It is the ideal center for horseback riding, mountain biking and trekking with “margherita” itineraries, that is, always leaving and returning “home” without ever following the same itinerary and exploring a new slice of territory every day. Whatever your favorite practice, you feel the thrill of traveling on the ridges, along the ancient salt road that connected the Oltrepò and the sea. The most interesting places in the area have a common toponymy of Carthaginian origin, because these lands were colonized by Hannibal on his expedition to Italy. Mount Lesima, for example, means “laesa manus”, that is a wounded hand: on Mount Lesima in fact Hannibal, having gone up on patrol, fell from his horse and injured his hand.
The surroundings of the Capannette di Pey are also an ideal place for those who prefer quiet walks, or placid naps on the meadows, or immersion in reading outdoors in the silence of nature.
The recipes of Mariuccia and Mirella, queens of the Capannette cuisine, are an invitation to rediscover or learn the art of cooking.
The cellar, on the other hand, is always open for those who, without moving from the tables in the shade of the portico, want to embark on a wine journey in the three provinces.
A proposal aimed at elementary and middle schools: educational weeks with the theme of mountain life, agro-forestry-pastoral economy, the dairy, life in the woods.
Many routes can also be traveled on mountain bikes or pedal assisted bicycles.
Val Boreca is a small valley formed by the Boreca torrent, a tributary of the Trebbia, located in the heart of the four provinces. It borders to the north with the Staffora valley (Lombardy), to the west with the Borbera valley (Piedmont), to the south with the high Trebbia valley (Liguria), to the east again with the Trebbia valley (Emilia-Romagna). Surrounded by mountains such as Lesima (1,724 m), Alfeo (1650 m), Tartago (1,688 m), Chiappo (1,699 m), Cavalmurone (1,670 m), Carmo (1,640 m) is inaccessible and covered with woods. Val Boreca represents, with its fifty-one square kilometers, the largest sub-basin of the Trebbia valley, after the one, obviously, of the Aveto which remains undisputed, the most important tributary.
The Path of the Postman has always united the five villages located in the upper part of the valley: Artana, Belnome, Pizzonero, Suzzi, Bogli. There is no road that connects them and the carriageways of the five towns start from three different areas. Today the villages have very few permanent residents because living there is not easy, as they are far from any service and meeting center. Despite this, they are cared for in their poverty and simplicity, because descendants of immigrants who are fond of the land and their origins, spend their weekends and free time there. It is also easy to meet lowland people fleeing the city.
From Capannette di pei you can reach the small town of Artana from which you can walk the path both in one direction and in the other.
Our hotel organizes, for those who wish, especially for minors or inexperienced walkers, excursions in the valley with a hiking guide, both on the postman’s tour and on other itineraries.