Monte Carmo is a summit of the Ligurian Apennine and the top ( 1642 mt ) is near the Piedmontese – Ligurian and Emilia Romagna boundary.
This beautiful mountain has a trapezoidal form, summit plane but enough isolated from other mountains.
Half mount is covered with trees and the second part near the top are covered only with grass.
Carmo and Antola
are important and many people, simple walkers and serious excursionists want reach the top.
THE SOUTH RIDGE
To reach by car the starting point for Carmo, exit at Vignole – Arquata toolgate and follow the road sign to Vignole Borbera, Borghetto Borbera, Cantalupo Ligure, Albera Ligure, Cabella Ligure, Carrega Ligure, Capanne di Carrega at 1367 mt and stop here the car near near the only AGRITURISMO ( little bar and inn ) on the street before the signal of Genova province.
If you come from Genova, is possible to find a normal route, to go out the Busalla toolgate and follow the road sign to Casella, Montoggio, Laccio, Torriglia, Propata, Casa del Romano, Capanne di Carrega The path start 50 meters after a boundary signal of Alessandria province near the only AGRITURISMO ( little bar and inn ) on the street.
Both the ways you are at the starting point to normal route sign with a two yellow rhombs.
Great map of Carmo
THE SOUTH RIDGE
CAPANNE DI CARREGA 1367 m - TOP OF CARMO 1642 m DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT 275
This is a normal route to climb Carmo. A brief easily path for all trekkers. Always good remarkable path, large on the first part inside the wood; on second part simple because the summit is clearly visible. The slight slope assure a good walk. Near the top is possible find a brief by-pass on the left to avoid the steep slope in front of us.
Attention at snow in a winter and in a spring seasons. The high altitude and the distance from the sea in this part of Apennino not permit at snow to dissolve on all parts of path.