Montelupo Albese is situated at the first Langhe spurs and an ancient legend says its name derives from the presence of wolves in its territory. Located 560m asl, it offers its visitors wonderful views over prestigious Barolo hills and Western Alps chain, from Monviso to Cervino and Monte Rosa.
Visitors are invited to walk unique paths along the village centre to admire local murals – an art project, started in 2011, involves painters from Italy to Montelupo Albese to embellish local house walls with wolf-themed fairy tales, thus creating an unrivalled magical atmosphere.
A unique itinerary takes hikers along a journey made of naturalistic and religious suggestions, on the way of local votive pillars erected in Montelupo Albese territory. The trails stretch to Montelupo Albese from the province road – at via Brantegna crossroad, a unique triangle-based pillar san be admired. Other local worth-visiting tourist attractions – the unique Torretta chapel, built by the First World War survivors, Cappella di S. Giuseppe (the chapel dedicated to Saint Joseph) in Brantegna hamlet, Pilone di Santa Rita (Saint Rita Pillar) and Pilone di Bertolotto (the pillar located in Berlotto).
The Wolf Trails offers hikers or mountain bikers the chance to enjoy plenty of stunning natural sights to behold. Three trails are tracked: a long one and two short ones, each of them colour-coded on the trail map. Trails take hikers from one hour and a half to three hours and a half and do not have any special technical difficulties.
Piazza Castello is the starting point – from here, hikers are invited to follow carved wolf-headed signs to walk the ring trails along. The landscape varies from Alta Langa – with its woods and hazelnut trees – to Langa del Vino – with its castles and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see – and running along unrivalled nature.
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Point of interest along the way