Hiking

Sentiero delle Pietre Bianche Trail

da Candia Canavese a Villareggia (50,00 km)
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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. 

Experience our area for yourself: discover some of the sections of the itinerary with the proposed tourist packages.                                                                                         

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),

Support points

Local accommodation facilities

Access

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

Other information

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 railway stations of Candia and Caluso - Chivasso-Ivrea-Aosta line of Trenitalia – are respectively 250 and 800 metres from the itinerary. The station of Candia is 1500 metres from the starting point of the itinerary:
http://www.trenitalia.com/
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/
Departure, arrival and municipalities crossed
Departure
Via Lago - presso Lido di Candia
Lago di Candia
10010 Candia Canavese (TO)
Torino
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Arrival
Via Rondissone
Villareggia
10030 Villareggia (TO)
Torino
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Stages

Accommodations and services

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Atene del Canavese
Torino | Bed & Breakfast
Atene del Canavese
The B & B is located in a quiet town of the Canavese region, a stone's throw from the historic town centre, 3 km from the A5 motorway exit (Turin-Ivrea-Aosta) and about 20 km from Turin-Caselle airport; near Valle D'Aosta, the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Natural Park of Lake Candia. It is …
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Erbaluce
Torino | Hotels and tourist residences
Erbaluce
Hotel Erbaluce, Sardi’s Restaurant and Sardi’s Bar are pleased to welcome you to a serene, congenial and peaceful environment in the heart of the Canavese area. A unique experience to discover the traditional food and wine products of Piedmont and spend short or long stays. Ideal for the …
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Gardenia
Torino | Hotels and tourist residences
Gardenia
Situated only 5 km from Ivrea and close to the main motorway accesses, the hotel, thanks to its characteristics and the range of services offered, is undoubtedly the ideal place for short or long stays: from clients travelling on business trips to tourists wishing to visit the Canavese area, the …
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Si-Cammina Piemonte
Torino | Nature guides
Si-Cammina Piemonte
Gran Paradiso National Park Guide for individuals and groups in the Canavese valleys, Orco and Soana valleys, Sacra Valley and Chiusella Valley. Specialised in the discovery of the material culture and traditions of the area and environmental education and awareness activities. Literary project on …
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Please note that the routes may include some sections where there is traffic.
The information contained in the pathways is not binding on the authors and verifiers of the pathways.