Monte Leco

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Monte Leco
Monte Leco.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 1,072 m (3,517 ft) [1]
Coordinates 44°33′51″N 8°52′24″E / 44.56417°N 8.87333°E / 44.56417; 8.87333Coordinates: 44°33′51″N 8°52′24″E / 44.56417°N 8.87333°E / 44.56417; 8.87333
Geography
Monte Leco is located in Italy
Monte Leco
Monte Leco
Liguria, Italy
Piedmont, Italy
Parent range Ligurian Appennines
Climbing
First ascent ancestral
Easiest route dirt road

Monte Leco is a mountain in Liguria, northern Italy, part of the Ligurian Appennines. It is located in the provinces of Genoa and Alessandria. It lies at an altitude of 1072 metres.

Access to the summit[edit]

The mountain is easily accessible by signposed traks departing from Bocchetta Pass or Isoverde (municipality of Campomorone).

The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, a long-distance trail from Ventimiglia (province of Imperia) to Bolano (province of La Spezia), passes very close to the mountain's summit.[2]

Nature conservation[edit]

The mountain and its surrounding area are part of a SIC (Site of Community Importance) called Praglia – Pracaban – M. Leco – P. Martin (code: IT1331501).[3] Its northern slopes are included in the Piedmontese natural park of the Capanne di Marcarolo.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Istituto Geografico Centrale - Carta dei sentieri 1:50.000 n. 16 Genova - Varazze -Ovada
  2. ^ Fabrizio Oneto and Fabrizio Càlzia. L'alta via dei monti liguri - Monti di Genova (PDF). www.altaviadeimontiliguri.it (in Italian) (Galata). Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  3. ^ Bollettino Ufficiale Regione Liguria nr.13 of 15-7-2009; the Ligurian SIC list is on-line at lrv.regione.liguria.it (access: July 2015)
  4. ^ Siti di Importanza Comunitaria (SIC), Regione Piemonte, list on gis.csi.it (accessed on April 2016)

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