Cycle routes

Itinerario Castellania Oropa - Tappa 6 Da Casale Monferrato a Santhià

da Alessandria a Santhi (60 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.

Totally flat, on quiet country roads that cross the agricultural villages in the area of the orographic right of the river Sesia. Leaving Casale Monferrato, along the left bank of the Po (dirt) for 4.4 km along the Park Po and Orba River. Go through the agricultural villages of Terranova, Motta de' Conti, with the ruins of a fortified noble palace, Caresana and the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Morone, Pezzana and Prarolo, with its castle.

Enter into Vercelli safely along the cycle paths, the city deserves a long stop to visit its most important monuments.

From Vercelli  follow the route of the Ciclovia Francigena (white-blue trail sign) in reverse to Santhià.

The route crosses the Vercelli plain, strongly characterized by numerous rice fields where various bird species  are attracted to by the presence of the pools of water.

Note: the route from Vercelli to Santhià has many sections on dirt roads.

 

Points of interest

Tourist info for this stage: ATL Altavalsesiavercelli

 

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Stazione ferroviaria
1512x Alessandria (AL)
Alessandria
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Arrival
Stazione ferroviaria
13048 Santhi (VC)
Vercelli
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Accomodation and services

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Museo Civico e Gipsoteca Bistolfi
Alessandria | Museum
Museo Civico e Gipsoteca Bistolfi
The civic collection of Casale Monferrato is kept in the rooms belonging to the Augustinian convent of Santa Croce, built during the 12th century and subsequently much altered. The facade, which opens up to the large cloister with frescoes from the early 1600s by Moncalvo, dates to 1758 and was …
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