Only the Brave
9 - 16 June 2024
Thursday 15 June 2023
Finale Ligure - Cisano sul Neva

The fourth stage begins with a short but not trivial dirt track behind the Freeride Outdoor Village Campsite. You continue on asphalt for about ten kilometres, passing the village of Calice Ligure and reaching Cheirano, where you take a long and beautiful dirt road, very steep at times, which leads to Colle del Melogno, located on the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri at 1.027 m above sea level.

You enter the splendid Barbottina Forest, one of the most luxuriant beech woods in Italy, and follow a long trail, never too difficult, first uphill and then constantly downhill, which ends in Bardineto. With a short stretch of asphalt you reach the Giogo di Toirano, where a path immersed in a suggestive beech forest starts: a series of ups and downs, all to be cycled, which lead to Colle Scravaion. Here begins a beautiful and technical trail that ends in the characteristic village of Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, a true gem of Liguria.

You cover a few kilometers on asphalt, pass Vecersio and continue on a technical single track that develops along the ridge. Shortly after Poggio Grande, at an altitude of 813 m, you take the Del Pettirosso trail, which will be a real challenge for the competitors, but will offer views of rare beauty.

After the descent, you continue on natural terrain for a few kilometres, with a technical and demanding route, always overlooking the sea and the small town of Albenga, until you come out on the provincial road near Cisano sul Neva.

Development Camping Freeride Outdoor Village - Perti Basso - Gorra - Rocchetta - Bombè - Calice Ligure - Santa Libera - Molino - Cheirano - Melogno - Osteria del Din - Colle del Melogno - Foresta della Barbottina - Fonte Greppia - Casa Catalano - Pianfieno - Bardineto - Giogo di Toirano - Colletto Banco - Colle Scravaion - Pian Ricco - Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena - Vecersio - Chiesa Sant’Antonio - Poggio Grande - Salea - Cisano sul Neva