Only the Brave
9 - 16 June 2024
Wednesday 14 June 2023
Finale Ligure - Finale Ligure

The third stage enters the Alta Val Bormida, full of woods and paths. It starts with a very long climb, first paved and then dirt, which leads to the 930 m above sea level of the Madonna della Neve, on the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri.

You continue northbound, along dirt roads along the ridge, pedalable and fast, which offer beautiful views over the inland valleys of Liguria. After passing the green village of Pallare, which represents the lowest point of the stage, at an altitude of 400 m, you start to climb again. After a few kilometres, on the right, you come across the Biestro lake.

Even the return route to the coast develops along the ridge, with numerous ups and downs, never too demanding, until you reach an altitude of 1.000 m. Shortly after, slightly downhill, you arrive at Colle del Melogno, crossing again the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri.

Here you take one of the most iconic and historic trails in the Finale area, the Roller Coaster, which, after an initial short stretch halfway up, dotted with roots and stones, dives into Finale Ligure with a series of compressions, bends and back bends, jumps, drops and natural rock gardens. The Roller Coaster will put the competitors to the test, but will remain etched as one of the most incredible sporting experiences ever.

From San Pantaleo, where the Roller Coaster ends, you continue on the provincial road up to Calice Ligure and then turn right to return to the Freeride Outdoor Village Campsite.

Development Camping Freeride Outdoor Village - Perti Basso - Calice Ligure - Rialto - Madonna della Neve - Colla del Bresca - Colla La Costa - Cascina Serri - Montefreddo - Malagatti - Pallare - Lago di Biestro - Biestro - Culazzi - Anello Ronco di Maglio - Colle Baltera - La Colletta - Melogno - Chiesa San Pantaleo - Ca’ del Moro - Eze - Calice Ligure - Camping Freeride Outdoor Village