Monferrato Gravel: Acqui


97km ↔️

2 days 📅

45% unpaved 🚵‍♂️

840m D+ ↗️

840m D- ↘️

400m asl ⛰

🗺 Alessandria (AL)

📅 February – November


🔎 Overview

Monferrato’s hidden gem. The gravel bike is perfect to discover the less crowded countryside roads. The 5km stretch before Castel Bormida is a real highlight for fast gravellers, with an adventurous ford on the Bormida river. Approaching the hills of Acqui Terme, the landscape changes and you enter a world of narrow valleys and steep hills covered with vineyards. The stunning views are a well deserved reward for the effort on the challenging steeps. Last highlight: the woods after Mombaruzzo, pure cyclocross style 🚴‍♀️ 🚴 🚴‍♂️

👀 Our advices

The only important suggestion is to use at leats 40mm tires as the Bombaruzzo CX when wet would be impossible to do otherwise.

📸 Points of interest


Bormida river
—and its ford after Rivalta

Straight gravel segment
—really fast, after Sezzano

Acqui Terme

La Bollente
—termal fountain in Acqui Terme

Wineyards climbing towards Alice Bel Colle

Viewpoints and Big Bench around Alice Bel Colle

CX-style woods
—after Bombaruzzo

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Developed by: Ian