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We depart from Villa Giada and we will immediately face the gentle ascent towards Vasia, a panoramic road among ancient olive trees and dry stone walls, a UNESCO heritage site, with a spectacular view of the sea.
After about 7 km we enter the County of Pietralata to cross the hamlets of Pianavia and Pantasina and, after a brief stop at the fountain, we begin the climb that will take us in 5.7 km to the Passo di Ville, crossing the olive trees vegetation to the village .
The winding and technical descent to Ville San Pietro will lead us to Borgomaro where, after the coffee / cappuccino break, we will have the opportunity to take some photos and visit the historic village.
Broken down we connect with the old route of the Strada Statale 28 which connects Imperia with Turin passing through Pontedassio, an obligatory stop to taste the famous biscuits.
In just over 7 km we reach the ancient historic port of Oneglia for an aperitif between fishing boats and yachts.
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The county of Pietralata

A route recommended for Road Bike Cyclists

Distance: 49,83 km

Uphill altitude difference: 922 mt

Maximum altitude: 825 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • The climb among the olive trees towards Vasia
  • Historic village of Borgomaro
  • Climb
  • Vasia 7.1 km – 4% avg
  • Bivio di Ville 5.7 km – 6.5% avg

Alassio i 3 Capi

A route recommended for Road Bike Cyclists

Distance: 60,62 km

Uphill altitude difference: 592 mt

Maximum altitude: 123 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • Monument of the cyclists Coppi and Bartoli
  • Historic village of Cervo Ligure
  • Climb
  • Capo Berta 2.6 km – 4.4% avg
  • Capo Mimosa 2.7 km – 2.5% avg
  • Capo Mele 2.3 km – 3.4% avg
Reached the center of Imperia Oneglia we are ready to face the 3 leaders (Berta-Mimosa-Mele).
At the top of Capo Berta we stop to admire the Gulf of Diano Marina and to photograph the cycling monument dedicated to Coppi and Bartoli. Before facing Capo Mimosa we stop to visit the historic village of Cervo Ligure and its coral square overlooking the sea. At the height of Capo Mimosa we could enjoy the view of the Gulf of Alassio and Gallinara island, from the particular turtle shape, before facing the fast descent that will lead us to Laigueglia and then sprint on the straight until Alassio.
Compulsory coffee break for a photo in front of the “Alassio wall” and a walk on the pier to recharge the batteries and be ready to face Capo Mele and Capo Mimosa, also called Capo Cervo.
After reaching Diano Marina we will return to Imperia along the sea road called “Unfinished” overlooking the Galeazza cliffs.
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Reached the center of Imperia Oneglia we are ready to face the 3 leaders (Berta-Mimosa-Mele).
At the top of Capo Berta we stop to admire the Gulf of Diano Marina and to photograph the cycling monument dedicated to Coppi and Bartoli. Before facing Capo Mimosa we stop to visit the historic village of Cervo Ligure and its coral square overlooking the sea. At the height of Capo Mimosa we could enjoy the view of the Gulf of Alassio and Gallinara island, from the particular turtle shape, before facing the fast descent that will lead us to Laigueglia and then sprint on the straight until Alassio.
Compulsory coffee break for a photo in front of the “Alassio wall” and a walk on the pier to recharge the batteries and be ready to face Capo Mele and Capo Mimosa, also called Capo Cervo.
After reaching Diano Marina we will return to Imperia along the sea road called “Unfinished” overlooking the Galeazza cliffs.
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The oil roads

A route recommended for Road Bike Cyclists

Distance: 37 km

Uphill altitude difference: 834 mt

Maximum altitude: 453 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • Monument of the cyclists Coppi and Bartoli
  • Historic village of Cervo Ligure
  • Climb
  • Capo Berta 2.6 km – 4.4% avg
  • Capo Mimosa 2.7 km – 2.5% avg
  • Capo Mele 2.3 km – 3.4% avg

Milano - Sanremo, final sprint

A route recommended for Road Bike Cyclists

Distance: 57 km

Uphill altitude difference: 646 mt

Maximum altitude: 239 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • The mural of Cipressa
  • Climb
  • Cipressa 5.1 km – 4.3% avg
  • Poggio 3.6 km – 3.8% avg
Waiting for us in San Lorenzo after 6 kms to climb the Cipressa, the penultimate effort of Milan Sanremo.
Upon reaching the summit, a coffee with a view of the sea awaits us in the square of Cipressa, a stop at the first bend for the photo of the mural dedicated to the Classicissima is a must.
A very demanding descent takes us to Aregai where we will take the cycle path to Bussana. Waiting for the second climb, the final sprint of Milano Sanremo, the Poggio.
Downhill to Sanremo to sprint towards the finish line.
We will make the return to the base using the old track of the railway today cycle path of the Ligurian Coastal Park.
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Taking the cycle path to San Lorenzo al mare, a gentle ride with breathtaking views of the cliffs and the beaches of the Riviera will take us to the hospital.
For a short distance we reach the Aurelia Bordighera and Vallecrosia for 7 km in the Val Nervia until we reach Dolceacqua, where we will stop for about an hour to admire the Doria Castle.
We retrace the same route as the way back but we could enjoy a different perspective on the wonderful views of the coast.
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At the castle of Dolceacqua

A route recommended for Road Bike Cyclists

Distance: 95 km

Uphill altitude difference: 935 mt

Maximum altitude: 92 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • Tower of Prarola
  • The Dolceacqua bridge and castle

The valleys of the goddess Diana

A route recommended for Road Bike Cyclists

Distance: 46 km

Uphill altitude difference: 825 mt

Maximum altitude: 386 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • The villages of Diano San Pietro and Diano Castello
  • Climb
  • Capo Berta 2.6 km – 4.4% avg
  • Evigno 7.3 km – 4.5% avg
  • Colle San Leonardo 4.6 km – 4% avg
We reach in a few km the center of Imperia Oneglia and, taking the ancient port, we will face Capo Berta to reach Diano Marina (alternatively we can use the sea road on the cliffs).
Reached the port of Diano we head inland to Diano San Pietro where we will take the 7.3 km climb that will take us to the hamlet of Evigno.
After a panoramic stop on the Gulf of Diano we expect a fun descent through the olive trees through the hamlets of Arentino, Borello and Diano Castello where we will stop to visit the ancient village. After the descent to Diano Marina, the last villages of Calderina Serreta and Gorleri await us, which will follow one another in the last climb of the day up to the San Leonardo hill.
A quick descent across the Gulf of Imperia will take us back to the base.
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Once we start from Villa Giada Resort we quickly move on the SS1 via Aurelia towards Genoa until we reach the historic center of Oneglia, precisely in Piazza Dante. We take the ss28 towards North (Turin) along the original route, avoiding the tunnels up to Chiusanico. Then, we deviate down the valley towards Borgomaro, where a break is a must, in order to take a photo in front of the San Lazzaro Reale stone bridge. Here, it begins the 18 km climb (11 mi) towards Caravonica, with an average grade of 5,3% and tears of 12% in the final part. Once the Colle San Bartolomeo is reached, we stop for a technical break and a cappuccino to tackle the 7 km (4 mi) of sloping ground up to San Bernardo di Conio first, and then the final 2,5 km (1,55 mi), with slopes up to 12%, to reach Colle d’Oggia.
After the customary group photo and wearing the windbreaker, a beautiful hill of hairpin bends and fast changes of direction will lead us to Carpasio first, and then, once we reach the bottom of the valley, to Badalucco. Then, we will take our second technical break in Taggia, a beautiful medieval village that is worth a visit.
Once we reach the cycle lane along the Argentina stream, we will keep going up to the sea and the coastal path that we will ride westwards for a quick return to Villa Giada Resort.
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Epic climb Colle d’Oggia

A route recommended for Road Bike Cyclists

Distance: 80 km

Uphill altitude difference: 1406 mt

Maximum altitude: 1156 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • Stone bridge of San Lazzaro Reale
  • Colle d’Oggia 1156 mt (s.l.m.)
  • Climb
  • Colle d’Oggia 18.a km – 5.3% avg

The painted doors of Valloria

A route reccomended for E-Bike Cyclists

Distance: 33 km

Uphill altitude difference: 631 mt

Maximum altitude: 544 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • The painted doors of Valloria
  • Dolcedo and the bridge of the knights of Malta
  • Tavole and Villatalla
Departure from Villa Giada Resort to tackle an easy ride through the olive trees up to Valloria, a characteristic inland country with 144 doors painted by local artists. Then take the road back up to Tavole and Villatalla, two other towns that rise among a sea of olive groves!
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The route extends over the Maritime Alps, and precisely from Nava or Col di Nava, about 40 minutes drive from Imperia.
Nava FreeRide shuttle service is available at Nava. (Info at the reception.)
The Carpenter descent is a single track with a decent slope, very funny. Attention to the finish with some slippery rocks and somewhere a little steeper, have fun.
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Descent of the carpenter, Nava. Enduro

A route reccomended for MTB Cyclists

Distance: 10,4 km

Uphill altitude difference: 586 mt

Maximum altitude: 1482 mt

Level

Madonna dei Cancelli, Nava (All-mountain)

A route reccomended for MTB Cyclists

Distance: 16,41 km

Uphill altitude difference: 677 mt

Maximum altitude: 1482 mt

Level

Highlights and Climbs:

  • The painted doors of Valloria
  • Dolcedo and the bridge of the knights of Malta
  • Tavole and Villatalla
The route extends over the Maritime Alps, and precisely from Nava or Col di Nava, about 40 minutes drive from Imperia.
Nava FreeRide shuttle service is available at Nava. (Info at the reception.)
A partly paved and partly unpaved climb will lead us to the “Madonna dei cancelli”, once reached the summit a single track of medium difficulty among the pine forests will reconnect us with Nava
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The route extends over the Maritime Alps, and precisely from Nava or Col di Nava, about 40 minutes drive from Imperia.
Nava FreeRide shuttle service is available at Nava. (Info at the reception.)
The path of the Owl presents a difficult descent with a steep slope and not very compact terrain. Along the path there is the variant for the Cucu path (marked) which is much more fluid and simple. Both arrive on the same road a few meters away from each other.
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Sentiero del gufo, Nava (free-ride)

A route reccomended for MTB Cyclists

Distance: 8,54 km

Uphill altitude difference: 440 mt

Maximum altitude: 1335 mt

Level

Walk in the wood M.te Faudo (Enduro)

A route reccomended for MTB Cyclists

Distance: 6,35 km

Uphill altitude difference: 237 mt

Maximum altitude: 670 mt

Level

This route has as its starting point the Cappelletta di Santa Brigida (Dolcedo) easily reachable by car or with our shuttle (8 seats with trolley for bikes) from Villa Giada Resort (20 min). Free parking spaces are available on the square. Alternatively, a gentle ride of about 40 minutes on a panoramic road between olive groves and historic villages.
The dirt road that goes up to Mount Faudo leads to the first bend where the ring is inserted in the well-marked forest. It does not have challenging slopes both uphill and downhill. On the return to the starting point, the aromas of the broom stand out.
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The route develops with departure from the Resort.
The paved panoramic road leads us to the village of Vasia between dry-stone walls, a UNESCO heritage site, and centuries-old olive trees. Reached the typical village, a demanding climb brings us to the Vetta del Monte Acquarone with its chapel where to the east we will have the whole Impero valley with its villages to the west, the Caramagna valley and to the south the sea. Let’s take the single track that first on the ridge and then on the west side brings us back to the valley bottom.
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Monte Acquarone - Colla Bossa (Enduro)

A route reccomended for MTB Cyclists

Distance: 24,72 km

Uphill altitude difference: 781 mt

Maximum altitude: 626 mt

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Passo Bastia San Salvatore (All-Mountain)

A route reccomended for MTB Cyclists

Distance: 46,13 km

Uphill altitude difference: 1479 mt

Maximum altitude: 1001 mt

Level

A challenging and muscular track that presents an important height difference to be tackled in a whole day. Leaving the Resort, the valley bottom leads to the hamlet of Costa Carnara in the municipality of Dolcedo where a path will allow us to tackle the first ascent to the chapel of Santa Brigida. The long dirt road used in the Second World War by the “partisans” takes us to an altitude of 1000 meters where we could admire the panorama of the Ligurian coast and behind it the spectacle of the maritime Alps. From here the technical descent begins for San Salvatore and Pietrabruna. The Ligurian sweet “stroscia” deserves a stop, using extra-virgin olive oil as the main ingredient. We will set off for Torre Papone to tackle a new climb up to the mountain 5 burche, the first mountain in our valley just 10 km from the sea. A photo of the ancient Saracen tower of Torrazza, the small church of the Knights of Malta and again a climb to Poggi from where we will then return to the resort.
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