2nd Trans-Alps Rally : Stage 1
Tuesday 12 september 2023 / SAN REMO – STRESA
Departing from San Remo and the seaside, we will first have climbed the famous Poggio and a few capi allowing us to leave the coasts of Liguria towards the first pass of this 2nd Trans-Alps Rally: the Colle di Neva.
A first Check Point and a coffee break were organized there before participating in a first classification test before reaching the hills of Piedmont and the Toricella area. Lunch took place in this place offering a 360° panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards.
The afternoon offered a more rolling route to cross the great plains of the Po via some major roads via Asti towards Emilia Romagna. A foray off the beaten track was also an opportunity to take advantage of the second CP of the stage and another test of regularity, quite short and winding in the direction of Madonnina.
The rest of the route reached Lombardy, a region of Italian lakes, with a notable passage at Lago d’Orta before the descent onto the majestic Lago Maggiore and the arrival of this first stage judged on its west bank, in Stresa, with a view of the famous Borromean Islands and the Alps encircling it.