Sanctuary road

One of the most fascinating routes in the Biella region which takes in eleven sanctuaries. 90% of the route is on secondary roads with little traffic: over the first part, it takes you to the moraine hill of Serra then crosses the rice fields and heads for the hills of Rive Rosse through which it reaches the mountains. The first real ascent is the Alpe Noveis then it continues towards Bielmonte along the Panoramica Zegna road. It drops towards Rosazza and the last effort: the spectacular climb to the Galleria Rosazza (at 1,488 m. asl) to reach Oropa. It goes along the Tracciolino, the mid-mountain route in the Biella area's mountains, which affords breath-taking views. The downhill section branches off the moraine hill of Serra and returns you, undoubtedly repaid handsomely by your efforts, to Biella.
The route is a challenge but up to the right point: whether you want to discover the most beautiful roads in the Biella region at the pace of a tourist on holiday or whether you've trained to take on the most challenging climbs in the Biella Alps, this itinerary will give each person great satisfaction.
Starting point: Oasi Zegna - Loc. Bielmonte
Il Santuario di Oropa sullo sfondo delle Alpi Biellesi

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