Terre Alte Escursioni
Hikings And Outdoor in Alba
The landscape is a work of art: perhaps the highest, the most choral that humanity has expressed …
Terre Alte brings you to the discovery of a sensational territory and does it in the most natural way there is: on foot.
The pleasant excursions are spread among the hills that have received the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site. A land rich in great naturalistic and cultural interest, still unknown to mass tourism.
Starting from the Bassa Langa, that of Barolo and Barbaresco, characterized by vineyards so ordered that they look like gardens, passing through the Roero, an evocative territory rich in magical places with its chestnut woods and fortresses, up to the Alta Langa.
And here, on the silent ridges of these hills, you can discover botanical jewels, such as the splendid orchid blooms, the ancient sandstone hamlets and the scenic trails once beaten by merchants and smugglers.
All the walks are guided by Roberta, a profound connoisseur of the territory and certified tourist and naturalistic guide with license of the Piedmont Region.
Thematic and cultural walks
Roberta organizes walks to discover the most evocative places in the area.
The excursions follow the seasonal rhythms: the first blooms can be admired in spring, in summer you walk in the moonlight and in autumn the foliage is the protagonist of memorable shots.
Do not miss the search for truffles, following the trifulau and his dog, the trips that lead to village feasts and the long crossings from the hills to the sea.
Usually the outings end with a convivial moment, a merenda sinoira, following interesting visits to wineries, dairies or companies producing typical Langa goodness.
Walks and culture
Territory and culture are inextricably linked to each other: Roberta proves it by offering interesting ideas during the journey.
Sometimes the excursions are specifically designed to follow the traces of the protagonists of works by writers born on these hills, such as Beppe Fenoglio and Cesare Pavese, or to stop at castles and Romanesque churches rich in centuries-old frescoes.
Geology and culture thus merge into a single element and enrich the days of all those who decide to join Roberta.
When and where
Prices & Services
Useful information to fully enjoy the excursion and services on request
€ 10.00 per person
free under 18 years
- Your pet friends are welcome
- Lunches are generally packed
- The routes are of the ET type (hiking and touring), but a minimum of physical preparation is welcome
- The length can vary from 5 to 15 kilometers and is specified in detail for each walk
- Suitable and non-slip clothing and shoes are recommended
- The excursions are concentrated between April and October, but this does not exclude that some are also proposed in the winter months
Initiatives for schools
Terre Alte organizes outings with school groups.
Participation in the trips represents an interesting addition to the lessons and helps students to remember and better understand the topics covered in class.
During the excursions, the youngsters will personally deal with subjects ranging from geology to botany, from literature to the rediscovery of local culture and will be able to admire cultivations and production methods of experts in the field.
Upon request, Terre Alte organizes themed walks for small groups who want to live unique experiences.
Excursions can be combined with ad hoc events such as tastings and company visits.
Terre Alte Escursioni
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