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Cycle Tour Canal des 2 mers - Mediterranean route - Cycle route Switzerland-Mediterranean

17. Etappe: Cherasco - Asti

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Added on 13 Jun 2018

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Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

71

Cumulative elevation gain in m

626

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,88

Cumulative elevation loss in m

813

Total cycling hours

4,7

Avg. pace in km/h

15,1

Min. height

119

Max. height

315

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Track points in total

1.340

Track points per km (avg)

19

Start/endpoint

Start location

Cherasco, Piemont, IT (309 m NHN)

End location

Asti, Piemont, IT (122 m NHN)

ridden on

04 Jul 2018

Weather

Sunny.

Temperaturverlauf am 04.07.2018 10°20°30°40°10:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:0017:0025° - 34,3°

Accommodation

B&B - Il Portichetto
Via Vetrai 15
IT-14100 Asti

Signposting

No Signposting.

 

Properties

asphalt

70,7 km99,1 %

dirt road bad to cycle

0,7 km0,9 %

The information relates to the track as traveled!

Slope Gradient Distribution

Travel report

Cherasco, town hall
Cherasco, town hall
Bra, Via Vittorio Emanuele II
Bra, Via Vittorio Emanuele II
Bra, SantʹAndrea church
Bra, SantʹAndrea church

The guest house in Cherasco serves Italian breakfast. White bread rolls, rusks, small croissants with cream filling, three jams, two types of honey, fruit juice, and three types of pastries. We should not be short of carbohydrates.

Again a quick round through the old town. A few pictures in good weather (last night it was cloudy). Then it went out of the city northwards and straight down into the valley. Two and a half kilometers further it is the other way round: steeply uphill to Bra. We cycled once along the old town to the north, past several church portals, many shops and a few people. The way back we passed the parish church and the town hall. In front of it was weekly market, mainly clothing and household needs, in the end also few stalls with food.

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Bra, Corso Garibaldi
Bra, Corso Garibaldi
In a small valley east of Bra
In a small valley east of Bra
View from Valentino over the valley
View from Valentino over the valley
Borgo on the hill-top
Borgo on the hill-top
Borgo
Borgo
Alba
Alba

We left the city to the east and cycled, after a short distance on road SP134, on narrow side roads through meadows and fields down the valley to Borgo San Martino. Behind the village came a first strong climb, beyond which we had a magnificent view over the valley with the characteristic built villages on ridges and hills and with the underlying vineyards. We also saw the towers of Cherasco on the opposite side of the valley over the treetops. Now began a long drawn-out descent through orchards and vineyards, past forests, meadows and fields. In Borgo we spontaneously decided to save a few meters in altitude. We deviated from the planned track and rolled down to the main road in the valley (road SS231). Was not a good idea, because there were quite a lot of heavy lorries on the road.

In Alba the old town center was worth seeing and very pleasant. We came from the north to the cathedral square, looking at the towers of the city. Then we cycled / pushed through the streets. The small Chiesa della Maddalena surprised in the interior with the separated nuns choir with painted fake architecture.

In the streets very many people were on move.

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Alba, Church of the Maddalena
Alba, Church of the Maddalena
Alba, Church of the Maddalena
Alba, Church of the Maddalena
Alba, Via Vittorio Emanuele
Alba, Via Vittorio Emanuele
Alba, town hall
Alba, town hall
Alba, cathedral
Alba, cathedral
Alba, cathedral
Alba, cathedral
Alba, cathedral
Alba, cathedral

After having visited the cathedral we left Alba. On the way back to the bike path we left the planned track and instead took road SR29. The traffic was not very busy. Ahead of Rontomellone it went again on side roads. Vezza d'Alba appeared above us, a village with 2,200 inhabitants and a beautiful silhouette of church towers, castle ruins and houses. A little further Castellinaldo d'Alba, also characterized by a Castello, two churches and two chapels and a ring of old houses on a ridge. On the way to Priocca, at first the church dominated the town.

The old town as a whole we liked less than that in Alba or later in Vercelli and Novara.

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Alba, medieval defensive towers
Alba, medieval defensive towers
unexpected, snow chains are mandatory here
unexpected, snow chains are mandatory here
Vezza dʹAlba
Vezza dʹAlba
Landschaft zwischen Riassolo und San Pietro
Landschaft zwischen Riassolo und San Pietro
On the street towards Castellinaldo dʹAlba
On the street towards Castellinaldo dʹAlba
Landscape between Castellinaldo and Priocca
Landscape between Castellinaldo and Priocca
Priocca
Priocca
Vineyards and orchards and the typical location of the villages on hilltops
Vineyards and orchards and the typical location of the villages on hilltops
At the roadside
At the roadside

Then began the climb to Govone, dominated by the World Heritage Site of Castello di Govone (Residences of the Royal House of Savoy). The Castello is another 40 meters higher in altitude than the beginning of the village. The climb up there is steep and pushing was necessary. At the top we unfortunately had to realize that a visit at this time was not possible. But even the view from the terrace was rewarding.

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.... and again the landscape with the typical features
.... and again the landscape with the typical features
Govone
Govone
Govone
Govone
Govone
Govone
Govone Castle
Govone Castle
View from the terrace in front of the Castello di Govone
View from the terrace in front of the Castello di Govone

Beyond Govone, the hills became less steep and the route descended towards Asti.

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View from Castello di Govone
View from Castello di Govone
Church in Antignano
Church in Antignano
Street in Asti
Street in Asti

In Asti we decided after some searching and after a phone conversation characterized by communication difficulties for the B&B on the other side of the train embankment. The accommodation was good, swimming pool and balcony were also available. The way to the old town was only a few 100 meters.

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Asti, interior of the cathedral
Asti, interior of the cathedral
Asti, interior of the cathedral
Asti, interior of the cathedral
Asti, Palazzo Medici del Vascello
Asti, Palazzo Medici del Vascello