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 departure and arrival in areas served by the railway lines allowing you to take advantage of the Train + bike service.
Flat stage, on quiet country roads that cross the agricultural villages on the right side of the River Sesia. Having left Casale Monferrato, go along the left bank of the Po (dirt road) for 4.4 km along the Po and Orba River Park. Go through the agricultural villages of Terranova, Motta de' Conti, with the ruins of a fortified noble residence, Caresana and the Sanctuary of Madonna del Morone, Pezzana and Prarolo, with its castle.
Enter 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) backwards to Santhià.
The route crosses the Vercelli plain, strongly characterized by numerous rice fields that attract various bird species due to the presence of the pools of water.
Note: the route from Vercelli to Santhià has many sections on dirt roads.
Points of interest
Tourist information for this stop-off point: Local tourist office of Valsesia Vercelli