MTB - Monferrato

The Sacred Hills Walk – Leg 6

Start from the square in Piea, crossing the centre of the town in a north-westerly direction, until after about 600m you join the road to Cunico.

Take the road on the right for around 1.7 km, passing the hamlet of Varandone, the Cascina Galafrio and up to the Cascina Valcroce, now in the administrative area of Cunico.

Going further and going slightly uphill and then descending once more, you finally arrive at the church of Santa Maria Assunta, where it’s possible to see some details of the Romanesque origin.

Going up the road, you reach centre of Cunico, recently restored, and you can arrive directly to the ancient Ricetto.  From here, go in the direction of Montiglio, continuing towards the valley. Near to the sports facility, turn right towards the north-east.

Continue along the valley until you reach the main road, which you cross and after a short flat stretch you climb up to the hill top, passing by the Cascina Grisan and on to the Roico hill, beautiful belvedere not to miss.

Continue down to the valley towards the Cascina San Gaudenzio, after which in about 800 m you arrive in the main square of Montiglio Monferrato. Here you can visit the church of San Lorenzo, one of the most interesting examples of Romanesque od the area; not to miss also the castle of medieval origin.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Piea
Piazza Italia
Italy
Arrival
Montiglio Monferrato
SP22
14026
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
8.6 km
Difficulty
Easy
Estimated Time
1:50 hours

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Along the way:

Picnic area along the trail
Fountains / water points along the trail

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Piea
Piazza Italia
Asti
Italy
Arrival:
Montiglio Monferrato
SP22
14026 Asti
Italy

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