Trekking - Roero - Vezza - Sentiero Trifolao

Trifulau Trail

The Trifolao Trail is a panoramic path in the footsteps of truffle hunters along their favourite places – from the hilltop village the trail descents to the valley, the hazelnut trees and wooded area, rich in truffle hosting trees, whose roots favour the precious hypogean fungus mycorrhization. Truffle hunts take place in these lands at night. The trifolao hunts truffles accompanied by his dog and digs truffles out with his tiny hoe. The experimental tartufaia in Valtesio is worth visiting: a short deviation takes hikers to a tiny municipal wood where different species of truffle hosting trees have been planted and cultivated.

The Trifolao Trail starts from piazza San Martino and stretches to the surrounding hills, offering a worth-enjoying glimpse over Canale and Cisterna d’Asti villages. Then, the trail descends to take hikers to a wooded area – a perfect habitat for truffle hosting trees. Along the path, hikers come across Valvecchia, nearby Vezza d’Alba, which is characterized by a long-lasting wine production tradition: the Rossese white wine – a Ligurian wine that used to be mixed with Favorita and Moscatello grapes – and “vino di paglia” (literally straw wine), probably obtained from grapes left to dry on straw. The trail goes on across vineyards and hazelnut trees, to reach the valley floor once again.

The local habitat is cool and humid, characterized by the presence of several springs: fundamental elements for truffle hosting tree growth. The ring trail ends in Vezza d’Alba.

 

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Vezza d'Alba
Piazza San Martino
12040
Italy
Arrival
Vezza d'Alba
Piazza San Martino
12040
Italy
Type of trail
Loop
Distanz
5.6 km
Difficulty
Easy
Estimated Time
1:45 hours

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

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Vezza d'Alba
Piazza San Martino
12040 Cuneo
Italy
Arrival:
Vezza d'Alba
Piazza San Martino
12040 Cuneo
Italy

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