The breakfast at Locanda Ceaglio was good as always…
And the first goal was set: colle d’Esischie, 15km away and 2370m oversea and then the Colle dei Morti (2515m).
The idea was then to follow one of the route I had from the Internet. Fortunately, yesterday evening, I had check for alternatives. And found one starting at the Colle Valcavera (2416m): the hiking path P12 leading down somewhere to the SP268 and Demonte.
As the weather in the mountain was changing, I didn’t want to stay to long at that altitude and make some additional km in the rain. I decided for some adventure and shortcut. And it was a very good decision! 😎😀
The path was following the altitude line and yes, one have to be careful there. It is going somehow a bit down on the left side.
Then some nice trails followed. Unfortunately, the fog was hiding the possible nice landscape (and where exactly to go). The Smart phone’s GPS and a map really help.
I needed to refill some water and found some where the cows could drink. Taking some from the tube and filtering and I was all set 👍😀😁
The way leaded to an alpine farm from where I followed the virtual path in the green. That was not the best idea: at the end, some small river where to be crossed while it was not the best ride. But anyway: FUN 🙂
Finally I joined back the street and followed it down to Demonte where I enjoyed ice cream and Cafè 🙂
After Demonte, the rain started… Always a bit then stopped and started again. In Borgo San Dalmazzo, I turned right towards Limone Piemonte – with a little mistake and some extra km 😇😇.
The Vermenagna Valley is not of a beauty: a lot of industry like concrete fabrication.
In Venante, I enjoyed some Italian cookies and a cafè as “Tee-Time”, before heading towards Limone Piemonte
Arriving there, the rain started again and a bit stronger. Just in time to find the friendly hotel Marguareis (55€ / night & breakfast).
Ready for good night!