Highlights and tour details
This route winds through the plains and the hills. From Casale, climbing up the hills that dominate the river Po rising up to Camino, dominated by the ancient manor house dating back to the year 1000 and then downhill to the plains along the Po riverbank.
Points of interest
This route winds through the plains and hills departing from Casale Monferrato in Piazza Castello. Take Via XX Settembre in the direction of Coniolo - Pontestura, pass Lanza Channel and former Eternit factory, currently under remediation, at the curve after the church take the uphill road on the left, this is a scenic road with a beautiful view of the city, the surrounding area and the Alpine arch, then continuing downhill return onto the road to Coniolo – Pontestura, which at the stop turns left downhill and then with a short uphill climb arrives at “Regione Torcello”, stay on the on right past "Golfino" and the "Motonautica Associazione Casalese", at the next junction keep right (gravel road) and after about 1,3 km. on the left is an asphalted road leading to "Coniolo Bricco", go through the village, past the church and the Belvedere for another panoramic view and eventually fill your water bottles up at the fountain, go around the church and graveyard to take the road leading to Pontestura (for those who want a harder stretch , at the crossroads turn right after about 350 m. on the left NOTE a short steep downhill gravel road turn and go straight on the next short and steep uphill climb, arriving onto the Coniolo - Pontestura road, after a few meters turn right on the asphalted uphill road to the agritourismo "Cascina Smeralda", at the end of the hill continue on a dirt road and then downhill through the vineyards to a road leading to Pontestura), turn right on the asphalted road to reach Pontestura at Raviolificio Bruno turn right and then take the first left passing by the Carabinieri barracks, the church and at the stop sign go right for "via Trino", leaving the village the road becomes a dirt road, turn left uphill, go along the ridge of the hill and after a series of uphill’s and downhills to Camino. In the "del Peso" square, turn right to S. S. Pontestura, a downhill with wide bends and go over the bridge on the Po, after about 380/400 m. turn right on a gravel road and then keep to the left until reaching Pobietto, (see the notes about visiting ). Leave Pobietto by passing by the museum and continue up to the overpass and then onto the riverbank where after few meters you see the S. S. del Monferrato, remain on the river bank.
Once you reach Morano sul Po, you can take a ride in the village and then go back to the embankment, go left towards Casale Monferrato, at the end of the riverbank , turn right and go over the bridge on the Po, then turn right or go along Lungo Po until crossing the ring road which takes you back to the starting point in Piazza Castello.
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
15033 Casale Monferrato (AL)
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