Trekking - Langhe

Holy Steps Trail

The Scala Santa (Holy Steps) connects two sacred spots in Cossano Belbo: Santa Libera and San Bovo. For centuries it was the most direct route for farmers descending to the village. In 1944-45 it was also an important escape route for partisans during Nazi-Fascist raids.

Starting in Santa Libera, the Scala Santa trail via a bold wooden bridge crosses the Rio Chiappea at its deepest point. From here it ascends a flight of steps with 140 Langa stone steps at the top of which an iron cross originally from the Aurina Valley is blessing the wayfarer.

There are two variants to the trail that lead to San Bovo, where the panoramic view unfolds over the valley below. During the restoration work, a big Crutin was brought to light, it was a shed where farmers once stored wine and perishable goods and where partisans stored weapons.

A trail where you can test yourself and retrace the ancient pilgrims' paths.

COVERED AREAS

Langhe

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Santa Libera (Cossano Belbo)
Località Santa Libera
12054
Italy
Arrival
Santa Bovo (Cossano Belbo)
Strada Pianella Località San Bovo
12054
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
2,5 km
Difficulty
Easy
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:
Santa Libera (Cossano Belbo)
Località Santa Libera
12054 Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
Santa Bovo (Cossano Belbo)
Strada Pianella Località San Bovo
12054 Cuneo
Italy

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    • Belvedere Trail
      Cossano Belbo -> Cossano Belbo
      16km - Intermediate - 4:00h
    • Masino Trail
      Cossano Belbo -> Cossano Belbo
      9,8km - Intermediate - 3:00h
    • Lungo Belbo Trail
      Santo Stefano Belbo -> Rocchetta Belbo
      8,3km - Easy - 2:00h
    • Swing Trail
      Cossano Belbo -> Cossano Belbo
      8,6km - Easy - 3:00h
    • Holy Steps Trail
      Santa Libera (Cossano Belbo) -> Santa Bovo (Cossano Belbo)
      2,5km - Easy - 1:00h
    • Stop 0
      Cossano Belbo Trails
      Cossano Belbo -> Cossano Belbo
      45,2km - Easy - 13:00h

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