrale, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso and Levanto with a single single fare ticket, taking advantage of the offer of 100 trains a day, 7 days a week, every 15 minutes