Hiking

Occitan Routes: Stage 13 Borgata Palent - Borgata Chiesa

da Macra a Celle di Macra (9,27 km)
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Highlights and tour details

Leave Palent and go downhill on a clearly visible mule track between dry stone walls to reach the village of Aramola below, where there are beautiful examples of local architecture that are still intact. Keep to the right along an almost flat path through the thick wood to the hamlet of Colletto (1414 m). A short diversion leads to the Cresta del Castello, where a marble statue has commemorated the Madonna of Lourdes since 1958 and from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the middle valley. Still going downhill you reach the villages of Serremorello, with the ancient parish church, Chiatignano and Sagna, now in the territory of Celle Macra. A last effort uphill allows you to go up the opposite side that is scattered with villages, some of which are still inhabited today: Combe, Rio, Mattalia, Bassura, Paschero and Chiesa, where the stage ends.

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Points of interest

Marble statue that recalls the Madonna of Lourdes (Crest of the Castle). Church di Maria Vergine Assunta in Serre Morello (Macra): ancient parish church probably built in the Middle Ages, it preserves a splendid spire bell tower and a portal with stone sculptures. The chapel is dedicated to Maria Addolorata; as is usual in tradition, the ancient cemetery is next to it.

Support points

Lodgings/Room rental/Restaurant/Bar PALENT Borgata Palent, 15 - MACRA 340-8237898 info@locandapalent.it - www.rifugioalpinopalent.it - www.locandapalent.it Lodgings/Room rental/Restaurant/Bar PALENT Borgata Palent, 15 - MACRA 340-8237898 info@locandapalent.it - www.rifugioalpinopalent.it - www.locandapalent.it Hiking Refuge MARAMAN L’OSTE DE SELES Borgata Chiesa, 8 – CELLE DI MACRA 349 5326880 / 340 9001573 maraman.celledimacra@gmail.com - www.visitvallemaira.it/pages/RifugiPosti-tappa GTA Stop-off point Borgata Chiesa 1 – CELLE DI MACRA 349 5326880 - www.visitvallemaira.it/pages/RifugiPosti-tappa B&B LA BUNETA** Borgata Paschero, 16 – CELLE DI MACRA 340 5471413 / 338 3599313 info@labuneta.it - www.labuneta.it Holiday home EX CANONICA Borgata Chiesa 2 – CELLE DI MACRA 348 4721310 parrocchiaincisa@gmail.com

 
Accesso

Macra can be reached with your own transport or with a bus that departs from Cuneo www.benese.it/orari-bus.
Celle di Macra can be reached with your own transport or with the 24-hour taxi service with luggage transport all year round (Sherpabus) 348 8231477 - sherpabus@libero.it

Other information

Itinerary code: POC
Phone coverage: Vodafone 100%
Recommended period: May-October
Historical interest: Yes
Access by public transport: Yes
Classification: Medium and low mountain provincial
Provinces crossed: Cuneo

Notes on public transport
www.benese.it/orari-bus
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Borgata Palent
12020 Macra (CN)
Cuneo
see on map
Arrival
Borgata Chiesa
12020 Celle di Macra (CN)
Cuneo
see on map
Links
http://www.percorsioccitani.com/tappe/tredicesima-tappa/
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