Wild Boars Hole Trail
The Wild Boars Hole Trail is a short path that surrounds Monteu Roero concentric area. From the hilltop village the trial stretches into Rocche valley floor, through a steep and rugged descent. In this humid area water stagnation creates marshy puddles where wild boars go to drink at night. Actually, it is rather unlikely to meet these animals: it is easier to find out fossil shells in the valley floor sandy grounds.
The trail starts from Monteu Roero town centre. It opens out into fascinating woods of the ancient silva popularis shaded by the imposing Middle Ages castle, where the legend says Frederick Barbarossa refreshed himself with his troops in 1167-68. Going on along a steep narrow descent, hikers come to real “canyons” among the Rocche. At the descent end the path take hikers to the “Wild Boars Hole”, a humid area typical of the Rocche floor.
From this point, the trail goes up again through the Castle woods. A legend says a treasure is hidden in this forest – bags full of gold and silver coins embossed with angels – abandoned by Spanish troops escaping from Monferrato. Anyway, it is easier to find fossil shells, remains of the sea which covered this territory in ancient times: plenty of them are sunk in soil sands and in the old town road wing walls hikers run along on the way back to the ring trail end.
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Point of interest along the way
Via Umberto I
Via Umberto I