Trekking - GTL

GTL - Leg 6

A lengthy route through the Sorgenti del Belbo Nature Reserve within the Marguareis Park, a humid area and site of the source of the Belbo river, which divides the Langhe from these highlands.

 

From Saliceto, take highway SP295 in the direction of Camerana and follow the signs to the trail that continues along the highway to Campolungo. Shortly after Campolungo, head to the left before you cross Rio Gambarana and continue in the direction of Rocchezza until San Giovanni Belbo. From here, head up to Rifugio La Pavoncella.

This is the most pristine part of the Alta Langa and is the perfect spot for outdoor activities all year round. Rifugio La Pavoncella is at the edge of the Sorgenti del Belbo Nature Reserve in a humid basin between Montezemolo, Camerana and Saliceto. The Belbo Valley that cuts deeply through the Langhe region not far from here is, at this point, just a depression between rolling hills. Conversely, your destination, the Mombarcaro hill, rises high (reaching an altitude of nearly 900 metres / 2950 ft) not far past La Pavoncella.

From the lodge, continue on to Cascina Cassolo, where you will find a dirt road in the woods. Continue along the crest of the hill until you reach the cultivated fields around Bric Giacotto, then head down the gravel road to Cascina Flambè. Continue along the crest through a number of sections of woodlands to a saddle in the hill. Head down here along a steep, gravel road to the paved highway that runs between the Belbo and Tanaro Valleys. Continue to the left along this highway in the direction of Mombarcaro until you reach the road to Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie. 

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Here, follow an old trail that leads to the Church of San Pietro and then to an aqueduct. From here, follow the highway again until you get to the centre of Mombarcaro through its medieval archway.

Mombarcaro is almost Ligurian in the steepness of its hill, which forces the town into terraces of parallel streets connected by steep stone roads and a labyrinth of stairs, which are kept cool and damp by the sea breeze coming in over the Ligurian countryside. One of the village’s gates (the other has been broken into two stumps) evokes the idea of a walled village protected by towers, a moat and a castle destroyed by time or by war, while the historical museum features a Roman stela.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Saliceto
1 Via dei Fossi
12079
Italy
Arrival
Mombarcaro
Via della Chiesa
12070
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
19 km
Difficulty
Intermediate
Estimated Time
6:00 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:
Saliceto
1 Via dei Fossi
12079 Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
Mombarcaro
Via della Chiesa
12070 Cuneo
Italy

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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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