MTB - Val Sarmassa

Cycling in Val Sarmassa

A loop trail inside the Val Sarmassa Nature Reserve, a green oasis that has been preserving the natural surroundings and landscapes of this area since 1993.

 

A ride through the Valle Sarmassa Nature Reserve is an opportunity to appreciate the natural, paleontological, historical and literary aspects (these are the hills of the journalist and writer Davide Lajolo from Vinchio) or simply to enjoy nature and breathtaking views of what Lajolo used to call "my green sea".

We start from Vinchio, not after visiting this pretty village which was so dear to Davide Lajolo, to reach the access to the Reserve. The trail winds its way through the reserve and it takes a good deal of preparation to tackle it because of the presence of some very steep sections. Please remember, as always, that we are in a nature reserve and not in a park dedicated to cycling, so you are bound to meet someone along your route!

Your efforts will be rewarded beyond your expectations, thanks to the many naturalistic attractions that the Reserve offers: the herb garden, the so-called grande Rù, the oak tree that is a natural monument of the Reserve, the Bricco dei Tre Vescovi (which used to mark the border between the three dioceses of Asti, Alessandria and Acqui), the Valtiverno Lake and the fossiliferous outcrop. You will not find it difficult to get off your bike and enjoy such beauty!

After the immersion in the green of the Reserve we go back to the village to end our itinerary.

 

 

COVERED AREAS

Monferrato

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Vinchio
Piazza Francesco Vercelli
14040
Italy
Arrival
Vinchio
Piazza Francesco Vercelli
14040
Italy
Type of trail
Loop
Distanz
16 km
Difficulty
Demanding
Estimated Time
3:00 hours

ACCESSIBILITY

Along the way:

Picnic area along the trail
Fountains / water points along the trail

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Vinchio
Piazza Francesco Vercelli
14040 Asti
Italy
Arrival:
Vinchio
Piazza Francesco Vercelli
14040 Asti
Italy

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