Cycle routes

...cycle through Monferrato

Quattro valli in un fazzoletto

da Vignole Borbera a Borghetto Borbera (45 km)
Highlights and tour details

Explore four valleys by bike without even realising it, or better still, enjoy the variety of the landscape in just a few kilometres! This is a fascinating route for experts and amateurs alike that will take you on the discovery of unspoilt countryside.

We are talking about the hilly and mountainous countryside of Valli SpintiBorberaCurone and Grue: breathtaking for their intense beauty and the numerous possibilities they offer for rest and relaxation.

The route starts from Vignole Borbera in the direction of Arquata Scrivia; from there you reach Valle Spinti via Verinella. After Variana, you reach Grondona, a medieval village in the typical Genovese style, where you can visit the ancient remains of the Roman tower and church dell’Assunta.

From here, continue in the direction of Lemmi or, if you keep to the right, in the direction of Roccaforte Ligure (see Variante). If you follow the route, you will reach Lemmi before continuing towards Cerreto Ratti and Liveto, where you can admire the splendid views of the Val Borbera. From here, you arrive at Borghetto. By Claudio Pasero and Daniela Pestarino

Points of interest

Valle Spinti: a small valley along the Spinti torrent, tributary of the Scrivia. Read all here.

Val Borbera: (val Borbëa or Borbéia in Ligurian dialect, val Borbaja in Piedmont dialect) is a valley formed by the Borbers torrent, tributary of the Scrivia, in the province of Alessandria. Historically tied to the Republic of Genova and then the Republic of Liguria, it is still today strongly connected to Liguria. Read all here.

Val Curone: the valley of Curone is a small Apennine valley in the province of Alessandria, on the border between Piedmont and Lombardy, where the torrent of the same name runs. Read all here and here (Val Curone website).

Val Grue: the mountain community of Curone Grue and Ossana Valley was a mountain community that grouped together 19 comunes of the province of Alessandria, southeast Piedmont. In 2009, it was incorporated into the mountain community, Valle Borbera and Valle Spinti, creating the new mountain community, Terre del Giarolo Read all here.

Association of Hotels and Restaurants of the Val Borbera and Spinti HERE

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
15060 Vignole Borbera (AL)
15060 Borghetto Borbera (AL)

Bike friendly facilities