Wedged between the Stura and the Maira Valleys, this small Occitan valley cherishes a precious natural heritage that stretches well beyond the two sites of Community interest included in the area.
Castelmagno cheese is its most popular and appreciated product. The majestic Shrine occupies an area that was considered to be sacred even by pre-Christian shepherds. All this is thanks the extraordinary balance reached along the millennia between men and nature.
Cycling lovers cannot miss the Fauniera pass: Pantani’s marble statue reminds of one of the most legendary races of the most beloved protagonist of modern cycling. The legend of cycling meets here the legends of a land worth discovering.
A rather complex route that includes two tough uphill sections made famous by the last editions of
the road cyclosportive known as “Fausto Coppi”. Every year, at the beginning of July, it welcomes
bike enthusiasts coming from all over Europe. [read more]