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Parko Bike. Cuneo and Alpi Marittime by Bike

Parko Bike is the new mountain bike rental service offered by Gesso and Stura River Park to promote the use of the bike by residents and visitors. The system, developed together Alpi Martittime Park within the project "Mobilità" (Mobility) of the Transfrontier Integrated Plan (PIT: A) "Spazio Transfrontaliero Marittime-Mercantour" and financed by the Transfrontier Cooperation Program Interreg Alcotra 2007-2013, will consist of nine mountain bike rental points in Cuneo, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Valdieri, and Entracque. Each bike goes with its own helmet, padlock, repair kit, and also seats and carriages for babies are available. The bike rental service is on payment, but it is based on special prices.

The 25 bikes put at disposal by Gesso and Stura River Park and giving the opportunity to carry out easy tours along cycle facilities developing for over 40 km along torrent Gesso and river Stura, are available at:

N.B.: this service is suspended during the winter

PDF Parko Bike - Brochure

Making a Picnic in the Park

You bring your friends, and we think about the rest: the Park is an ideal place for an outdoor picnic, a few meters from the town center. Recreation areas equipped with tables, benches, and drinkable water are easily accessible on foot or by bike:

  • area Basse Stura (at the canoeing center "Le Basse - non solo acqua"), equipped with tables, fountain, wc, and barbecue (2 fire points available), relax area below Santuario degli Angeli, equipped with tables, fountain, and wc. Accessible on foot only
  • area at the didactic vegetable garden (near the car park of the town sports facilities, in via Porta Mondovì 7), equipped with tables and fountain
  • area of Madonna della Riva, equipped with tables and fountain
  • area of Via delle Isole (fraz. Madonna delle Grazie), equipped with tables.

Sport in the Park

Cuneo River Park has several sports facilities giving the opportunity to practice many disciplines, both in summer and winter.

  • Indoor and outdoor municipal swimming-pools
    - 2 outdoor swimming-pools m 50x21 and 18x8x0.70
    - 2 indoor swimming-pools m 25x12.50 and 4x12x0.60
    - 1 indoor swimming-pool for diving m 12x12x5

  • Tennis courts
    - 6 outdoor red-earth courts
    - 4 indoor synthetic grass courts

  • Annexed structures
    - 1 beach-volley international field
    - FITNESS terrace
    - Jacuzzi
    - Free-climbing wall

  • Artificial cross-country skiing track and cycle racing
    - Artificial cross-country skiing track. Three cross-country skiing rings
    - Two rings for the protected cycle racing track

  • Artificial roller skating rink

  • Marked trails for country running and marathon

Moreover, in the Park you will find private structures to practice:

  • horse riding
  • river canoeing along the Stura
  • climbing
  • beach volley
  • archery
  • golf
  • five-a-side football field

In every season, you will find courses for the practice of outdoor sports (Nordic walking, yoga, aikido, cross-country skiing, etc.).
For further info: www.parcofluvialegessostura.it/vivere/appuntamenti.html

Further information

Info: Gestione Impianti Sportivi Cuneo - Via Parco della Gioventi, 2 - 12100 Cuneo - Tel. +39 0171 602132 - www.giscuneo.it
Skating rink and football fields
: Info Comune di Cuneo - Sport Office - www.comune.cuneo.it/sport - E-mail: sport@comune.cuneo.it
"Le Basse - Non solo acqua" Canoe Center: Via Basse Stura, 54 - Cuneo - Tel. +39 345 6458125 - info@lebasse.it - www.lebasse.it

Learning While Having Fun...

The Park offers particular opportunities to play and learn within nature. The different river and perifluvial ecosystems housing animal and plant species of particular conservation interest represent a significant value for the environmental education, and the didactics and the many and easy pedestrian and cycle itineraries along the water courses or near the Gesso and Stura confluence allow children and young people to visit the Park, making them aware of the natural environment around them, and of the richness and frailty of the local natural and cultural heritage.

In the same way, the many didactic structures, the equipped itineraries and the natural areas functioning as real outdoor ecology classrooms, allow pupils to know and learn while having fun, while the already existing sport facilities, both the public and the private ones, enable people to practice sport in the open and safely.

Furthermore, since 23rd March 2013 the River House has been opened for visitors and school groups (http://www.parks.it/parco.gesso.stura/cen.php; http://www.parcofluvialegessostura.it/conoscere/progetti/la-casa-del-fiume-centro-di-educazione-ambientale-transfrontaliero.html) - the transboundary Environemntal Education Center, realized within the project "Education" of the Transboundary Integrated Plan "Marittime-Mercantour Transboundary space" and financed by the Transboundary Interregional Cooperation Program Alcotra 2007-2013 - which with its classrooms, laboratories, green spaces and the didactic apiary is ready to host, even in the winter months, a series of new didactic, playful and recreational activities.

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