Highlights and tour details
Depart from the town center of Biella. The Valle Cervo will take you in the direction of the village of Rosazza, also known as the "most mysterious village of Italy". Here you will go to the left in the direction of the Rosazza Tunnel (WARNING: lights are needed while going through the tunnel) Continuing on an uphill climb reaching 1488 meters above sea level and along a winding descent to The “Santuario di Oropa” a UNESCO World Heritage site. The famous hill starting from the town center of Biella climbing up to the Sanctuary measures a total of 13 km, it is not a constant climb: ridable stretches with alternate climbing stretches. This is the climb of Pantani's legendary victory in 1999 which has stuck in the memory of many cyclists. The exciting comeback of the champion forced to stop for a jumping chain with the leading group and then re-launching towards the finish, it was exciting.
After a necessary stop to admire this majestic place, go down to the valley along thirteen exciting km of curves with sections at 13%.
At the end downhill, go through the town of Biella to reach the starting point.
Points of interest
Santiuaro di Oropa > Visit the site HERE
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Sede ATL BIella
13900 Biella (BI)
Biellasee on map