centro outdoor - park by bjt

Sentiero del Castagno

MONTA' D'ALBA
3h
11,50
470 m
85% nature, 15 % road
Difficulty: EE (Excursionists Experts) GPS

The Chestnut Path begins from the village of Montà, circling the old parish church and the fourteenth century Lavriano castle, and then continuing to the San Grato area, where it runs alongside the “Centro Outdoor Valle delle Rocche”. The path passes through numerous vineyards and orchards that lead to the valley landscape where the Shrine of San Bartolomeo stands. From here, certain ridges of the Rocche begin to stand out beside the path, immersed in shadows and then into the fresh air of a downhill slope that winds through chestnuts and oaks until we reach the biotope pond. Afterwards there is a more adventurous stroll through a damp and wooded valley bottom to reach a scenic ridge overlooking the territory of Cisterna d’Asti. It is also possible to take a short detour from the route to reach the lonely shrine of San Nicolao, which occupies a grassy plateau with an excellent view. We will then continue on our return towards Montà, through forests of Scots pine and oak while viewing some of the most impressive specimens of chestnut, known for their production of the early ripening chestnuts of the Madonna.

ITINERARY

WARNINGS

The Roero trail network is planned to discover the paths by your own.
The trails are signposted with arrows and illustrative boards, in order to walk in the proper direction and in safety.
Please consider your physical abilities before starting a walk.

We recommend to provide you the map of the trail you are going to walk, to equip you with hiking shoes suitable for dirt and, eventually, with trekking poles.
In spring/summer is better to have water with you and some energizing food.
Please consult meteorological websites before leaving, and contact the Ecomuseum office or visite our website to verify the trails conditions.
For people allergic to insects bites or pollens is advised to have with you medicinal products to prevent inhalings or bites.
Before leaving, tell someone your destination or the trail you want to walk, in order to simplify first aid assistance in case of necessity.

BACK TO ALL THE PATHS
Share this article
PRINT    This page is optimized for printing A4