La Morra — Victor Emmanuel Square

West of La Morra on the crystal cave trail.

A route of very high geological and scenic value that runs between La Morra and Cherasco among wide green spaces and hazelnut groves

from Sunday

07 April 2024

at 10:00

to Sunday

07 April 2024

at 16:30

grotta dei cristalli

Terre Alte offers you a route of very high geological and landscape value that runs in the area of two municipalities, La Morra and Cherasco. We will discover fascinating and little-known corners of Langa together!

The route

We will start from the charming historic center of La Morra and after observing from the Belvedere Terrace the wide panorama of the Barolo hills, we will head west of the town.

We will pass through a bucolic and quiet area characterized by vineyards, wide green spaces and hazelnut groves.

We will reach the small country church of Sant’Anna: the view is beautifully open to the Tanaro Valley and the town of Cherasco, in the background the chain of Alps dominated by the peak of Monviso.

The route continues among wide cultivated fields and orchards and after passing through small, secluded hamlets.

We will follow a path, pleasant and bucolic, set among vineyards and hazel groves that will allow us to admire the first outcrops of chalk crystal formations dating back to the period defined as “Messinian.”

The most striking and interesting part of the trail is the part that will allow us to admire the steep walls of a small canyon characterized by the presence of imposing boulders formed entirely of chalk crystals and an impressive cave of “chalks.”

We are located in the territory of the secluded and quiet hamlet of San Bartolomeo di Cherasco. The small town is home to the first ecovillage in the Langhe: the “Casa Rotta.”

In addition to its geological interest, this part of the route allows us to admire a spectacular view of the Alpine arc, the Langa of Novello, the loops of the Tanaro River, and the entire valley opening to the west. We will return by taking an equally scenic and interesting route.

A fascinating rendezvous in the Langa hills to savor the magical atmosphere of spring and visit truly special places!

Suitable for: cheerful people, companies of friends, families with children 7 and older (used to walking), singles and singles, couples…..and anyone who wants to spend a Sunday outdoors and admire beautiful views.

Convivial Moment: The Wines

On the way back to La Morra we suggest you enjoy a nice glass of wine accompanied by some delicacies!


Trail length about 15 km.

Total elevation gain. 415 mt.

Excursion with Piedmont Region nature-tourist guide accredited. AIGAE. Insights and storytelling about the area.

In case of expected bad weather, contact Terre Alte or consult the


Meet at 9:45 a.m. from La Morra 12060, Vittorio Emanuele Square (large public parking lot in the lower square).

Departure 10:00 a.m.

Packed lunch at picturesque and scenic location.

Return in the afternoon to the cars.

Organized by

Terre Alte Escursioni e Turismo


07 April 2024

at 10:00


07 April 2024

at 16:30

How to participate

15.00 € excursion (excluding tastings and consumptions, if provided)

Free under 12 years old

By applying for the Friendly Card (free of charge) for every 10 excursions you will be entitled to 1 free. You can apply for the Friendly Card to give away one or more hiking experiences with Terre Alte.

Reservations for the excursion can be made at Terre Alte by online (through the form on the website), WhatsApp or phone.


Indirizzo: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, La Morra Cuneo, Italia

Victor Emmanuel Square

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, La Morra Cuneo, Italia
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Terre Alte Escursioni e Turismo

Turismo attivo esperienziale. Escursioni condotte  da una guida turistica e naturalistica della Regione Piemonte, enotrekking, escursioni a tema, visite narrate, visite aziende e cantine, degustazioni.