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Itinerario Castellania Oropa - Tappa 07 Da Santhià a Biella

da Santhi a Biella (43 km)
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Highlights and tour details

An itinerary of 320 km that connects the hills of Monferrato to the Sanctuary of Oropa in the Biella area. Eight stages, all with departures and arrivals from areas  served by the railway line allowing you to take advantage of  the train + bike service.

In the seventh stage after the first flat section, which is  partially on dirt roads (approx. 5 km) we reach Cavaglià. From here the road begins to climb up to the Castle of Roppolo, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the moraine amphitheater of Ivrea and of the Lake Viverone.

From here the path is a continuous uphill and downhill  along the eastern slopes of the Serra di Ivrea. In order passing through  Dorzano, Salussola, Cerrione, Vermogno and Mongrando. Tre Cerrione and Mongrando skirts the Parco Naturale della Bessa, “The Bessa’s Natural park” -   a gold deposit exploited since Roman times.

From Mongrando you soon reach Biella. In the historical village of the city, il Piazzo, visit Palazzo La Marmora with its winter garden. Near Biella, in Vigliano Biellese, you can visit the Castle of Montecavallo, Villa Era and Villa La Malpenga along a ring route of  15.8 km.

 

 

Points of interest

Tourist info for this stage: ATL Biella.

Download the brochure with the best itineraries to discover the Biella area by bike, made to celebrate the occasion of the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia.

 

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Stazione ferroviaria
13048 Santhi (VC)
Vercelli
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Arrival
piazza San Paolo
Stazione ferroviaria
13900 Biella (BI)
Biella
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Accomodation and services

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B&B Casa del Movimento Lento
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
B&B Casa del Movimento Lento
Casa del Movimento Lento is a haven for travellers, a place for meeting and sharing along the Via Francigena. In the tranquillity of the B&B, you can switch off and take time out, exploring on foot or by bicycle a beautiful and little known territory. It matters little if you are walking towards …
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B&B IL CORTILE
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
B&B IL CORTILE
Old renovated farmhouse on the outskirts of Biella just 3 km from the center. The property is surrounded by green countryside with a beautiful view of the Biella Alps and the view of the dome of Oropa. For our guests we have three double rooms all with private bathroom, TV, air conditioning and …
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B&B Il Terrazzo
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
B&B Il Terrazzo
The facility offers a large garage for the storage of bicycles, a place to clean them with a pressure washer and a small workshop with maintenance equipment. There is also a laundry and ironing room.
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B&B MIMOSA
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
B&B MIMOSA
The passion for art gives way to a home that is as warm and welcoming as a blanket, a small and peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A second home where one is happy to return to rediscover how precious it is to regain one’s own well-being.
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CASCINA BELSITO
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
CASCINA BELSITO
Typical restored Piedmontese farmhouse, located on a hillside, which is accessed from a private road with indoor parking. Built on two floors, the last floor is an attic and tastefully furnished: parquet floor of chestnut wood recovered from old planks, exposed brick and roof beams make the …
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LA LOCANDA DI SANT’ANTONIO ABATE
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
LA LOCANDA DI SANT’ANTONIO ABATE
Locanda di Sant’Antonio Abate is located in the medieval centre of Viverone, in a 17th/18th courtyard building restored directly by the owners in a totally non-conventional manner: it faces onto the old main street of the town, now officially recognised as a section of the Via Francigena (and …
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NonsoloMTB tours
Biella | Licensed bike tour guides
NonsoloMTB tours
Nonsolomtb-tours was set up by three friends passionate about MTB, nature and the area of Biella. Their goal is to reveal the beauties, landscapes and small-scale realities of this magnificent territory that is still relatively unknown. Lele, Roberto and Mattia look forward to accompanying you on …
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Santo Stefano SPA Relais
Biella | Hotels and tourist residences
Santo Stefano SPA Relais
Nestled in greenery, in an oasis of total relaxation, strategically located a few km from Biella, between Milan and Turin, the Santo Stefano SPA Relais offers delightful relaxing accommodation where you decide the pace of your stay. As delightful as waking up in the greenery of the Biella …
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