Highlights and tour details
The main itinerary of the Sentiero delle Pietre Bianche Trail (SPB) is made up of a number of closely connected loops that together cover the territory of 11 municipalities in the Provinces of Torino and Vercelli, with some variants providing pleasant detours from the itinerary: overall, there are over 50 km of marked trails.
Its winding paths provide easy connections between the various municipalities of the area while at the same time offering the option of doing local loops of the circular route known as the Alta Via dell'Anfiteatro Morenico d'Ivrea (AMI, or Ivrea Moraine Amphitheatre High Road), a hilly route of over 110 km (taking only the main trail into consideration) that runs along the entire development of the morain ridge of the Morainic Amphitheatre of Ivrea, connecting the Municipality of Andrate with the Municipality of Brosso. The Pietre Bianche Trail also provides a link between the AMI and Lake Candia with its attractive Nature Park, a real jewel in the area's crown. It is made up of a number of paths suitable for walking, mountain biking and horse riding, which connect with the AMI circular route and with a further network of local routes of touristic and cultural interest, including the itinerary known as Oro del Ghiacciaio (literally, glacial gold) in the Municipality of Mazzè, the Masso Rabasso trail in the Municipality of Orio Canavese and the Candia Lake wetlands trails.
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Points of interest
Lake Candia Natural Park, Erbaluce Vineyards of Caluso, Naviglio Canal of Ivrea (15th century) with the "Casotto della Maddalena", Church of San Martino, Shrine of Beata Vergine del Trompone, Shrine of Madonna di Miralta, Hydraulic Elevator of Cigliano (19th century), State Canal De Pretis, Fortified area of Villareggia, "Castelvecchio" in Montalenghe, boulder known as "Pietra del Vais", Church of Santo Stefano in Candia (11th century),
Local accommodation facilities
The Lake of Candia is about 40 km from Turin, 20 km from Ivrea and 15 km from Chivasso and is easily reached from the motorways: A4 Torino-Milano - exit Chivasso centro, follow Ivrea/Caluso and once in Caluso follow the signs for the Lake of Candia; - A5 Torino-Aosta - exit S. Giorgio, follow for Caluso and in Caluso follow the signs for the Lake of Candia
Itinerary code: SPB
Phone coverage: Good over the entire area
Recommended period: All year with the exclusion of the hottest months of June, July and August
Historical interest: Yes
Devotional interest: Yes
Access by public transport: Yes
Provinces crossed: Biella Valsesia Vercelli, Torino
Notes on public transport
The itinerary is also easy to reach at several points with the scheduled buses of the new sole transport operator of the Metropolitan City of Turin Extra. To: http://www.extrato.it/