3 - Footpath from Castagni to Rivalta
Start out from the Tourist Office. Take via Vittorio Emanuele in the direction of Bra. After about 1.1km turn left for a short section of surfaced road that becomes a dirt path. The Tanaro valley provides an enchanting landscape with the town of Cherasco dominating the centre of the view. The backdrop of the Alps with the peak of Monviso completes the picture.
After the characteristic village of Simane, the path rejoins the provincial road for a short stretch, then you turn left down the municipal road. As it approaches the small town of Rossi it bends to the left on a pleasant stretch of flat road between fruit orchards and fields. At Alferi, the path goes down a farm road on the right to the village of Ascheri. Following this slight ascent, you come to Rivalta. Joining the municipal road again, head towards Rossi, and after about 100m turn up to the left until you reach the village of Castagni. Follow directions for the Chapel of the Madonna di Loreto: the panorama opens to the left onto Diano, Alba and Grinzane Cavour, and towards the right, the hills of Castiglione Falletto.
Head back towards La Morra on the rough road first through Nebbiolo vineyards and then along the crest, until you reach the sports grounds. The last uphill stretch of road leads back into the town.
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Point of interest along the way
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