This is a cycle-pedestrian route created specifically for this use and therefore closed to motorized traffic.
The cycle route is a newly built cycle path, almost entirely paved (two sections between Barchi and Ormea and between Cantarana and Ponte di Nava are still to be asphalted). It is a real green artery, a greenway, connecting Priola, Garessio and Ormea continuing to Nava with a very slight difference in height between the 500 meters of Priola and the 803 meters of Ponte di Nava on a development of about 26 km .
Along the route, which enters the furrow of the Alta Valle del Tanaro with a smooth and shady path, there are panoramic springs and stopping points that increase the amiability of pedaling or walking. An ideal itinerary for families that allows you to see the valley from a different perspective and to travel in a calm and sustainable way.
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA INTERESTED
The cycling and pedestrian path crosses the Municipalities of Priola, Garessio, Ormea, up to the Nava Bridge.
The itinerary is completed with other cycle paths on the area, allowing tourists to make detours on the territory and / or continue along other sections, among the main ones are:
Total length: The cycle path runs along the course of the river Tanaro, for a total length of 26.6 km and favors the use of the lower valley between the Municipalities of Priola (fraction Pievetta), Garessio and Ormea to reach the bridge of Nava.
The starting point, at Pievetta, is located at 537 meters above sea level, the maximum altitude reached (on the cycle path) is 803 meters.
Difficulty and distance: It is a cycle path closed to vehicular traffic, which can be used all year round. The moderate height difference makes the track suitable for a family type of user. The route is easy, practicable by everyone, partly on asphalt, partly unpaved.
Generally annual fruition, weather conditions permitting during the winter period.