Cycling

BS1 from Jougne to Lausanne

We cross the Franco-Swiss border and the Pre-Alps to reach the Swiss plateau and finally the capital of the canton of Vaud, Lausanne, the city where the International Olympic Committee is based, charming with its sloping streets that descend towards Lake Geneva.

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BS2 from Lausanne to Villeneuve

From the capital of the canton of Vaud, we follow the magnificent shores of Lake Geneva, the famous vineyards of Lavaux and the towns of Vevey and Montreux before reaching Villeneuve.

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BS3 From Villeneuve to Martigny

We leave the banks of Lake Leman to follow the Rhone River in the opposite direction until Martigny, the last stage before crossing the Alps!

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BS4 From Martigny to the Great St. Bernard pass

Probably the most symbolic stage but also the most difficult and dangerous!

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Leg B01 - From Great San Bernardo to Aosta

After visiting the Hospice Museum and the adjacent kennel where St Bernard champions are bred, we can pedal to the border. 

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Leg B02 - From Aosta to Verres

The discent to Aosta Valley is an itinerary that initially runs on the orographic right of River Dora, where cycle path traits are frequent.

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Leg B03 - From Verres to Roppolo

A leg rich in cultural attractions: the crossing of the bridge in Bard, enchanting village dominated by the fort, seat of the Alps museum; but most of all, the entering in Donnas, along the ancient Roman road of Gauls. 

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Leg B04 - From Roppolo to Vercelli

The major attraction of the day is the Roppolo castle, where you can enjoy a nice view on the morenic amphiteatre of Ivrea and on the Viverone Lake, which totally deserves a little deviation from the original path. 

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Leg B05 - From Vercelli to Mortara

The first part of the leg runs along the bank of river Sesia, through poplar trees and rice fields. From Palestro a little trafficked provincial road leads to Robbio.

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Leg B06 - From Mortara to Pavia

From the Saint Albino Abbey, founded in the fifth century and later restored, now a leg point for the pilgrims who come from Mortara, 

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Leg B07 - From Pavia to Orio Litta

The leg runs across the alluvial plain around Pavia, where we come across the carachteristic fluvial terraces near S.Lazzaro and Belgioioso. Interesting architectural attestations along the path,

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Leg B08 - From Orio Litta to Fiorenzuola

After Orio Litta we reach the Guado of Sigerico, the "Transitum Padi", where walking pilgrims are transported to the other bank. The cycling itinerary follows the bank of the Po instead,

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Leg B09 - From Fiorenzuola to Fornovo

The last part of plain allows us to admire two very interesting religious buildings: the Cistercensial Abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba, with its enchanting cloister, 

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Leg B09 - Variant from Parma to Fornovo

The route reaches Fornovo di Taro, running nearby some points of cultural and architectural interest:

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Leg B10 - From Fornovo to Berceto

Right after Fornovo, we cycle a long stretch of provincial road of Val Sporzana to reach Bardone and Terenzo, two little villages carachterized by beautiful churches. 

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Leg B11 - From Berceto to Aulla

We cover the SS62 until the Cisa Pass and, always following the state highway, we descend until the fascinating city of Pontremoli,

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Leg B12 - Alternative path sea

From Luni we continue towards the coast to later follow coastal roads until Marina di Massa. Starting from Aulla with this variant shortens the leg at 47.8 km and you avoid the climb after Avenza.

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Leg B12 - From Aulla to Massa

After a short stretch of SS 63 we follow the SP 57 with a long, unexpected ascent. Right after Ponzanello we continue on the SP19 until the nice village of Sarzana.
The second part of the path is flat,

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Leg B13 - Alternative path sea

From Marina di Massa some nice cycle paths lead us to Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta.

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Leg B13 - From Massa to Lucca

From Massa  reach Pietrasanta, the "little Italian Athene", adoptive fatherland to artists coming from all over the world  

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