Trekking - Langhe - Barolo

Path 1 - Roddi

Ring Roddi - Verduno - La Morra - Barolo - Santa Maria – Roddi


Roddi - Verduno
This route follows a charming sandy pathway that winds its way through vineyards, orchards, and oak forests. To your left this path offers view over River Tanaro and up to the gentle hills of Roero on which two old manor houses stand out: the castle of Monticello with its compact, square layout and the castle of Santa Vittoria d’Alba with its tall tower. In the distance towards the west, you can see the chain of the Alps, dominated by the majestic Monviso (3841 m). In the plains below Roddi and Verduno, heading towards Pollenzo, any historians will recognise the Campi Raudii, an area where two of the greatest battles between the Romans and the Barbarians took place: Mario against the Cimbri in 101 B.C. and Stilicone against the Visigoths in 403 A.D., the last victory of the Roman army.

Verduno - La Morra
The route continues along a sandy pathway for 1 km; this is followed by 500 metres of asphalt road, which brings you to the small village of Castagni. When you reach the charming country chapel of Madonna di Loreto, turn right onto a dirt track that will take you to the sports fields in La Morra. Turn left here, and continue for about 1 km to arrive at piazza Castello, which offers spectacular views over the Langa del Barolo and the first hills of the Alta Langa, which are over 500 metres above sea level.
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La Morra - Barolo
The route continues down an asphalt road that later becomes a dirt track, taking you through the main cru vineyards of Barolo (Brunate, La Serra, Fossati, Case Nere). On your right you will see the Castello della Volta, a privately owned 13th century manor house. Passing through the hamlet of Cerequio you may notice the plaque that commemorates the massacre of the 29th August 1944 when 32 young partisans fighting in the name of liberty fell at the hands of the Nazi fascists during the last World War. From the valley floor you go up a steep asphalt road that will bring you to the outskirts of Barolo.

Barolo - Santa Maria - Roddi
From Barolo, walking along the castle walls, you continue down to the valley floor along a dirt track through vineyard and poplar plantations until you reach the road. Here you turn left and continue for 100m to then turn right towards La Morra; after 150m turn right into the vineyards and continue on to Annunziata, where you will find the Benedectine monastery of San Martino di Marcenasco, with its Romanesque bell tower and completely restored interior. In the wine cellars of this complex, you will find the Ratti Museum of the Wines of Alba. Continue along the crest of the hill turning right onto an asphalt road and passing the cedar of Lebanon at the summit of Monfalletto. Turn left and descend through the vineyards into a wide valley until you reach the hamlet of Santa Maria on hill opposite you. Continue along the asphalt road until you reach the hamlet of Silio in the opposite valley. Then turn right onto a road that becomes a dirt track after around 1 km and leads you to Ciocchini.

Another tract of asphalt about 1.5 km offers stunning views over Roddi. Turn tright onto the dirt road running along the valley floor and take the last steep incline to reach the village of Roddi.


 

COVERED AREAS

Langhe

GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Roddi
Via Cavour
12066
Italy
Arrival
Roddi
Via Cavour
12066
Italy
Type of trail
Loop
Distanz
25.5 km
Difficulty
Intermediate
Estimated Time
7:30 hours

ACCESSIBILITY

Along the way:

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

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Roddi
Via Cavour
12066 Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
Roddi
Via Cavour
12066 Cuneo
Italy

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