Trekking - GTL

GTL - Variant 5A

A variation of the GTL hillcrest route, this brief section takes you down the hillside to the outer edge of the region, where the hills continue out into the region of Liguria.

 

Gottasecca is the last of the hillcrest villages and awaits you out where the hill descends towards the ample valley of Contrada di Camerana and then Saliceto, the farthest corner of the Piedmont region. Gottasecca owes its fame to two local celebrities. The first was the historical figure of Amedeo Ravina, an Italian poet and true patriot in Italy’s unification movement, something of a Sándor Petőfi for the Piedmont region.
He spent 27 years in exile and was involved in every revolutionary action between 1821 and 1848 in the Piedmont region, in Spain, in France and then back in Italy. He came back to Italy in 1848 during the time of King Charles Albert and the Albertine Statute and became a deputy of the Subalpine Parliament nearly until his death, just a few years prior to the unification of Italy. The second is a local sports celebrity, Felice Bertola, one of the great champions of balon (or pallapugno), the popular local sport here in the Langhe. Bertola drew crowds to his matches for over 20 years (from 1963 to 1986) and won more titles than any other champion of this great sport.

The route winds along the low-traffic road that leads from the centre of the the village to the hamlet of Valle. As you leave the village, follow the signs for Valle. This paved road will take you quickly down to the Uzzone river through panoramic cultivated fields and, past a curve, a lovely dry-stone farmhouse as you descend the steep hillside overlooking the village.

The surrounding landscape features harsh but charming limestone gullies as you approach the outer reaches of the Piedmont region and can begin to see the first signs of Ligurian culture and a whole new world out there to be discovered.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Gottasecca
Via Ravina
12079
Italy
Arrival
Confine Ligure
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
5 km
Difficulty
Intermediate
Estimated Time
1:00 hours

ACCESSIBILITY

Along the way:

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

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Gottasecca
Via Ravina
12079 Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
Confine Ligure
Savona
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 - Roero
        Trekking
        Roero
        Loop
        Partenza: Bra
        Arrivo: Bra
        Easy
        11.5 km
        3:00 hours
      • MTB - Monferrato
        MTB Touring Routes
        Monferrato
        Linear
        Partenza: (Vezzolano) Albugano
        Arrivo: Chiesa Sant'Eusebio (Castelnuovo Don Bosco)
        Easy
        5.2 km
        1:20 hours
      • Trekking - Monferrato - Nizza Monferrato
        Trekking
        Monferrato
        Loop
        Partenza: Nizza Monferrato
        Arrivo: Nizza Monferrato
        Easy
        4.2 km
        1:30 hours
      • Trekking - Monferrato - Cantarana
        Trekking
        Monferrato
        Linear
        Partenza: Bivio Tappa 1 (Cantarana)
        Arrivo: Cantarana
        Easy
        1.7 km
        25 minutes
      • GTL - Grande Traversata delle Langhe
        MTB Touring Routes
        Langhe
        Linear
        Partenza: Bossolasco
        Arrivo: Serravalle Langhe
        Demanding
        6 km
        25 minutes
      • Trekking - Langhe
        Trekking
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Cerretto Langhe
        Arrivo: Cerretto Langhe
        Easy
        6,5 km
        2:50 hours