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Le colline del Gavi da stappare in bicicletta

Gavi (75 km)
Highlights and tour details

This is an ideal route for many. A good compromise for those who want to do  a couple of  kilometers, admire beautiful hills and the charming villages of Novi / Ovadese without overdoing things. The route begins from Gavi  in Piazza Dante just below the majestic fortress. Exit the village in the direction of Serravalle Scrivia and as soon as the road begins to flatten out turn left towards Monterotondo di Gavi.

The road narrows and climbs for a short distance arriving amongst  hills planted with the Cortese vines which produce the famous white Gavi  DOCG. Having arrived at this little village turn left towards Novi Ligure bordering vineyards and woods until you reach the SP 159 continuing in the direction of Gavi for a short distance, then head towards  Tassarolo and from there  to Rovereto di  Gavi. the heart of the production area of Gavi DOCG where the vineyards lose themselves  on the gentle hills. The trail continues with a gentle descent towards the valley in the direction of  Francavilla, reaching which, turn left in direction of Capriata d'Orba and with a short but steep climb reaching the ridge again.

Now the road flattens out coasting to San Cristoforo, then right towards Tramontaba and at the next junction head towards Parodi Ligure. Descend back to the valley until the Abbazia Benedettina di San Remigio dating from the twelfth century, leave the SP168 and take the SP169 towards Santo Stefano and then to Bosio. Nature reigns supreme, outspreading even as leaving the small village, after a short while turn right towards Carrosio.

The road gradually follows the  hills in a panorama of remarkable charm between forests and vineyards arriving at Carrosio,  here head  towards Gavi with the dominant Fort on the horizon. After a few kilometers downhill you reach the village of the medieval town from where you started. (by Matteo Gandetto)

Points of interest

This route was suggested by Bike Friendly Hotel Al Castello adhering to the Piedmont Project Cycle, HERE IS the site

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
piazza dante
15066 Gavi (AL)
km and height difference being verified

Bike friendly facilities

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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