Two difficult climbs, each followed by two EPIC
From Diano San Pietro, the route follows the tracks of Special Stages 1 and 2 of the Superenduro Pro del Golfo Dianese race. The route starts with a climb towards Pizzo dEvigno, passes the stables and turns right taking you onto the Maiali Trail
. The trail runs along a ridge and leads to the water tank for the aqueduct at the edge of the area known as the Bike Park because of its many jumps. Rocky-looking but not too steep, the track is feasible with almost any good mountain bike; more technical, instead, is the alternative that you can ride if you turn right, in the direction of Monade: after a few ups and downs it takes you to the middle of the initial climb, in the village of Colla.
From there, keep going until you reach the Maiali Trail
. Now, continue straight for about 1 km on the dirt road, until you reach the junction with Molini Bis
. Steeper, more technical and with a more natural feeling than the other, the track takes you into a dense wood of oaks, beeches, olive trees and 'armuen' [Arbutus] and then to the end of the route, in the area of Molino del Fico, at about 3 km from the sea. Recharge the batteries and don't miss a visit to S. Bartolomeo al Mare, a typical village of the Ligurian coast.
Shuttle Service: available
Best Period: all year
Local Knowledge: emporiobike.it
Access by car:
Exit the motorway at the tollbooth of S. Bartolomeo al Mare (Im), turn onto the National road 1 and continue towards Diano San Pietro.