Monviso and South Piedmont - Hiking Langhe Alps Area
Hiking Langhe Area is stunning. This is located in the South Piedmont nad the Langhe is a famous wine region nearby. So in this page we will present you the area as Langhe Area or South Piedmont as synonymous. This mountain area, even if here there are not anymore big glaciers, the peaks above 3000 meters are present and the landscapes in Monviso, Margueris, Alpi Marittime National Park are just gorgeous. Paths in the Laghe Hiking Area are pretty well marked usually and because the altitudes are less than in Aosta Valley region (Gran Paradiso, Monte Bianco, etc) they can be a nice option when there is a lot of snow in winter trekking.
As in Turin Alps Hiking Area also in the South Piedmont Hiking Area the tourism is mainly from locals and that makes the mountains much less crowded and pretty authentic experience to live. Hiking in Langhe area is a perfect opportunity to visit other regions as well. Langhe are at the border with Liguria, a region mainly known for its beautiful riviera over the Mediterranean sea. Southern Piedmont Hiking is a perfect opportunity for your holidays to do trekking in the mountains and after the hiking tour is finished, go relaxing at the seaside at Cinque Terre or in any other nice town in Liguria.
Features of South Piedmont Alps
Near Place to visit and Special Features
Hiking Langhe in Alba Region
Maritime Alps and Caves
Monviso Peak View
South Piedmont Alps Geography
Wildlife of South Piedmont Alps
The wildlife is pretty much present in these mountains as man abandoned these area that was lived more 100 years ago by pastures and farming and the tourism have not yet a big impact over the mountains. Ibexes, Chamoises and Marmots are pretty much easy to spot. Tour of Monviso is maybe the only one pretty crowded in the South Piedmont Hiking Area while in the other valleys you’ll easily be the only foreigner of the mountain. For the wildlife is a very nice place to settle down. You can find deer in the forests, lots of marmots in the meadows and ibex and chamois in the high Alps environment above the bush. In Monviso Trekking Area is also present the endemic Salamandra Lanzai, a nice black lizzard.
Accommodation in the Langhe Alps
It is possible to find any kind of accommodation in the Langhe Hiking Area and in Cuneo region. There are maybe more hotel and bed and breakfast than in Turin Trekking area and the shelter and unguarded huts are rarely crowded (with the exception of Tour of Monviso) and offer a big variety of places where to sleep during your hut-to-hut mountain holiday.