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Piemontgravel – Unsupported bike adventure: what does it mean?

The Piemontgravel, a non-competitive and unsupported event dedicated to the cycling exploration of the Piedmontese territories, will take place on 5, 6 and 7 April 2024.

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The gravel event in the Piedmont area. The departures and arrivals of the 4 Piedmontgravel routes will take place from the city of Alba (CN), a reference city for Piedmontese tourism.

Source: press release

History

Now in its 4th edition, Piemontgravel was born as a natural necessity to offer a precious opportunity to cycling enthusiasts to fully explore the Piedmontese territories. The event is the result of a thirty-year exploration of the Region by a group of friends and fervent cycling enthusiasts, in particular gravel cycling. Participants, thanks to Piemontgravel, will thus have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the territory, but also of the traditions connected to it.

The routes

The Piemontgravel includes routes that touch areas of great naturalistic, cultural and sporting importance in Piedmont: in addition to the areas of Langhe and Roero, we will explore, among others, the flat territories of the Cuneo area, the moraine lakes of Avigliana and the panoramic hills of Turin.

The routes wind through richly varied types of terrain. For this reason, a gravel bicycle is ideal, but a mountain bike (preferably front) may also be suitable, as the percentage of dirt roads and paths is very high. The routes, different from year to year, aim to offer members a ride that is as pleasant as possible, captivating but at the same time sometimes technical, where you travel along dirt roads, paths and short stretches of secondary asphalted roads, always accompanied by the backdrop of the Alpine arc.

  • 111 wrong

The route winds along the territory of the Langa del Barolo, passing through the historic centers of the most beautiful villages of the UNESCO site, including Grinzane Cavour, Serralunga, Serravalle, Dogliani, Manforte, Barolo and La Morra.

  • the 222

The first part of the route develops along the Barolo hills, then reaching the plain, with its enchanting historic centres; passages in surprisingly suggestive areas are included, such as the Fossano bridge and the archaeological area of ​​Bene Vagienna. Once you reach the castle of Racconigi you will return along the Roero forest park with its beautiful paths, sometimes technical but always fun and walkable.

  • the 333

It offers a broad overview of the Langhe, the Turin hills and the Roero. The route will be the same as the 222, but once you have passed the town of Racconigi you will travel several kilometers on very smooth dirt roads until you enter the Turin hills. Once you reach the Don Bosco hill and cross the incredible Rocche del Roero, the route rejoins the final part of 111 and 222.

  • the 444

Like 333, 444 also offers a broad overview of the Langhe, the Turin hills and the Roero. The big news will be two; the passage from the city of Turin, along the cycle banks of the Po river in the Valentino Park and a taste of our pre-Cottian Alps, between the province of Cuneo and the province of Turin.

Not just cycling

The Piemontgravel, which over the years has become a point of reference in the field of Piedmontese cycling events, is not only an event dedicated to sporting activities but also one of aggregation and sharing. Although the routes are the focus of the event, over the course of the 3 days you will learn more about the tradition and culture of a large and varied region. During the moments of sharing, which will be held inside the village, you will taste the typical foods and wines of the areas within which the four routes unfold with other cycle travellers.

Registration

Registrations for Piemontgravel will close on March 25, 2024.

The event registration fee includes: the tracks in .gpx format of the 4 routes, the Piemontgravel plate, the "race" package with local products, the technical briefing with tasting, buffet breakfast and refreshments on arrival, tent area and internal overnight stay area, services and showers, wine and local products offered by the Partners, video-photographic coverage, downloadable photo gallery with photos of the event.

MORE INFO ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE



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[email protected] I am a fan of everything that has 2 wheels: at a young age I practiced road and track cycling (Italian Allievi champion). At the age of 18 I passed into the cross country competing at national/international level as an Under23. Past Elite, I made the choice to take things more lightly from a training point of view, and my love for gravity disciplines was born, training me as an FCI MTB instructor and guide. Now I have made passion my profession by managing 2 MTB centers on the island of Elba (Bike Center Elba and Elba MTB), creating the FANTAmtb and telling in an ironic but professional way everything that revolves around MTB thanks to 365mountainbike and 365TV (YouTube'PULITI dentro BIKER fuori').

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