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Cuarde Trail

Start: Cornappo Village
Arrival: Forest road to Taipana
Upstream connected trails:
Downstream connected trails:
Length: 1200 mt.
Negative difference in height: 253 mt.
Positive difference in height: 16 mt.
Average time: 10′
Trail type: EN
ITA Classification: Advanced

Trail 14

Cuarde Trail

Start: Cornappo Village
Arrival: Forest road to Taipana
Upstream connected trails:
Downstream connected trails:
Length: 1200 mt.
Negative difference in height: 253 mt.
Positive difference in height: 16 mt.
Average time: 10′
Trail type: EN
ITA Classification: Advanced

Cuarde Trail is an old pedestrian track used by the inhabitants of Cornappo to reach neighboring towns such as Taipana.

To get there, go down to the village of Cornappo and take the forest road that will lead our bikers to high altitudes after riding two concrete ramps. The trail then becomes a off road until it meets the paved road. Then take the direction for Campo di Bonis and before crossing the hill, follow the signs for the village of Montemaggiore. On a wide curve, characterized by a green lawn, we find the signs and we can finally think about the descent.

The trail is completely natural and follows in the first part an old road used for forest activities. After a few meters, you finally enter the woods and the trail between one bend and the other leads us into the pine forest which offers the most exciting part of the track. A very fast steep part among the pines will not allow us to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. This is a good reason to make a second ascent.

Before crossing the rock garden, you will pass under an old trellis that houses a clearing rope (hence the name of the trail). The beauty of this trail is that you only realize later that you have run at high speeds on the crest of the mountain. Once out of the pine forest, the speed unfortunately slows down. It is still advisable to pay attention to a counter-slope passage after the chicane, and further on when crossing a water stream.

After the latter, continue along a meadow to reach an old bridge. Please take care of the descent to reach the bridge as it is exposed and with protruding stones on the bottom. After crossing the Cornappo river, climb up the path for a few meters. From here you can get back on your bike and you can reach the finish line which is also our departure.

Ground composed of soil and undergrowth.

This is a shared path, please pay attention.

Cuarde Trail is not suitable for beginners.

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