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Caprauna-Pieve di Teco-Pornassio
Alpi Liguri/Val Pennavaira-Valle Arroscia-Val Tanaro

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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
R154 Caprauna » Colle di Nava
  |   3h10   |   10.8 km   |   372 m   |   497 m

This trail is undemanding. Apart from an initial uphill stretch from Caprauna to the Madonna Guarneri chapel the trail is wide and comfortable. The landscape is somewhat harsh initially with many limestone outcrops. But after the Caprauna pass the scenery is milder, being mostly fields. Along the way are two beautiful isolated chapels, the abovementioned Madonna Guarneri and the chapel of San Bernardo d'Armo. This leg is practicable by mountain bike, too from Caprauna to Colle di Nava.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1056 m
| ABD  4 km / 1h30
Colle di Caprauna
1371 m
| B  4.5 km / 1h10
San Bernardo d'Armo
1057 m
| A  2.3 km / 0h30
Colle di Nava
933 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
From the Caprauna pass to the Nava pass, the trail follows the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. Alternative: from the Bocchino di Semola gap, one can climb west on the grassy watershed and reach, in about 20 min., the vast top of Monte Ariolo (1221 m) which offers a splendid view. From the top, go down on the south-western ridge along a dirt track, and reach the main trail between San Bernardo d'Armo and the Nava pass.
Useful topographic maps
  • 3 (Marguareis-Mongioie) ~ ASF (1:25.000)
  • 15 (Albenga-Alassio-Savona) ~ IGC (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Alta Via dei Monti Liguri ~ Unioncamere Liguri (ISBN )
  • Alte Vie della Liguria, Andrea Parodi ~ Parodi Editore (ISBN 88-88873-04-X)
  • Alpi Liguri (Guida dei Monti d'Italia) ~ CAI/TCI (ISBN )
  • Auf der Via Alpina durch Seealpen und Ligurische Alpen ~ (ISBN 978-3937304-50-2)

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  • Elisabeth - 2016-11-22
    Tracé modifié : la VA passe par le refuge Armata et rejoint la route directement au col de Caprauna. Là il y a une erreur : pas de sentier à gauche mais un à droite, balisé AV, beaucoup plus bas sur la route, qui descend dans la forêt, traverse la route et se poursuit par un large chemin d'exploitation passant sous deux éoliennes et menant à San Bernardo d'Armo.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Modified route: the VA passes through the Armata refuge and joins the road directly to the Caprauna pass. There is an error: no trail on the left but one on the right, signposted AV, much lower down the road, which goes down into the forest, crosses the road and continues with a wide road running under two wind turbines and leading to San Bernardo d'Armo.
  • Jean-Claude - 2015-10-15
    J'ai oublié : petit déjeuner buffet, copieux.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    I forgot: breakfast buffet, hearty.
  • Jean-Claude - 2015-10-15
    Je suis venu d'Ormea à Colla di Nava en passant par le sentier A15, et le Monte Armetto.
    Etape luxueuse, sans avoir réservé j'ai eu une chambre à l'hotel Lorenzina ; 1/2 Pension 70€ (un peu cher, mais çà vaut le prix).
    Menu, Carpaccio de bœuf aux truffes, raviolis au lapin, sanglier polenta, et glace, vin... cuisine raffinée et excellente. Rien d'étonnant qu'il y ait du monde...
    Automatic translation [Google]
    I came from Ormea to Colla di Nava via the A15 trail, and Monte Armetto. Step luxurious, without a reservation I had a room at the hotel Lorenzina; 1/2 € 70 Pension (a bit pricey, but worth the price here). Menu Beef carpaccio with truffles, ravioli with rabbit, boar polenta, and ice wine ... refined and excellent cuisine. No wonder that there is in the world ...
Last update : 2019-12-18