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Emilia Romagna region

VIA VANDELLI

This itinerary start from MODENA (HIG.W A1 , exit MODENA).
This is the ancient "Via Vandelli" connecting the Estense dukedom and Venice to the Tirrenean sea , crossing an area already civilized by the Ethruscan and the Celtics .

PLACE DISTANCE SIGHTS / ROAD DESCRIPTION
MODENA - FOLLOW INDICATIONS TO MARANELLO
MARANELLO KM 15 FERRARI'S TOWN
ROCCA S. MARIA KM 12 -
VARANA SASSI - DO YOU LIKE FREE CLIMBING ? THIS IS YOUR HEAVEN
SERRAMAZZONI KM 14 -
POLINAGO KM 22 VISIT THE MONTECERRETO CASTLE
BOCCASASSUOLO - -
PASSO CENTO CROCI - BEGIN OF THE UNPAVED "VIA VANDELLI" : A TRACK
CROSS THE ROAD KM 24 KEEP IT ON THE RIGHT
ROAD SIGN KM 4,2 IT'S FORBITTEN THE TRANSIT ONLY DURING THE SNOW
SEASON , BECAUSE IT BECOME A SKI TRACK: KEEP ON THE RIGHT JUST AFTER THE SIGN
FOLLOW THE TRACK THAT BECOME ROUGH - -
RIGHT BEND KM 6,8 FOLLOW THE BEND ON THE RIGHT , THERE ARE SOME RED AND WHITE SIGNS
FARMHOUSE M. 50 AT THE CROSSROAD TURN ON THE RIGHT JUST BEFORE THE FARM
PAVED ROAD KM 3 TURN ON THE RIGHT
S.ANNA PELAGO - AT THE CROSSROAD TURN ON THE RIGHT
PIEVELAGO KM 9 THE MEDIEVAL FOLA BRIDGE WORTH A VIST
SESTOLA KM 22 FOLLOW THE INDICATION TO NINFA LAKE AND THENTO MONTE CIMONCINO : TAKE THE DESCENT UNPAVED ROAD
FANANO KM 30 -
TABURRI KM 11 PARTIALLY UNPAVED ROAD , OVERVIEW TO THE DOCCIONE WATERFALL
OSPITALE KM 20 PAVED ROAD
PASSO DI CROCE ARCANA - ONLY ON SUMMER DUE THE ALTITUDE (1;700 M.), LOOK FOR THE REFUGE OF CAPANNA TASSONI
SESTOLA KM 16 -
CASTELLO MONTECUCCOLI KM 20 CASTLE
LAMA - -
MOCOGNO KM 9 -
PAVULLO KM 30 LOOK FOR THE DEVIL'S BRIDGE
MODENA KM 17

WARNING : THE OFF-ROAD PART OF THIS ITINERARY IS NOT SUITABLE DURING THE WINTER
  • GOOD ENDURO TIRES ARE REQUIRED
  • THE CENTER OF SESTOLA TOWN IS CLOSED TO BIKES (RACISM ?)

EMILIA ROMAGNA

Off-road ? Do it !
This tour start from the town of Bobbio (Hgw. A1 , exit Piacenza Ovest , 46 Km.dir. Genova)
The itinerary is mainly on tracks at 1.000 m. of altitude , so it could be really tough in winter .
I made it several years ago , so check if there is some no thoroughfare panel limitating the motor veichles transit .

KM.
BOBBIO, RESET TRIM. S.FRANCESCO SQUARE , FOLLOW DIRECTION "GENOVA"
VISIT THE CASTLE AND BRIDGE
0.00
TURN ON THE RIGHT DIR. "GENOVA" S.S.45 0.75
KEEP ON THE LEFT BOBBIO TERME 1.75
TURN ON THE LEFT CAMPING AFTER THE BRIDGE 2.00
TURN ON THE LEFT DIR. PIANCASALE 2.45
TURN ON THE RIGHT DIR. AREGLI 4.15
TURN ON THE RIGHT FOUNTAIN 5.35
ON THE RIGHT SOME HOUSES ON THE LEFT 8.20
ON THE LEFT PAVED RD. END SMALL SLOPE TRACK BETWEEN SOME HOUSES 8.60
ON THE LEFT PAVED RD. 8.95
STRAIGH HAED END PAVED RD. 9.70
ON THE RIGHT BIFOURCATION 10.6
HAED CROSS 11.0
HAED CROSS 12.3
KEEP ON THE LEFT CHURCH ON THE RIGHT 13.0
ON THE VERY RIGHT ANGEL STATUE , DIR. PELI COLI
ATTENTION:MANY TRACKS
15.4
- RESET TRIM 0.00
ON THE LEFT MORETO 1.55
TWISTY RD MAIN TRACK 1.75
- MAIN TRACK 2.10
ON THE RIGHT SMALL SLOPE TRACK 2.30
ON RIGHT MAIN TRACK ON 2.85
KEEP ON THE LEFT LEAVE BARBED WIRE ON
THE RIGHT : TOUGH SLOPE!
3.10
ON THE RIGHT PINE TREES 3.90
ON THE LEFT RIDGE TOP , FOLLOW TRACK
BETWEEN PINETREES
4.35
KEEP ON THE LEFT PINES ON THE LEFT 4.50
ON THE LEFT CROSS RD. 5.40
STRAIGHT FOLLOW MAIN TRACK 5.70
ON THE RIGHT MUDDY PUDDLE ON THE LEFT 6.00
KEEP ON THE LEFT FOLLOW TRACK BETWEEN
BARBED WIRE
6.70
ON THE RIGHT NICELLI VILLAGE , PAVED RD.
RESET TRIM
7.80
0.00
STRAIGHT END PAVED RD. 0.10
ON THE RIGHT - 0.30
ON THE RIGHT BIFOURCATION 0.70
ON THE LEFT BIFOURCATION 1.00
ON THE LEFT BIFOURCATION 1.30
ON THE LEFT SLOPE TRACK 2.00
ON THE LEFT SMALL TRACK 2.30
ON THE LEFT BIFOURCATION 2.85
ON THE LEFT MAIN TRACK 4.15
ON THE RIGHT BIFOURCATION , FOLLOW MAIN TRACK 5.00
ON THE LEFT CASE CODEGAZZI, TURN BETWEEN THE HOUSES 5.80
ON THE RIGHT REALLY TIGHT TURN 5.85
ON THE LEFT TIGHT TURN BETWEEN HOUSES 5.88
ON THE RIGHT DIR. "GUERRA", PAVED RD.
RESET TRIM
5.95
0.00
ON THE LEFT END PAVED RD., DESCENT RD. 1.05
KEEP ON THE LEFT - 1.35
ON THE RIGHT TIGHT TURN 1.60
KEEP ON THE RIGHT SMALL RD. ON THE LEFT 1.70
ON THE LEFT BIFOURCATION 1.80
KEEP ON THE RIGHT SMALL RD. ON THE LEFT 2.25
ON THE LEFT TURN AROUND THE CHURCH 2.30
KEEP ON THE RIGHT TRACK ON THE LEFT 2.50
ON THE LEFT BIFOURCATION 2.55
ON THE LEFT BIFOURCATION 3.45
ON THE LEFT ON THE BRIDGE 5.50
ON THE RIGHT TURN JUST AFTER THE BRIDGE 5.60
ON THE RIGHT BIFOURCATION 5.80
ON THE LEFT CROSS RD., DIR. CAPPELLETTA PASS 6.00
STRAIGHT END GRAVEL RD. 7.15
ON THE LEFT BEFORE THE FARINI BRIDGE 7.85
ON THE LEFT - 7.90
ON THE RIGHT CROSS RD. DIR. PRADOVERA 8.0
END CAPPELLETTA PASS
GOOD RESTAURANT!
23.0

WARNING!
SHARE OF THIS TOUR IS NEAR HOUSES , WHERE PEOPLE LIVING THERE COULD NOT APPRECIATE YOUR WONDERFUL WHEELING OR YOUR NEW 230db. SILENCER .
ALWAYS SLOW DOWN AND BE POLITE!
OFF-ROAD TIRES ARE RECOMMENDED.

Camping

HOTELS
  • AL POGGIO ,
    SESTOLA ,
    TEL.0536/62586

  • REFUGE CAPANNA TASSONI (SUGGESTED)
    OSPITALE,
    TEL.O536/68364

  • *PIACENTINO
    Bobbio (PC)
    Tel. 0523/936266
Camping

Cascinotta - San Giorgio Piacentino- Tel. 0523.530113 - ***

La Preda - Coli- Tel 0523.932742 - ***

Ponte Gobbo Terme - Bobbio- Tel. 0523.936927 - ***

La Rossane - Farini- Tel. 0523.910172 - **

Ponte Barberino - Coli- Tel. 0523.937153 - **


Sights in the area

SUGGESTED MAP:
  • CARTA ESCURSIONISTICA APPENNINO MODENESE
    CAI MODENA ,
    REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA 1990

  • ATLANTE STRADALE D'ITALIA
    De Agostini , Novara
    1:250.000

RESTAURANTS

  • ░░ ENOTECA SAN NICOLA
    Bobbio (PC)
    Tel. 0523/932355
    Contrada di San Nicola 11/A

  • ░ RA' CA' LONGA
    Bobbio (PC)
    Tel. 0523/936948
    LocalitÓ S.Salvatore 10

  • ░░ ENOTECA SAN NICOLA
    Bobbio (PC)
    Tel. 0523/932355
    Contrada di San Nicola 11/A

  • ░ RA' CA' LONGA
    Bobbio (PC)
    Tel. 0523/936948
    LocalitÓ S.Salvatore 10

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