Trekking - GTL

GTL - Leg 9

A brief hillcrest section from the village of roses to Serravalle Langhe and which also connects to the Barolo wine region and the Bar to Bar itinerary.

 

Bossolasco is known as the “village of roses”. This enchanting village features hundreds of climbing rose bushes that decorate the walls of the houses here like a sort of wedding veil.

As you leave town towards Serravalle and Alba, we highly recommend a stop at the famous Fontana Azzurra. Just past this fountain, leave the highway and take the dirt road to the left, which heads down gradually through the fields and then much more steeply into the woods and down into the gorge. Then head back up into the sunny fields towards the lovely San Lorenzo rural chapel. From here, turn right and then immediately left onto the paved road in Pratonoero. Head up to Serravalle Langhe and, at the next fork in the road, take the dirt road to the right. Turn right again after a couple of kilometers onto a paved road and then head up onto the state highway just outside the village.

The town of Serravalle Langhe is positioned to guard the roadway along the main crest of this area along with one of the passes from Cravanzana/ Feisoglio to Cissone/Dogliani. As such, in ancient times it was at an intersection of strategic commercial and military importance. Once the site of a well-armed fortress (of which few foundations, wells, and underground tunnels remain), this compact, well-maintained village sits atop a tall hill (762m / 2,500 ft) overlooking a wide swath of the Langhe region. Having lost its impressive castle, the village now features only its lovely Town Hall and, above all, the 12th century San Michele Oratory with its late-1400s frescos and a remarkable sandstone rose window. You will not want to miss the stunning view of the Alps from Via Belvedere.

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We also recommend a visit to the hamlet of Villa (where there was once the second centre of the village after Belbo, which was of Roman origin) and its resistance fighters command post, which is commemorated by a tablet on the first house, as well as the lovely Church of San Michele Arcangelo with its Romanesque apse and Baroque façade. Also worth a visit is the village of Bossolaschetto at the start of this route, where the solitary Church of S. Maria Maddalena remains one of the coziest places, and yet open at the same time, of the entire Belbo Valley.

From Serravalle Langhe, you can continue the itinerary in the direction of Albaretto della Torre or take the alternate trail that runs through Cerretto Langhe, Arguello and Lequio Berria to connect with the main loop in Benevello. If you would like to return to the Langhe wine region, continue on from Serravalle in the direction of Roddino, crossing the territory of Cissone to connect up with the “Bar to Bar” (Barbaresco to Barolo) itinerary, which crosses through the Langhe most famous vineyards.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Bossolasco
Bossolasco - Niella Belbo
Italy
Arrival
Serravalle Langhe
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
6 km
Difficulty
Intermediate
Estimated Time
1:45 hours

ACCESSIBILITY

Along the way:

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

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Bossolasco
Bossolasco - Niella Belbo
Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
Serravalle Langhe
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

      Suggested Itineraries

      • Trekking - Langhe - Dogliani
        MTB Touring Routes
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Dogliani
        Arrivo: Dogliani
        Intermediate
        18 km
        3:30 hours
      • Bike - Langhe - Murazzano
        Cycle Routes
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Murazzano
        Arrivo: Murazzano
        Intermediate
        35,8 km
        2:50 hours
      • Roero Wine Tour
        MTB Touring Routes
        Roero
        Loop
        Partenza: Canale
        Arrivo: Canale
        Easy
        26.5 km
        6:40 hours
      • Roero Bike Tour
        MTB Touring Routes
        Roero
        Linear
        Partenza: Guarene
        Arrivo: Castagnito
        Easy
        2.6 km
        45 minutes
      • Trekking - Roero - Vezza d'Alba - Pera madernassa
        Trekking
        Roero
        Loop
        Partenza: Vezza d'Alba
        Arrivo: Vezza d'Alba
        Easy
        6.5 km
        1:30 hours
      • Trekking - GTL
        Trekking
        Langhe
        Linear
        Partenza: Bergolo
        Arrivo: Pezzolo Valle Uzzone
        Intermediate
        3.1 km
        35 minutes