Ring Finalborgo – Perti - Grotta del Mulo (Mule Cave)

Itinerary Data

Difficulty Average
Length 5,7 Km
Duration 2,5 h
Elevation Gain 393 m
 Altitude Difference 
339 m


Short description of Itinerary

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).


Points of historical interest

San Giovanni castle

The building realized by the Spaniards between 1640 and 1644 around a pre-existing tower has spectacular......


Mule Cave

The “Grotta del Mulo” (Mule Cave) is a large natural under-rock shelter, with a total length of about 30 meters, closed a......

Meeting Point


Finalborgo - Porta Testa square


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