Garessio – Alassio: from the Maritime Alps to Sunshine Bay
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
This itinerary takes us from the woods of Garessio of the Tanaro Valley to the Ligurian coastline of Laigueglia and Alassio passing through Colle San Bernardo. In 1951, Alassio was the arrival point of the 2nd stage of the Giro d’Italia won by Antonio Bevilacqua.
From 1979 to 1997 it was the arrival point of the Nizza-Alassio stage.
- Check-in to 3* Hotel in Garessio.
- Afternoon at leisure to discover the
most fascinating places of the area. The municipal territory is divided by the
Po Valley-Ligurian watershed of the Alps, divided by Colle San Bernardo. It is possible to visit the historic centre, divided into three hamlets: Ponte the oldest of the city, Poggiolo and Maggiore. Beyond Colle di Casotti rises the homonymous holiday and hunting castle of the Savoy family which developed over the site of a Carthusian monastery of the 12th century, one of the first in Italy, founded by Saint Bruno. The construction was transformed into a castle with Kings Charles Albert and Victor Emmanuel II, great hunting enthusiasts. Many writers including Gozzano, Calvino and Guareschi were guests there. Piedmontese composure meets Ligurian character, giving way to an interesting blend of sea and mountain village.
-Dinner at a restaurant where the menu offers typical Piedmontese cuisine.
-Return to hotel and overnight accommodation.
- Rich breakfast at the hotel and check-out. *
- Day focused on our STAGE 28 from Piedmont to Baia del Sole.
This itinerary takes from the woods of Garessio of Val Tanaro to the Ligurian coast of Laigueglia and Alassio across colle San Bernardo.
The 74 km route with a difference in altitude of 1140 m departs from Garessio, we exit from the centre to take SS582 which starts to climb immediately towards colle San Bernardo, a climb of 5.7km with an average gradient of 5.8%. The subsequent descent takes us to Zuccarello after 18 km. We arrive to Cisano sul Neva, at the crossroads with the SP543 we turn left in the direction of Bastia, we leave the centre and continue as far as km 37 where we turn for Villanova di Albenga.
We reach the entrance
of Garlenda and turn left to start the climb of Paravenna with an
average gradient of 5.7% with demanding stretches of around 10%. Turning right the road becomes valley as far as Testico where the downhill stretch begins towards Stefanello. We cycle the valley floor to Andora where the last climb of Colla Michieri of 3.2 km begins with an average gradient of 5%. The subsequent downhill section takes us to the centre of Laigueglia. The last 4 km are by the sea and lead to the centre of Alassio
- Check-in to 3* hotel in Alassio, dinner at leisure and overnight accommodation.
LENGTH 74 KM
DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE 1,140 M
MINIMUM ALTITUDE 7 M
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE 955 M
BIKES ROAD - GRAVEL
- Breakfast in hotel and checkout
- An excellent suggestion for lovers of outdoor sports is to dedicate a day in Finale Ligure with
Finalborgo, not very far from Alassio. We are in the Italian and European capital of outdoor sports.
Thanks to a natural predisposition for the practice of numerous sports,
it has become
a full-fledged point of reference in recent years. Not just sea but also
climbing, trekking, trail running and much more bring out the uniqueness of the area making it
Price per person from:
€ 206,00 (groups of 1 pax)