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Valcerrina and its surrounding area

Cerrina Monferrato (16 km)
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Highlights and tour details

Along the Cerrina Valley, between steep climbs and fast descents on asphalted  and unpaved roads, we encounter  villages that rise between the scenic hills of Basso Monferrato Casalese: Blengi, Arduino, Perosio, Odalengo Grande, Vallestura, Piancerreto and Cerrina Valle.

Points of interest

Start from the parking lot adjacent to Via Casale Molino, the road leading to piazza Marcandà, or from the  the stop sign of via Casale Molino, take a right and after a few meters at the first intersection follow the indications for  Varengo.

Continue slightly uphill to the fork, turn left for Blengi. Continue on the  asphalted uphill for about 1.5 km., then take the unpaved road from the end of the asphalt and after about 100 m. turn left downhill on dirt road (*), reaching a small church and  Borgata di Perosio.

Once again on asphalt in a very fast descent (BE CAREFUL you can easily reach up to 60 kmh.) At the end of the decent  turn right onto the  Ss 590 and continue until you notice the road sign on the right for stradale Montalero, an uphill road , once at the square follow the signs for  Rifredda, (slightly downhill), still on the asphalt go through  the village exiting downhill  onto a  mixed gravel dirt road (which is rideable even when wet) for about 900m until reaching another village where the dirt road ends .

Continue uphill and at the first crossroad turn left and after a few meters  left again at the second crossroad , a last effort for the steepest stretch of the route arriving at Odalengo  Grande (310 m above sea level), here is a bar and if it is open you can quench your thirst and do a bit of  sightseeing in the only street of the village that offers a lovely view of the valley and of the opposite hills, from here the journey continues with a nice and fast descent (BE CAREFUL, we recommend you  to keep to the right ) which passes from Vallestura to the Ss590. At the stop turn left, (here lies La Torre San Quilico dating back to the 12th century and was the bell tower of the ancient church of San Quilico which is no longer standing).

Continue straight on towards Cerrina Valle, until you notice the road sign for  Piancerreto on the right, (for those who have had enough,  continue to Cerrina valley to finish the route.) But let's stay on the trail and climb up to Piancerreto to see the panorama from the other hill. Once in Piancerreto, on the left between a private home and the Circle is an unpaved downhill  road that leads back to  our starting point in Cerrina Valle, to the stop sign on the right and to the parking lot.

 (*) This stretch leading Perosio is to be avoided for a few days after rainy periods.

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
pacheggio Valle Cerrina
15020 Cerrina Monferrato (AL)
Alessandria
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Note
Note: Slope up to 13%, and over 18%.
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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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Castello di Gabiano
Alessandria | Castles, Fortresses
Castello di Gabiano
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LA CÀ VEJA
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
LA CÀ VEJA
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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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