Bike - Langhe

The Importance of Being D.O.C.G.

This round route begins and ends in Neive, with its 'Orange Flag' from the Italian Touring Club and the label of "Borghi più Belli d'Italia" network. The route then departs towards Treiso through local Barbaresco winegrowing country with its splendid array of colours and geometrically perfect rows of Nebbiolo vines typical of the Bassa Langa (Low Langa) region.

Not to be missed a stop in the little village of Barbaresco, where you can stop to taste some of the celebrated wine or stroll through the main street towards the Tower, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the Tanaro river and surrounds.

Once past the village of Treiso, the road becomes steeper, with the most taxing stretch being the road through the Benevello area. After this, it's downhill again in the direction of Mango. The area is the one featured in Cesare Pavese's novels on the Langa: in fact, virtually everywhere you look, the hills and vineyards have a literary echo, as if to emphasize the fact that this is a region that offers not only the perfumes of wine, but also those of poetry and history.

After Mango, the route takes you towards Camo, through the heart of the civil war area, where the Partisans rebelled against German occupation during the Second World War. From here, after a brief detour, it's on to Santo Stefano Belbo, where Cesare Pavese was born, and a well-earned rest for lunch.

Back on the road again, the last part is the hardest on legs and lungs, with a quick succession of steep hills around the areas of Castiglione Tinella and Coazzolo. The last few kilometers are all downhill, though with Neive once again on the horizon.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Neive
Piazzetta Paolina Demaria
12052
Italy
Arrival
Neive
2 Piazzetta Paolina Demaria
12052
Italy
Type of trail
Loop
Distanz
43,7 km
Difficulty
Demanding
Estimated Time
4:00 hours

ACCESSIBILITY

Along the way:

E-bike charging stations along the trail
Picnic area along the trail
Fountains / water points along the trail
Bike Rental nearby

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Neive
Piazzetta Paolina Demaria
12052 Neive
Italy
Arrival:
Neive
2 Piazzetta Paolina Demaria
12052 Neive
Italy

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