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Monferrato tra colline e pianura

Casale Monferrato (37 km)
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Highlights and tour details

This route winds through the plains and the hills. From Casale, climbing up the hills that dominate the river Po rising up to Camino, dominated by the ancient manor house dating back to the year 1000 and then  downhill to  the plains along the Po riverbank.

Points of interest

This route winds through the plains and hills departing from Casale Monferrato in Piazza Castello.  Take Via XX Settembre in the direction of  Coniolo - Pontestura, pass Lanza Channel and former Eternit factory, currently under remediation, at the curve after the church take the uphill road on the left, this  is a scenic road with a beautiful view of the city, the surrounding area and the Alpine arch, then continuing downhill return onto the road to Coniolo – Pontestura, which at the stop turns left downhill and then with a short uphill climb arrives at “Regione Torcello”, stay on the on right past "Golfino" and the "Motonautica Associazione Casalese", at the next junction keep right (gravel road) and after about 1,3 km. on the left is an asphalted road leading to "Coniolo Bricco", go through the village, past the church and the Belvedere for another panoramic view and eventually fill your water bottles up at the fountain, go around the church and graveyard to take the road leading to Pontestura (for those who want a harder stretch , at the crossroads turn right after about 350 m. on the left NOTE  a short  steep downhill gravel road turn and go straight on the next short and steep uphill climb, arriving onto the Coniolo - Pontestura road, after a few meters turn right on the asphalted uphill road to the agritourismo "Cascina Smeralda", at the end of the hill continue on a dirt road and then downhill through the vineyards to a road leading to  Pontestura), turn right on the asphalted road  to reach Pontestura at Raviolificio Bruno turn right and then take the first left passing by the Carabinieri barracks, the church and at the stop sign go right for "via Trino", leaving the village the road becomes a dirt road, turn left uphill, go along the ridge of the hill and after a series of uphill’s and downhills to Camino. In the "del Peso" square, turn right to S. S. Pontestura, a  downhill with wide bends  and go over the bridge on the Po, after about 380/400 m. turn right on a gravel road  and then keep to the left until reaching Pobietto, (see the notes about visiting ). Leave Pobietto by passing by the museum and continue up to the overpass and then onto the riverbank where after  few meters  you see the S. S. del Monferrato, remain on the river bank.

Once you reach Morano sul Po, you can take a ride in the village and then go back to the embankment, go left towards Casale Monferrato, at the end of the riverbank , turn right and go over  the bridge on the Po, then turn right or go along Lungo Po until crossing the ring road which takes you back to the starting point in Piazza Castello.

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
piazza castello
15033 Casale Monferrato (AL)
Alessandria
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Note
Note: For visits: Canepa family, Pobietto (014285198) or Municipality of Morano (014285330).
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Bike friendly facilities

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Agriturismo Cà  San Sebastiano
Alessandria | Wellness centers
Agriturismo Cà  San Sebastiano
COME WITH US TO SEE THE GIRO D'ITALIA (Minimum 4 people) This experience can be done simultaneously with the passage of the stage, that is FRIDAY 19 MAY and SATURDAY 20 MAY or it can be repeated all year from 1 May to 31 October . To celebrate the stages with arrival in Tortona and Castellania - …
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CA\' SAN SEBASTIANO
Alessandria | Holiday Houses and Apartments
CA' SAN SEBASTIANO
COME WITH US TO SEE THE GIRO D'ITALIA (Minimum 4 people) This experience can be done simultaneously with the passage of the stage, that is FRIDAY 19 MAY and SATURDAY 20 MAY or it can be repeated all year from 1 May to 31 October . To celebrate the stages with arrival in Tortona and Castellania - …
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CASCINA TRAPELLA
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
CASCINA TRAPELLA
The main building dates to the 17th century. The recent renovation has preserved the original characteristics (solid brick vaults, use of tuff bricks and using ecological materials (cork insulation, doors and windows in larch wood). Surrounded by more than 5 hectares of land, partly used as a …
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Cicinbarlichin
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Cicinbarlichin
A cosy and elegant trattoria, featuring exposed arches and recessed columns, which combines rustic and contemporary style. The menu, typical of the Monferrato tradition with a few innovative interpretations, presents new dishes every week. The bread and pasta are homemade; the wine menu presents …
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L\'assaggio
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
L'assaggio
Restaurant and cuisine in Casale Monferrato, born out of Roberto and Gianfranca’s passion for catering and cooking: their philosophy is great attention to the choice of quality raw materials to serve dishes that are always fresh and unique.
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LA CASACCIA
Alessandria | Cantine
LA CASACCIA
Barbera from M.to "Vignacolma" - Barbera d'Asti Superior "Calichè" and "Bricco del Bosco" - Barbera d'Asti - Grignolino from M. Casalese "Poggeto" - Monferrato Freisa - Piedmont Chardonnay "Charnò" - Brut Metodo Classico
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Museo Civico e Gipsoteca Bistolfi
Alessandria | Museum
Museo Civico e Gipsoteca Bistolfi
The civic collection of Casale Monferrato is kept in the rooms belonging to the Augustinian convent of Santa Croce, built during the 12th century and subsequently much altered. The facade, which opens up to the large cloister with frescoes from the early 1600s by Moncalvo, dates to 1758 and was …
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Noleggio e-bike presso Monferrato Resort
Alessandria | Rent a bike, motorcycle, quad
Noleggio e-bike presso Monferrato Resort
E-bike hourly cost €10 E-bike half day €40 E-bike full day €50 Trailer or Child seat €12
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SAN SEBASTIANO COUNTRY RESORT
Alessandria | Holiday Houses and Apartments
SAN SEBASTIANO COUNTRY RESORT
COME WITH US TO SEE THE GIRO D'ITALIA (Minimum 4 people) This experience can be done simultaneously with the passage of the stage, that is FRIDAY 19 MAY and SATURDAY 20 MAY or it can be repeated all year from 1 May to 31 October . To celebrate the stages with arrival in Tortona and Castellania - …
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Trattoria Tre Merli
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Trattoria Tre Merli
Trattoria Tre Merli is located in the centre of the small village of Due Sture, a few kilometres from Morano sul Po, a village lost in the silence of the rice-fields, in the rural countryside of the Casale plain. The Trattoria opened as inn of the town in 1881 and has always been the place to go …
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