Cycle routes

Vigezzo by bike: route 1 Druogno - Re "Pineta"

da Druogno a Re (12,00 km)
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Highlights and tour details

The Vigezzo Valley is a unique valley of Ossola. 

The valley has 15 marked pedestrian and cyclist routes which, in a small part, use cycle lanes and in part agricultural lanes or existing roads. Below is a description of the main itinerary 1 Druogno-Re Pineta route

This is the cycling itinerary par excellence of the Vigezzo Valley because it presents an almost continuous dedicated cycle lane, except for a short section on a secondary road with little traffic before the sports field of Santa Maria Maggiore and the section that crosses the village of Malesco. The route departs from the station of Druogno and crosses the “pinewood” as far as Santa Maria Maggiore going along the foot of the slope passing the Cross-country ski centre and the sports field in Praudina. It continues, always on flat land, to cross the Loana Torrent in correspondence of the Pozzo Vecchio waterfall and then descends to the centre of Malesco. Using internal roads, you cross the village and continue eastwards to descend the wide bridge that crosses the Western Melezzo Torrent. After the bridge, take a right and go along the river as far as the bottom of the village of Re, then take the bridge over the river and go immediately left as far as the lovely stone bridge of Pozzo Maglione. From here, you can climb back up a small road until you meet the main road and finish the route at the Sanctuary of Re.

BIKE RENTAL

There is an innovative bike rental system operating in the Vigezzo Valley: Vigezzoinbici. Those who arrive to the valley by train or by car can use a bicycle to move around easily and freely. 

There are 4 points in the valley, close to the railway stations of Druogno, Santa Maria Maggiore, Malesco and Re, where it is possible to pick up a bicycle using an electronic card.

The bicycle can be returned at a different place, to facilitate strong integration with other forms of transport. 

For information on operation and costs, contact:

Lepontina Gestioni Srl - Piazza della Chiesa Druogno c/o Tourist Information Office of Druogno (tel. 0324 93565 or 348 0303696) during office opening hours.

Points of interest

Vigezzo Valley is unique among the valleys of Ossola. It is a corridor between Ossola and Ticino, has no beginning and end, it is a vast high plateau at an altitude of 800 m covered by woods. The valley tells the legend of chimney-sweeps and an artistic tradition of great painters which has earned Vigezzo the name of "valley of painters".

Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
via della Stazione, 32
Stazione Ferroviaria
28853 Druogno (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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Arrival
via Locarno, 4
Santuario della Madonna di Re
28856 Re (VB)
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
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districts passed through
Druogno, Malesco, Re, Santa Maria Maggiore
Note
Can be cycled in full Duration 1 - 3 h
Links
https://www.distrettolaghi.it/it

Accomodation and services

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Casa del Profumo Feminis - Farina
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Casa del Profumo Feminis - Farina
“Casa del Profumo” is the new museum centre that pays tribute to the history of Aqua Mirabilis. A collection of testimonies that take the visitor on a discovery of emigration from Vigezzo and of the history of the Eau de Cologne, whose formulation was devised by Giovanni Paolo Feminis, a …
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Museo \
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Museo "Ca' di Feman da la Piaza"
A museum that recalls the life and activities of the Vigezzo of the past. The small ethnographic museum is housed in a magnificent 17th century building completely in stone, facing onto a small square. It takes its name from its last owners, the sisters Rosa and Giovanna Adorna. The exhibition …
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Museo Archeologico della Pietra Ollare
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Museo Archeologico della Pietra Ollare
The archaeological museum of the Val Grande National Park is part of the regional Ecomuseum of the Soapstone and of the Stonecutters, recognised by the Regione Piemonte, in 2007. The archaeological and ethnographic route with material found in the necropolis of Val Vigezzo, illustrates ancient and …
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Museo dello Spazzacamino
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Museo dello Spazzacamino
The CHIMNEY SWEEP MUSEUM, the only one in Italy, is located inside the magnificent park of Villa Antonia in the historic centre of SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE in VALLE VIGEZZO, in the Province of Verbano Cusio Ossola. Set up by the same municipality, it is finalised at promoting and spreading the …
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Museo etnografico di Gurro e della Valle Cannobina
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
Museo etnografico di Gurro e della Valle Cannobina
Expression of the customs and the popular culture of the entire Valley of Cannobio, Gurro preserves an ancient historic centre with stone houses with large wooden loggias, one close to the other, and small streets that cross the residential nucleus. At the centre of the old village is the …
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Praudina Adventure Park
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Theme parks
Praudina Adventure Park
Mountain adventure park designed specifically for “kids” located in the pine forest area of Santa Maria Maggiore, already full of sports facilities and true beating heart of “green” activities of the Vigezzo Valley. Ph. Massimo Bertina
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UniversiCà
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Museum
UniversiCà
The soul of a valley in the 20th century is unveiled by means of a narrative route built on visions, sounds and suggestions, in a contamination of languages. A museum of the traditions and of the trades of the Val Vigezzo of the 20th century.
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Vigezzoinbici
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola | Rent a bike, motorcycle, quad
Vigezzoinbici
Automatic system of renting bicycles with electronic card at the railway stations of Druogno, Santa Maria Maggiore, Malesco, Re.
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