Leonardo da Vinci wrote: “Piacenza is a land of passage.” In fact, the city has a natural vocation to hospitality. Situated at the crossroads of four regions, on the banks of the Po, Piacenza was an important medieval center as well as a territory of encounters, exchanges and trades.
At the edge of the city flows the river Trebbia, affluent to the Po. About 30 km of the river are classified as a protected area of great importance. The Trebbia River Park is the habitat of several migratory species, along its banks there are also unspoiled hills, cultivations and prairies.
This scenario lends itself perfectly to a hike in nature. The path we propose is headquartered in Piacenza, but allows you to explore both banks of the Trebbia.
The entire itinerary is about 48 km long and develops on paved roads and dirt roads, sometimes difficult ones.
You always cycle near the river. The first stretch of the route through the village of Rivalta and up to Rivergaro is slightly uphill. Once you reach the village of Rivergaro you can stop in the pedestrian center and admire the Trebbia valley from above.
Then the track continues in a slight downhill, returning again along the banks of the river, on the opposite side to the first stretch. You cycle on dirt roads sometimes difficult until you return to Piacenza.