Trekking - Barbaresco Barolo

BTB - Variant 2A

Variant of the Leg 2, with a brief detour till the hamlet of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio, in the heart of the Langa del Barolo.

 

From Cascina Basso, there’s a nice variation that can be done by following the road that heads downhill, then turning left. This will take you into the cool valley of the Seno d’Elvio river (the name of which is a reference to the Roman emperor Publius Helvius Pertinax Augustus, who reigned for just 90 days, but left an indelible mark).

San Rocco Seno d’Elvio is the only area of Alba that is authorized to produce Barbaresco wines, but this is also the location of one of the Langhe’s historic wine cellars, Bricco del Drago, where the “Grand Master” De Giacomi launched a series of early, but admirable initiatives on which no small part of the fortunes of these hills are based. One example is the miraculous “Nonna Genia’s Classic Langhe Cookbook”, the bible of local cuisine that has been translated, from the Italian, into many other languages. Bricco del Drago also includes a private wine museum, which features the oldest wine bottle with a “Barbaresco” label (1870).

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Cascina Alberta (Treiso)
12151
Italy
Arrival
San Rocco Seno d'Elvio (Alba)
12151
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
6 km
Difficulty
Demanding
Estimated Time
50 minutes

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Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Cascina Alberta (Treiso)
12151 Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
San Rocco Seno d'Elvio (Alba)
12151 Cuneo
Italy

    Suggested Itineraries

    The stages of this itinerary

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    • Stop 0
      BTB - From Barbaresco to Barolo
      Alba -> Alba
      137.23km - Intermediate - 34:00h
    • Stop 1
      BTB - Leg 1
      Alba -> Treiso
      16km - Intermediate - 4:30h
    • Stop 1
      Variant 1A
      BTB - Variant 1A
      Cascina Ambrogio (Neive) -> Neive
      1km - Demanding - 15m
    • Stop 2
      BTB - Leg 2
      Treiso -> San Bovo (Castino)
      15.5km - Intermediate - 3:30h
    • Stop 2
      Variant 2A
      BTB - Variant 2A
      Cascina Alberta (Treiso) -> San Rocco Seno d'Elvio (Alba)
      6km - Demanding - 50m
    • Stop 3
      BTB - Leg 3
      San Bovo (Castino) -> Niella Belbo
      29km - Intermediate - 6:30h
    • Stop 4
      BTB - Leg 4
      Niella Belbo -> Roddino
      25km - Intermediate - 5:30h
    • Stop 5
      BTB - Leg 5
      Roddino -> Monforte d'Alba
      15.5km - Intermediate - 4:00h
    • Stop 5
      Variant 5A
      BTB - Variant 5A
      Serralunga d'Alba -> Monforte d'Alba
      10.5km - Intermediate - 3:00h
    • Stop 6
      BTB - Leg 6
      Monforte d'Alba -> Verduno
      15km - Intermediate - 4:00h
    • Stop 6
      Variant A
      BTB - Variant 6A
      Case Nuove (Novello) -> Novello
      1.5km - Demanding - 25m
    • Stop 7
      BTB - Leg 7
      Verduno -> Alba
      15.5km - Intermediate - 3:20h

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