5 bridges trail
- Status Open
- Area Levante
Waters, woods, and ancient buildingsThe hike starts from Montagna, hamlet of Quiliano. From the main square, take via Veirasca, the road that climbs up towards the church and the cemetery. This paved road, that takes you to thehamlet of Cervaro, climbs up for a hundred meters. When you get to a sharp turn keep right. The dirt road runs halfway up the S. Sebastiano hill, on the right side of the Trexenda stream and it is initially flat, well maintained, and peaceful.
Leave behind you the first crossroad that goes down to the hamlet of Lanrosso and keep waking among chestnut, ash, hornbeam trees until you reach Ca de Gumbe. On the left you can find the turnoff for San Sebastiano hill. Further on you will come across the yellow signs indicating the road to Le Tagliate. From here, if you want, you can walk down, cross the stream, and go back to Roviasca walking along the Trexenda stream.
However, if you want to keep going, you will get to the first of the 5 bridges. From here you can admire the river and its crystal-clear waters and bask in an unforgettable tranquillity. The stunning landscape gives a sense of freshness with its deep green colour, the sound of water, and its ponds in the smooth, time-worn rocks.
Walking on, you come across the ruins of a now-disappeared rural civilization that tells us the story of our past: an old stone building and a wood shop, powered by the running water belonging to the famous De Mari family.