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 I Castagnoni
Alessandria | Bed & Breakfast
B&B I Castagnoni
I Castagnoni Country Resort is situated a few kilometres from Casale Monferrato, in a delightful residence dating from 1742 that maintains a magnificent Italian-style garden. The accommodation facility is immersed in the surrounding countryside of the UNESCO hills of Rosignano Monferrato and, as …
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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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Cascina Cerola
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Cascina Cerola
For several years, the Ricagni family has been carrying on something very beautiful here: an oasis, among the meadows and cherry trees, which began life as a farming company and has also become an agriturismo offering accommodation (four guest rooms: alloro, rosmarino, timo and salvia) and dining …
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Cascina La Faletta
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Cascina La Faletta
Paolo Viviani, a joyful chef and longtime acquaintance, is still capable of instantly raising the level of cuisine, and always at the right price. The first thing that wins you over are the interiors, inside a building made from tuff rock, typical of Monferrato. It dates back to 1881 and was …
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Cascina Trapella
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Cascina Trapella
One wing of the main building of Cascina Trapella hosts a small restaurant, in which to enjoy typical Piedmont dishes prepared with local organic ingredients. The food served here is simple and inspired by local tradition, only seasonal products are used. In spring and summer, diners can enjoy …
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Cascina Trapella
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Cascina Trapella
The main building dates to the 17th century. The recent renovation has preserved the original characteristics (solid brick vaults, use of tuff bricks and using ecological materials (cork insulation, doors and windows in larch wood). Surrounded by more than 5 hectares of land, partly used as a …
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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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I Due Buoi
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
I Due Buoi
A fitting introduction: I Due Buoi is synonymous with Alessandria, as Cambio is synonymous with Turin. They are long-standing restaurants that have accompanied history and this legendary restaurant of Alessandria dates to 1741. Today, after many ups and downs, it has returned, like the Cambio, to …
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Il Melograno
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Il Melograno
We saw this restaurant come to life on the main square of Terruggia, one of the most beautiful towns of Monferrato, entirely in tuff. We have also spoken about its qualitative development, which has always had a touch of originality and creativity. The restaurant seats thirty and is always open by …
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La Commedia della Pentola
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
La Commedia della Pentola
This is a fantastic place, quintessence of the emotional landscape of Monferrato. It sits on the top of a hill that takes from San Salvatore to Lu Monferrato, in an area that was once home to the vineyards and is now slowly rediscovering the resource of the hazelnut (here it is the famous …
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La Pomera
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
La Pomera
3 km along the road that goes towards Cuccaro from Vignale, you will meet this pioneering farm restaurant characterised by its large apple orchard. On booking, it is possible to taste homemade cuisine made with home-grown ingredients. The menu: vegetable timbales, friciulin (fritters), toma cheese …
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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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Mazzetti d\'Altavilla
Alessandria | Cantine
Mazzetti d'Altavilla
Mazzetti d’Altavilla – Distillers since 1846, it is the most historic grappa producing company of the North-West and one of the oldest in Italy. Founded even before the Unification of Italy, in the heart of Monferrato, Mazzetti d’Altavilla distils fresh marc every year from the noblest …
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Mazzetti d\'Altavilla
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Mazzetti d'Altavilla
Daring combinations are the norm in Monferrato: the historic Mazzetti d'Altavilla distillery is also home to the Restaurant “Materia Prima”, where Grappa enters the Kitchen, at the top of the hill of Altavilla Monferrato. The Restaurant, situated on the top floor of the ancient Monastery is …
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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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Relais I Castagnoni
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Relais I Castagnoni
I Castagnoni Country Resort is situated a few kilometres from Casale Monferrato, in a delightful residence dating from 1742 that maintains a magnificent Italian-style garden. The accommodation facility is immersed in the surrounding countryside of the UNESCO hills of Rosignano Monferrato and, as …
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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.
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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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Villa Morneto
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
Villa Morneto
High-end location with Spa, banquet rooms, garden, swimming pool and bedrooms. On our visit, we appreciated the food prepared by the excellent chef, Gian Luca Orsi, which included meat tartare, classic agnolotti of Monferrato and sliced Fassone beef. The desserts, pasta and bread are homemade. …
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