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2. Path landscape and geology

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Light blue = easy
Red = medium
Black = hard
Places of interest:
the open air Cava dei Gessi geological museum, the views over the badlands.

Description:
  • Easy, but with short steep ascents and slippery with rain.
  • Length 2.1 km.
  • Ascent and descent 136 m.
  • Time about 40 min.

path 2 redThe route starts from the parking lot of the Church of Monticino, about 1.5 km far from the railway station. Opposite the entrance of the car park follow the path in the woods, marked by the cross and the symbol of the spiral of the Path of Time (Sentiero del Tempo) and continue 300 m. to a small bridge.
Then turn left entering the  geological Quarry Gypsum museum. The exit is approximately 450 m far, where you see a green gate on the right.
Go through the gate and continue along a gravel track alongside vineyards and olive groves and after 200 m take a narrow uphill path on the right marked with CAI symbols, the spiral of the Sentiero del Tempo, and indications for Parco Carnè.
After about 300 m. rise, after a sharp bend to the right, you reach a clearing. By turning left here it is possible to connect route  2 to route  4 by following the instructions (route 2+4= 7.5 km)
To complete the circuit of route  2 turn right and descend for 500 m on a path through an oak forest, also marked as CAI 511, to the asphalt in front of a parking lot with 4 pine trees and a breathtaking view of the badlands. Without crossing the paved road, turn right into a gentle descent to 330 m in the direction of the church and parking lot. No water supply is available on the path.