OverviewAlfèo is one of the most beautiful mountain of Ligurian Apennine and your summit reach 1651 meters.
Your form is similar at a great pyramide.
This mount is entirely in Piacenza province ( Emilia Romagna region ).
The north face is completely cover by trees ( beech-wood ) ( botany, Fagus silvatica )
Last 250 meters of south face are free from the wood and the our efforts are ricompensed by a free view: a splendid panorama toward the initial part of Trebbia’s valley.
Getting ThereThe approach to Alfèo is not simple. The distance from any motor-way is conspicuous.
If our provenience is the west coast of Liguria exit at Genova Est toolgate and follow the road sign to Piacenza. We meet this villages : Bargagli, Torriglia, Costafontana, Montebruno, Loco, Isola, Gorreto, Bertone. The road mark with a red line.
If our provenience is the est coast of Liguria ( Rapallo toward est ) or a center Italy exit at Chiavari toolgate and follow the road sign to Carasco, S.Colombano Certenoli, Aveggio, Coreglia Ligure, Monleone, Cicagna, Ferrada, Gattorna. After this village, we meet a crossroad and turn left toward Genova.
A tunnel and another crossroad. turn right toward Bargagli, Torriglia, Costafontana, Montebruno, Loco, Isola, Gorreto, Bertone. The road mark with a green line ( Chiavari – Bargagli ), next red line ( Bargagli – Bertone ).
If our provenience is a North west Italy, Piemonte, Val D’Aosta, and west part of Lombardia ( Milano, Pavia, Voghera ) my advice is to run a7 motor-way ( Genova – Milano ) exit at Busalla toolgate and follow the road sign to Casella, Avosso, Casalino, Montoggio, Laccio. The road mark with a purple line. At next crossroad turn toward Torriglia, Costafontana, Montebruno, Loco, Isola, Gorreto, Bertone. The road mark with a red line.
If our provenience is a North East Italy, east part of Lombardia ( Lodi, Brescia, Cremona, Mantova), Veneto and Emilia Romagna, my advice is to run a21 motor way ( Torino, Trieste ) exit at Piacenza Ovest. To escape to Piacenza, follow one of this road signs: SP45 or Galleana Park or Quarto. After this, follow the main road. We meet this villages : Settima, Niviano, Rivergaro, Fabbiano, Quadrelli, Perino, Cassolo, Bobbio, Marsaglia, Ponte Onganasco, Losso, Traschio, Ottone, Gorreto, Bertone. The road mark with a blue line ( Piacenza – Gorreto ), next red line ( Gorreto – Bertone ).
ItineraryTHE SOUTH EAST RIDGE : BERTONE ( 1068 mt ) – TOP OF ALFEO ( 1651 mt ) DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT 583 mt. ( 1 hour and 30 minutes )
The road Gorreto – Bertone is a little country road ( attention ) and your length is 9 km.
I recommended perform this first part of the road with a car.
Bertone ( 1068 mt ) is a little village under the south face of Alfeo. To climb this mountain, follow the FIE signal ( three yellow circle ). The mule-track is stone pavement between fields until approximately 1250 mt of altitude. Here we’ll meet a crossroad. Now, follow a new track : white and red signal at right. The climbing go inside a beautiful beech-wood until the south-east ridge of Alfeo; follow it toward left. A trail near an enclosure conduct at the summit. ( Bertone – Alfeo : 1 hour and 30 minutes ).
TopThe strongly wind touch an aerial summit. Last 250 mt on south face before the top are free from the wood. Great panorama and amazing emotions. At the top, a Madonna statue over a stone cippus sign the summit : 1651 meters. This monument is high 3 meters.
MeteoEUROMETEO : Airport of Genova
GENOVA 36 km far-away
PIACENZA 56 km far-away
ALESSANDRIA 60 km far-away
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