Hidden hamlets

The hidden villages of the Colline Di Soligo and the jewels of Montello

2-DAY ITINERARY

The Hidden Villages of the Soligo Hills

The hike starts from the Contà Hotel and winds in a loop that will take us back to the starting point.

The first part of the route takes us along the Soligo River until we reach the foothills. From here we will continue to the most authentic and wild part of the Prosecco foothills, taking us through deciduous forests, which cover the steep slopes. Facing north gives us views of the Pre-Alps and the villages at their foot. Once we reach the ridge, we will pass through the small village of Collagù, which guards the Sanctuary of the same name, a small jewel set amidst one of the best views of the Prosecco Hills, covered with rows of Glera grapes, which lie on the grassy ledges.

Here there will be a chance to stop for a break at Ristoro Collagù, where we can have a taste of local products. Once we get back on the path, we will have another small effort and the fatigue will be repaid by a spectacular view of the plain that stretches south of the hills and accompanies the view as far as the Montello hill, the Colli Asolani and the Susegana Hills.

The last stop on our route is at the Hermitage of San Gallo, a place where the Castle of Soligo once stood, overlooking the Quartier del Piave from above. A mule track through the vineyards will later accompany us back to the parking lot.

Length: 13 km
Height difference: 400 m
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Recommended equipment:
Hiking shoes or boots, walking poles if used, layered clothing, rain cape or jacket, and at least one liter of water.

The jewels of Montello: St. Eustace Abbey, the Valley of the Three Sources and the Charterhouse of Montello

The itinerary begins with a visit to St. Eustatius Abbey, an ancient monastic complex built in the 10th century, the ruins of which remain today, making it a magical place.

Afterwards, we will set out on a very evocative route that winds through the woods and valleys of the Montello Pass. Among the morphologies drawn by karstism, we will discover enchanted places such as the Valley of the Three Sources, the Cave of San Girolamo and the place that for centuries housed the Certosa del Montello, of which only stories remain. The last naturalistic emergence of our route is the Val dell'Acqua, one of the few places in Montello, where water flows almost all year round, among woods of white hornbeams.

Surrounded by vineyards, we will be able to taste the wines and products of Fiorotto Farm.

Length: 9 km
Height difference: 300 m
Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 hours

Departure:
Nervesa della Battaglia (TV) at the Church Square, Piazzale della Chiesa, 1.

Recommended equipment:
Hiking shoes or boots, walking poles if used, layered clothing, rain cape or jacket, and at least one liter of water.