Salt Road - Limone Monesi

The Limone-Monesi is a wonderful itinerary that winds down an old military road between 5.905 and 6.889 ft (1.800 and 2.100 m) high. The unpaved circuit, which connects Limone and Upega, is 24-mile-long (39 km) and open to transit in summer and autumn. The path is freely accessible to hikers and cycle tourists, and it is also open to motor vehicles upon payment of a fee. The trail crosses enchanting places, such as the breathtaking lunar landscapes of the Carsene area, the untouched and safeguarded regions of the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian Alps Park, rich in biodiversity, and lastly the magnificent Bosco delle Navette  -Navette’s Forest, and the military fortifications dating back to the end of the 19th century. Along their journey, travellers can experience the extraordinary charm of countless and unforgettable scenic spots: it will be impossible for them not to come back to retrace this fascinating path.

Charming old track at high altitude surrounded by the Maritime Alps linking Piedmont, Liguria and Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, is now passable in safety for those who love hiking and mountain biking, quads, motorcycles and off-road.


Opening and access conditions

Access between Le Navette (Briga Alta) and Cabanaira (Limone Piemonte) is subject to a transit permit. Daily permits are issued directly to the fixed control posts located at the locations mentioned above. They shall be subject to the payment in cash of a sum representing their contribution to the cost of running and maintaining the road, set at :

Cars : 15 €
Motorcycles and quads : 10 €
Daily permits are limited to a maximum of 80 machines and 140 motorcycles or quads.

We remind you that the road will be closed to vehicles on Monday and Tuesday. During those two days, the road is free for pedestrians and bicycles only.

The road is open from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. with the last passage at 6.00 p.m. until September 16 and from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. with the last passage at 4.00 p.m. from September 17 to October 14 2018.

Number of operator on Limone P.te side: +39 366 681 53 84

Booking regulation

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See the video of the route that leads from Limone to the start of the Salt Road


The Colle di Tenda tunnel is normally open.