30 miles
Distance
7,066 ft
Climb
-12,859 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Monti Mare
Sea Mountains

Description:
The start point can be anywhere close to Monte Saccarello. You can also start from Monesi, but the route becomes harder. The route runs almost exclusively on the ridge that is the watershed between the Arroscia and the Argentina valleys. From Monte Saccarello continue in the direction of Monte Fronte on a mountain track that offers stunning views of the Ligurian coast and, on clear days, of Corsica as well. From Monte Fronte head towards Colle del Garezzo, continue to Passo di Pian Latte [Pian Latte Pass] where you will turn right and uphill, until you reach the next valley, Valle Impero. From there, descend to Passo Mezzaluna and continue until you reach Ciotto di San Lorenzo where you can stop to admire the Pastore menhirs, place of worship and pagan rituals. Swoop into the beech forest of Rezzo on a mystical single-track that takes you to Passo Teglia, stay on the ridge and continue on the steep ramps - only for tough climbers - towards Monte Grande, the mountain that overlooks Impero valley. The descent from Monte Grande down to Colle D’Oggia is for experienced riders.
Past Colle D’Oggia keep going for a few kilometres on asphalt in the direction of Ville Sanpietro, after about 4 km pick up the dirt road on the right that climbs towards the summit of Monte Squassi, where you will ride in the last alpine pastures before reaching the coast. A long single-track immersed in the typical Ligurian vegetation comes next and takes you to the bottom of the valley, to Imperia.
Access Info

Access by car:
Exit the motorway at the tollbooth of Imperia, continue on the National road SS548 in the direction of the Provincial road SP52 towards Molini di Triora, then turn onto the Provincial road SP89 to Triora.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Monti mare mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,792 ft
  • Altitude min
    25 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,821 ft
  • Altitude end
    29 ft
  • Grade
    -3.604%
  • Grade max
    -57.075%
  • Grade min
    58.388%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    19 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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