14 miles
Distance
4,463 ft
Climb
-4,460 ft
Descent
2,162 ft
High Point

Access by car:
Exit the motorway at the tollbooth of Genova Aeroporto, then continue on the National road 1 in the direction of Via Sant'Alberto, take the road and continue until you reach the start point of the route.

Gazzo Tour

Description:
This route starts from the Sanctuary of N.S. della Misericordia del Gazzo; from here, pass through the gate on the left of the square in front of the church and follow the 'direct route', which has a loose surface with gravel on top. After the first four switchbacks continue on the loamy trail to the right, which is the start of a short and fun single-track through the woods. It takes you to a stone-paved road: follow it until you reach the Fortini area, where you can fill up with water. Then follow the track to the left that, after a series of berms, takes you to the smooth and fast Fortini trail. Several corners with berms and bumps take you back to the stone-paved road. Follow the dirt road on the right until you reach the asphalt; keep following the signs to Monte Contessa kennels and keep climbing, in front of the kennels and on a few steep ramps. Keep left: the asphalt becomes dirt and takes you to a clearing where, on the left, a track with signs to San Carlo dives into thick woods: you will be riding one of the best and most exciting trails in the area, the Muskat trail. Continue to Lencisa and to the start of a short but steep climb; from here, the more adventurous can follow a forest road to the left that links to the track of the peculiar tramway connecting, with engine-powered trams, Gaiazza to the Sanctuary of Madonna della Guardia. Otherwise, just follow the signs to Sestri until you find the Muri di Scarpino trail. Keep to the left and dismiss any possible deviation; after a couple of passages on rock-slab you will be back, just a short distance from Monte Gazzo and its Sanctuary. The track joins a wide forest road that takes you to the junction with the track to San Carlo and then to the Municipal Kennels. Later on, follow the trail to the left of the asphalt road and reach the start of the trail Il Cippo, and then the start point of the route.

Start Point: Sanctuary of N.S. Della Misericordia del Gazzo (Ge)
End Point: Sanctuary of N.S. Della Misericordia del Gazzo (Ge)
Classification: XC
Difficulty: moderate
Distance: 22 km
Elevation loss/gain : 1009/1015 m
Rideability +/- : 100%
Time: 3h
Water Points: 3
Shuttle service: available http://www.deepbike.com/
Best Period: all year

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Gazzo Trails Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    573 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,289 ft
  • Grade
    0.004%
  • Grade max
    -53.793%
  • Grade min
    44.101%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,758 ft
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