Villar San Costanzo: the tourism in Maira Valley between myths and adventures
CASA BART is in Villar San Costanzo, in the low Maira Valley, where traditions, legends and place of historical and cultural interest intersect with a wide network of trails to cover walking or cycling with a mountain bike or an e-bike. And with a racing bicycle you can reach the legendary climbs of the great champions.
Trekking in Maira Valley: between nature and timeless hamlets
If you love hiking, you are in the right place: CASA BART is at the foot of San Bernardo Mount and, just crossed the doorstep, start countless trails and trekking that, almost without touching the paved road take you from an altitude of 600 mt to 2700 mt. There are tours for all levels of difficulty.
- Occitan Trails - 15 stages’ Trekking tour in Maira Valley
- Archeological site of Roccerè - Archological site of rock art dated from the Bronze Age
- San Bernardo Mount circuit - Challenging trail with priceless lendscapes
- The trail of the Itinerant Painters - Ring-like trail at the discovery of votive paintings
MTB, e-bike, gravel bike: the Maira Valley trails for the off road bikes
Kilometres of white and military roads that cover and cross the valleys of Cuneo. Historical memory of battles, traditions, old workmanships and onetime customs, between France and Italy, Piedmont and Liguria. From Alps to Mediterranean Sea, among Maira, Grana, Varaita and Stura Valleys.
- Liretta Pass circuit - Low valley tour developing on the east ridge of the Liretta Pass,
- Dragon Bike circuit - Gravel roads easy and tracks never too tricky … the only difficulty is the length and the drop gained
- Cannons road - A scenic itinerary on an old ex military route between Maira Valley and Varaita Valley
- Gardetta Plateau circuit - An out-and-out tour in alpine environment
Racing bicycle: the tourism of the two wheels has a special taste in Maira Valley
Legendary roads to cycle, where the intineraries are not mesured in kilometers, but in emotions. Is there anyone who does not know the great climbs of the Tour of Italy, protagonists of the Cuneo territory? But not only: there is olso the plain that, with her rivers and orchards, is charm for eyes and cycleable by anyone.
- Montemale - Sant’Anna di Roccabruna circuit - Double circuit and two climbs very appreciated by the bicycle racing lovers
- Brondello Pass - Valmala Sanctuary circuit - The double circuit offers to the racing bycicle two climbs
- Sampeyre Pass - The continuous effort needed makes this climb one of the hardest of the Western Alps
- Agnello Pass - A legendary climb, on the third highest Pass of Europe after the Iseran and the Stelvio Passes
Hikes in Maira Valley: walking among woods and culture
Not only sport at CASA BART, but olso the opportunity to know the territory throught its culture. Surroundedby the silence of the woods, Abbeys, Sanctuaries, Churches and rural chapels are testimony of the twist of history and ancient tales. And also museums, archeological sites, the paintings ot itinerant painters: to each one his amusemen.
- Natural Reserve of Ciciu del Villar - A peculiar phenomenon of geological erosion that in the centuries has built columns of earth with rock hats on top
- Sanctuary of San Costanzo al Monte - A Lombard-Romanic style building
- Mill of the Riviera - Ancient mill of the XV century, restructured and working
- Path of Remo Einaudi - A fairy tale path populated of gorgeous wooden sculptures
Eating in Maira Valley: typical dishes that cross the borders
Godd air makes you hungry and the territory offers delicacies and specialties you cannot avoid to taste. Let you tempt: by us the innovation winks at the tradition and the old flavours are highlighted by the authenticityof recipes already mouth-to-mouth handed down. Try it with taste!
- Raviolas de toma - Lengthened gnocchi, they where the main dish of the engagement and the baptisms banquet
- Daube provenzale - Beef stew cooked in the Cote du Rhone, red wine from Provenza
- Mato - The ingredients are those available in the mountain pasture, the outcome is a unique dish
- Torta dei Tetti - A pie with a dough based on pears wit an old origin, probably Medieval