Bicycle tourism

From Dolci Terre to the Langhe - 2

da Acqui Terme a Canelli (36,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

The route starts from the town of Acqui Terme. If you arrive by train, start from the square in front of the train station, if you arrive by car, a very good starting point is the car park (camper area) located near the Roman bridge over the River Bormida. Leaving the town in the direction of Nizza Monferrato (Via Nizza), take the main road 456 (be careful) and continue for about 8 km into the valley until you reach the small town of Alice Stazione.

Go past the few houses there are and turn immediately right in the direction of Alice BelColle on a quiet, minor road, uphill. After a wide bend, turn left in the direction of Quaranti, still climbing for about 1 km. Once you reach the top of the hill, there is a long descent to Quaranti, in the direction of Mombaruzzo Station.

At the crossroads with the main road near the Cantina Sociale (winery), continue straight on towards Mombaruzzo. About 2 km uphill cycling with a 10% slope at times, takes us to ​​the village famous for the production of amaretti. After enjoying these delicious biscuits, we are off again towards Casalotto where grappa enthusiasts will be able to visit a famous distillery, before continuing downhill towards Bazzana. At the crossroads with the main road from Alexandria (be careful), turn left in the direction of Nizza Monferrato.

A series of gentle hills will take you to the centre of the town famous for the production of an excellent Barbera and Cardo Gobbo. Once you have visited the old town with its imposing medieval palaces, set off again in the direction of Canelli along a flat but busy road (be careful).

When we reach Canelli, we end our day with an exciting visit to the underground Cathedrals or enjoying the view of the city famous for Moscato from Gancia Castle.

Points of interest

Acqui Terme: Historical centre, La bollente, Paleologi Castle, Roman Arches, Thermal baths
Quaranti: Brachetteria-wine shop

Mombaruzzo: Belfry, Palazzo Pallavicini, shops selling Amaretti produced according to traditional methods
Casalotto: Distillery Berta
Nizza Monferrato: Town hall and Belfry, Palazzo Crova, Palazzo del Gusto, Bersano Museum, Sugar House, Winehouse.
Canelli: Gancia Castle, Underground Cathedrals of Canelli, La sternia, Winehouse

Please note: wear your helmet at all times, even when not obligatory.  Before setting off, make sure you inform someone of your intended route.  If possible, take a GPS device, mobile phone and a bottle of water with you and if it is a long distance route, take snacks.  Wear suitable clothing, preferably layers, and make sure you have a waterproof jacket.  Always wear padded shorts.  Comfort is essential if you are to enjoy the journey to the full.  It is advisable to use a guide who knows the area well and who is aware of any changes to the route, which may have varied from the last update by Piemonteciclabile.com

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
15011 Acqui Terme (AL)
Alessandria
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Arrival
14053 Canelli (AT)
Asti
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districts passed through
Acqui Terme, Canelli, Nizza Monferrato

Accomodation and services

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Da Fausto
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Da Fausto
Even Renzo Piano has fallen in love with this location just above Acqui Terme, which marks the maturity of Fausto and Rosella Ivaldi, who, together with their daughter Gaia, a sommelier, are a couple with the restaurant business in their blood. Overall, the location looks like a relais and the …
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Grand Hotel Nuove Terme
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Grand Hotel Nuove Terme
The Grand Hotel Nuove Terme is a local hotel with a historical and unique charm. The magnificent hall, the historic bar "Caffè delle Terme", the reading and dining rooms and the common areas are all rigorously furnished in the original style. The 139 rooms include 3 Suites, 7 junior suites, …
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Hotel Acqui
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Hotel Acqui
The restaurant is divided into three dining rooms and, aside from the tables and small armchairs, it is also furnished with comfortable quilted benches. Our food is based exclusively on high quality raw materials that we carefully select and work to prepare tasty meals for a truly healthy cuisine. …
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Hotel Ariston
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Ariston
The Ariston Hotel, situated in the heart of the city, faces onto a beautiful pedestrian square directly in front of the spa facilities. The services are provided with courtesy and hospitality, in a family atmosphere and managed directly by the owners, so ideal for your spa holiday and for weekends …
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I Caffi
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
I Caffi
Acqui is beautiful and the food here is delicious. A great reason for taking off, going for a stroll around the town and then looking for the Pisterna district. Having taken up residence over the past couple of years in this noble building, this legendary restaurant took its first steps in …
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IAT Informazione Accoglienza Turistica Acqui Terme
Alessandria | More
IAT Informazione Accoglienza Turistica Acqui Terme
The office is open all year at the following times: Tuesday to Friday 9.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00 Saturday 9.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.30 Sunday 9.00-13.00 Closed Mondays www.turismo.comuneacqui.it / facebook.com/visitacquiterme.it
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La Bicicletteria
Alessandria | Rent a bike, motorcycle, quad
La Bicicletteria
Sale, repair and rental of bicycles for adults and children, road bicycles, mountain bikes and e-bikes EBIKE
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La Curia
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
La Curia
The restaurant is a short distance from piazza della Bollente, the picturesque site of this beautiful spa town. The rooms have kept the antique architectural structure, guaranteeing harmony between elegance and tradition. The hospitality is impeccable. The wine selection is superior, as are the …
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La Teca Easy Gourmet
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
La Teca Easy Gourmet
La Teca Bistagno on Corso Italia offers simple and genuine cuisine served in a gourmet manner. Local products and traditional dishes are the protagonists in an elegant and sparkling ambience full of surprising details. All the ingredients of La Teca Bistagno on Corso Italia are lightened and …
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Le Fontane
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Le Fontane
The Grand Hotel Nuove Terme features a restaurant on the ground floor with view of the arcades of the old town centre of Acqui Terme. The Restaurant “Le Fontane” is divided into a number of small dining rooms to ensure moments of privacy. Daily a la carte menu. The protagonists are the local …
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Museo d\'arte sacra di San Francesco \
Alessandria | Museum
Museo d'arte sacra di San Francesco "Paola Benzo Dapino"
The museum is part of the former convent complex of the Church of San Francesco of Cassine, which belonged to the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. The property belongs to the Municipality that has decided to transform it into a museum: the project emerges from the need to exhibit a series of …
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Oliveri Funghi
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Oliveri Funghi
In the heart of Southern Monferrato the Olivieri family has been passionately dedicated for generations to the production of local food products respecting the Piedmontese tradition. The selection of the raw material, the manual work and the consolidated experience result in high- quality …
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Ristorante Malò
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Ristorante Malò
This destination is definitely worth the trip. You are in Ponzone, a village in the Apennines that is reached by climbing from Acqui Terme. The journey lasts for several kilometres, knowing that slowly you will reach the village that gave birth to the filetto baciato (gourmet salami from …
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Please note that the routes may include some sections where there is traffic.
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