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B5 Gorizia » Castelmonte / Stara Gora
  |   7h30   |   15.5 km   |   669 m   |   201 m

The trail crosses the wetlands around Preval passing Mossa and Capriva del Friuli to reach Cormòns, city of the so-called Wine of Peace. Beyond the hamlet of Brazzano, Albana has a remarkable castle. Through fields of chestnut trees and broad pastures the trail climbs onwards to Castelmonte Abbey.

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86 m
|   7.5 km / 3h00
68 m
|   8 km / 4h30
Castelmonte / Stara Gora
618 m
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  • 041 ~ TABACCO (1:25000)
  • L'alta via delle Valli del Natisone ~ Club Alpino Italiano - Sezione di Cividale del Friuli (1:50000)
  • 088 ~ Istituto Geografico Militare (IGM) (1:50000)
  • 067 ~ Istituto Geografico Militare (IGM) (1:50000)
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  • lemmy - 2014-08-07
    In Deinem kleinen Ort Centa (nach Albana) gibt es ein nettes Bed und Breakfest (mit eigener uralter Kapelle!): Casa Caterina da Centa, Loc. Centa, 76, Tel.: 3477056472 - 3472521719;
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In your small town Centa (after Albana) there is a nice bed and breakfast stay (with its own ancient chapel!): Casa Caterina da Centa, Loc. Centa, 76, Tel .: 3477056472-3472521719;
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2013-11-20
    Longue étape qui necessite de quitter GORIZIA trés tot le matin. Possibilités de train jusqu'à CORMONS. Une partie de l'itinéraire se déroule sur la route qui parcourt la vallée avant de retrouver les pistes forestières et sentiers, identifiés CAI 748, qui conduisent à CASTELMONTE au travers de belles foréts désertées par les randonneurs.
    Située dans une ruelle au pied de l'Eglise, la Casa del Pellegrino est ouverte tous les jours de la semaine et propose couvert et gite. Accueil trés agréable.
    Tel / fax 0432731161 0432700636
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Long stage that need to leave very early in the morning Gorizia. Opportunities to train to CORMONS. Part of the route takes place on the road that runs through the valley before returning to forest trails, identified CAI 748, which lead to CASTELMONTE through beautiful forests deserted by hikers. Located in an alley in front of the Church, Casa del Pellegrino is open every day of the week and offers indoor and cottage. Home very nice. Tel / fax 0432731161 0432700636
  • Elsa - 2012-07-15
    Habe am 10.6.12 Taxi von Gabria bis Albana genommen. Von dort ist der Weg nach Castelmonte sehr gut gezeichnet und angenehm zu gehen. Die Pilgerherberge in Castelmonte ist auch sehr gut
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Am 06/10/12 Gabria taken by taxi to Albana. From there, the road to Castelmonte is very well marked and pleasant to walk. The pilgrims in Castelmonte is also very good
  • EllieSektionBritannia - 2011-10-03
    We got the train to Cividale, to miss out long stretches near busy roads as recommended in the guide. We also stocked up with food at Cividale, which could easily be used as another base, as there are numerous bus routes from here. If you want to avoid staying at a different place every night, you would do well to stay here and take buses to the start and finish of the stages. Get a book of tickets from tabac shops, and punch the ticket in the bus when you get on. We wanted to stay at the monastery at Castelmonte, but it was closed for a festival. Instead we stayed at a farm on the top of a hill looking west. The view was fantastic and the sunset was magnificent: Colle Ortenzi at Tercimonte, about 1.5 hours before Castelmonte.
  • Philippe Annys - 2011-05-18
    according to Google Earth the Route would be 48 km instead of 15 km.
  • Joan Miller - 2010-07-26
    Much longer than 15kms. It took us 7hrs from Cormons where there is lots of accommodation. Castelmonte closed on Tuesdays.
Last update : 2009-12-03