The Salt Cycle Route
Ride along the ancient road used to transport salt to Turin
SAL The Salt Cycle Routefull screen map
This is an excursion across the countryside west of Racconigi, among the Maira and Varaita torrents, small rural hamlets and the ruins of medieval castles and ancient estates.
In Racconigi one crosses the 19th century Viale dei Platani and the Brunotta canal.
The route then unwinds along roads and villages that are associated with ancient trading, and particularly relating to the transporting of salt coming from France and heading towards the warehouse in Polonghera, where it was loaded onto rafts and it was transported, along the River Po until it reached Turin.