Via dei Santi (Saints Way)

da San Martino Alfieri a Cortandone (30,70 km)
Highlights and tour details

The Via dei Santi proposes itself as a second "backbone" which, starting from the Tanaro plain, crosses the Alfieri hills at San Martino, goes through a small but varied territory, following the upper hill itineraries that run parallel to the river, then descends towards the San Damiano plain, and especially towards the municipality of Tigliole, where there is a unique and particular Romanesque style testimony such as the Church of San Lorenzo, a few hundred metres from an area rich in environmental concerns, where the LIPU has set up its ornithological observatory. Through the territory of Tigliole you can reach the municipality of Baldichieri and you can take another interesting itinerary called La Via dell'Acqua.

The district is the area on which both this itinerary, which runs along the eastern section, and the Via dei Briganti along the other side to the west, are based. The station of Baldichieri and the Triversa Valley are quickly crossed at a point where there is heavy infrastructure, which is immediately left behind to enter a particular and new environment bordering the park of Valleandona and Valle Botto, resuming the Greenway route, and continuing along these ridges to the valley of Monale and Cortandone. From here the itinerary joins the Via dei Briganti and continues along it towards Montafia and Capriglio, until its destination, which is Colle Don Bosco in Castelnuovo.

Other information

Source: Comunità Collinare Valtriversa
Itinerary code: VDS
Provinces crossed: Langhe Monferrato e Roero

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Piazza del Municipio
14010 San Martino Alfieri (AT)
see on map
14013 Cortandone (AT)
see on map

Accommodations and services

Torre del Conte Ballada di Saint Robert
Asti | Castles, Fortresses
Torre del Conte Ballada di Saint Robert
The park and the tower are home to a museum tour dedicated to the extraordinary figure of the Count of San Robert. Visitors can discover the life and the meaning of the works of the Count through his highly intellectual studies and precursors of modern theories (ballistic, artillery, mechanical, …
open accommodation information | see on map
Si segnala che gli itinerari possono prevedere dei tratti in compresenza di traffico veicolare.
Le informazioni contenute nei percorsi non impegnano la responsabilità di autori e verificatori dei percorsi stessi.