Route / Bike


From Guardabosone to Varallo, capital of culture in Valsesia. The route coincides, in the Vanzone-Varallo section, with the number 4.

Difficulty: easy

Distance: 19 km

average duration: 2 hours

highest elevation: 501 mt

lowest altitude: 364 mt

altitude difference: 250 mt

Route Description

From the square of Guardabosone, the route descends to Agnona via the Bocchetto road, crosses it and heads to Isolella and then crosses SP 299, the bridge over the Sesia and SP 8.From here, going up the small road of the old Isolella station, it reaches the village of Vanzone and enters a picturesque forest. where it joins up with route 4 Borgosesia-Varallo, with which it will share the rest of the route. After passing through the entire forest, it reaches the outskirts of Quarona in the Badia area. After crossing SP 8 and the railroad footbridge, continuing northward, it reaches the village of Quarona.

After a short stretch along SP 8, the route turns left, and passing through the innermost wards of the municipality, again passes the railroad tunnel and continues downhill on the dirt road toward the Sesia. Once you pass, passing underneath, the SP 299 overpass, you enter the woods leading to the industrial area of Roccapietra.

From here, following the signs, you pass the sports field and arrive in the built-up area. Crossing SP 8 again, you take the road to Cilimo where, after about a kilometer, signs invite you to turn left. The path here is a charming cobblestone road that first runs alongside some small chapels and then enters the fields to Pianpresello.

The carriage road from Civiasco (SP 78) leads all the way to Varallo, to the Sacro Monte cable car departure station, through the most characteristic part of the town of Varallo and its historic districts.

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