Alessandria & Monferrato
The valleys of Acqui and Ovada which climb up the Apennines to the border with Liguria, the artistic and cultural heritage of Alessandria, the vineyards and Infernots of Monferrato, the hills of Novi and Tortona, rich in historical-cultural and culinary traditions, including chocolate, wine, focaccia, amaretti biscuits and baci di dama.
The Acqui and Ovada valleys that go up the Apennines to the border with Liguria, the artistic and cultural heritage of Alessandria, the vineyards and the Infernot of Monferrato, the hills of Novi and Tortona, rich in historical, cultural and enogastronomic traditions, including chocolate, wine, focaccia, amaretti (almond biscuits) and baci di dama (lady's kisses).
Alessandria has a natural vocation for cycling, thanks also to Novi Ligure, the native town of Coppi and Girardengo, to whom the largest European museum on history and legends of the bicycle is dedicated. The roads run along the plains, up and down hills, with some breathtaking views along the way; these same roads where the natural training area for the first two great champions of epic cycling. Going along them on foot or by bicycle, you can come across crystal-clear streams, woods full of wildlife, golf courses and equipped sports centres. In an instant you will pass by castles, medieval fortresses, Roman settlements and modern shopping centres, such as the Serravalle Scrivia Outlet, combining history and culture with shopping.
The territory of the valleys is perfect for those who love extreme sports, who can tackle the narrow twists of the Pertuso river gorge by canoe or challenge themselves with trekking, rock climbing or parachute jumping.
The spellbinding natural resources can be enjoyed along routes in protected areas or from observation points set up in the parks. Cycle tourism, trekking and birdwatching enthusiasts or simple tourists will be enthused with the three provincial parks: the Capanne di Marcarolo Natural Regional Park, between Liguria and Piedmont; the Special Reserve of the Sacro Monte di Crea, in Monferrato Casalese, created around a place of ancient spirituality; the Protected Areas of the Po River which, in addition to the banks of the longest river in Italy, cover the confluence area of the three river basins of Sesia, Tanaro and Scrivia.
The territory is also famous for its hospitality: numerous hotels, restaurants and agritourism farmhouses are available to tourists who wish to experience the colours and true flavours of these lands.
The cities of Alessandria, Acqui Terme, Casale Monferrato, Novi Ligure, Ovada, Tortona and Valenza are ideal departure points to discover and rediscover the peculiarities scattered throughout the territory all year round.
Discover bike tours
Acqui Terme, taking in art and landscape for total wellbeing
Alessandria & Monferrato / Acqui Terme
- 39,20 km
Alessandria & Borsalino, not just a story about hats: by bike to discover the sites connected to the great Italian fashion brand
Alessandria & Monferrato / Alessandria
- 30,00 km
Casale Monferrato by bike between lowlands and hills
Alessandria & Monferrato / Casale Monferrato
- 65,00 km
From the Dolci Terre to the Langhe - 1
Alessandria & Monferrato, Langhe Monferrato e Roero / da Novi Ligure a Acqui Terme
- 59,00 km
From Dolci Terre to the Langhe - 2
Alessandria & Monferrato, Langhe Monferrato e Roero / da Acqui Terme a Canelli
- 36,00 km
Discover the hiking trails
Superga Vezzolano Crea (3 Stages)
Alessandria & Monferrato, Langhe Monferrato e Roero, Torino / da Torino a Serralunga di Crea
- 64,00 km
- 16H 30m
- 1 384 m
Monferrato degli Infernot (3 Stages)
Alessandria & Monferrato / Vignale Monferrato
- 46,51 km
- 12H 5m
- 1 289 m
21 JUL 2022 - 31 DEC 2023 – 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Piedmont and Liguria on board unusual vehicles
19 JUL 2022 - 31 DEC 2023 – 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Monferrato: art between vineyards and hills
13 JUL 2022 - 31 DEC 2023 – 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Nature and flavours between the hills of Gavi and Liguria
01 MAY - 15 NOV 2022 – Osiglia, Acqui Terme, Ricaldone, Cairo Montenotte, Sezzadio, Alice Bel Colle, Alessandria, Cassine, Castel Rocchero, Spigno Monferrato, Mombaldone, Ponti
Discover Piemonte and Liguria by Gravel Bike
01 APR - 31 DEC 2022 – Fubine Monferrato, Montalto Dora, Vignale Monferrato, Castellamonte, Agliè, Borgofranco d'Ivrea, Altavilla Monferrato, Bairo, Rosignano Monferrato, Camagna Monferrato, Cella Monte
Reawakening the five senses
01 APR - 31 DEC 2022 – Agliè, Giarole, Frassinetto, Casale Monferrato, Castellamonte, Ceresole Reale
Wonders between parks and castles