Like all the tours proposed here, this one can also be covered in both directions. Specifically, this includes the first flat stretch along the Via Emilia, up to the town of Cardazzo a few kilometers after Stradella, be careful because if you overdo it, maintaining a high speed in this stretch, you will then pay the duty in the next part of the route. Length about 125 km, altitude difference about 1000 meters. Estimated time 4/4 and a half hours. After traveling along Via Emila, leave it in the locality of Cardazzo and start walking along roads immersed in the famous vineyards of the Olprepo Pavese, with continuous ups and downs.
You reach Borgonovo Val Tidone and from here you go through the entire valley of the same name passing by Pianello, Trevozzo and then you reach Nibbiano, here the some tears that lead to the Molato dam begin, needless to say that the landscapes are very beautiful and attractive. Once you reach the dam, go along Lake Trebecco, for a few kilometers flat and catch your breath, then in Moline the ascent to Zavattarello begins, a regular and not very long climb which however begins to be felt at this point of the route.
Leaving Zavattarello and its symbol, the Castello del Verme, after a few kilometers of up and down the longest climb of the day begins, which will take us to the top of the hill in Pietragavina. Here the fatigue will certainly be felt, the climb does not have hard slopes but it is constant. From Pietragavina take the descent that will lead to Varzi and from here return to the hotel. Places of interest: The Molato dam and its lake, Zavattarello the historic center, Varzi.