Trekking - Monferrato

Sentiero Verde (Green Trail)

A small village, with an ancient history, many springs and many places of worship. From the imposing parish church of San Giovanni Battista, to the more intimate, but equally charming, country churches such as the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Neirano (visible along the blue trail), the small church of San Rocco and that of San Sebastiano, the starting point of the Green Trail marked out by the CAI and identified, in its three variants, with the letters B -B1 – B. The longest version of the trail is 8 km long and can be covered in 3 hours, whereas the shorter versions (B1 and B2) can be completed in two hours and two and a half hours, respectively.

Identify the red and white CAI signposts and proceed along Provincial Road SP 45 until you reach the steeply sloping road called Strada Mulino Vecchio and then straight on along Strada Zucchetto, keeping to the left when you reach the walnut grove, and continue slightly downhill until you get to the junction to Cascina Vespa: to your right is a dirt road leading to the B1 Variant trail, but if you go straight ahead you will continue along the longer trail.

Proceed downhill until you reach a small bridge that crosses the Rio Casalasco: you are on the ancient road known as "dei Liguri" (I-II century B.C.), which runs uphill through a wood and reaches a hump. After a few more woods and ups and downs, you will arrive at the junction with the B2 trail.

If you decide to proceed on the long trail, you will come across a viewpoint dominated by a solitary old oak tree, where you can enjoy a vast and harmonious panorama. Continue towards Regione Boschi and you will reach the border with the area surrounding Castel Rocchero and, as you proceed through vineyards and fields, the route will first connect with the B2 Variant trail and, shortly afterwards, with the B Variant.

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Next, you reach Borgata Casello and proceed through ups and downs and stretches along the valley; here the landscape, flora and fauna will be your only companions. Cross the SP 45 main road and take the Rezenda asphalted road to go back to the starting point of this pleasant nature walk. 

COVERED AREAS

Monferrato

GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Fontanile
SP45
14046
Italy
Arrival
Fontanile
SP45
14046
Italy
Type of trail
Loop
Distanz
8 km
Difficulty
Easy
Estimated Time
3:00 hours

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Departure:
Fontanile
SP45
14046 Asti
Italy
Arrival:
Fontanile
SP45
14046 Asti
Italy

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