Cycle routes

Toce cycle route: cycling through the woods

da Vogogna a Ornavasso (19,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

From the historical center of Vogogna, go alongside the Palazzo Pretorio and descend along Via Lossetti Mandelli until you cross the provincial road (Via Nazionale) which you follow for a short stretch (cycle lane present) up to a crossing where you take Via Ponte di Megolo. Immediately after the railway underpass, turn left and follow an unpaved road that continues until it becomes a cycle path. The beautiful and relaxing trail continues among meadows in bloom, crops and majestic trees until you reach and cross the WWF Oasis of Bosco Tenso. The track ends just before the railway underpass. To continue, you have two possibilities:

1. Take the railway underpass and go on to the provincial road. Follow it for about 1 KM m in the direction of Cuzzago and immediately after the bridge over a side stream, take the first underpass to the right and follow the unpaved cycle path to Cuzzago.

2. Instead of entering the underpass, turn right, go along the railway line and follow the bumpy cycle path for about 1 km, getting into the confluence zone between the River Toce and a side stream (Rio Crotta). The track stops here to resume immediately beyond the stream. Go down to cross the riverbed, which is almost always dry and up again on the other side to resume the cycle path with a natural surface that arrives from the railway underpass and continues to Cuzzago among the corn fields.

 

Once you reach the underpass that leads to Cuzzago train station you can turn into the town for a visit or continue to the right following the signs until you cross the provincial road just before the Bridge of Migiandone over the  River Toce. From this point on, there are no alternative roads so it is necessary to follow the provincial road, paying close attention to traffic. In truth, the traffic is mostly absorbed by the nearby highway, but caution is advised. Cross the Migiandone bridge and along the road you reach the Punta di Migiandone, with a large square distinguished by two imposing cannons that mark the beginning of the pedestrian paths of the “Linea Cadorna”. From the square you take the unpaved cycle path that runs along the foot of the mountain and ends at Lago delle Rose. Alternatively, from the Punta di Migiandone you can take a cycle path on the left that allows you to observe the bunkers of the foot of the valley belonging to the so-called “Linea Cadorna” and which then continues up to the straight road from Migiandone to Ornavasso. The center of Ornavasso can be reached on internal village streets or by taking the main road.

BIKE RENTAL

A free bike rental location is located in Vogogna, in the square of Palazzo Pretorio, in Vicolo Visconti. For information: +39 329 9577565

 

Points of interest

Itinerary: Vogogna, Bosco Tenso WWF Oasis, Cuzzago, Ponte di Migiandone, Migiandone, punta di Migiandone, lago delle Rose, Ornavasso

The route starts from Vogogna and reaches Ornavasso crossing the central section of the Toce valley, between cultivated fields and lowland woods. The cyclist will also cross Bosco Tenso, WWF oasis established in 1990 by the municipality of Premosello and by the WWF section of Verbania to protect the last remaining section of lowland wood in the Toce Valley, which was once spread throughout Ossola and is now drastically reduced and fragmented. The area is important for the presence of a rich resident and migratory bird life. The oasis is equipped with a series of information panels that describe the animal species present in the area. 

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Centro Storico
28805 Vogogna (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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Arrival
28877 Ornavasso (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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districts passed through
Anzola d'Ossola, Ornavasso, Premosello-Chiovenda, Vogogna
Links
https://www.distrettolaghi.it/it

Accomodation and services

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Ecomuseo del Granito di Montorfano e Civico Museo Archeologico
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Ecomuseo del Granito di Montorfano e Civico Museo Archeologico
Mergozzo is a land of stone with its landscape that combines the transparency of the lake waters with the imposing presence of Montorfano, to which is dedicated the Ecomuseum of Granite, and a thousand-year old land with archaeological traces dating back to the stone age and preserved in the …
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Fattoria del Toce
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Educational Farms
Fattoria del Toce
An educational farm aimed primarily at organised groups, schools, summer camps and families. Animals on the farm: sheep, pigs, cows, pheasants, geese, ducks, turkeys, guinea fowl, donkeys, goats, ponies, etc.. There are also peacocks, emus, parrots, chinchilla, cockatiels, tortoises, 52 breeds of …
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Museo Etnografico e dell\'Artigianato della Valle Strona
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Museo Etnografico e dell'Artigianato della Valle Strona
The production of objects in turned wood is still a characteristic of the craftsmanship of Cusio and, in particular, of Valle Strona. The structure that houses the Museum is the old Torneria Martinoli (Turnery), built in 1899 and completely renovated. One of the workshops has been recovered and …
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Museo Latteria Consorziale Turnaria
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Museo Latteria Consorziale Turnaria
The Turnaria Coop Dairy of Casale was built in 1872 and operated until the years of the Second World War. Each member delivered a certain quantity of milk every day, usually the surplus of the family's need, which the cheese maker weighed and recorded on credit. In turns, the member with the …
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Parco Naturalistico Micologico Fiorlago
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Theme parks
Parco Naturalistico Micologico Fiorlago
The visit to the Park is structured with a teaching game designed according to the group target: families, schools, mixed groups. Essentially both the children and the adults equipped with magnifying glass look at and discover the area. The group is divided into various subgroups which playing …
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Stresaoutdoor
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Rent a bike, motorcycle, quad
Stresaoutdoor
Amateur Sports and Cultural Association. Opportunity to approach mountain bikes, excursions and trips, open-air activities and food and wine trips.
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Toce Park
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Theme parks
Toce Park
Electric car track, Electric Quad track, Tour with Bikes, tour with Quads, pony and horse rides, carriage rides (booking required), picnic area with barbecue facilities, celebrations and birthdays, team building.
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