From Zavattarello to Val di Nizza

An extremely challenging but highly satisfying stage with extraordinary views en route as well as the natural attractions of the Oltrepò hills. The villages of Zavattarello and Oramala, with its castle overhanging the Staffora valley, are delightful.

From Ponte Nizza to Montesegale

The sporting challenge involved in this stage is fully rewarded by the wonderful views it affords over the Oltrepò hills and the atmosphere of the small villages perched on the high ground. Eremo di Sant'Alberto in Butrio and Pieve di San Zaccaria, a Romanesque gem, are worth visiting.

From S.M. della Versa to Canevino

A less challenging stage for those who prefer cycling on tarmac roads with views over the splendid Oltrepò hills. The historic towns you pass through en route are also extremely interesting especially Canevino, Volpara, Golferenzo and Soriasco

From Montalto Pavese to Pometo

360° views are the order of the day on this stage which follows the hilly Oltrepò ridge for the most part. It passes through one of Lombardy's most important wine regions and Montalto castle is constantly on the horizon.

From Belgioioso to Pavia

Small villages, charming castles and a great many rivers and streams accompany you on this circuit route crossing the varied lower Pavia valley countryside. Care should be taken at certain dangerous crossroads on the first part of the route as far as S. Genesio.