8 miles
3,032 ft
-3,023 ft
2,634 ft
High Point

Access by car:
Exit the motorway at the tollbooth of Genova Bolzaneto, continue in the direction of Ceranesi, Santuario Nostra Signora della Guardia.

DH Apparizione – Pistini di Livellato
DH Apparizione – Livellato lines

The route is a loop with start and end points in the village of Gaiazza. Cross the village centre and join the track of the old tramway that, with constant gradient, takes you to the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Guardia: an imposing building, place of pilgrimage and good stop for refreshments.
From the square of the Sanctuary go downhill southward and then take the road to the left, uphill, that leads to the Cappella dell'Apparizione.
From there, descend the few steps of the short footpath and, at the end of it, follow the track to the left, across the slope, that marks the start of the exciting single-track known as DH Apparizione. It takes you back to the track of the old tramway.
Keep pedalling for about 400 m, following the track that enters the woods on your right, and reach the fast and flowing single-track, called Pistini di Livellato that takes you back to the tramway track not far from a house. From there, in front of you, the last section of descent begins: an easy and exhilarating trail to practice your bike handling skills.
Back on asphalt, go uphill for a couple of kilometres and you will soon be back to the start point.

Start Point: Gaiazza
End Point: Gaiazza
Classification: EN
Difficulty: moderate
Distance: 12.30 km
Elevation gain/loss : 867/865 m
Rideability +/- : 100%
Time: 2h 30m
Water Points: 2
Shuttle service: not available
Best Period: all year

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More Stats for Guardia by night 001 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,035 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,059 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,068 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,917 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Madonna della guardia
Nov 4, 2018 @ 1:15am
Nov 4, 2018
DH guardia Figogna
Sep 3, 2017 @ 11:05am
Sep 3, 2017
Terreno molto friabile, scavato e con pietroni sparsi. Nelle sponde escono grosse rocce appuntite, sentiero bello ma pericoloso.
Pilastrino Madonna della Guardia
Jul 7, 2017 @ 4:17am
Jul 7, 2017
Overgrow grass-obstacles on the trail(rocks and Woods)-
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