For the nature lovers and the active travelers, hiking is a must in Cinque Terre.
The most popular of the area's trails is the SVA (#2 or blue) trail. This is the trail that links the five towns, allowing you to walk from one to the next, starting in Riomaggiore and ending in Monterosso (or vice versa; you can start and walk in either direction).
The segment of the trail between Monterosso and Vernazza is the most popular, because it leads you to the vantage point where you can get the infamous postcard-perfect picture of Vernazza from above.
It is definitely one of the most scenics hikes in the world, especially if you go early in the morning before the sun and the crowds arrive.