Moncalvo (64 km)

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Up and down the hills from Moncalvo to Grazzano, where there is the tomb of Aleramo, there are the characteristic villages built in stone by UNESCO heritage cantons such as Moleto and Olivola, where legend has it that the treasure of the Saracens is hidden. Route verified and mapped by Marco Demaria The information contained in this document does not bind the authors and verifiers of the route to any liability due to possible variations in the state of practicability of the proposed itineraries, especially in the sections on a dirt road surface. Departure from Piazza di Moncalvo; from here continue in the direction of Grazzano; just before the village, turn left towards the Madonna dei Monti (for those who want you can make an excursion to the village of Grazzano, where there is the tomb of Aleramo); from the top of the hill of Madonna dei Monti you can enjoy the beautiful view of the hills of Monferrato. Descend towards Ottiglio and you enter the villages that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites; note the characteristic stone buildings for cantons (tuff); from there you can reach Moleto (visit the small town); then we recommend the excursion to Olivola, another characteristic village, and after returning to the road in the direction of Frassinello; from here descend into the Ghenza Valley and go up towards Camagna, where, through a panoramic road, you can reach Vignale (we recommend a visit to the many squares; in the upper one you will find Palazzo Callori, in an advanced stage of restoration). From Vignale you proceed towards Casorzo, then from there towards Grana.

From here, direction Calliano and from Calliano you reach the station of Tonco and go up to Alfiano Natta and, from there, you return to the starting point, Moncalvo.