From Pavia to Lombard Apennines
To: Cabella Ligure (AL)
CHANGE IN ALTITUDE
Leave Pavia and the Ticino river behind as you follow the Po until crossing the first bridge you encounter.
Quiet local roads will take you to cultivated fields and small settlements near Voghera. Its Cathedral and the Visconti Castle are two of the structures you can admire in the city's historic center. You are now in the area of Oltrepò Pavese, why not take a break by enjoying its famous DOC lable wines in one of Voghera's restaurants?
Lombardy is more than just the Alps and the plains of the Po Valley, the slopes before you are known as the northern foothills of the Apennines. If you are fit enough and have a mountain bike, then this part of the itinerary is for you! Take the challenge of its steep slopes, daring descents and varied orography that includes forests, fields and settlements entrenched in defensive positions. You are traveling the road of the Lombards, some of it will be on dirtroads while the rest will be on the asphalt. The final part of this route is the hardest: going up to Monte Chiappo, with a 1700 meters altitude when departing from Varzi, which you can visit as well.
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