Percorsi Occitani: Stage 1 Ciciu di Villar - Frazione Sant'Anna di Roccabruna

da Villar San Costanzo a Roccabruna (16,05 km)
Highlights and tour details

From the Ciciu Nature Reserve, follow via Cervetto on the right and once you reach Regione Foresti, the signs for the "Luca Borgoni" path (an athlete who died prematurely on Monte Cervino). The trail continues uphill and downhill to the ancient sanctuary of San Costanzo al Monte. Continue to the right going uphill to Pian l'Abà on the border between Dronero and Roccabruna. There are beautiful views of the upper valley, the slopes of Monte San Bernardo and the Cuneo plain. Going through chestnut woods you reach "Fontana dell'Asino" (1105 m asl), a fountain that is now dry. Go down to Cascina Arduini and the little village of Oggeri connected by a mule track to the village of Castello. From here the ascent becomes steeper along a forest track and along the cliffs of Chast’las. Turn left at the crossroads for Valmala, now in sight of the thick spruce forest of Sant'Anna di Roccabruna.

Points of interest

From a naturalistic point of view, the "Riserva Naturale Ciciu del Villar" is an authentic rarity within the Piedmontese environmental heritage, both for its important geological features - the characteristic mushroom-shaped erosion columns - which make it unique in its kind, and for the abundant fauna that can be observed in the few hectares designated for protection. The "Abbazia di San Costanzo al Monte" is located just north of the town of Dronero, on the southern slope of Monte San Bernardo, in the municipality of Villar San Costanzo. This sanctuary, which is one of the most important in the Province of Cuneo, dates back to around the XII century and is an example of Lombard Romanesque style.

Support points

Restaurant room rental "LOCANDA DEI GELSI" Via della Resistenza, 22 – VILLAR SAN COSTANZO 0171-910062 / 338-3317782 info@locandadeigelsi.it - www.locandadeigelsi.it Room rental "NEL VERDE" Via Fratelli Isaia 15 – VILLAR SAN COSTANZO, Fraz. Morra 348-2904968 silverio.bossa@libero.it - www.airbnb.it > Villar San Costanzo > Apartment “Nel Verde” Holiday farm "IL FORNO DI CA’ D’ RAINA" Via Artesio, 135/1 – VILLAR SAN COSTANZO 338-1658420 / 345-4433319 /334-7965559 rainamichela17@gmail.com - www.visitvallemaira.it/pages/Dormire-Agriturismi B&B "BARUCIN**" Via Don G. E. Brarda, 8 – VILLAR SAN COSTANZO 328-6438544 livioeve@gmail.com - www.barucin.it B&B "EL CIABOT" Via Provinciale, 68 – VILLAR SAN COSTANZO 346-8221881 el.ciabot@libero.it - elciabot.wordpress.com B&B "IL CUORE DEI FORESTI" Via Cherasco, 1 – VILLAR SAN COSTANZO 340-1520281 ilcuoredeiforesti@gmail.com - www.visitvallemaira.it/pages/B_B B&B "CASA MARGHERITA **" V. Pramarchetti, 60 – VILLAR SAN COSTANZO 335-7780966 demino.m53@gmail.com - www.visitvallemaira.it/pages/B_B Camping "VILLAR*" Via Provinciale, 82 – VILLAR SAN COSTANZO 0171-910036 / 333-9996040 info@campingvillar.com - www.campingvillar.com Hotel Trattoria Stop-off point Bar "ROCCERÉ **" Frazione S. Anna, 135 - ROCCABRUNA 0171-918962 roccere@tiscali.it - www.albergoroccere.it Hotel Restaurant "LA PINETA***" Piazzale Sant’Anna, 6 – Fr. Sant’Anna ROCCABRUNA 0171-918472 / 0171-905856 366-3665262 info@lapinetaalbergo.it - www.lapinetaalbergo.it Refuge "104^ BRIGATA GARIBALDI CARLO FISSORE" Frazione S. Anna (1252m) - ROCCABRUNA 0171-916359 / 328-6963517 alessandromandrile@libero.it - www.visitvallemaira.it/pages/RifugiPosti-tappa


Dronero, main town of the lower Valle Maira, can be reached by own means or by scheduled bus departing from Cuneo www.buscompany.it/ati/orari www.benese.it/orari-bus

Other information

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

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Riserva naturale dei Ciciu di Villar
12020 Villar San Costanzo (CN)
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Frazione Sant'Anna di Roccabruna
12020 Roccabruna (CN)
see on map
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