Hiking

Percorsi Occitani: Stage 3 Frazione Pagliero di San Damiano Macra - Frazione Camoglieres

da San Damiano Macra a Macra (10,78 km)
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Highlights and tour details

From Pagliero you avoid going back up the valley that culminates along the slopes of Monte Birrone, by following the ascents and descents in the direction of the villages of Scombe, Paolini and Fracchie, first on asphalt, then on a forest track. Cross the hamlet of Fracchie and, after leaving the cluster of houses, avoid turning at the first fork towards the Droneretto valley. Follow the asphalt downhill for a short stretch and take the shaded path on the right that slowly reaches the villages of Robbio Superiore and Inferiore. When you arrive here, you must lookout for the panoramic path on the right that cuts through the slopes of Monte Rubbio. The particularly sunny exposure of the first stretch of the path is a complete contrast to the descent to Camoglieres, which is shadier and more wooded. The little chapel of San Bernardo unexpectedly appears before reaching the end of the stage.

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Points of interest

The Chapel of St. Peter is a building dating back to the 13th century where four spires and a small bell tower stand out. Of particular importance is the decoration of the lower register that runs along the walls; here an unknown painter, probably local, from the late fifteenth century, depicted a Dance Macabre. This figure, of French and Nordic origin, is very rare in Piedmont: for now only the one of the Church of San Martino in Saluzzo, in which only two figures remain, is known.

Support points

Bar and GTA Stop-off point "PAGLIERO" Borgata Chiesa 2/4 – Fraz. Pagliero – SAN DAMIANO MACRA 0171-900140 pagliero.postotappa@yahoo.it - www.visitvallemaira.it/pages/RifugiPosti Inn Room rental Restaurant "IL CAMPO DELLA QUERCIA" Borgata Alberti, 1 – Fraz. Pagliero – SAN DAMIANO MACRA 333-3328836 info@locandailcampodellaquercia.com - www.locandailcampodellaquercia.com Locanda Occitana "DEL SILENZIO" Borgata Camoglieres, 33 - MACRA 0171-999305 / 333-8179936 info@locandadelsilenzio.com - www.locandadelsilenzio.com Hiking Refuge "CIAMINAR" Borgata Camoglieres - MACRA 0171-999305 / 335-1278400 / 333-8179936 info@locandadelsilenzio.com - www.locandadelsilenzio.com

Accesso

San Damiano Macra and Macra can be reached with your own means of transport or with the bus departing from Cuneo www.benese.it/orari-bus.

Other information

Itinerary code: POC
Phone coverage: Vodafone 100%
Recommended period: May-October
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
Frazione Pagliero di San Damiano Macra
12029 San Damiano Macra (CN)
Cuneo
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Arrival
Frazione Camoglieres
12020 Macra (CN)
Cuneo
see on map
Links
http://www.percorsioccitani.com/tappe/terza-tappa/
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