Cycle routes

Sulle strade dei campioni

Cuneo (177,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

This intense route will take you to some interesting and paradise-like places.  It is quite a tough route with an initial climb that reaches 2511m at Colle Fauniera or Colle dei Morti. From Pradleves (meaning field of water, of the springs in local dialect) you reach a narrow valley that follows the stream.  From the crossroads for the hamlet of Colleto, the route is steep, although less so around Chiappi.  It climbs again around the San Magno sanctuary and continues to climb with sharp hairpin turns, especially for the last few kilometres.  The descent towards Demonte is roughly 21km.

The name Colle dei Morti, meaning Hills of the dead (known as Colle Fauniera) derives from a bloody dual in the 17th Century between the Franco-Spanish and Piedmontese troops in the surrounding valleys. It involves a climb, but more significantly, a descent made famous by the Giro d’Italia – in 1999, Paolo Savoldelli won, attacking exactly at this part of the race.

The route passes Castelmagno, the highest comune of Valle Grana, part of the Occitan Valleys and an important part of the Grande Traversata delle AlpiBy Claudio Pasero and Daniela Pestarino

Points of interest

Fauniera hills read all here
Comune of Pradleves website here

Sanctuary of San Magno read all here
Comune of Castelmagno website here
The “Grande Traversata of the Alps” is an itinerary that united the entire Piedmont Alpine arch, to find our more,  click here
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a discesa folle e vincente di Paolo Savoldelli al Giro 1999 QUI
Altri dettagli dell'ascesa qui

The legendary, winning descent of Paolo Savoldelli at the Giro d’Italia 1999 HERE

Further details of the ascent, here

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure and arrival
via Roma, 28
12100 Cuneo (CN)
Cuneo
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districts passed through
Borgo San Dalmazzo, Busca, Caraglio, Castelmagno, Cuneo, Demonte, Pradleves, Valdieri
Links
http://www.faustocoppi.net/new/

Accomodation and services

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Agriturismo Cascina la Commenda
Cuneo | Farmhouse holiday Agencies
Agriturismo Cascina la Commenda
18th century farmhouse, which has been renovated with respect for the environment and rural architecture. Located in Peveragno, just 7 km from Cuneo, Cascina La Commenda offers free private parking on site and Wi-Fi connection throughout the facility. All the bedrooms are equipped with TV and …
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Campeggio Bisalta
Cuneo | Accommodation outdoors
Campeggio Bisalta
Campeggio Bisalta is situated on the outskirts of Cuneo in a wooded park, in a flat peaceful area. The campsite extends over an area of 37000 m² at an altitude of 590 meters above sea level and is ideal for spending a peaceful break in the open-air and a holiday to discover Cuneo and its …
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Camping Il Melo
Cuneo | Accommodation outdoors
Camping Il Melo
There was once a field of apple trees on the hills of Cuneo.. today, that same sunny hill is home to Il Melo Campsite. Immersed in greenery with a scenic view of the Bisalta Mountain, it awaits you not far from the town centre, reachable by a comfortable cycle track along the torrent. It is the …
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Cuneo Hotel
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Cuneo Hotel
The Cuneo Hotel, situated in a historic building on four floors, radically restructured and equipped with lift, is located in the "centre of the centre" a short distance from the large and scenic piazza Galimberti and from the magnificent arcades of Corso Nizza, lined with scores of retailers, the …
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Hotel Draconerium
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Draconerium
The DRACONERIUM HOTEL is located at the foot of the Occitan Valleys of Cuneo, at the entrance to the city of Dronero, gateway to the Maira Valley. The hotel is an ideal departure or arrival point for the Maira and Grana Valleys characterised by a unique and surprising charm. It is also a perfect …
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Hotel Griselda
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Griselda
Hotel Griselda is the symbol of hospitality in Saluzzo. - Located a few metres from the city centre and from the pedestrian zone, at 200 m from the historic centre. - 34 rooms, 3 are suites. - 2 meeting rooms (suit from 15-90 people). - TV room, bar, outdoor dining deck immersed in green, sauna. - …
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Hotel Le Lanterne
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Le Lanterne
Le Lanterne Hotel is managed by the Serale family. The facility was born on a historic house next to the restaurant-pizzeria already managed by the same family that with a skilful restructuring has created a fascinating hotel complex. 18 rooms lovingly furnished and tastefully and elegantly …
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Hotel Palazzo Lovera
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Palazzo Lovera
Elegant facility situated in a historical palazzo belonging to the Counts of Lovera di Maria. Fully renovated with stylish furnishings. The Lovera Restaurant inside the hotel serves traditional Piedmontese cuisine at reasonable prices. Informal restaurant where you can also taste wines by the …
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Hotel Perpoin
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Perpoin
The Perpoin Hotel was opened in the mid-19th century as a travellers’ inn and remained that way until the mid-20th century when it was taken over by the Fornetti family. It has undergone several renovations, in the 1970s, 1990s and recently in early 2017. It currently avails of rooms for …
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Hotel Ristorante da Politano
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Ristorante da Politano
The married couple, Ivana and Claudio, continue the tradition of a family business started in 1946, based on hospitality and good cuisine. Recently renovated, the Hotel Ristorante da Politano enjoys a strategic position, surrounded by hills of chestnut groves and mountains rich in alpine trails, …
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Hotel Royal Superga
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Hotel Royal Superga
The very central Royal Superga Hotel, next to the magnificent Piazza Galimberti, is a historic 19th century residence. The hotel has undergone a complete renovation and is ideal for both business and leisure trips. The 42 rooms avail of digital and Sat TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, hairdryer, minibar and …
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Poggio Radicati - Hotel de Charme
Cuneo | Hotels and tourist residences
Poggio Radicati - Hotel de Charme
Relais situated in a quiet location on the spectacular and scenic hill of Saluzzo, in an elegant villa with a large park that enjoys a magnificent view of the Cuneo plain surrounded by the majestic Maritime Alps.
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