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Climbing to Colletto della Lausa | S. Parola

The Gesso Valley offers cycling enthusiasts itineraries for all tastes and levels of fitness.

To start to get an idea of the territory and plan trips consult the brochure Il Parco a pedali.\

Further suggestions for mountain bike or road bike excursions in the surroundings can be found in the online brochure Mountain Bike - Tra Alpi Marittime e Liguri in the series Top20 tra Alpi Marittime e Langhe.\
For those who love road routes in stages, the Gran Tour of the cross-border territory of the Alpi Marittime and Mercantour Parks offers interesting ideas for organising a multi-day cycling trip between Italy and France.
Recommended itineraries: --MTB --Road bikes



MTB


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Granfondo Alpi Marittime

Splendid circular route for fit bicycle excursionists with good technique. The route is a crescendo: of beauty of the route, spectacular views of the villages and peaks of the Maritime Alps, satisfaction and fun the cyclist. A beautiful finale, a single-track descent riding through 63 hairpin bends. Full details of the Granfondo route can be found on page 12 of the downloadable booklet Mountain Bike - Tra Alpi Marittime e Liguri, along with many other proposals for mountain bike excursions. The brochure is part of the series Top20 tra Alpi Marittime e Langhe.

  • Via di Teit

    Beautiful circuit in alpine environment that abandons the tarmac after the initial climb and then follows a beautiful path up and down whose central section is between 1500 and 1200 metres above sea level. The Via di Tèit, an ancient itinerary connecting the villages, is a panoramic traverse overlooking the Val Grande di Palanfrè. All the details of the route can be found on page 30 of the downloadable booklet Mountain Bike - Tra Alpi Marittime e Liguri, together with many other proposals for mountain bike excursions. The brochure is part of the series Top20 tra Alpi Marittime e Langhe.

  • Classic circuit that connects the Gesso and Vermenagna valleys through the Valley of Roaschia and the pass of the Colle delle Goderie. Here stands one of the many old villages of Roaschia, scattered on the slopes best exposed to the sun. Full details of the route can be found on page 34 of the downloadable booklet Mountain Bike - Tra Alpi Marittime e Liguri, together with many other proposals for mountain bike excursions. The brochure is part of the series Top20 tra Alpi Marittime e Langhe.




    Road bikes

  • The ascent to the Terme di Valdieri is one of the great classics of local cycling. The route, most of which is easy cycling, is generally low-traffic. The climb becomes more demanding in the last six kilometres, after Sant'Anna di Valdieri, a place that deserves a break for a snack, or to fill your water bottle at the fountain built by Vittorio Emanuele III. Full details of the route can be found on page 14 of the downloadable booklet Bici da strada - Tra Alpi Marittime e Liguri, together with many other proposals for road bike excursions. The brochure is part of the series Top20 between Alpes-Maritimes and Langhe.\
  • The Gesso Valley is a great attraction for local cyclists. The roads of this area are perfectly suited to those who cycle all year round, as well as for those who only ride in summer. The proposed route, which crosses the three municipalities of the valley - Valdieri, Entracque and Roaschia - is mainly in the Valle Gesso di Entracque, in front of Mount Gelas. The effort required for the few flat stretches will be wholly compensated by the beauty of the natural landscapes, by the majesty of the hydroelectric dam of La Piastra and by a stop in the centre of Entracque, where you can taste the local sweets, made with potatoes or rye. Finally, before starting the deserved descent, you can visit Trinità di Entracque, in the Bousset valley. Back in the valley, you will reach the centre of Roaschia, famous for its caves. Along the way, there are plenty of fountains and springs. The more enthusiastic can decide to take a detour, following the road towards San Giacomo di Entracque, and turning to climb to the Lago delle Rovine, to find themselves in front of the imposing dam of Chiotas. Full details of the route can be found on page 18 of the downloadable booklet Bici da strada - Tra Alpi Marittime e Liguri, along with many other proposals for road bike excursions. The brochure is part of the series Top20 between Alpes-Maritimes and Langhe.

  • Palanfrè, abandoned in the 1970s came back to life in the third millennium following the return of two farming families. The village is among the most beautiful in the valley. The route to Palanfrè is entirely in Valle Vermenagna, an important road towards the sea, used since ancient times. Full details of the route can be found on page 22 of the downloadable booklet Bici da strada - Tra Alpi Marittime e Liguri, along with many other proposals for road bike excursions. The brochure is part of the series Top20 between Alpes-Maritimes and Langhe.