Cycle routes

La salita Biella-Oropa, Montagna Pantani del Giro d'Italia - Tappa 8 Castellania Oropa

Biella (12,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

With 750 m difference in altitude, through an enchanting landscape to reach the 1150 m of the Sanctuary of Oropa, destination of six arrivals of the Giro d'Italia. The complex of the Sanctuary and the Sacro Monte is considered the most important place of Marian cult of the Alpine arc, which for centuries has been a pilgrimage destination. It has been registered since 2003 as one of the sites of the ""Sacri Monti del Piemonte e della Lombardia" – “Sacred Mountains of Piedmont and Lombardy" on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Biella - Oropa ascent is also the final stop on the Castellania - Oropa route, a 320 km route which links the hills of Monferrato to the Oropa Sanctuary in the Biella area. Eight stages, all with a departure and arrival point  in places well served by the railway lines, which have  a  train + bike service.

 

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
piazza San Paolo
Stazione ferroviaria attrezzata con area camper
13900 Biella (BI)
Biella
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Arrival
via Santuario d'Oropa 480
Località Oropa
13900 Biella (BI)
Biella
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districts passed through
Biella

Accomodation and services

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Autoservice Biella Centro
Biella | Rent-a-car
Autoservice Biella Centro
Car rental services with driver – MPV and Minibus. Languages spoken: English and French. Our vehicles are sanitised with the use of medical surgical board-certified products.
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B&B Casa degli Elfi
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
B&B Casa degli Elfi
Opened in 2013, Casa degli Elfi is situated in the Biellese Alps in Bossola on the provincial Tracciolino road which takes to Oropa. It stems from a love for the land shared by Davide and Monica who escaped from the city to find physical and mental wellbeing among these mountains. Nature has given …
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B&B Cascina Canale
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
B&B Cascina Canale
Cascina Canale welcomes you to the panoramic and sunny side of the Elvo Valley, at an altitude of 800 metres. Surrounded by woods and fields that transform into a colour palette in autumn, it is found in one of the most attractive places of the Biella Prealps. Difficult not to fall in love with …
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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 Il vecchio teatro
Biella | Bed & Breakfast
B&B Il vecchio teatro
The Vecchio Teatro B&B is in Mongrando, situated on the hills of Biella, a strategic position to visit not only the city of Biella and the area of Biella, but also the magnificent areas of Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Sirio and Ivrea.
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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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Foresteria della Trappa
Biella | Holidays Houses and Youth Hostels
Foresteria della Trappa
Museum site – Eco museum and Biellese Museum Network – and welcoming stop-off stage for hikers on foot, bicycle or horseback, the Trappa is a fascinating facility at an altitude of 1000 m in the high Elvo valley, reachable from the SP512 of the Tracciolino (8 km west of the Sanctuary of …
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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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Santuario di Oropa
Biella | Holidays Houses and Youth Hostels
Santuario di Oropa
For those who wish to live an experience in contact with spirituality, art and nature, the Sanctuary of Oropa has about 300 rooms available; from the charming Suites and Junior Suites, furnished with vintage furniture and wrought iron beds, to the more sober Comfort and Tourist rooms. The …
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