Cycle routes

Gardetta Bike Emotions

Canosio (13 km)
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Highlights and tour details

GARDETTA BIKE EMOTIONS

It is an incredible environmental and tourist heritage of the Province of Cuneo suitable for many types of  outdoor activities; it is a crossroads of mountain bike paths that allow you to reach the spectacular plateau of the Gardetta along the three valleys Stura, Grana and Maira and the lateral valley of  Arma, along streets steeped in history linked to the landscapes that surround them!

The different valleys share a natural connection on the "Via della Gardetta", the military road on the plateau, which crosses it entirely at altitudes above 2400 meters!

A dirt road along this high-altitude route which  connects the Gardetta Pass with the Valcavera pass, crosses several hills and is surrounded by unique landscapes! A great base and the lack of steep slopes allow for an enjoyable ride an incredible natural spectacle at a high altitude with little effort!

 

Info:

Conitours - Cuneo Bike Experience

Country travel tour operator

Casa del Turismo - Cuneo

Via Pascal 7

0039 0171 698749 – 696206

info@cuneoalps.it  bike@cuneoalps.it

www.cuneoalps.it

POINTS OF INTEREST:

There are numerous points of interest in the access valleys to the itinerary: at the beginning of Valle Maira we find the Ciciu del Villar, continuing we come across numerous churches and chapels rich in small objects of medieval art, the frescoes of the Parish Church Elva are well worth a visit.

In Valle Stura we recommend a stop to admire the Forte Albertino di Vinadio, the historic center of Demonte and the Santuario di Sant'Anna di Vinadio at an altitude of 2035 m. In Valle Grana you can stop in Caraglio for a visit to the Filatorio Rosso and continue towards the Sanctuary dedicated to San Magno at 1800 m in altitude.

 

Points of interest

VALLE MAIRA

1)     CANOSIO - PREIT - COLLE DEL PREIT - VIA DELLA GARDETTA:      

The uphill climb from Canosio to the homonymous hill, entirely on asphalt, is exceptional to do by bike and can also be tackled starting from Preit. From the hill, continue on the dirt road for a further 3 km until you reach the "Via della Gardetta" just downstream of the Rifugio della Gardetta. Preit’s uphill climb is viable entirely by car with several parking possibilities, including the last one up on the hill.

 

DETAILS:

-          LENGTH: 12,1 km

-          DIFFERENCE IN LEVEL: 1070 m (+)

 

2)    MARMORA - COLLE D’ESISCHIE - COLLE VALCAVERA:

after leaving the village of Marmora continue along the asphalted road that crosses  through green woods and magnificent alpine meadows arriving at Colle d'Esischie, from here you descend into the Grana valley towards Colle Fauniera and Valcavera. The road entirely viable by car to Colle Valcavera.

 

DETAILS:

-          LENGTH: 19,1 km

-          DIFFERENCE IN LEVEL: 1250 m (+) and  100 m (-)

 

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
via Provinciale, 3
12020 Canosio (CN)
Cuneo
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districts passed through
Canosio, Castelmagno, Marmora, Pietraporzio, Sambuco
Links
https://www.cuneoalps.it/index.php/it/vacanze-a-tema/bike-experience? Municipality of Canosio

Accomodation and services

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Albergo della Pace
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Albergo della Pace
The hotel is located in the centre of Sambuco, a small sunny village at 1185 m above sea level. At the restaurant, you will be able to appreciate the typical dishes of the ancient Piedmontese gastronomy. The hotel also avails of a new wellness centre with hay sauna, Finnish sauna and Turkish bath. …
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Campeggio Lou Dahu
Cuneo | Accommodation outdoors
Campeggio Lou Dahu
The blue of the sky, the green of the grassy slopes, the orange of the rocks at sunset, the yellow, pink and violet of the infinite species of flowers. Incredible variations of colour accompany the tourist who ventures into the heart of Alta Valle Maira. A fascinating environment where you can …
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Hotel Regina delle Alpi
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Regina delle Alpi
Pietraporzio is an oasis of tranquillity in the pure pine forest air. The magnificent landscape of the mountains offers many opportunities for winter and summer sports. The small wine rack and the artisan ice cream parlour are of recent construction as is the wellness centre of the hotel equipped …
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Locanda degli Elfi
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Locanda degli Elfi
Diffused hotel immersed in the nature of the upper Maira valley. It was awarded an Oscar for Ecotourism by Legambiente in 2016. Renovated homes with attention to detail respecting the local architecture. Occitan and Piedmontese cuisine, attentive to allergies. O-mileage menu, with some freedom. …
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Locanda Occitana Lou Pitavin
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Locanda Occitana Lou Pitavin
Lou Pitavin will be the opportunity for you to discover the marvels of a cuisine with ancient roots and inimitable flavours. Ravioles, civet, aïoli: unique moments of an exciting cuisine like that of the Occitan-Provençal tradition. The locanda, Lou Pitavin, immersed in Val Maira, one of the …
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