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Itinerario Castellania - Oropa - Tappa 3 Da Novi ligure a Tortona

da Novi Ligure a Tortona (38 km)
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Highlights and tour details

An itinerary of 320 km that connects the hills of Monferrato to the Sanctuary of Oropa in the Biella area. Eight stages, all with departures and arrivals from areas  served by the railway line allowing you to take advantage of  the train + bike service.

The first kilometers of this stage are all flat, along the way we come upon  Castello di Pozzolo Formigaro. The first uphill begins after crossing  the Scrivia torrent, from Carezzano the slopes become more decisive and the signage begins that lead us to Castellania, birthplace of Fausto and Serse Coppi. A visit to the house is a must, built in the second half of the 800s, which rooms have been transformed into a museum dedicated to the ‘Grande Airone’.

From Castellania we face the steep climb up to the hamlet of San Alosio, where once a manor stood, of which only two sections of a square-shaped tower remain visible (2.8 km, the last stretch of 350 m is covered on foot , make sure you secure the bikes in the parking lot).

From Costa Vescovato  follow the cycle path to Villaromagnano enjoying the beautiful landscape to the full without worrying about the traffic. The long descent leads to Tortona.

Note: pay attention on exiting from Novi Ligure, the road after the fire station has some holes. Unprotected crossing of the SP 35 in Villarvernia.

 

Points of interest

Tourist info for this stage: ATL Alexala - IAT Novi Ligure - IAT Tortona

 

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Stazione ferroviaria
15067 Novi Ligure (AL)
Alessandria
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Arrival
Stazione ferroviaria
15057 Tortona (AL)
Alessandria
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Bike friendly facilities

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Casa Coppi
Alessandria | Museum
Casa Coppi
Amongst all the sporting cycling heroes of the past, the name of Fausto Coppi is still today a shining example for all aspiring cyclists and sports enthusiasts and now at Castellania there’s the chance of visiting the very house where he was born. The building is actually owned by two brothers, …
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Forte di Gavi
Alessandria | Castles, Fortresses
Forte di Gavi
The town of Gavi, famous for its white wine, is a truly ancient place that existed even in neolithic times. Under the Romans Gavium had an important strategic position on a link road between the Via Postumai and the Via Emilia which accounts for the existence, even then, of a castle that allowed …
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Museo dei Campionissimi
Alessandria | Museum
Museo dei Campionissimi
The Cycling Museum at Novi Ligure is a shrine to sports cycling and the history of the bicycle. A museum with more than 3,000 square metres of exhibition area that’s given over to the heroes of the sport both from the past and the present. The museum is housed in a former factory, carefully …
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Pinacoteca \
Alessandria | Museum
Pinacoteca "Il Divisionismo" Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona
The permanent exhibition " Il Divisionismo" of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona displays an intriguing series of works which provide an excellent representation of the development of art in northern Italy in the period between the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. There …
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