Highlights and tour details
A route which aims to introduce us to a historical reality: that of Ovada, from the castle to its Paleontological Museum, a true unique example of a church of the 300’s ... This is a small town to ride through culturally. So now we go by bicycle to explore some of the curious hillside contrasts!
Departing from Piazza Castello of Ovada, go in direction of Rocca Grimalda, turn right just past the bridge over the river Orba. Continue along a flat road for about 6 km and turn left in the direction of St. James. The road climbs gently for about 6 km to the village of Cascina Vecchia. Here reaching the crossroads roads (which we will re-encounter on our return) turn right in the direction of Mantua. A long, almost straight section which leads us to the gates of the small town, where we turn left for the borough of Gaggina.
The road returns by going up for about 4 km, we cross the village and take direction to Madonna della Villa and subsequently Cascina Vecchia. returning to the crossroads, but at this point we turn right towards Carpeneto. Go through the center of Carpeneto and continue in the direction of Santo Stefano, and with a good long descent back to Ovada. By Di Giuseppe Rossi
Points of interest
Comune of Ovada website: find all
The Museum of Paleontology: read all
Carpeneto: the website where you can find information about the Castle: read all
Please note: wear your helmet at all times, even when not obligatory. Before setting off, make sure you inform someone of your intended route. If possible, take a GPS device, mobile phone and a bottle of water with you and if it is a long distance route, take snacks. Wear suitable clothing, preferably layers, and make sure you have a waterproof jacket. Always wear padded shorts. Comfort is essential if you are to enjoy the journey to the full. It is advisable to use a guide who knows the area well and will be aware of any changes to the route, which may have varied from the last update by Pimeonteciclabile.com
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
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