Historic Mountain roads

Cammino di Sant'Anna

da Cuneo a Vinadio (63,80 km)
Highlights and tour details

The route consists of four stages:
    1) Cuneo-Roccasparvera 19.6 km
    2) Roccasparvera-Demonte 17.2 km
    3) Demonte-Vinadio 14.4 km
    4) Vinadio-Santuario di S. Anna 12.6 km
The two parallel routes have different traffic flows:
- heavy: SS 20, SS 21 and SP 255 (closed to vehicular traffic during the winter months)
- low: SS 20, SP337 (former military) and SP 255 (closed to vehicular traffic during the winter months).
The SP 255 leads to Colle della Lombarda, a connecting mountain pass with France. The road is also used by shepherds to take their herds to the alpine pastures.
It is possible to walk the last few kilometres along the dirt track, which deviates from the road.

Points of interest

The Cammino di Sant'Anna is a religious route linked to the saint to whom the Sanctuary is dedicated, which was built in the homonymous valley, in Valle Stura, at an altitude of 2035 m.
The place of worship was established between the 11th and 12th centuries as a hospice for wayfarers and dedicated to St. Maria di Brasca. Between the 15th and 16th centuries, the complex was dedicated to St. Anna. In 1681, the new church was inaugurated, of the same size as the current one and with a craggy wooden floor.
Being a pilgrimage destination, the church complex is equipped with dormitories and a refreshment point.
At Pratolungo, there is a stage post dedicated to the walk.
There are numerous accommodation facilities and places to eat along the route, as well as e-bike rental services and tourist operators offering outdoor activities such as rafting, rivertrekking, climbing and cycling itineraries.


The route is completely marked from the departure from Cuneo railway station (and alternatively also from Piazza Torino - bus arrival point) to the end, with white and red signposts bearing the Cammino logo, metal supports, signs and plaques on the hiking poles.  The colours change to blue and yellow only on the final ascent because the route coincides with the existing traditional path.

POSSIBLE RISKS                                                                                                                         Attention must be paid to the transit of motor vehicles.

Other information

Historical interest: Yes
Provinces crossed: Cuneo

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
12100 Cuneo (CN)
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12010 Vinadio (CN)
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Please note that the routes may include some sections where there is traffic.
The information contained in the pathways is not binding on the authors and verifiers of the pathways.