Cycle routes

Cycling to the origins of the products of the Mignon Pastries of Alessandria (De.Co.) between villages and contemporary art.

Alessandria (43,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

This route winds along the beautiful streets of the centre with its historic De.Co-certified pastry shops and the small villages of the countryside of Alessandria in an amazing combination of villages, nature and contemporary art. Setting off from the beautiful Palazzo Rosso of the town hall of Alessandria, we will cycle a short section of Via San Giacomo della Vittoria before crossing (after approximately 100 metres) the historic Galleria Guerci whose exit overlooks Palazzo Monferrato (home to the “ACDB” Bicycle Museum).

Then, we turn right crossing the small Piazza della Lega before going all the way down Via Milano (see the beautiful Synagogue at the start of the street) and, once arrived at the end of the street, we will turn first left onto Corso Monferrato and then right onto Via Casale approximately 200 metres later.

At this point, we will safely cross Lungo Tanaro San Martino at the height of the traffic lights and then cycle along the Meier Bridge on the wide and picturesque walk that ends in front of the entrance to the historic Savoy Citadel of the 18th century.

Following the direction of Asti/Torino, we will cycle along Via Giordano Bruno for approximately 600 metres and, at the first roundabout, we will cross the shopping centre on our left. We will be next to the train station that we will go past using an underpass behind the shopping centre. From there, we will follow a long dirt road (parallel to the railway line) for approximately 6.5 km to the village of Solero (one of the ancient villages that took part in the foundation of Alessandria in 1168).

At the entrance to the village, we will find Viale Alla Stazione on our right and cycle it to the end. After crossing Via Giuseppe di Vittorio, we will cycle the entire length of Strada Molinara, a beautiful country road that ends close to Quargnento.

At the end of this road, we will turn left in the direction of the town of Quargnento, home to the famous Futurist painter Carlo Carrà whose memory is still very much alive in the town.

Having crossed the village of Quargnento in the direction of Lu/Cuccaro Monferrato, we will come to a roundabout (leaving the town). Take the first road to the right, always in the same direction of Lu/Cuccaro. After about 200 metres we will turn left and start to climb along a beautiful panoramic road (strada Ronco) surrounded by the magnificent green hills of Monferrato, among vineyards and hazelnut groves. At km 20, after cycling along a dirt road again, we will find ourselves along the asphalt road that, after turning right, will take us to Cuccaro. Entered the village, we will reach the high part after cycling along Via Roma and all of Via Montaldo at the end of which we will find the start of the old road (very panoramic) which connected Cuccaro and Lu. We will cycle along it as far as the entrance of the village (along this scenic road it will be possible to admire one of the colourful Big Benches of Monferrato). 

Having arrived in Lu, we will follow Via Marconi to the end, and after turning right in the direction of San Salvatore Monferrato, we will turn immediately and again to the right onto Strada Vicinale Alessandria, a long dirt road which, together with Strada Sappa, will take us back to the flat part of the route after having cycled for a few kilometres along a section of road surrounded, once again, by vineyards and hazelnut groves. At km 30.5, after crossing the road that connects Quargnento to Giardinetto, we will cycle the entire length of Strada Croci and later Via Remotti to reach the end of Via Remotti in San Michele, a hamlet of Alessandria. A few kilometres on and we will arrive at our destination. After crossing the road at the pharmacy, we will take Via Isoletta and then Via Otello Finzi (first turn right at the roundabout) to the end. Here, we will turn left onto Via Loreto, pass under the motorway and continue along the road that goes along the motorway for approximately 1.2 km (Via Porcellana) before passing under another motorway underpass to then continue to the first roundabout close to the driver and vehicle licensing agency. With the Meier Bridge in the background, we continue along the section of normal road that leads to Alessandria along the 18th century Citadel. To our right and after crossing the Meier Bridge again, we will return to the central Piazzetta della Lega cycling along Via Casale and Via Vochieri (a parallel street to Via Milano already cycled on the outbound journey). The itinerary concludes by rediscovering the sweet tastes of Alessandria once again in the pastry shops of the centre cycling along Corso Roma. Following the perimeter of Piazza Garibaldi, we will return to Piazza della Libertà following the picturesque Via Cavour. IVAN REITANO 

Points of interest
  • Palazzo Rosso - Piazza della Libertà - Alessandria
  • Palazzo Ghilini - Piazza della Libertà - Alessandria
  • Palazzo delle Poste and mosaic by Severini - Piazza della Libertà - Alessandria
  • Palatium Vetus - Piazza della Libertà - Alessandria
  • "ACDB" Bicycle Museum c/o Palazzo Monferrato - Via San Giacomo della Vittoria - Alessandria
  • Galleria Guerci (between Via San Giacomo della Vittoria and Via San Lorenzo)
  • Jewish synagogue - via Milano - Alessandria
  • Church of Santo Stefano - via Milano - Alessandria
  • Meier Bridge
  • 18th century Savoy Citadel - Strada Pavia 2 - Alessandria
  • Faa di Bruno castle - Solero
  • Minor basilica of San Dalmazio -  Quargnento
  • Christropher Columbus museum - Cuccaro
  • Church of Santissima Maria Assunta - Cuccaro
  • Big Bench (along the scenic route between Cuccaro and Lu)
  • Holy art museum - Lu
  • Civic tower - Lu
  • Church of Santa Maria Nuova - Lu
  • DE.Co.- certified historic pastry shops of the centre of Alessandria 

Nota Bene - Always use a helmet, even when it is not obligatory. Before setting off, always advise someone of your itinerary. If you can, bring a GPS and a mobile phone with you, a full water bottle, if the distance is demanding include a snack/extra bar. Dress appropriately. It is always best in layers and with a rain and wind cape to keep in your jersey pocket. Always use shorts with padding. Comfort is essential to have fun and enjoy the journey. It is always advisable to rely on a capable guide of the area, able to be updated on any changes in the conditions of the routes that can vary compared to the moment in which Piemontescape.com carried out verifications and updates. 

 

 

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
piazza libertà
1512x Alessandria (AL)
Alessandria
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districts passed through
Alessandria, Lu e Cuccaro Monferrato, Quargnento, Solero

Accomodation and services

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AcdB Museo - Alessandria città delle Biciclette
Alessandria | Museum
AcdB Museo - Alessandria città delle Biciclette
The museum Alessandria Città delle Biciclette (AcdB) is a tribute to the primary role which the city and the province of Alessandria played during the heroic age of cycling that embraces the early years of national unity and reaches as far as World War I. AcdB tells the story of the first …
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BIKE POINT MONFERRATO
Alessandria | More
BIKE POINT MONFERRATO
Following the renovation work, the arcades of piazza Caduti will be re-opened and cycle tourists can use the equipment installed under the arches. This is the first “Bike Point Monferrato”, the first facility equipped with useful services for those who love to explore the hills by bike and …
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Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
Alessandria | Catholic Church
Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
The current facade dates from the 19th century, but the origin is medieval, as witnessed by the small Romanesque sculpture in the corner on the left, which, according to tradition, depicts Gagliaudo Aulari (in truth it is an Atlas). After the destruction of the old Cathedral by Napoleon, the …
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CITTADELLA
Alessandria | Castles, Fortresses
CITTADELLA
The Citadel of Alessandria was built as a result of the Treaty of the Alliance League, stipulated in 1703, during the War of the Spanish Succession, between the Emperor of Austria and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy: the provinces of Alessandria and Valenza and the lands situated between the …
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DA TUNON
Alessandria | Restaurants and taverns
DA TUNON
The country inn is run by the younger generation who carry it forward. Believable. Tunon is one of those restaurants that passes down through the generations without aging. This venue is set in the shadow of the castle, with its great hall that lends itself well to ceremonies and is a true …
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FEDEBIKE SERVICE (ciclofficina)
Alessandria | More
FEDEBIKE SERVICE (ciclofficina)
Specialised bicycle repair shop. Repair and maintenance of all kinds of bikes/e-bikes, training courses in cycling mechanics.
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Hotel Diamante
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Diamante
Hotel Diamante is situated in a strategic position just a few km from the Motorway Tollbooth of Alessandria Est on the A21 and just one hour by car from the cities of Milan, Turin and Genoa. 20 km from the McArthur Glen Outlet of Serravalle, it is also an excellent starting point to discover …
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Hotel Londra
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Londra
Hotel Londra is a historical hotel obtained from a prestigious early 20th century building. We are located in the city centre, just a few steps from the Railway Station, Law Courts, financial and institutional offices, Alessandrino Theatre, University, close to the major tourist attractions, …
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Il Chiostro Hostel and Hotel
Alessandria | Holidays Houses and Youth Hostels
Il Chiostro Hostel and Hotel
The Santa Maria di Castello hostel is situated in a sixteenth century cloister that encloses a beautiful lawn, in the oldest part of the city. The geographical location of Alessandria makes it an excellent base from which to discover the Monferrato. The beautiful hillsides full of vineyards, …
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Ivan Reitano
Alessandria | Tour guides enabled for the province of Alessandria
Ivan Reitano
Cycle tour guide; Tourist guide; Environmental tour guide; tourist guide;Teacher for professional Mapper training centers
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Marengo Museum
Alessandria | Museum
Marengo Museum
On 14th June 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte wins one of his most important battles in Marengo, remembered also at the Arc de Triomphe of Paris. The Museum is at the centre of the battlefield, close to the village of Marengo, in a Villa built in 1847 as a monument to the Emperor. The mural paintings on …
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Museo del Cappello Borsalino - in restauro
Alessandria | Museum
Museo del Cappello Borsalino - in restauro
Borsalino’s story goes back more than 150 years and the company is now one of the most prestigious hat makers in the world and a synonym for Made in Italy, being the jewel in the crown of Alessandria’s spectrum of businesses. Situated in the Sala Campione of Palazzo Borsalino, the Museum 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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Palatium Vetus
Alessandria | Museum
Palatium Vetus
Palatium Vetus, now home to Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Alessandria, is the first municipal building of the town of Alessandria and preserves important traces of medieval history. The Gae Aulenti architectural firm managed its restoration, enhancing the historic structure, allowing legibility …
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Percorsi del Museo Civico di Palazzo Cuttica
Alessandria | Museum
Percorsi del Museo Civico di Palazzo Cuttica
The origin of the civic museum of Alessandria dates back to 1854 when a local solicitor, Antonio Maria Viecha, donated his collection of paintings, sketches and drawings by the painter Giovanni Migliara to the town. In the rooms of the 18th century Palazzo Cuttica, in the heart of the town …
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Sale d\'Arte Comunali di Alessandria
Alessandria | Museum
Sale d'Arte Comunali di Alessandria
The art galleries present a collection of works that share a link with the town of Alessandria, its territory, its people and the historical and cultural moments that have left their mark. There are four sections: The first is titled “The Rooms of King Arthur and the image of Medieval …
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