MTB - Monferrato

Tour of the Five Towers on a MTB – Variant 2A

From Roccaverano, you continue downhill next to the bar and take a short cut to the hairpin bend below (obvious yellow signs) continue on the provincial road, reach the cemetery of San Giovanni with a small Romanesque church. At the fork, you take the provincial road 24C for Denice. When you reach another bifurcation stay on the left, after 50 metres take the path on the right uphill that leads to the woods and to the fourth tower, the one of Vengore, isolated on a small hump with adjoining picnic area and services.

From the tower, you go down on the opposite side following the coloured path to the car park and you continue on the right, crossing the provincial road. Then you take the downhill path and at the crossroads with cart road you go left on a small road. On the path you’ll reach a centuries-old oak tree of naturalistic interest, at the base 4. 00 m of circumference.

Once arrived on asphalt, you continue to the right, with a fantastic view of the Bormida di Spigno Valley.  After 70 metres, you go right on a dirt road uphill, you follow it halfway uphill and you arrive on a hillock with a view of the tower of Denice, from where you go down a path in the woods below and you arrive on a gravel cart road, on the left Roman houses. You walk along the border between the Province of Asti and Alexandria.

When you reach the asphalt, you go right and, after the votive chapel, you take the path on the left. Once on asphalt, you continue straight on towards Denice, at the crossroad stay on the left. After 30 metres, you take the dirt road on the right slightly uphill, Campassi area, follow the road uphill and downhill and at the fork you stay on the right, then at the crossroads you continue straight downhill until Santa Libera.

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From here, you follow on asphalt uphill and after 30 metres you take a small road on the right in front of the vineyard, then at the fork you go left and shortly after you arrive on asphalt.  Continue right and after 50 metres left downhill on a path you arrive on asphalt and you go right, then left again downhill until the wooden telephone pole, you go left for 30 metres, leave the asphalt and follow grassy road almost flat, after 200 metres back on asphalt, after 50 metres take right dirt road that leads between the houses on the outskirts of Monastero Bormida. Continuing after a short stretch, you will reach the medieval bridge of Monastero Bormida and parking on the right. The fifth Tower waits for you in the medieval centre.

Along the route, immediately after Località Garroni and before reaching Santa Libera, it is possible to make a detour towards Denice. You turn right near the C. la di Denice on path 572. After passing the Bric del Vallone on the left and you reach the village. From the centre of Denice, you continue on path 572 towards Montechiaro Piana. You rejoin Bonini at the sports ground and from there you continue on the road to Montechiaro Piana.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Roccaverano
SP24C
14050
Italy
Arrival
Monastero Bormida
Via Guglielmo Marconi
14058
Italy
Type of trail
Linear
Distanz
10 km
Difficulty
Intermediate
Estimated Time
3:00 hours

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Departure:
Roccaverano
SP24C
14050 Asti
Italy
Arrival:
Monastero Bormida
Via Guglielmo Marconi
14058 Asti
Italy

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