Trebbia Valley by Mtb
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Trebbia Valley by Mtb

The Trebbia Valley and the areas adjacent to it can give endless emotions for those who love to know unspoilt natural environments. Woods, prairies, mountain pastures are easily reached thanks to the extensive network of trails, a paradise for trekkers and mountain bikers. From the collaboration of Trebbia Viaggi with the Mountain Bike Guide Marco Balestra born the project "Val Trebbia in MTB", series of routes that cover the areas of the Regional Park of Antola.


On the Ancient Mule Tracks between Isola and Rovegno

Fun path with alternating climbs and descents not challenging between meadows, woods and pine forests on single track, mule tracks, dirt roads and asphalt with almost no traffic. Ideal for bikers with little experience. In the past, the two villages were surrounded by cultivated fields, which have gradually diminished, leaving room for the forest. The route winds largely along the streets used in the past by farmers with their means.

  •  Length: 10/15 km
  •  Positive altitude difference: 100/200/300 m
  •  Walking time: half day
  •  Technical difficulty: 1 in 5
  •  Physical commitment: 1 or 2 out of 5
  •  Starting point: Rovegno
  •  Suitable for Children under 14 years: YES

Participation fee per person including accident insurance: € 15,00


Ring of the Coast

Ring route between the villages of Isola, Loco and Rovegno with a long stretch in single track on the coast that connects the village of Spescia to the village of Loco. The rest of the route takes place in the meadows and woods between Isola and Rovegno. Short and everything pedalable path except a ramp of 10 minutes with challenging elevation gain.

  • Length: 15 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 32,9 %, country roads 9,3 %, gravel 57,8 %
  • Positive altitude gain: 500 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 3 out of 5
  • Starting point: Rovegno
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee per person including accident insurance: € 15,00


Ring of the Faina

Route that goes up on road or dirt road according to your choices up to Casanova, and then head to the old abandoned colony of Rovegno, home to historical events during the Second World War. Once the colony is passed, you dive up to the river Trebbia on a descent (called "della faina") that alternates fast sections with others in counterslope

  • Length: 20/25 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 35,5 %, country roads 11 %, dirt road 53,5 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 500/600 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 3 out of 5
  • Starting point: Rovegno
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee per person including accident insurance: € 15,00


Ring of the Galletto

You climb in sections on dirt road and others on asphalt to the locality Crescione. From there you can choose the high or low crossing to the village of Pietranera where, past the town, you take the descent (called of the "Galletto") which, with some quick passes and other more technical, takes you back to Rovegno and then to the starting point.

  • Length: 20/25 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 29 %, country roads 8,3 %, gravel track 62,7 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 700/800 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 2/3 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 3 out of 5
  • Starting point: Rovegno
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee per person including accident insurance: € 15,00


The Summit of Montarlone

You climb along 15 km of uphill, first on asphalt and then on dirt road, interrupted by short sections of descent, up to the summit (1500 m a.s.l.) From here the view extends from the Alps to the peaks, from the villages below to the sea. From the top you can go down the same route with a final variation or along a downhill stretch (200 m to be done by push) to reach, in less than 5 minutes, the path called "Descent of Ciappa" that leads to the village of Foppiano. The route continues to the starting point, after having crossed Pietranera and the descent of the Galletto.

  • Length: 30 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 26,5 %, country roads 4,3 %, gravel 68,2 %, thrust 1 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 1100/1200 m
  • Walking time: full day
  • Technical difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 4 out of 5
  • Starting point: Rovegno
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 30.00 (packed lunch at the expense of the participant)


Ring of the 3 Regions

Circuit that, passing on the ridges, touches the regions of Liguria, Emilia and Piedmont. You climb up to Maddalena Pass following an asphalt road almost free of traffic that crosses the last cattle farms in the valley. Once on the top,  you follow the coast line in the shade of Mount Carmo to Casa del Romano where you can recover from the great effort. After the stop, you go down dirt roads with ramps at times very challenging and single track up to the  Cavalla meadows, from where you can reach the summit of the homonymous mountain to admire a great view of the Trebbia valley. To reach Rovegno, our starting point, you will follow a path characterized by challenging stretches and beautiful single track.

  • Length: 35 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 45,7 %, country roads 1,7 %, gravel 51,2 %, thrust 1,4 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 1500 m
  • Walking time: full day
  • Technical difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 5 out of 5
  • Starting point: Rovegno
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 30.00 (packed lunch or at Rifugio Casa del Romano at the expense of the participant)


Mount Antola from Torriglia

The summit of Mount Antola (1597 m) can be reached in various ways. The ascent from Torriglia requires a considerable physical effort rewarded by the splendid views over the Trebbia Valley, the Brugneto lake, the Ligurian coast. Once on the summit, the view will also open over the great Po Valley and the alpine foothills. The return modes are among the most varied: from the return for the same route to the continuation along the ridge to Torriglia or the dive on Bavastrelli and Brugneto lake.

  • Length: 40 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 50%, gravel 50%
  • Positive altitude difference: 1500 m
  • Walking time: full day
  • Technical difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 5 out of 5
  • Starting point: Torriglia
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 30.00 (packed lunch or at Rifugio Monte Antola at the expense of the participant)


Top of Mount Antola

The easiest and most characteristic way to reach Antola is the path that starts from Casa del Romano and in 6 km leads to the summit. The path is all pedalable except a last stretch just before the goal that will force a hundred meters to push. Return on the same way.

  • Length: 15 km
  • Percentages: 100% gravel
  • Positive altitude difference: 400 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 2 out of 5
  • Starting point: Casa del Romano
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 15,00


The Ridges

The route follows the two ridge lines on the sides of the Trebbia that morphologically divide the Trebbia valley from the Aveto valley and the Trebbia valley from those of Staffora Borbera and Scrivia. They retrace both the oldest roads and winding well over 1000m offer very scenic views. Several starting points: Mount Dego, Mount Lavagnola, which dominates Torriglia, Mount Penice junction of the valley, from where you can reach the sea through the Via del Sale. The trails are largely pedalable and enjoyable.

  • Length: depending on ridge and starting point
  • Percentages: The ridges are almost all on dirt, the asphalt sections depend on the starting point from where to reach the ridge
  • Positive altitude difference: variable according to the starting location
  • Walking time: full day
  • Technical difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: variable according to path
  • Starting points: Ottone, Rovegno, Torriglia
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 30.00 (packed lunch or at any refreshment points along the routes at the expense of the participant


Ring of Brugneto Lake

The ring begins with a first asphalt piece without traffic until you take a steep dirt road above the village of Caffarena and the artificial basin of Brugneto reachable by a descent, first spectacular on the grassy ridge and finally steeper and faster. You continue along the path that runs along the lake with continuous ups and downs, bridges and passages a few meters from the water, to reach again the dam, our starting point.

  • Length: 18 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 47,8 %, country roads 1,1 %, dirt road 51,1 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 500 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 3 out of 5
  • Starting point: Brugneto dam
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 15,00


Ring of Mount Caucasus

The route offers beautiful views over Portofino and the Ligurian Gulf. Up to the refuge of the Caucasus the track is very easy as a bottom and little challenging as effort except for the final piece. After the refuge the scenery changes: very technical descents and exposed passages take us hundreds of meters below the summit until we reach the road of the Scoglina Pass and return to the starting point.

  • Length: 22 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 23,2 %, gravel 76,8 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 900 m
  • Walking time: full day
  • Technical difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Physical Engagement: 4 out of 5
  • Starting point: Barbagelata
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 30.00 (packed lunch at the expense of the participant)


Crown of Scrivia

From the town of Torriglia you can reach, first on a small stretch of asphalt and then on dirt road, the Costa little chappel. From here the climb becomes more challenging: first a short stretch of asphalt and then a single track until you reach the summit of Monte Lavagnola (last meters pushed). Continue along the coast on trails with stretches overlooking the valley below until you reach the Scoffera Pass and the village of the same name. Continuing the route, you arrive at Tercesi and then at a walkway over the Scrivia river. From here you go up to Olcesi on a road without traffic that after a few km turns into dirt road until you reach Marzano and Torriglia.

  • Length: 20,5 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 35,6 %, country roads 7,8 %, gravel 56,6 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 750 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 3 out of 5
  • Starting point: Torriglia
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 15,00


Campi Vecchio

This route has a long stretch on asphalt, rewarded by the beauty of the abandoned village and the charm of the old road that connected Bertone to Campi and Strassera.
After the departure from Rovegno, before taking the climb, you leave the state road 45 to follow the old link between Garbarino and Croce and then go up to Campi from where, after a few hundred meters, you reach Campi Vecchio which was abandoned because of its past progressive landslide. Continuing along the old mule track to the houses of Strassera and from there to the  State Road 45, you return to the starting point.

  • Length: 21 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 64,6 %, country roads 5,3 %, dirt road 30,1 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 650 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 3 out of 5
  • Starting point: Rovegno
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 15,00


Ancient Connecting Routes

A route that takes us from today’s roads to those of the past, through meadows, woods and mule tracks and then return to Rovegno after crossing the village of Ottone.
You climb up to Campi, after which the small asphalt road becomes a mule track that crosses meadows and woods from where you descend downhill to Valsigiara. After passing a slight stretch of 200 m of asphalt you
reaches the parish church of San Bartolomeo along the old road, a way of passage for farmers and travelers in the past centuries and flanked by characteristic dry stone walls. In short you reach Ottone and continuing first on
asphalt and then on dirt road you get to the starting point.

  • Length: 29 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 62 %, country roads 3,8 %, dirt road 34,2 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 700 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 3 out of 5
  • Starting point: Rovegno
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 15,00


Gramizzola Canyon 

You climb partly on asphalt, partly on a mule track that runs along the Pescia torrent to Casanova. From the village you continue first towards the colony of Rovegno and then to Pietranera until you reach the houses of Foppiano. From here it begins the path that will take us to Croce through an initial, spectacular stretch between rocks and small shrubs and then face a steep climb with exposed and technical passages. Once at Croce you continue along the old dirt track to Garbarino and  Rovegno along the State Road 45.

  • Length: 26 km
  • Percentages: asphalt 55 %, country roads 6,2 %, gravel 38,8 %
  • Positive altitude difference: 700 m
  • Walking time: half day
  • Technical difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Physical commitment: 3 out of 5
  • Starting point: Rovegno
  • Suitable for Children under 14 years: NO

Participation fee including accident assistance: € 15,00


The proposed routes are carried out with a minimum of five participants and a maximum of ten. Quotes for groups of less than 5 people on request.
The participation fee does not include: the MTB, the transport of the same to the place of departure, lunch and extras.
Possibility to organize personalized itineraries and to arrange eventual displacements in car with relative transport bike
 

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