|Total altitude gain/loss||+280m / -280m|
This itinerary is suitable for adult hikers. Footpaths and gravel roads with wide open views over Franciacorta.
The starting point is Santella della Costa (Chiesa degli Alpini) di Capriolo where you can park. Take the straightforward uphill footpath and continue with beautiful views over the area below. At a junction soon afterwards bear right. Continue on the main path, ignoring minor turns off, to a further junction where you turn left to yet another junction soon afterwards. In the woods now, turn right onto a footpath blocked to vehicle access by a bar. Continue to Stallone, a historic stone farmhouse, and turn left, climbing to the peak of Monte Alto with its unique views of Lake Iseo, the Franciacorta and its moraine cirque, Monte Orfano and the Apennines. After a break the route starts to descend, passing the cross on the peak and continuing along the footpath in the opposite direction to the one you arrived on. Continue descending, ignoring minor paths off and the various local town waymarks, to the junction to the footpath with metal barrier you passed on the way out. Keep straight on, then, retracing your steps now back to Santella della Costa, your starting point.