Dronero - Busca

Leg 1

Difficulty: MC
STS grade: S0
Elevation: 35 m+ (628 m max / 486 m min)
Length: km 18
Type: full/front MTB, front/full or gravel ebike
Period: All year round. In summer lush plant growth may be encountered along the riverside.

You will pass through the beautiful old town of Dronero, known as Dragonerium in ancient times. It is the gateway to the Maira Valley, with roots reaching back the 12th century. A quick downhill ride along the narrow lanes that run along the banks of the Maira will take you to the legendary Devil’s Bridge, which offers excellent views over the town and the surrounding mountains. Leaving the town behind you, you’ll pedal along the unsealed roads beside the river, through cultivated fields and orchards until you reach and cross the Pedancola sul Maira, a beautiful Tibetan bridge over the watercourse, which will make you change banks, taking you to the houses of Morra San Giovanni. The last few kilometres are on a combination of dirt and sealed roads; the relaxing views and the gurgling of the river will accompany you to the outskirts of Busca, the arrival point of the first stage. The streets of the old town are full of bars and bistros, which are perfect for a refreshing break.

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