Cycle routes

...cycle through Monferrato

Nella piana monferrina

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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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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