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Liguria region

THEGUNS ROAD

This is the "Guns road" , the old road used by the Savoian army to move the guns to the border between Piemonte kingdom and France.Actually the track is partially in France , due the border modifications after the 2nd World War.

Place Distance Sights / Road description
BORDIGHERA - Ligurian sea , just few KM. from the France border
HIGHWAY A10 - GENOVA/VENTIMIGLIA, EXIT BORDIGHERA
DOLCEACQUA - FOLLOW THE INDICATIONS, VISIT THE (RUINED) CASTLE
PIGNA - FOLLOW THE INDICATIONS, LAST FUEL PUMP
COLLA LANGAN KM 14 -
TENARDA - AROUND A LAKE WITH A DYKE, THERE'S A SHORT UNPAVED ROAD
COLLA MELOSA - ALT. 1.540 M., BEGIN OF THE TRACK
COLLA DI SANSON - ALT. 1.694 M. , FROM THE LEFT THERE'S THE TRACK
COMING FROM THE TOWN OF BRIGA (F) - -
PASSO DELLA GUARDIA AT THE CROSSING : ON THE RIGHT , DIRECTION TO TRIORA TOWN KM 16 (CALLED THE WITCHES TOWN) VERY GOOD HOTEL/RESTURANT : STOP THEN GET BACK TO THE PREVIOUS CROSSING ON THE LEFT , DIRECTION MONESI
COLLE DEL GAREZZO - THROUGH A TUNNEL
S. BERNARDO - ALT. 1.263
MONESI - NICE LANDSCAPE ON THE COL DI NAVA
MONTE TANARELLO - TRACK PARTIALLY PAVED , FROM HERE THERE ARE NO INDICATIONS SO KEEP YOUR RIGHT HAND UP TO A SMALL YELLOW HOUSE (WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE LOCAL CHEESE FROM THE FARMER), THE TRACK IS REALLY ROUGH
BARBERA REFUGE - ALPINE REFUGE (F)
COLLE DEI SIGNORI - ITINERARY HIGHEST POINT : 2.111 M.
COLLE DELLA BOARIA - DONT FOLLOW THE INDICATION "LIMONE PIEMONTE"
BRIC CIAMPANINO - VISIT THE FORT CENTRALE AND THE BUNKERS AROUND : WIEW TO THE COLLE DI TENDA SMALL TRACKS GETTING TO THE OTHER FORTRESS (FORT DE LA MARGUERITE , FORT PERNANTE ETC.)
LIMONETTO KM 70 KEEP YOUR LEFT HAND TO RETURN TO ITALY'S LIMONETTO BEGIN OF THE PAVED ROAD

WARNING : THE SUGGESTED PERIOD IS FROM END JUNE TO END SEPTMBER CAUSE THE SNOW
  • GOOD OFF-ROAD TIRES ARE SUGGESTED
  • THE KILOMETRAGE IS NOT EXACT , BECAUSE I DID THE ITINERARY BY A BIKE WITHOUT TRIPMETER
  • BRING WITH YOU A MAP : MICHELIN 195 ALPES MARITIMES IS OK
  • HOTEL : COLOMBA D'ORO , TRIORA , TEL. 0184/94051


LAVAGNA

THIS ITINERARY START FROM LAVAGNA TO REACH BOBBIO (PIACENZA) IN THE EMILIA R. REGION ;
IT'S PARTIALLY OFF-ROAD , BUT IT'S NOT SO HARDCORE DURING THE NICE SEASONS .

HGW A12 GENOVA/LIVORNO
EXIT LAVAGNA
- -
CROSSROAD TURN ON THE RIGHT -
SAN SALVATORE STRAIGHT AHEAD
VISIT THE FIESCHI BASILIC
500 M
BIFOURCATION , DIRECTION MONTE ZAPPA TURN ON THE LEFT , BEFORE THE GALLERY 5.100 M
BIFOURCATION, DIR. ZAPPA TURN ON THE RIGHT 1.850 M
BIFOURCATION STRAIGHT 110 M
BIFOURCATION TURN ON THE RIGHT , GRAVEL ROAD BEGINNING 2.550 M
CROSSRD , DIR. ZAPPA ON THE LEFT 1.500 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE RIGHT 3.250 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE RIGHT 270 M
CROSSRD ON THE LEFT 1.880 M
TWO BIFOURCATIONS FIRST : KEEP ON THE RIGHT
SECOND : ON THE LEFT THERE'S AN HOLYDAY CENTER CALLED BOSCOLANDIA
GRAVEL ROAD END
300 M
CROSSRD DIR. BOTASI TURN ON THE LEFT
RESTAURANT BARBA
3.350 M
CROSSRD ON THE LEFT IN THE TOWN OF REPPIA 1.000 M
REPPIA TOWN AT THE CENTRAL SQUARE TURN ON THE LEFT DIR. ARZENO 400 M
BIFOURCATION KEEP ON THE RIGHT 690 M
CROSSROAD DIR. PRATO ALTO ON THE VERY LEFT 510 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE LEFT , START OF THE GRAVEL ROAD 200 M
BIFOURCATION KEEP ON THE LEFT 550 M
BIFOURCATION TURN ON THE RIGHT 190 M
BIFOURCATION KEEP ON THE RIGHT 1.935 M
CROSSRD ON THE LEFT , GRAVEL RD. END 1.100 M
BIFOURCATION KEEP ON THE LEFT 650 M
ATT : SMALL BIFOURCATION; BISCIA PASS TURN ON THE RIGHT OFF-ROAD
THERE IS A SMALL MONUMENT ON THE LEFT
350 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE LEFT 5.800 M
CROSSRD ON THE LEFT NEAR THE CHURCH , GRAVEL RD END 660 M
CROSSRD DIR. COMUNEGLIA ON THE LEFT AFTER A BRIDGE 2.900 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE RIGHT 230 M
ATT : SMALL BIFOURCATION TURN ON THE RIGHT OFF-RD 6.550 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE RIGHT , GRAVEL RD. END 1.080 M
CROSSRD ON THE LEFT 1.430 M
BIFOURCATION DIR. : MONTE RISO - 480 M
CROSSRD STRAIGHT , THERE'S A PINK HOUSE ON THE LEFT , GRAVEL RD. BEGINNIG 140 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE RIGHT 340 M
SMALL HOUSES - 300 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE RIGHT 270 M
CROSSRD TURN ON THE RIGHT 720 M
BRIDGE - 2.940 M
CROSSRD ON THE RIGHT 90 M
CROSSRD ON THE LEFT 500 M
CROSSRD TURN ON THE RIGHT ON THE MAIN ASPHALTED RD , END OF THE GRAVEL 270 M
CROSSRD , DIR. PASSO DEL BOCCO TURN ON THE LEFT , THERE'S A SMALL CHURCHIN FRONT OF YOU 100 M
BOCCO PASS ALT. 956 M 8 KM
DIR. CHIAVARI - -
BIFOURCATION TURN ON THE RIGHT 100 M
BIFOURCATION KEEP ON THE LEFT 2.900 M
PRATO SOPRA LA CROCE TOWN FOLLOW THE MAIN ROAD 7.590 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE LEFT 180 M
BONZONASCA TOWN TWO ROADS ON THE RIGHT : KEEP THE SECOND ONE 6.800 M
BIFOURCATION DIR. TIGLIOLO ON THE LEFT 3.220 M
BIFOURCATION TURN ON THE RIGHT ON THE GRAVEL RD 3.730 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE RIGHT 1.350 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE LEFT 3.400 M
SMALL BIFOURCATION ON THE LEFT , END OF THE GRAVEL RD 1.000 M
BIFOURCATION TURN ON THE LEFT , NEAR A SMALL CHURCH 3.200 M
CROSSRD ON THE LEFT 2.250 M
CROSSRD DIR. FONTANIGORDA ON THE LEFT 2.850 M
BIFOURCATION ON THE RIGHT 1.800 M
FREGAROLO PASS ALT. 1.200 M 4.600 M
CROSSRD DIR. FONTANIGORDA ON THE RIGHT 4 KM
BIFOURCATION KEEP ON THE RIGHT 2.500 M
CROSSRD TURN ON THE LEFT 870 M
CROSSRD DIR. PIACENZA ON THE RIGHT 4.080 M

Camping

HOTELS
  • AT BOBBIO , ALBERGO DEI CACCIATORI , TEL.0523/936267 also Restaurant

Sights in the area

SUGGESTED MAP:
  • TOURING CLUB ITALIANO , EMILIA ROMAGNA, 1:200.000


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