5 - 6
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This stage of the Alta Via Dei Monti Liguri climbs into the heart of the Ligurian Alps and takes you to the highest point along the whole long-distance trail, Mount Saccarello (2201m).
Stop and enjoy sweeping views across the Ligurian Sea before heading down to the east side of the summit, where you will find a cast-iron statue of the Redeemer, a testament to Italy’s Catholic heritage.
Continue on through alpine meadows carpeted with bright pink rhododendron flowers and dense coniferous forests, looking out for the classic alpine fauna as you go: marmots, hare, chamois, and martens.
This section of the route ends in Caprauna, a charming town in Piedmont where tourist accommodation is easy to find.
**Sources** https://www.cailiguria.it/AVML/portale/it/alpi_liguri.html https://www.italymagazine.com/caprauna