Alta Via Dei Monti Liguri: Caprauna to Mallare

Finale Ligure

Stage 3 of the magnificent high alpine trail through Liguria.

Also in Cuneo, ItalySavona, Italy

Hiking Difficult

Distance
56 km
Ascent
2.9 km
Descent
3 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
801 m
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
14˚
Alta Via Dei Monti Liguri: Caprauna to Mallare Map

On this stretch of the route, you climb above the Val Tanaro and Val Pennavaire, following the ridge-line along Mt. Galero (1704m), the Rocca Barbena (1140m), and Mt. Carmo di Loano (1389m). Due to the microclimate of the area, many colourful nordic species thrive, creating vibrant alpine meadows of rhododendron, dwarf juniper, and blueberry. The stretch after Mt. Carmo takes you through the vast Melogno beech forest before finishing up this stage in the province of Savona, where you can diverge from the main hiking route to break in the small town of Mallare. Sources

Description

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers

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