Trekking - Langhe - Bergolo

Dante’s Path

This pathway, that you’ll find in the map named as “Trail A – B”, could also be called the “orchid trail” – in May and June, the scarps running along the pathway show off at least ten spontaneous orchids to be enjoyed.

The pathway starts from Piazza del Municipio (the Town Hall square). The route offers a spectacular view over Uzzone valley and side valleys – a glimpse on steep sides originated by geologically recent erosions and covered by wood vegetation at the bottom, and less steep wide areas with meadows, cereal cultivations and hazelnuts at the top. The trail heads North and enters a forest mainly made of chestnut trees, combined with scots pines and several exemplars of black hornbeams. In the undergrowth – cytisus bushes, coronilla emerus and privet, and wide populations of luxuriant bracken fern. After a brief walk in the cool wood, hikers are back in a picnic area. The route runs along a dry-stone wall – a wonderful piece of art built by generations of peasants along the centuries. Going further, walkers are back in a thick hazelnut wood: a cool and humid environment fosters the presence of new wild orchid species.

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After having walked out of the wood, hikers find themselves on the ridge. Form this point, visitors have two options: to go North to explore Bric delle Forche (Forche mountain) (Trail B) or to go South back to the village along a slightly steep tiny road paved with sandstone running along the boundary between the wood and ancient meadows-pasturelands today showing pine, oak, poplar and chestnut colonizations. September rains favour the growth of pinarolo and crisp, firm-fleshed lattario (lactarius deliciosus) mushrooms. After having reached the hilltop, hikers can enjoy the view on Bormida valley and a rich series of hill sides following one another. The wonderful sightseeing, made of several villages, from Castino to Mombarcaro, unveils villages, chapels and scattered country houses, besides cultivation geometries.

Enchanted by the sceneries, walkers reach the local cemetery to admire a Romanic architectural masterpiece – the Cappella di San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian’s Chapel).

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Bergolo
Via Roma
12074
Italy
Arrival
Bergolo
Via Roma
12074
Italy
Type of trail
Loop
Distanz
6.2 km
Difficulty
Easy
Estimated Time
1:40 hours

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Fountains / water points along the trail

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Bergolo
Via Roma
12074 Bergolo
Italy
Arrival:
Bergolo
Via Roma
12074 Bergolo
Italy

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