Cycle routes

Itinerario Castellania - Oropa - Tappa 4 Da Tortona ad Alessandria

da Tortona a Alessandria (51 km)
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Highlights and tour details

A long route of 320 km which links the hills of Monferrato to the Sanctuary of Oropa in the Biella area. Eight stages, all with a departure and arrival point  in places well served by the railway lines, which have  a  train + bike service.

The fourth stage of the itinerary is flat and does not have any particular difficulties. After Viguzzolo, the path winds along country roads to Castelnuovo Scrivia, whose castle is dominated by a crenellated tower of 39 meters high.

Between Sale and Alluvioni Cambiò  use the beautiful tree-lined cycle path. After a busy stretch, even if with a limit of 50 km / h, we arrive at Piovera, characterized by a mighty fortress surrounded by a moat and a large park. After Piovera,  follow a dirt road along the embankment of the Tanaro for 4 km, which is in fair condition, up to Castelceriolo.  Staying on country roads which lead us to the bridge over the Bormida and to the city of Alessandria.

Visit  the Cittadella di Alessandria, one of the finest examples of military architecture of the eighteenth century, one of the few still existing and best preserved in Europe.

Note: pay attention to traffic outbound from Tortona. There is an unmarked crossing of the SP 10 at Capitania. Pay close attention to the exit from Castelnuovo Scrivia and along the SP 85 for 2 km. There is an unmarked crossing of SP 211 at Sale. Busy section along the SP 82 between Crava and Piovera for 2 km. After Castelceriolo , Mountain bikers can climb the dirt road of the Bormida and follow it up to the bridge over the Bormida.

CAUTION at the entrance to  Alessandria along the SP 10, it is very dangerous until the beginning of the cycle paths that lead into the city.

 

Points of interest

Tourist info for this stage: ATL Alexala - IAT Tortona

 

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
Stazione ferroviaria
15057 Tortona (AL)
Alessandria
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Arrival
Stazione ferroviaria
1512x Alessandria (AL)
Alessandria
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Accomodation and services

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AcdB Museo - Alessandria città delle Biciclette
Alessandria | Museum
AcdB Museo - Alessandria città delle Biciclette
Temporarily closed 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 which embraces the early years of national unity and reaches as far as World War I. AcdB tells the story …
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AGRITURISMO \
Alessandria | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
AGRITURISMO "RA MANSENA"
The Agriturismo is situated in the Po park, 200 metres from the confluence of the river Tanaro. It offers its guests: full board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation in a double room, with the possibility to add third or fourth beds, single rooms; - traditional Piedmont cuisine made with …
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Casa Cuniolo
Alessandria | Rooms to let
Casa Cuniolo
On the castle hill stands a magnificent 1930s villa with curvilinear geometries designed for Gigi Cuniolo (1903-1976), exponent of Piedmont landscape painting, whose works are still hanging on the walls. Huge rooms overlook large furnished terraces and the romantic park dotted with Roman 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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E-bike awareness
Alessandria | Rent a bike, motorcycle, quad
E-bike awareness
Rental of pedal assisted bicycles, with home delivery and collection service. Personalised tours with guide. Workshop, accessories shop and specialised bookshop.
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HOTEL DIAMANTE ALESSANDRIA
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
HOTEL DIAMANTE ALESSANDRIA
Well connected to the center of Alessandria, the Diamante 4 star hotel is easily accessible from the motorway. Comfort, pleasure and relaxation in the Gran Sonno rooms and Suites, professionalism, bright ambience, benevolence, strategic location, cozy rooms and suites. Our restaurant "Bamboo" to …
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HOTEL LONDRA
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
HOTEL LONDRA
The Hotel Londra is housed in a historical and impressive 19th century building. Its central position, close to the station, law courts, offices, theatre, university, major tourists attractions, historic buildings, sites of cultural and architectural importance and museums (Cittadella, Museo del …
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Il Carrettino
Alessandria | Hotels and tourist residences
Il Carrettino
In addition to the restaurant, some services offered: visit to the farm and to the Abbey of Rivalta Scrivia
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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 a member of the Italian youth hostel association (AIG). It 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 …
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Marengo Museum
Alessandria | Museum
Marengo Museum
Temporarily closed 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 …
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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 hatmakers 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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Palatium Vetus
Alessandria | Museum
Palatium Vetus
Temporarily closed Palatium Vetus, now home to Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Alessandria, is the first municipal building of the city of Alessandria and preserves important traces of medieval history. The Gae Aulenti architectural firm managed its restoration, enhancing the historic structure, …
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Percorsi del Museo Civico di Palazzo Cuttica
Alessandria | Museum
Percorsi del Museo Civico di Palazzo Cuttica
Temporarily closed 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 people of Alessandria. In the rooms of the 18th century Palazzo …
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Pinacoteca \
Alessandria | Museum
Pinacoteca "Il Divisionismo" Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona
The permanent exhibition " Il Divisionismo" of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona displays an intriguing series of works which provide an excellent representation of the development of art in northern Italy in the period between the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. There …
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Ra Mansena
Alessandria | Rooms to let
Ra Mansena
The Agriturismo is situated in the Po park, 200 metres from the confluence of the river Tanaro. It offers its guests: full board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation in a double room, with the possibility to add third or fourth beds, single rooms; - traditional Piedmont cuisine made with …
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Sale d\'Arte Comunali di Alessandria
Alessandria | Museum
Sale d'Arte Comunali di Alessandria
Temporarily closed The art galleries present an exhibition of works that share their connection to the city of Alessandria, its territory, its people and the cultural and historic events that have left their mark. There are four sections: The first is titled “The Rooms of King Arthur and the …
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