Highlights and tour details
Starting from Gaminella - Valcerrina, a dirt road leads us to Mombello, where you can admire the panorama. At Casalino there is a stretch of the MTB race course with humps and erosion furrows and some tuffaceous rocky outcrops.
Points of interest
Our starting point is in the small town of Gaminella on the Valcerrina Ss 590, park your car in the parking lot in front of the bar and the disco.
Exit from the parking lot and enter onto the Ss 590, head towards the the Agip distributor and turn left on the distributors side of the road, go past the houses and at the end of the asphalted road is a grassy dirt road, continue until you reach another asphalted road which from the main road leads you to Mombello Monferrato.
Turn right and go downhill and immediately after a few meters crossover and take the opposite dirt track which goes uphill to Mombello, enter the village and just a bit further along before the curve take the second road to the left, practically flat, passing along the ancient walls, where you can admire the panorama.
Exit the town and take the direction for Ilengo and Zenevreto, just after the Ilengo sign on the right, take the grassy dirt road (or continue and just ahead at the intersection turn right). This dirt road is mainly downhill with a few uphill’s leading onto an asphalted road.
Go right, initially uphill and then downhill until you reach Solonghello, at the curve at the end of the descent, continue straight and go uphill onto a dirt road, turn and descend downhill until you arrive on the asphalted road that leads to Solonghello, go through it and pass a few houses to the end of the asphalt, just after the last house on the right is a grassy dirt road with a slight descent leading to the Ss 590 which we have to cross by turning left, continue to the crossroads of Castagnone and follow the signs for the Santuario di Crea.
Continue for a kilometer and turn right (we are at Madonnina) remain on the asphalted road, just after about 450 m. in the widening of the curve continue straight onto an unpaved road, till arriving on asphalt and near the cemetery of Serralunga di Crea, stay on the right, and then a little further on, take the second road right downhill.
Continue until crossing the other asphalted road that leads to Serralunga di Crea turn right and then immediately left onto a dirt road, for about 1.5 km. arriving at an asphalted road that leads from the main road to Casalino, here we will face some climbs but also some of the more challenging downhill slopes of our route. Go through the town and at the end of the descent, turn right uphill, after a couple of houses the asphalted road ends turning into an unpaved road, continue until you find a fork, leave the unpaved road and continue straight on the dirt road (strada Bric Mongiuetto ), after about 350 m. turn right uphill, it’s a difficult climb, and continue to the crossroads and turn right again, the road is flat for a few meters and then this becomes the most enjoyable descent of our route, a decisive descent but ....with caution (hazardous descent signs), this is a stretch of the MTB racing route with bumps and eroded slopes with some tuffy outcrops, the descent ends near a field and some houses, make a u turn and after a few meters you arrive on a square (we are in Pezzere) where the asphalted road starts again and obliges you to go right, continuing and going uphill through Montaldo , follow the indications for via Villa, going uphill until the end of the asphalted road where after a dry curve to the right, again downhill but on an unpaved road, be careful to keep to the right as you could come across cars or agricultural vehicles.
You reach a village where a fast asphalted downhill starts, be cautious. At the end of the descent you arrive in Gaminella, cross the Ss 590 and arrive back at the parking lot.
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
15020 Mombello Monferrato (AL)
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