|Elevation Gain||393 m|
Pleasant loop itinerary, even if with important difference in height in the central stretch. You go up from Finalborgo along the "Strada Berretta" (Berretta Road) flanking Castel San Giovanni and Castel Govone until you reach the village of Perti and after a steep path that starts right behind the Church of S. Eusebio (in some short stretches you help yourself with ropes to overcome rocks about 2 m high) you reach the top of the "Rocca di Perti" at the top of the cliff "Testa dell'Elefante" (“Elephant head”) where the view satisfies the effort and on a clear day it spans from the Beigua Mountains to the island Gallinara and Capo Mele. You leave the ridge to enter the holm oak wood and after a downhill stretch you reach the Grotta del Mulo (Mule Cave). It is characterized by a beautiful vault studded with numerous stalactites in formation and deserves a small visit (remember pile or headlamp).
San Giovanni castle
The building realized by the Spaniards between 1640 and 1644 around a pre-existing tower has spectacular......
The “Grotta del Mulo” (Mule Cave) is a large natural under-rock shelter, with a total length of about 30 meters, closed a......
Finalborgo - Porta Testa square