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If you love nature and think that the best way to enjoy it is with your mountain bike, this web site will give you everything you need to be able to do just that.

If you love nature and think that the best way to enjoy it is with your mountain bike, this web site will give you everything you need to be able to do just that.

CYCLING IN AND AROUND BIELLA

The Province of Biella is the perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts and offers plenty of opportunities for cyclists.
Biella has a strong history and tradition of cycling with its champions, important competitions, specialist cycling companies as well as a large number of local enthusiasts who are passionate about this sport.
The famous ‘Giro d'Italia, part of which take place here, has found the perfect setting, surrounded by beautiful country side and enthusiast with the true love of sport on two wheels.
For the road cyclist there are routes at all levels of difficulty on offer, from easy and well maintained circuits for families to challenging slopes and arduous trails for the real professionals who want to test their ability.
The ascent from Biella to Oropa is surely a challenging  test of anyone's ability. Being part of the "Giro d'Italia" this ascent has become an Alpine classic made famous by cycling legends such as the Spaniard Indurian and the Italian Marco Pantani . In Pantani's memory the ‘Giro d'Italia' organisation has named the ascent the "Pantani Mountain".
Lovers of this sport can try various mountain routes, such as the one leading to Bielmonte, in the heart of the Zegna Oasis, or to the Sanctuary of Graglia, in the Elvo Valley. For those who would like to try the Oropa ascent,it is now  possibe to time yourself,just like the champions,thanks to an automatic timing system of check points located along the route.
The Province of Biella is fortunate to have a variety of topography and landscapes, including steep mountains,hills, valleys and plains. Therefore,a day of cycling can be enjoyed by people of all abilities.
Across the Province there are many itineraries suitable for families, which pass by old villages, nature reserves and parks, with the possibility of enjoying a lunch stop at a charming vineyard,restaurant or ‘trattoria',trying the local food and wine specialities. For those who would like to discover the beauty of this area on a longer bike tour it is also possible to plan overnight stops, using the varied accommodation and facilities available,where information,tools and protected parking areas for bikes can be found.
The cycling world also includes other disciplines, such as mountain biking, free-riding and downhill, all of which are on offer in this area.

The many services available for cyclists include qualified instructors , guides, equipment rental, maps and GPS routes, transfer services and a comprehensive internet web site. We are able to satisfy the needs of all cyclists: from road cyclists to downhill bikers and off road cyclists. The Biella area is an idyllic place for those on two wheels and is also easy to reach.
It is only an hour's drive from the airports and cities of Milan and Turin. 
Check us out and give yourself an opportunity of discovering Biella and enjoy a good fun time on two wheels.