Cycle routes

Among castles and truffle hills

Camino (65,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

The tour of  Monferrato starts from the hills overlooking the Po, following Val Cerrina to the Santuario di Crea, UNESCO Heritage site and Regional Park located on one of the highest hills of Monferrato. It is also possible to take a panoramic tour of the Sacro Monte with its beautiful chapels.

Points of interest

The itinerary starts from Ca 'San Sebastiano, in Castel San Pietro, in the direction of Cantavenna which is reached by crossing the panorama of Monferrato; head for Gabiano, where you descend to the hamlet of Piagera; from there, turn left to Vallegiolitti, climbing back up the valley to the top of the mountain and then down to Murisengo. From there, follow signs for Villadeati, where we recommend taking a walk along the typical narrow streets.

From there, along a tortuous road, you reach Odalengo Piccolo. Head towards Moncalvo, the smallest town in Italy, where you can stop for a rest as you admire the historic centre. After a long climb, you climb towards Ponzano and towards the Sanctuary of Crea, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a visit to the Sanctuary, but also the panorama of the Holy Mountain with its beautiful chapels.

From here you descend (be careful of the very steep descent) and arrive at Serralunga di Crea. Climb back up to the village and then down again to Solonghello. From there, up again to Camino, to arrive back at the starting point. (itinerary geomapped by Claudio Trombin)

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
via Ombra, 19
Castel San Pietro - presso Ca’ San Sebastiano
15020 Camino (AL)
Alessandria
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Accomodation and services

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Agriturismo 3 Orologi
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Agriturismo 3 Orologi
The Monferrato experienced here is a truly irresistible destination: an agriturismo set in the spaces of the ancient medieval court of the oldest and best-preserved Aleramic castle of Monferrato, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the hills from the large window. The cuisine here is of a …
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Agriturismo Cà San Sebastiano
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Agriturismo Cà San Sebastiano
Ancient rural house converted into a charming relais, located in a quaint hilltop village of Monferrato Casalese, about one hour’s drive from the main cities of Northern Italy. From here, you can visit the towns of Casale Monferrato, Asti and Vercelli and discover the villages and landscapes of …
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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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B&B Villadeati \
Alessandria | Bed & Breakfast
B&B Villadeati "La Casa sui Tetti"
Bed & Breakfast on the highest hill of Monferrato. Tranquillity, peace and a view that alone makes the journey worthwhile. A large panoramic terrace is available for the exclusive use of guests.
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Canonica di Corteranzo
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Canonica di Corteranzo
The Rectory of Corteranzo starts out as an aristocratic hunting lodge of the late 17th century. Since 2003, it has belonged to our family and after attentive conservative restoration work it has been transformed into a welcoming home. From our terrace, overlooking the vastness of the Monferrato …
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Castello di Gabiano
Alessandria | Castles, Fortresses
Castello di Gabiano
The considerable size of the Castle of Gabiano overlooks the River Po, in a stunning scenic position. As far back as the 8th century, the documents mention a “cortem magnam nominam Gabianam”. In 1164, Federico I granted the coveted investiture of Monferrato to James II. From this date, and due …
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Da Nonna Carla - Affittacamere
Alessandria | Rooms to let
Da Nonna Carla - Affittacamere
Da nonna Carla welcomes you to a typical Piedmontese farmhouse of the late 19th century in a small characteristic village of Monferrato where you can rediscover the rhythms, flavours and fragrances of the past. You will be welcomed as friends in a homely, welcoming and convivial atmosphere, for a …
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Il Ristorante di Crea
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Il Ristorante di Crea
The restaurant faces onto the square of the Sanctuary of Crea. The beauty of the landscape and the architecture merge, in every season, with the pleasures of a traditional cuisine accompanied by wines of the local tradition and the possibility to walk along the path of the historic chapels that …
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La Villa di Pa\'- Affitacamere
Alessandria | Rooms to let
La Villa di Pa'- Affitacamere
In a historical building dating from the 18th century, in the magnificent village of Villadeati dominated by the romantic castle, you can enjoy endless panoramas with views over the whole of Monferrato as far as the Alps. It is the ideal starting point for walks in the woods, tackling the …
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LOCANDA DELL\'ARTE
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
LOCANDA DELL'ARTE
Hotel Residence avails of 15 rooms of various type and size obtained from the renovation of the old village kindergarten. The indoor pool with spa area and the restaurant serving dishes of the Monferrato tradition, complete the offer.
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Ristorante Italia
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Ristorante Italia
Ristorante Italia is located in Cerrina, a picturesque village in the heart of Monferrato Casalese. It serves Piedmontese specialties and a large variety of dishes of the Monferrato area accompanied by excellent local wines. The memorable dishes include mixed fry and hazelnut cake.
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Cascina Rosengana
Asti | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Cascina Rosengana
Cocconato, wrote Indro Montanelli on Il Giornale, is the ideal prototype of a town. A perfect reason to come and visit and it is also home to the prototype of agriturismo. A delightful location, right next to Conbipel, able to enhance the products of the territory, putting them on show in its own …
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