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Cycle Tour Canal des 2 mers - Mediterranean route - Cycle route Switzerland-Mediterranean

19. Etappe: Vercelli - Alzo

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Added on 13 Jun 2018

on 22 Oct 2018

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

86

Cumulative elevation gain in m

465

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,54

Cumulative elevation loss in m

215

Total cycling hours

5,0

Avg. pace in km/h

17,2

Min. height

119

Max. height

383

GPS track data

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Track points in total

1.251

Track points per km (avg)

15

Start/endpoint

Start location

Vercelli, Piemont, IT (129 m NHN)

End location

Pella, Piemont, IT (379 m NHN)

ridden on

06 Jul 2018

Weather

At first sunny, later bright.

Temperaturverlauf am 06.07.2018 10°20°30°40°10:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:0025,1° - 32°

Accommodation

La Séca - Antico Albergo Alzese
Via Pietro Durio 106
IT-28010 Alzo

Signposting

No signposting.

 

Properties

asphalt

82,2 km95,9 %

fine gravel bad to cycle

2,3 km2,7 %

forest path bad to cycle

1,2 km1,4 %

forest path very bad to cycle

0 km0 %

The information relates to the track as traveled!

Slope Gradient Distribution

Travel report

The breakfast was very good today, only with the bread there was no diversity. Toast only. During breakfast, our landlady has clarified the accommodation for tonight, which turned out to be very valuable because the landlady at the destination does not speak English.

We left Vercelli on a direct way without detour. After three kilometers we had the busy roads behind us and could continue cycling on side roads. The next 25 kilometers we were underway in the flat plain of the Po valley. On both sides of the small streets dominated the rice fields. Villages are rare.

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Landscape north of Vercelli with the Alps in the background
Landscape north of Vercelli with the Alps in the background
Tractor with steel wheels in a rice field
Tractor with steel wheels in a rice field
Rice fields
Rice fields
Landscape north of Vercelli with the Alps in the background
Landscape north of Vercelli with the Alps in the background

Exactly from the south we cycled to Novara. The tower of the basilica could be seen from afar. About 2 ½ kilometers we cycled from the first houses of the city until we were in the old town. We visited the Cathedral, the Broletto and the Basilica. The cathedral is scaffolded inside. The aisles and the altar and choir room are not affected and showed the splendor of the works of art. The current appearance of the cathedral in Neo-Classicist style was first created in the 1860s. The Basilica of San Gaudenzio impresses with the 121-meter-high tower, which we had already seen from afar in the south and which we later noticed from far north. The Broletto is the former administrative and judicial place of the free city of Novara.

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Street in the old town of Novara
Street in the old town of Novara
Novara Cathedral
Novara Cathedral
Novara, gate in the courtyard of the Cathedral
Novara, gate in the courtyard of the Cathedral
Novara Cathedral
Novara Cathedral
Novara, the Broletto
Novara, the Broletto
Novara, the Broletto
Novara, the Broletto
Novara, the Broletto
Novara, the Broletto
Novara, view from the Broletto to the Basilica of San Gaudenzio
Novara, view from the Broletto to the Basilica of San Gaudenzio
Novara, Basilica of San Gaudenzio
Novara, Basilica of San Gaudenzio

The exit from the city to the north extends over nine kilometers, until we came back to low-traffic roads. A long piece of it was on road SP229.

Then we cycled on side roads with significantly less traffic. The rice fields lost their dominance, maize and other cereals took their place. The area remained flat and sparsely populated.
In Barengo we made a detour to the castle, but had to turn back in front of closed gates.

In Borgomanero we came again into a considerable downtown with nice cobbled but smooth streets. The city center was busy. The church and some houses stood out architecturally.
We continued to Briga Novarese and Gozzano, both with pretty village centers. Between the two villages, the track led us to a dead end in front of the railway embankment. 300 meters back we already came to an alternative route, which brought us back to the planned track.

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North of Novara
North of Novara
North of Novara
North of Novara
North of Novara
North of Novara

Beyond Gozzano, the terrain falls down 60 meters to the Lake Orta. There are first wonderful views of the lake and the island of San Giulio.

Just above the lakeshore led the track as a narrow path along the lake. The surface is not very good, sometimes bad, but sometimes also good to cycle. But because of the really beautiful impressions of the lake in this good weather with clear, dry air, this route is recommended. In San Maurizio there is a short steeper climb to tackle.

NOTE: From the church in San Filiberto Pella or directly from Pella, you can take the line ferry to Orta and continue on the eastern side of Lake Orta. This saves the many meters of altitude on the western side of the lake.

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Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta, San Giulio Island
Lago d’Orta, San Giulio Island
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta
Lago d’Orta

Just two kilometers further we had to cycle uphill to Alzo; it was about 80 vertical meters. And then we already were at our accommodation. Our landlady speaks only a few words of English; just as we can speak very little Italian. But talking with our hands we could clarify everything necessary.

In the small restaurant in the place, which was well attended with about 20 guests, we were served a delicious and filling dinner.

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