Cycle routes

Dalle Dolci Terre alle Langhe - 3

da Canelli a Alba (41 km)
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Highlights and tour details

The route starts from the town of Canelli. Continue in the direction of Santo Stefano Belbo along a secondary road, also known as Robini. Cross over the bridge over the Belbo towards Cassinasco, and then turn right a few meters before the main entrance to Cantine Gancia (Gancia winery).

After passing the level crossing, turn right and continue in the direction of Santo Stefano Belbo. A series of hills for about 5 km leads to the village of Santo Stefano. Cross the main square and head in the direction of Alba, but just past the bridge over the Belbo, turn left towards Valdivilla.

The quiet, secondary road begins to climb for about 6 km, followed by a series of hairpin bends amongst the vineyards of Moscato, alternating with uphill stretches, at times quite challenging. Once you reach the top of the hill, descend a few hundred meters to the village of Valdivilla, then climb again to Mango, the highest point of the route (527 m).

From here, a 360-degree view of the Langhe hills, cultivated with vineyards in incredibly perfect lines. A long descent then leads us to the village of Borgonovo. At the crossing, turn left in the direction of Alba.

A short climb along a busy road (be careful) and then, at the roundabout, turn left in the direction of Tre Stelle. The road climbs gently for about 4 km until you cross the town of Gavello, after which a crossroads indicates the directions of Barbaresco on the right.

A visit of the village perched on the hill with a beautiful medieval tower is a must. When you have finished in Barbaresco, retrace your steps for about one km in the opposite direction along the same track and then continue in the direction of Tre Stelle along a downhill stretch.

Continuing in the direction of Alba, we pass Pertinace where we will find the last hill of the day and then after a couple of km, we reach the hometown of chocolate (spread) and truffles.

Points of interest

Canelli: Gancia Castle, Underground Cathedrals of Canelli, La sternia, Winehouse
Santo Stefano Belbo: Cesare Pavese Foundation.
Barbaresco: The tower, Castle and Regional Winehouse
Alba: Alba underground, Association for the Centre of study of literature, history, art and culture Beppe Fenoglio. 

Please note: wear your helmet at all times, even when not obligatory.  Before setting off, make sure you inform someone of your intended route.  If possible, take a GPS device, mobile phone and a bottle of water with you and if it is a long distance route, take snacks.  Wear suitable clothing, preferably layers, and make sure you have a waterproof jacket.  Always wear padded shorts.  Comfort is essential if you are to enjoy the journey to the full.  It is advisable to use a guide who knows the area well and will be aware of any changes to the route, which may have varied from the last update by Pimeonteciclabile.com

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
14053 Canelli (AT)
Asti
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Arrival
12051 Alba (CN)
Cuneo
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districts passed through
Alba, Barbaresco, Canelli

Accomodation and services

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Agriturismo Il Cortile
Cuneo | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Agriturismo Il Cortile
The agriturismo, immersed among the vineyards of Diano d'Alba, balances the beauty of the landscape and the tranquillity of nature with an excellent level of services and authentic local cuisine. This scenario, with a breathtaking panorama, brings to mind the old farmhouses of Langa. The rooms are …
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Hotel Langhe
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Langhe
Hotel Langhe is located in a quiet and peaceful corner, just a few minutes from the historic centre of Alba. All the rooms are furnished with natural materials, such as wood, leather, copper and cashmere and equipped with Wi-Fi connection. The breakfast, based on local products, is served on the …
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La Cascina di Carlotta
Cuneo | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
La Cascina di Carlotta
This typical farmhouse of Langa, surrounded by lavender fields, is located just a few minutes by car from the centre of Alba. It has recently undergone careful restoration to create rooms and apartments equipped with every modern comfort and a terrace for moments of total relaxation. There is a …
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