Cammino dei Fossili

The Fossils Trail - Leg 1

The route starts from Dusino San Michele, proceeding eastwards until Sant'Anna district. Continue straight on following the track which becomes more winding, climbing up to the Bric Grosso and descending towards the valley in the direction of the railway. Here you will reach the paleontological site where the famous "Mastodon of Dusino" was found.

Cross the railway and the motorway and you will get to Goria, a district of Villafranca d'Asti. Keep riding for a short distance until the crossroads, then turn left and proceed for about 1800m until the Goria farmhouse, in the area of San Paolo Solbrito. Go past the farmhouse, turn right immediately, and then left, continuing for about 1500m before turning again to the left at the crossroads.

Climb the steep hillside and pass the brook Pincana. The road turns then to the left, you keep straight ahead up to the Gai farmhouse.

Keep riding straight on the road until you reach the farmhouse Nuovo, in the area of Villanova d'Asti. Keep on going northwards even when the road goes not straight, up to the Torretta farmhouse in the area of Buttigliera d'Asti. The land around this area is rich in fossil outcrops.

The route runs slightly to the west and, after about 4.5 km through woods and fields, takes you to Serra, a district of Buttigliera. From here you will enjoy a wonderful view on Colle Don Bosco.

COVERED AREAS

Monferrato

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Dusino San Michele
Via Valfenera
14017
Italy
Arrival
Serra (Buttigliera d'Asti)
Via Serra
14021
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
17.5 km
Difficulty
Easy
Estimated Time
4:30 hours

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Along the way:

Fountains / water points along the trail

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Dusino San Michele
Via Valfenera
14017 Asti
Italy
Arrival:
Serra (Buttigliera d'Asti)
Via Serra
14021 Asti
Italy

    Suggested Itineraries

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      Suggested Itineraries

      • Trekking - Langhe
        Trekking
        Langhe
        Linear
        Partenza: Santa Libera (Cossano Belbo)
        Arrivo: Santa Bovo (Cossano Belbo)
        Easy
        2,5 km
        1:00 hours
      • GTL - Grande Traversata delle Langhe
        MTB Touring Routes
        Langhe
        Linear
        Partenza: Lequio Berria
        Arrivo: Benevello
        For experts
        8 km
        34 minutes
      • Trekking - Langhe
        MTB Touring Routes
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Pietra dell'Appuntamento (Torresina)
        Arrivo: Pietra dell'Appuntamento (Torresina)
        Intermediate
        46.2 km
        8:05 hours
      • Trekking - Monferrato
        Trekking
        Monferrato
        Linear
        Partenza: Roatto
        Arrivo: Pangeri (Roatto)
        Easy
        1.8 km
        40 minutes
      • Trekking - Langhe
        Trekking
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Pietra dell'appuntamento (Torresina)
        Arrivo: Pietra dell'Appuntamento (Torresina)
        Intermediate
        10.8 km
        3:50 hours
      • Trekking - Montaldo Roero - Sentiero Livio Venturino
        Trekking
        Roero
        Loop
        Partenza: Montaldo Roero
        Arrivo: Montaldo Roero
        Easy
        6 km
        2:00 hours