Cycle routes

Cycling in Aleramo’s lands

Moncalvo (64,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

Up and down the hills from Moncalvo towards Grazzano, where the tomb of Aleramo is located, we meet the picturesque villages that are UNESCO world heritage sites, built from local stone called pietra da cantoni. Two such villages are Moleto and Olivola, where legend has it that the Saracens treasure is hidden.

Route verified and mapped by Marco Demaria.

The information contained does not bind the responsibility of authors and verifiers of the route due to the possible variations of the condition of the itineraries proposed, especially in the unpaved sections.

Points of interest

Depart from the Square of Moncalvo and head towards Grazzano; just before the town turn left towards Madonna dei Monti (you can make an excursion to the tomb of Aleramo in the hamlet of Grazzano); from the top of the Madonna dei Monti you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Monferrato hills. Go downhill towards Ottiglio and enter the Unesco Heritage villages of characteristic construction in cantoni stone (tuff); from here you reach Moleto (visit the small center); we recommend an excursion to the picturesque village of Olivola, and then back on the road towards Frassinello; from here descend into the Ghenza valley and go uphill towards Camagna, a scenic route along which you reach Vignale (we recommend a visit to the many squares,in the high one is Palazzo Callori at an advanced stage of restoration). From Vignale proceed towards Casorzo and then to Grana. From here, in the direction of Calliano and on to the station at Tonco, then uphill and back to Alfiano Natta and, from there, return to the starting point at Moncalvo.

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
piazza Carlo Alberto
14036 Moncalvo (AT)
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districts passed through
Alfiano Natta, Calliano, Camagna Monferrato, Casorzo, Frassinello Monferrato, Grazzano Badoglio, Moncalvo, Olivola, Ottiglio, Vignale Monferrato
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Bikes to use: road, city and e-bike
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Accomodation and services

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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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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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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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Museo di arte sacra San Giacomo
Alessandria | Museum
Museo di arte sacra San Giacomo
The San Giacomo Museum of Sacred Art, set up in the historical complex of San Giacomo in Lu, consists of the church founded in the 13th century and rebuilt between 1568 and 1610, its sacristy and the Casa della Reggenza. In 1998, the San Giacomo Cultural Association was set up with the purpose of …
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Noleggio e-bike presso Monferrato Resort
Alessandria | Rent a bike, motorcycle, quad
Noleggio e-bike presso Monferrato Resort
E-bike hourly cost €10 E-bike half day €40 E-bike full day €50 Trailer or Child seat €12
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Trattoria Panoramica Sarroc
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Trattoria Panoramica Sarroc
Spanning a history of almost thirty years, two brothers, Davide, the chef, and Gianluca, the sommelier, have opened the Sarroc trattoria. Rrenovated a short time ago, it enjoys a panoramic view of the Monferrato hills. Delightful and elegant ambience, with an eye to the local gastronomic …
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