San Costanzo al MonteColle Birrone, Valle MairaValle Maira, escursione mountain bike

The Hotel Restaurant Pizzeria Cavallo Bianco is in an ideal location for cultural, sports and dining days out.

The town of Dronero holds interesting evidence of its rich history, starting with its medieval origins up to the beginning of the Twentieth century, when the then Prime Minister Giovanni Giolitti used to visit as soon as he managed to break away from his government obligations in Rome.
In this area you can find ethnographic museums, natural sites and cities of art: you’ll be spoiled for choice!

As it is at the centre of the beautiful and still uncontaminated Maira Valley, Dronero can be a fantastic starting point for different kind of trips in the immediate vicinity, or can be used as a midway stop-over for longer trips.

There is also a wide range of sports, some available throughout the year, outdoors or indoors including:
– cycling, all kinds (with road or mountain bikes)
– hiking or horseback riding
– many other sports: swimming, climbing, paragliding, tennis, football, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, a local version of hand ball (pallapugno), mini golf, bowling and fishing.

In particular, cycling enthusiasts will find in the area fascinating and legendary routes to choose from according to taste and ability.
And for any kind of problem related to the bike, we confidently recommend the ‘Bici Cucchietti‘ workshop in Villar San Costanzo, where competent and very helpful staff will be able to assist you.

For many years now, local associations have organised culture, sports and entertainment events in the area. We look forward to personally providing more information on activities and events.

– Colonnade in the church of the Romanesque-Gothic complex of San Costanzo al Monte (Villar San Costanzo) near Dronero.
– Colle Birrone (1700 m), on the watershed between the Maira and Varaita Valleys. It is located along the “strada dei cannoni” (road of the cannons).
– The ‘road of the cannons’ (about forty kilometres), near the Colle di Sampeyre.
– View of Dronero from the new bridge. At the centre you can see the impressive Cinema Teatro, recently restored and fully operative.

Dronero (CN)