Art Path on a MTB
The Art Path ring trail starts from the Pietra dell’Appuntamento (literally, the appointment stone) in Monterotondo, the preferred location for joyful summer feasts and highly suggestive place thanks to its historical chestnut tree grove, renowned for its delicious fruit.
Along the red-coloured signs, the ancient tratturo, a cattle track pointing west along the edge of a chestnut tree grove. After having reached the paved road, the trail takes hikers leftward, then rightward, to descend along the ridge, among cultivated lands and accompanied by a panoramic view, to Bric della Croce, one of the most panoramic places in Langhe. Keeping the left, the path takes hikers into a pine tree wood down to Cappella di San Grato, a chapel dating back to the 15th century. The path descends steeply to Rua Barone and Case Fenoglio, and then ascends toward the wood up to Cappella della SS. Trinità, a chapel dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
Back into a paved road, the trail stretches into the Li Piani basin up to a junction to reach Assunta hamlet. The perched Torresina village overlooks the surrounding countryside made of cultivated fields and meadows spotted by livestock. Following the signs, hikers arrive at the village, after a worthy visit to Cappella della S. Croce, a chapel dating back to the 19th century. The trail goes on toward the Napoleonic cross, which witnesses a battle which took place in 1796, and then descends to Pilone delle Sette Vie, to its starting point.
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Point of interest along the way