Trekking - GTL

GTL - Leg 10

Another brief hillcrest section to the village of Albaretto, continuing on the ridge that divides the Langhe wine region from the Alta Langa.

 

Once visited the unmissable village of Serravalle Langhe, on the main hillcrest road continue in the direction of Albaretto della Torre.

From the centre of the village, cross the entire square alongside the Town Hall, then take the narrow street to the left. At the end of this street, continue down to the left for a few metres, then turn right onto Via Corriore. Head back to the main highway along the paved road and around the mound of the old castle. Turn to the left again and follow the straight of the highway until the crossroads on the right for San Bovo. After a few metres, head up to the left along a dirt road that runs above the highway until Località Langa and then crosses it and connects with a dirt road that bends to the right and runs alongside a vast hazelnut grove at the edge of a pine forest. When you reach a saddle in the hill, head down into the woods. Keep to the left at the only fork in the road and return to the asphalt. Cross this paved road and head down to the right along the gravel road for a few dozen metres.

At a fork in the road, you will need to head down to the right along a dirt road. After a section in the woods and having crossed a small stream, you will again find cultivated fields. Here, you will need to head down to the left and then immediately to the right and go through the gate to a farm (important: close the gate after you pass to keep the roe deers away from the sprouts of the hazelnut trees). Follow along the fence to the right and then downhill, then bend to the right along the flat. Cross the hazelnut grove to another gate at the edge of the property.

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Continue along a few metres of dirt road and cross another stream. Bend to the left and head up to an abandoned farmhouse and then to the paved road that runs along the crest of the hill. Follow this road for a few metres to the left. Here, take the flat paved road to the right through the hazelnut groves until you cross another stream, then head up gradually to the first houses of Albaretto della Torre.

Albaretto is dominated by the amazing medieval, 13th century tower built by the Del Carretto Family as a fortress, watchtower and essential means of communication. At 28 metres (90 ft) tall and 5 metres (16 ft) wide, the tower is perfectly accessible and worth a visit (the keys are kept at the La Torre club) even if just for the view. The town itself is in a phenomenal position overlooking the Talloria Valley (with Sinio immediately below) and the village of Barolo (a bit like Roddino does), featuring both its lovely main church and the two chapels at the entrance to the village, San Bernardo and Sant’Agostino. But Albaretto is famous around the world for the extraordinary, anarchical genius of a self-taught chef who, a bit like a Renaissance painter, is best known by his first name and place of birth: Cesare di Albaretto. Cesare has also been named Art Director of the Alta Langa, a title he has fully deserved!

From Albaretto della Torre, you can continue on towards Benevello or follow the alternative itinerary in the direction of Lequio Berria.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Serravalle Langhe
Italy
Arrival
Albaretto della Torre
SP291
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
5.8 km
Difficulty
Intermediate
Estimated Time
1:45 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:
Serravalle Langhe
Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
Albaretto della Torre
SP291
Cuneo
Italy

    Suggested Itineraries

    The stages of this itinerary

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    • Stop 0
      GTL - Grande Traversata delle Langhe
      Castino -> San Benedetto Belbo
      240km - Demanding - 52:00h
    • Stop 1
      GTL - Leg 1
      Castino -> Cortemilia
      8.5km - Intermediate - 2:00h
    • Stop 1
      Variant 1A
      GTL - Variant 1A
      Castino -> Santo Stefano Belbo
      14.3km - Intermediate - 4:00h
    • Stop 2
      GTL - Leg 2
      Cortemilia -> Bergolo
      5.2km - Intermediate - 1:30h
    • Stop 2
      Variant 2A
      GTL - Variant 2A
      Pezzolo Valle Uzzone -> Santuario Todocco
      5.5km - Intermediate - 1:35h
    • Stop 2
      Variant 2B
      GTL - Variant 2B
      Cortemilia -> Bric della Croce (Perletto)
      5km - Easy - 1:45h
    • Stop 3
      GTL - Leg 3
      Bergolo -> Prunetto
      9.2km - Intermediate - 2:40h
    • Stop 3
      Variant 3A
      GTL - Variant 3A
      Bergolo -> Pezzolo Valle Uzzone
      3.1km - Intermediate - 35m
    • Stop 3
      Variant 3B
      GTL - Variant 3B
      Bergolo -> Torre Bormida
      6.2km - Intermediate - 1:25h
    • Stop 4
      GTL - Leg 4
      Prunetto -> Gottasecca
      7.5km - Intermediate - 2:10h
    • Stop 4
      Variant 4A
      GTL - Variant 4A
      Prunetto -> Monesiglio
      9.7km - Intermediate - 2:05h
    • Stop 4
      Variant 4B
      GTL - Variant 4B
      Monesiglio -> Bricco Ronchetto (Mombarcaro)
      4.5km - Intermediate - 1:30h
    • Stop 5
      GTL - Leg 5
      Gottasecca -> Saliceto
      11.5km - Intermediate - 3:35h
    • Stop 5
      Variant 5A
      GTL - Variant 5A
      Gottasecca -> Confine Ligure
      5km - Intermediate - 1:00h
    • Stop 6
      GTL - Leg 6
      Saliceto -> Mombarcaro
      19km - Intermediate - 6:00h
    • Stop 7
      GTL - Leg 7
      Mombarcaro -> San Benedetto Belbo
      4.5km - Intermediate - 1:20h
    • Stop 7
      Variant 7A
      GTL - Variant 7A
      San Benedetto Belbo -> Murazzano
      5.5km - Intermediate - 1:45h
    • Stop 8
      GTL - Leg 8
      Murazzano -> Bossolasco
      10km - Easy - 2:45h
    • Stop 9
      GTL - Leg 9
      Bossolasco -> Serravalle Langhe
      6km - Intermediate - 1:45h
    • Stop 9
      Variant 9A
      GTL - Variant 9A
      Serravalle Langhe -> Cerretto Langhe
      7.5km - Intermediate - 1:50h
    • Stop 9
      Variant 9B
      GTL - Variant 9B
      Cerretto Langhe -> Arguello
      4.5km - Intermediate - 50m
    • Stop 9
      Variant 9C
      GTL - Variant 9C
      Arguello -> Lequio Berria
      4.5km - Intermediate - 1:25h
    • Stop 9
      Variant 9D
      GTL - Variant 9D
      Lequio Berria -> Benevello
      8km - Intermediate - 2:10h
    • Stop 10
      GTL - Leg 10
      Serravalle Langhe -> Albaretto della Torre
      5.8km - Intermediate - 1:45h
    • Stop 11
      GTL - Leg 11
      Albaretto della Torre -> Benevello
      10km - Intermediate - 2:15h
    • Stop 12
      GTL - Leg 12
      Benevello -> Pavaglione (Castino)
      4.7km - Intermediate - 1:30h
    • Stop 13
      GTL - Leg 13
      Pavaglione (Castino) -> Castino
      7.7km - Easy - 2:30h
    • Stop 13
      Variant 13A
      GTL - Variant 13A
      Pavaglione (Castino) -> San Donato (Mango)
      13.7km - Demanding - 4:00h
    • Stop 14
      GTL - Leg 14
      Castino -> Cravanzana
      7km - Intermediate - 2:50h
    • Stop 15
      GTL - Leg 15
      Cravanzana -> Feisoglio
      5.5km - Intermediate - 1:45h
    • Stop 15
      Variant 15A
      GTL - Variant 15A
      Torre Bormida -> Cravanzana
      2.8km - Intermediate - 45m
    • Stop 15
      Variant 15B
      GTL - Variant 15B
      Bric del Cucco (Cravanzana) -> Torre Bormida
      5.7km - Easy - 1:50h
    • Stop 16
      GTL - Leg 16
      Feisoglio -> Niella Belbo
      5.4km - Intermediate - 1:45h
    • Stop 16
      Variant 16A
      GTL - Variant 16A
      Villa (Serravalle Langhe) -> Feisoglio
      5.1km - Intermediate - 1:45h
    • Stop 17
      GTL - Leg 17
      Niella Belbo -> San Benedetto Belbo
      5.5km - Intermediate - 1:20h

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