BALCONATA TRAIL

Ormea
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OBSERVING THE LANDSCAPE

Ormea is the nerve centre of the Alpine portion of the valley, with facilities and services for visitors and sports lovers.
The surrounding rural landscape, with mid-slope villages (such as Eca, Chionea, Chioraira and Quarzina), is characterized by terraces, once planted with vineyards, and chestnut groves in the higher parts up to the limit of conifer woods and mountain pastures.

ACTIVITIES

PLACES TO VISIT
+ Historic village, San Martino church, ancient Casa del Marchese
+ Torre dei Saraceni
+ Balma del Messere (above Cantarana)

EXPERIENCES
+ Walk along a stretch of the Balconata di Ormea trail (40 Km)
+ Trip on the historic Ceva-Ormea railway (@ferroviaCevaOrmea)
+ OrmeaInOnda, descent on inflatable mattresses through the historic village, conveying water from the Armella stream into the alleys (the so-called “trevi”), through a network of pipes and manhole covers

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