Trails Cuneo, Langhe, in Piedmont
We have developed and tested different itineraries and want to share them with you!
You will receive a track of your ALBA trekking to follow on your mobile. You will have to download an APP that we will show you. You will have to take you to the starting point, follow the arrow that will lead you through magnificent landscapes at your own pace, without haste, and without fear of getting lost! The track will also include the various events/ stages of your Tour.
You’re not “obligated” to follow the trail; it’s just a hint. Of course, if you have dates in the basement or something, you’ll have to make sure you keep them.
ALBA Trekking: a path that starts from the center of Alba. After about 100 meters, you get to the legendary Bricco delle Capre. You will surely make the first stop to admire the horizon where you can recognize the Alps. With a map and good sense of direction you can locate the castle of Guarene, Magliano Alfieri, the castle of Santa Vittoria d’Alba, Roddi , Verduno, Diano d’Alba, Treiso and Barbaresco.
You will go towards the valley where the Seno d’Elvio stream flows.
Who is Elvio?
Elvio is the Roman emperor Publio Elvio Pertinace born in this area. He ruled Rome for a few months and was killed in a conspiracy. The hamlet of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio owes its name to San Rocco, the patron saint and the emperor born here. It’s one of the areas of the Barbaresco DOCG.
From the valley of Seno d’Elvio, you go to the hamlet of Pertinace, and then you face the steepest climb of the route. You will find yourself again at the top, given Alba, with a very open view.
Alba and Beppe Fenoglio
Beppe Fenoglio’s works include “The Twenty-Three Days of the Town of Alba.” In this work, he captured the essence of the historical moments he lived through, describing both the horrors of war and the hopes and dreams of young people. Alba was the scene of his love and his interpretation of freedom. His words, for those living in the Langhe, convey emotions that touch the heart and create a deep connection with history and collective memory.
Alba: An Eternal Link with Fenoglio’s Memory
Alba is where Fenoglio spent his youth and found inspiration for his major works. Many references to pages from his books can be found in the town, and in the hills of Barbaresco that you will pass through on this trek, you can play at discovering parts of his books.
If you want more information about Beppe Fenoglio, you can read this short article about Piedmontese writers.
This is one of the Alba trekking itineraries I prefer, allowing you to take a nice walk in the green a few steps from the town.