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OROPA WAY - SERRA ROUTE

From Santhià to Oropa


General information about the Oropa Way - Serra route

The Oropa Way - Serra route in Piedmont is a great little journey through a beautiful and amazing territory in 64 km of walking. In a few days you walk from the agricultural plain to the mountains, crossing a large forest, touching castles, ancient villages, places of the spirit, admiring unforgettable views. The Oropa Way was conceived in 2012 by Alberto Conte, president of the Movimento Lento Association and the Movimento Lento Home, who still personally supports and promotes it, collaborating with local associations, primarily the Association of Friends of the Via Francigena in Santhià and with the Sanctuary of Oropa.

The Oropa Way - Serra route is a varied and very beautiful itinerary on a mid-mountain terrain among forests and meadows, which allows you to discover the scenic, historical, and cultural beauty of the area from the agricultural plain towards the Serra of Ivrea to the Biellese Alps.

The itinerary can be walked in four short stages (15.1 to 17.4 km) of increasing difficulty; this "slow" formula is ideal for those who have never tackled a route in stages and want to test themselves, and it can be seen as a "training way," to prepare for facing the great European Ways such as the Via Francigena or the Camino de Santiago. It is also a very pleasant and enjoyable route for those who already have walking experience and want to get to know an amazing new itinerary. More experienced and trained hikers can also tackle it in three stages, staying overnight in Magnano and at the Sanctuary of Graglia. In this case the lengths and elevation differences are more important.

The Oropa Way - Serra route is located in Piedmont and runs along an itinerary divided into four stages ranging in length from 14 to 16 km that starts from Santhià in the province of Vercelli, climbs up to the Biellese Alps and ends at the Sanctuary of Oropa in the province of Biella.

The route starts from the train station in Santhià, in the province of Vercelli.
As soon as you leave the station you will find the first signpost, which will accompany and guide you throughout the entire Way.

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Before you leave - How to prepare

Even if this is your first walk, you won't need a lot of training because the stages are short (about 15 km if walked in 4 stages, about 20 km if walked in 3 stages) and on terrain without difficulty. If you are not sure if you are prepared, you can easily prepare by doing some short walks first and then gradually lengthening it.

Here is a list of things that cannot be missing from your backpack:

Walking sticks, water bottle, packed lunch and snack (available for purchase at local cafes or convenience stores along the Way), rain jacket or poncho, rain pack shelter, the Way guidebook, which you can also purchase at the hostel in Santhià.

Being a short walk, you won't need to bring many changes. Depending on the season you may need: fleece/down jacket, gloves, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sunglasses, crampons.

Comfortable sneakers, or lightweight, walking shoes are recommended.

Towels may be included in some accommodation while in others they are not, in any case you can always rent them for a minimal fee.

Shampoo and shower gel are not included in any of the accommodation.

Some accommodation provide hair dryers, while others do not.

We recommend that you contact the managers to ask them for this kind of information or, in case you booked through the booking center, carefully read the ''See accommodation details'' section in your confirmation pdf.

For cab service you can contact local cab drivers:

  • Bellotti Taxi and Car Rental - Santhià - 0161 94335
  • Bea Tour - Biella - 335 704 0678

Only the official credential entitles you to the special prices in the accommodation, and to receive the "Testimonium" at the end of the walk. Anyone can walk the route without the credential, at the same rates reserved for tourists.

The credential can be requested from the Santhià Association of Friends of the Via Francigena. Pick-up is at the Hostel Secretariat, in Corso Nuova Italia 134, along the Oropa Way, about 500 meters from the station, where the Way begins. To pick up the credential you will need to make an appointment by writing an email indicating the time of your arrival in Santhià: info@santhiasullaviafrancigena.it.

Alternatively, it can be picked up (already stamped by the hostel in Santhià) in Cavaglià, at the infopoint of the Oropa Trail, Via Gersen 6. Again, an appointment must be made by emailing viafrancigenacavaglia@gmail.com.

You will find stamps for your credential in every accommodation in which you will be staying and in participating restaurants. You can also find directions to other stamping locations on this page.

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The itinerary: everything you need to know

The official guidebook of the Oropa Way, published by Terre di Mezzo, is now available: you can purchase it online by clicking on this link, alternatively you can purchase it in bookstores or at the hostel in Santhià.

SlowBi is the App for those who love to travel on foot and by bicycle in the Piedmont region: in the "Itineraries by stages" section you can access the Oropa Way route and a selection of long-distance routes throughout the country.

Thanks to the App, you can easily find your way around even without signposts: the interactive map allows you to view your location on the route using the device's GPS.

The App works even without an internet connection: maps and tracks can be preloaded, avoiding roaming costs. To preload tracks and maps, you need to select the icon in the upper right corner (gray icon with down arrow) in the description tab of each route leg.

In case of distraction, an alarm alerts you if you stray from the route, and you can report any problems on routes by reporting your GPS location.

Click here to download the App for iOS

Click here to download the App for Android

You can find the map of each stage within the official guidebook of the walk, published by Terre di Mezzo (click here to view the guide)

You can find the online map of the route by clicking on this link.

Yes, it is fully signposted, but it is always best to have a hiking map of the area and/or the SlowBi App with you, as at some crossroads the sticky signposts may be poorly visible due to vegetation or be damaged. In any case you may take a wrong direction due to distraction or other reasons.

The areas you pass through along the route are very quiet and you are always near a village. The route during the good season is quite busy and the telephone coverage is quite good, so it is also suitable for single walkers. There are no obvious dangers on the routes to be walked.

The route runs over stretches of paved terrain and mostly shaded dirt roads through a rich vegetation of deciduous and coniferous forests, hazel, maple, fern, broom and blueberry bushes; in the Serra forests there are mainly oaks and chestnut trees.

The route passes through very diverse natural environments made up of forests, meadows, villages and ancient hamlets. The view sweeps from Viverone Lake to the Po Valley to the top of Mount Mucrone: starting from the plain around Santhià, characterized by agricultural fields and rice paddies, it climbs to the hills passing through beech and chestnut forests and gradually reaches the foothills of the green Biellese Pre-Alps.

Along the way you can find the following services, broken down stage by stage:

  • Stage 1: In Santhià and Cavaglià present bars, restaurants and pharmacy; in Roppolo present two restaurants; in Viverone present several restaurants.
  • Stage 2: In Zimone, Magnano and Torrazzo small grocery stores, bars and restaurants, in Zimone also present a pharmacy.
  • Stage 3: In Donato and Graglia small grocery stores, bars and pharmacies.
  • Stage 4: In Sordevolo, Favaro and Oropa small grocery stores, bars, restaurants and pharmacies.

You can find a pharmacy at each stage in the following villages:

  • Stage 1: Santhià and Cavaglià.
  • Stage 2: Zimone.
  • Stage 3: Donato and Graglia.
  • Stage 4: Sordevolo, Favaro and Oropa.

The route touches some important places for faith and spirituality: such as the Monastery of Bose from which, with a small detour, we reach the Romanesque church of San Secondo, the Sanctuary of Graglia and the Sanctuary of Oropa. We also point out other interesting places from a naturalistic and cultural point of view: The Collegiate Church of Santhià, the Castle of Roppolo, Viverone Lake, the Ricetto of Viverone, the Ricetto of Magnano, the Refuge of the Donkeys in Sala Biellese, and the historic center of Sordevolo.

Overall, phone coverage is quite good, but it should be kept in mind that due to the characteristics of the natural environment in which you are immersed, it is not always possible to have perfect coverage.

Depending on the season, it is possible to glimpse wild animals such as roe deer, squirrels or some cute jackrabbits. The route also passes close to pastures, populated by the Pezzata Rossa di Oropa, the typical cow of the area, guarded by herding dogs: take this into account if you are traveling with your dog.

As an itinerary consisting of 4 short stages that covers simple terrain without difficulty, the walk is suitable for all ages.

Generally, children over 10 years old, if they are used to taking long walks, have no particular problems.

If they are on their first stage walk we recommend the first two stages, which are less demanding.

The route can easily be walked even by a single woman, the areas you pass through are very quiet and you are always near a village. The route during the good season is quite busy. The telephone coverage is quite good.

If you want to share the route with other hikers, we suggest you contact the Tour Operator SloWays or you can contact the Tour Operator Viaggi e Miraggi, which organizes groups on the Oropa Way every year, here you can find more information about their trips.

We also recommend that you join the group ''Il Cammino di Oropa in Piemonte" on Facebook.

Yes, the cycling itinerary is fully signposted. All the information here: https://camminodioropa.it/ciclovia-di-oropa-della-serra/

The pedestrian route of the Oropa Way is unfortunately not accessible with wheelchairs, the road surface is often uneven, partly on path, there are several sections with high slopes various obstacles.
The cycling itinerary is mostly on asphalt or on undemanding dirt roads, and is generally accessible with an all-terrain wheelchair but only if equipped with electric traction. We have never done any real testing, so inspections on the most critical sections would be appropriate. The main problem is the high gradients of some sections, which can reach 12% on asphalt surfaces.
The stage places in Magnano (Locanda del Borgo Antico) and the Foresteria del Santuario di Graglia have accessible rooms. In Magnano, the bathroom is accessible but does not have a shower but a bathtub. There are no accessible accommodation in Roppolo; we are looking for one in Viverone.

The route was designed with special attention to people with visual impairments. There are no sections on busy roads, we favored cart tracks and roads that allow two people to walk side by side, and we tried to avoid exposed sections, or those with stones and roots that would make walking difficult. On the last leg, however, we recommend walking the tramway variant.

Yes, if you stay overnight in private rooms. In each stage one or more accomodation are dog friendly, the stages are short and for most of the route you walk in the shade on a dirt surface. If dogs are well-behaved and obedient, it is possible to let them loose for long stretches; however, it is always a good idea to tie them up near stables and pastures to avoid scaring the animals.

We recommend never leaving your dog alone, even for limited periods such as dinner time, it is preferable to bring your 4-legged friend with you.

At each stop you can find one or more accommodation that will accommodate your four-legged friend. Some accommodation have restrictions on the size and number of dogs that can be accommodated.

If you book through the Booking Center., all you need to do when requesting a quote is to indicate that you are traveling with a dog, and the girls at the Booking Center will direct you to dog-friendly accommodation.

If you prefer to make your own travel arrangements, however, here is a complete list of accommodation along the itinerary (click on the link to go to the detail page):

The Oropa Way - Serra route can be walked in 4 stages from Easter to the end of October, when the campsites in Torrazzo and Sala Biellese are open. At other times it can be walked in 3 stages, staying overnight in Magnano and Graglia, where the campgrounds are open year-round.

If it has snowed below 1,000 meters above sea level it may be problematic to reach Sanctuary of Oropa, we recommend that you call the Sanctuary reception before departure to ask if there is snow, and to consult the weather forecast during the trip. In any case, in the colder months we recommend taking the tramway variant, because on the D1 trail there may be problems related to ice on the route and at fords.

During hot weather, the first stage can be a bit more strenuous than you might think for mileage and elevation gain because it is largely in the sun. Also, there can be a lot of mosquitoes in the forests, so on the second and third stages we recommend that you bring mosquito repellent with you.

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Where to sleep

There are various types of accommodation along the Oropa Way: B&Bs, hostels, hotels, mini-apartments, campsites with chalets or caravans for hikers, and the guesthouses of the Sanctuaries.

In some accommodation it is possible to reserve a bed in a shared room with other hikers.

If you book through the Booking Center, when requesting a quote, simply indicate ''bed space'' instead of ''private room'' and the girls in the Booking Center will direct you to accommodation that offer this service.

If you prefer to make your own travel arrangements, however, here is a complete list of accommodation along the itinerary (click on the link to go to the detail page):

Yes, it is better to make reservations well in advance; there are not many beds and the route is getting busier and busier.

Accommodation can be found for all group participants at each stage, but sometimes it may be necessary to divide the group into several accommodation.

If you are an organized group (such as a Tour Operator, Association, Parish, etc...) on the reservation page select the dedicated item to contact the Booking Center for assistance.

If you prefer to make your own travel arrangements, however, here is a complete list of accommodation along the itinerary (click on the link to go to the detail page):

In 90% of the accommodation there is Wi-Fi connection. For special needs, we recommend that you check directly with each accommodation about the quality of the connection.

Yes, all accommodation have a dedicated area for doing laundry (which may correspond with the facility's bathroom) and an area for hanging laundry.

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Eating and drinking

In all towns there are cafes/minimarkets, bakeries in which to buy packed lunches and/or restaurants.

Beware of opening hours, as some of them close for lunch break.

Although the stages of the walk are relatively short, it is still advisable to bring something to eat and drink. In the villages you pass through, you can encounter fountains, small grocery stores, bars and restaurants.

There are restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the accommodation. It is always necessary to make reservations in advance.

You can find the complete list of restaurants on this page. If you are a member of Movimento Lento Association you will be eligible for member discounts.

If you are a member of Movimento Lento, you will be entitled to member discounts at restaurants along the route: once you are a member of the Association, you can pick up your member-only card when you pick up your credential, which will grant you a 10 percent discount on the a la carte menu at affiliated restaurants along the route. To take advantage of the agreement, you will need to show your card to the restaurateur upon your arrival.

It is advisable to notify the restaurant, a few days in advance, of dietary needs so that the menu can be agreed upon. Breakfasts, where they are included in the overnight stay, should also be notified.

It is advisable to notify the restaurant or accommodation at the time of booking of dietary requirements so that the menu can be agreed upon. Even with regard to breakfasts, where they are included in the overnight stay, it is necessary to notify the accommodation.

If you book through the Booking Center., all you need to do when requesting a quote is to indicate your food intolerances, and the girls in the Booking Center will direct you to the most suitable accommodation.

If you prefer to make your own reservations, we recommend that you contact any restaurants or establishments of your choice to verify that they can provide foods for you that are appropriate for your diet.

It is essential to make reservations for each restaurant, ideally a week before your arrival. Closing days may vary, particularly in the Roppolo stage.

No, it is not possible to cook at the accommodation, but you can consume cold food purchased in advance from convenience stores or supermarkets along the route.

There is always a bar in the vicinity of the accommodation, as well as along the route at the small towns you pass through.

A café is always present in the vicinity of each accommodation.

Along a walk it is very important to stay well hydrated; this helps prevent health problems such as cramps, tendonitis and inflammation, as well as dangerous heat stroke. We recommend carrying an adequate supply of water with you.

The water points are indicated on the maps in the printed guidebook found at this link.

Stage 1:

  • Santhià center
  • Palestrina Farm Oasis
  • Cascina Maresca Oasis
  • Cavaglià center
  • Roppolo, 57 Castle Street

Stage 2:

  • Viverone, via al castello 2-6
  • Zimone, village center
  • Magnano, village center

Stage 3:

  • Donato, 2B Martyrs of Liberty Street
  • Donato, church of San Rocco
  • Graglia-Sanctuary, at the Sanctuary of Graglia

Stage 4:

  • Graglia-Sanctuary, at the cemetery street park
  • Sordevolo, Mario Germano Street, 1
  • Sordevolo, Antonio Petiva Street (two fountains)
  • Sordevolo, via lawyer Camillo Vercellone 68
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Public transportation

You can reach the starting point by train, car, bus:

By train: Santhià is on the Milan-Turin railway line, there are trains every hour arriving from Milan Central Station in 1h05′ and from Turin Porta Susa in 30′. For schedules see: www.trenitalia.it

By car: Santhià is located on the A4 Milan-Turin highway, an hour's drive from Milan, 30′ from Turin. You can leave your car near the Santhià train station, where there are several free parking lots, and retrieve it on your return.

By bus: the Flixbus stop in Santhià is located near the A4 highway exit, from here you can easily reach the Oropa Way. Info and schedules at www.flixbus.it

By plane:
Malpensa to Santhià:

  1. Flixbus from both Terminal 1 and T2 to Santhià highway exit (1h15′)
  2. Train with change at Milan Centrale and arrival at Santhià station (2h45′)

Orio al Serio to Santhià:

  1. Flixbus to Santhià highway exit (2h15′) - 3 connections per day
  2. Bus to Milan Centrale + train to Santhià (2h 30′ plus change time)

Caselle to Santhià:

  1. Bus to Turin Porta Susa + train to Santhià (about 1h20 plus change time)

It is possible to leave the car near the Santhià train station, where there are various

free parking, and retrieve it on the way back. Private covered parking is also available, which charges discounted rates to Oropa Way hikers: Bellotti Autonoleggio, Corso Nuova Italia 16, tel. 0161-94.335.

The Sanctuary of Oropa is connected to the Biella San Paolo train station by a city bus, which leaves about every 2 hours. Tickets can be purchased at the Oropa Sanctuary reception desk, or at tobacconists along the route. Schedules and information at www.atapspa.it.

Please note that service is suspended on New Year's Day (Jan. 1), Labor Day (May 1) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25). All schedules may be subject to change, therefore, we recommend viewing www.atapspa.it and/or contacting ATAP at 800912716 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Biella station is connected to Santhià by a direct train that leaves about every 2 hours and to Milan by a train with a change in Novara.

You can purchase a return train+bus ticket directly from the Trenitalia website www.trenitalia.com indicating "Oropa Sanctuary" as the departure station.

On the way back from Oropa to Santhià you can rent a bike or an E-bike. Contact the Booking Center for more information.

Rent a bike

On the website of the local transportation company: Atap, you can find the schedules you are looking for: https://www.atapspa.it
Atap toll-free number: 800912716 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

On Trenitalia's website you can find the schedules you are looking for: https://www.trenitalia.com/it

At tobacconists' shops along the Way (found in Santhià and Cavaglià) or at the Guesthouse of the Sanctuary of Oropa.

Dogs are allowed on public transportation; however, we recommend that you consult the travel conditions found at the following link: https://www.atapspa.it/regolamento-trasporto-e-tariffe/ where you will find all the details.

The stages are connected by buses, but daily rides are few.

Schedules should be checked: https://www.atapspa.it

Yes, you can contact local cab drivers:

  • Bellotti Taxi and Car Rental - Santhià - 0161 94335
  • Bea Tour - Biella - 335 704 0678
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OROPA WAY - CANAVESE ROUTE

From Valperga to Oropa


General information about the Oropa Way - Canavese route

The Oropa Way - Canavese route is one of the routes leading to Oropa.

It is an itinerary that we recommend to hikers with a minimum of experience in stage itineraries, and to those who have already traveled the Santhià-Oropa route and want to get to know a new piece of Piedmontese territory, equally beautiful and surprising.

Compared to the Oropa Way - Serra route, which connects Santhià to Oropa, the Oropa Way - Canavese route is longer (about 85 km in 5 stages compared to 61 km in 4 stages of the main route) and more challenging: in addition to its length, because of the height differences and the lack of water and food supply points along the way.

The Oropa Way - Canavese route is located in Piedmont and runs along an itinerary divided into five stages ranging in length from 11 km to 22 km that starts from Valperga in the province of Turin, crosses the Canavese area, ascends to the Biellese Alps and ends at the Sanctuary of Oropa in the province of Biella.

The itinerary starts from the parish church in Valperga, in the province of Turin.

In front of the church you will find the first markers, which will accompany and guide you throughout the entire route.

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Before you leave - How to prepare

The Oropa Way - Canavese route is a fairly challenging itinerary, which we recommend to hikers with a minimum of experience in stage walks, and to those who have already walked the Santhià-Oropa route and want to get to know a new piece of Piedmontese territory, equally beautiful and surprising.

Rather, if you are a novice walker, we recommend the Oropa Way - Serra route, which is easier because of its length, elevation gain, water points, and the presence of more rest stops along the Route. 

Visit this page to discover the Oropa Way - Serra route: https://camminodioropa.it/cammino-di-oropa-della-serra/

Here is a list of things that cannot be missing from your backpack:

Walking sticks, water bottle, packed lunch and snack (available for purchase at local cafes or convenience stores along the Way), rain jacket or poncho, rain backpack shelter, the Way guidebook, which you can also purchase at the Valperga tobacco shop.

Being a short walk, you won't need to bring many changes. Depending on the season you may need: fleece/down jacket, gloves, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sunglasses, crampons.

Comfortable sneakers, or lightweight, walking shoes are recommended.

Towels may be included in some accommodation while in others they are not, in any case you can always rent them for a minimal fee.

Shampoo and shower gel are not included in any of the accommodation.

Some accommodation provide hair dryers, while others do not.

We recommend that you contact the managers to ask them for this kind of information or, in case you booked through the Booking Center, carefully read the ''Accommodation Details'' section in your confirmation pdf.

No, the luggage transport service along the Oropa Way - Canavese route is not currently available.

Yes, there are several cab services in the city of Ivrea. We recommend that you do an online search to find the most appropriate cab for your needs.

Only the official credential entitles you to the special prices in the accommodation, and to receive the "Testimonium" at the end of the walk. Anyone can walk the route without the credential, at the same rates reserved for tourists.

Visit the page camminodioropa.it/credenziale-e-testimonium/ for more information.

The credential can be picked up at:

  • Valperga: Tabaccheria di Caruso Caterina, at Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 18, Valperga (also open on Sundays, mornings only). Tel: 0124658110
  • Ivrea: Information Point Ass. La Via Francigena di Sigerico, in Corso Botta, open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tel: 3280045913

You will find stamps for your credential in every accommodation in which you stay and in participating restaurants. Also, on this page you can also find directions to other stamping locations.

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The itinerary: everything you need to know

The official guidebook of the Oropa Way, published by Terre di Mezzo, is now available: you can purchase it online by clicking on this link,alternatively you can purchase it in bookstores.

SlowBi is the App for those who love to travel on foot and by bicycle in the Piedmont region: in the "Itineraries by stages" section you can access the Oropa Way route and a selection of long-distance routes throughout the country.

Thanks to the App, you can easily find your way around even without signposts: the interactive map allows you to view your location on the route using the device's GPS.

The App works even without an internet connection: maps and tracks can be preloaded, avoiding roaming costs. To preload tracks and maps, you need to select the icon in the upper right corner (gray icon with down arrow) in the description tab of each route leg.

In case of distraction, an alarm alerts you if you stray from the route, and you can report any problems on routes by reporting your GPS location.

Click here to download the App for iOS

Click here to download the App for Android

You can find the map of each stage within the official guidebook of the walk, published by Terre di Mezzo (click here to view the guide)

You can find the online map of the route by clicking on the following link: https://camminodioropa.it/cammino-di-oropa-canavesano/

GPS tracks of the route can be found within the site at each stage: https://camminodioropa.it/cammino-di-oropa-canavesano/

They are also available on the SlowBi App: https://camminodioropa.it/app-e-guida/

Yes, it is fully signposted, but it is always best to have a hiking map of the area and/or the SlowBi App with you, as at some crossroads the sticky signposts may be poorly visible due to vegetation or be damaged. In any case you may take a wrong direction due to distraction or other reasons.

The areas you pass through along the route are very quiet and you are always near a village. The route during the good season is quite busy and the telephone coverage is quite good, so it is also suitable for single walkers. There are no obvious dangers on the routes to be walked.

Along the way you can find the following services, broken down stage by stage: 

  • Stage 1: In Valperga and Cuorgnè present bars, grocery stores, restaurants and pharmacy.
  • Stage 2: There is a pharmacy in Vidracco, but currently there is no restaurant open in the evening.
  • Stage 3: There is a restaurant in Vistrorio; there are grocery stores, bars, restaurants and pharmacies in Ivrea.
  • Stage 4: In Donato and Graglia small grocery stores, bars and pharmacies.
  • Stage 5: In Oropa small grocery stores, bars, restaurants and pharmacy.

You can find a pharmacy at each stage in the following villages:

  • Stage 1: Valperga and Cuorgnè.
  • Stage 2: Vidracco.
  • Stage 3: Ivrea.
  • Stage 4: Chiaverano, Donato and Graglia.
  • Stage 5: Oropa.

Overall, phone coverage is quite good, but it should be kept in mind that due to the characteristics of the natural environment in which you are immersed, it is not always possible to have perfect coverage.

Depending on the season, it is possible to glimpse wild animals such as roe deer, squirrels or some cute jackrabbits. The route also passes close to pastures, populated by the Pezzata Rossa di Oropa, the typical cow of the area, guarded by herding dogs: take this into account if you are traveling with your dog.

As an itinerary consisting of 5 short stages that covers simple terrain without difficulty, the walk is suitable for all ages.

If you want to walk the Oropa Way with children, we recommend that you rather walk the Oropa Way Serra route camminodioropa.it/camino-di-oropa-della-serra/: generally children over 10 years old, if they are used to long walks, do not have particular problems.

If they are on their first stage walk we recommend the first two stages, which are less demanding.

The route can easily be walked even by a single woman, the areas you pass through are very quiet and you are always near a village. The route during the good season is quite busy. The telephone coverage is quite good.

If you want to share the route with other hikers, we suggest you contact the Tour Operator SloWays or you can contact the Tour Operator Viaggi e Miraggi, which organizes groups on the Oropa Way every year, here you can find more information about their trips.

We also recommend that you join the group ''Il Cammino di Oropa in Piemonte" on Facebook.

Yes, if you stay overnight in private rooms. In each stage one or more accomodation are dog friendly, the stages are short and for most of the route you walk in the shade on a dirt surface. If dogs are well-behaved and obedient, it is possible to let them loose for long stretches; however, it is always a good idea to tie them up near stables and pastures to avoid scaring the animals.

We recommend never leaving your dog alone, even for limited periods such as dinner time, it is preferable to bring your 4-legged friend with you.

At each stop you can find one or more accommodation that will accommodate your four-legged friend. Some facilities have restrictions on the size and number of dogs that can be accommodated.If you book through the Booking Center, when requesting a quote simply indicate that you are traveling with a dog and the girls at the Booking Center will direct you to dog-friendly facilities.If you prefer to book independently, we advise you to visit the pages dedicated to each stage, there you will find the references of the accommodation present and to contact only the facilities that accept dogs.

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Where to sleep

There are various types of accommodation along the Oropa Way: B&Bs, hostels, hotels, mini-apartments, campsites with chalets or caravans for hikers, and the guesthouses of the Sanctuaries.

In some accommodation it is possible to reserve a bed in a shared room with other hikers, and at the Graglia Guesthouse hostel is available.

If you book through the Booking Center, when requesting a quote, simply indicate ''bed space'' instead of ''private room'' and the girls in the Booking Center will direct you to accommodation that offer this service.

Yes, it is better to make reservations well in advance; there are not many beds and the route is getting busier and busier.

In 90% of the accommodation there is Wi-Fi connection. For special needs, we recommend that you check directly with each accommodation about the quality of the connection.

Yes, all accommodation have a dedicated area for doing laundry (which may correspond with the facility's bathroom) and an area for hanging laundry.

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Eating and drinking

In all towns there are cafes/minimarkets, bakeries in which to buy packed lunches and/or restaurants.

Beware of opening hours, as some of them close for lunch break.

Although the stages of the walk are relatively short, it is still advisable to bring something to eat and drink. In the villages you pass through, you can encounter fountains, small grocery stores, bars and restaurants.

There are restaurants in the immediate proximity of the accommodation. It is always necessary to make reservations in advance. 

You can find the complete list of restaurants on this page of our website: https://www.camminodioropa.it/ristoranti/

If you are a member of Movimento Lento you will be eligible for member discounts.

Yes, if you are a member of Movimento Lento you will be entitled to member discounts at restaurants along the Way: once you are a member of the Association you can pick up your membership card at the tobacco shop in Valperga or Cuorgnè. 

To take advantage of the convention, you will need to show your card to the caterer upon arrival.

It is advisable to notify the restaurant, a few days in advance, of dietary needs so that the menu can be agreed upon. Breakfasts, where they are included in the overnight stay, should also be notified.

It is advisable to notify the restaurant or accommodation at the time of booking of dietary requirements so that the menu can be agreed upon. Even with regard to breakfasts, where they are included in the overnight stay, it is necessary to notify the accommodation.

If you book through the Booking Center, when you request a quote, simply indicate your food intolerances and the girls in the Booking Center will direct you to the most suitable accommodation.

If you prefer to make your own reservations, we recommend that you visit this page of the website and contact all the restaurants or establishments of your choice to verify that they can provide for you foods appropriate to your diet.

It is essential to make reservations for each restaurant, ideally a week before your arrival. Closing days may vary.

No, it is not possible to cook at the accommodation, but you can consume cold food purchased in advance from convenience stores or supermarkets along the route.

There is always a bar in the vicinity of the accommodation, as well as along the route at the small towns you pass through.

Most accommodation have the option of having breakfast directly at the facility, if this is not possible we point out that there is always a café in the vicinity of each accommodation.

Yes, but due to the drought they may be closed. We recommend downloading the ''Fountains'' app to monitor the presence or absence of them and still refuel properly at the start.

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Public transportation

By bus: 

Valperga can be reached by GTT bus from Ivrea line 5143, or from Rivarolo Canavese train station, on the Turin-Ivrea line, by line 5137.

By car: 

If you will use your car we recommend to park it in Ivrea, reach Valperga by bus, and once you arrive at the Sanctuary of Oropa return to Ivrea the train from Biella (you will have to change at Santhià and Chivasso).

By train:

From Turin

  • This is a route with a change in Rivarolo Canavese. Trenitalia trains leave from Turin every 30-45 minutes(find the schedule here), which arrive in Rivarolo after 50 minutes. The change in Rivarolo is most of the time a real coincidence where at the arrival station the coach waits for the arrival of the train from Turin(find the timetable of line 137 here). As a result, the user finds the bus at the same arrival location with a short time lag. The bus company is GTT and the suburban Formula U passes include the entire route.
    Mostly it takes less than 1h10′ from Turin to Valperga. The bus line also has plenty of rides.

From Milan

  • Starting from Milan, it is not yet possible to easily reach Valperga, but it is possible to comfortably arrive in Cuorgné:
    - Take the train from Milan and get off at Chivasso station
    - Take the train to Ivrea(find the schedule here)
    - Reach the Movicentro on foot (it is located next to the Ivrea station) and take the bus that will take you to Cuorgné in just over an hour(find bus schedules here)

By plane:

Caselle to Valperga:

  1. Bus (line 268) to Turin PS + Train to Rivarolo C.se + bus to Valperga (about 2h 10′)

Malpensa to Valperga:

  1. Bus (highway) to Turin (Corso Bolzano) + Train from Turin PS to Rivarolo C.se + bus to Valperga (about 3h 40′)

Orio al Serio to Valperga:

  1. Bus to Milan C.le + Train to Turin PS + Train from Turin PS to Rivarolo C.se + Bus to Valperga (about 4h)

The Sanctuary of Oropa is connected to Biella San Paolo train station by a city bus, which leaves about every 2 hours. Tickets can be purchased at the Sanctuary's reception desk. Schedules and information at www.atapspa.it.

From Biella station continue by train to Rivarolo Canavese (about 4h, changing at Santhià and Torino P.Susa - also available on Sundays): schedule and information at www.trenitalia.com.

Valperga is connected to Rivarolo Canavese by bus, the timetable for which can be found as of 6/21/23 at this link.

ADVICE ON SCHEDULES

BECAUSE THE CONNECTIONS FOR THE RETURN TO VALPERGA INCLUDE DIFFERENT CHANGES, WE SUGGEST YOU TO REACH VALPERGA BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AT THE DEPARTURE (it is easily reached from Turin's Porta Susa Station), SO THAT YOU CAN RETURN DIRECTLY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM OROPA TO YOUR ORIGINAL CITY.

In any case, to make it easier for those who decide to leave their cars in Valperga, here are some suggestions of possible solutions.

NB: Schedules should always be checked on the websites of the relevant transport companies.

Monday through Friday we suggest returning to Valperga according to these times:

Bus from Oropa departing at 11:23 a.m. - arriving at Biella FS at 12:00 p.m.

From Biella station by train:

Regional 11716 Biella S. Paolo (12:51 p.m.) - Santhia (1:13 p.m.)

Regional Fast 2024 Santhia (13:21) - Turin Porta Susa (13:54)

sfm 26032 Torino Porta Susa (14:49) - RIVAROLO CANAVESE (15:39)

Bus from Rivarolo station (dir. PONT) h. 16:50 - arrival in Valperga h. 17.07

Saturday and Sunday we suggest returning to Valperga according to these times:

Bus from Oropa departing at 1:48 p.m. - arriving at Biella FS at 2:25 p.m.

From Biella station by train:

Regional 11750 Biella S. Paolo (15:48) - Santhia (16:12)

Regional Fast 2030 Santhia (16:21) - Turin Porta Susa (16:54)

sfm 26048 Torino Porta Susa (18:49) - RIVAROLO CANAVESE (19:39)

Bus from Rivarolo station (dir. PONT) h. 19:50 - arrival in Valperga h. 20.07

Alternatively, you can rent a bike or an E-bike for the return trip from Oropa to Valperga. Contact the Booking Center for more information.

Rent a bike

On the website of the local transportation company: Atap, you can find the schedules you are looking for: https://www.atapspa.it
Atap toll-free number: 800912716 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

On Trenitalia's website you can find the schedules you are looking for: https://www.trenitalia.com/it

At tobacco shops along the Way or at the Guesthouse of the Sanctuary of Oropa.

Yes, dogs are allowed.

The stages are connected by buses, but daily rides are few.

For towns in the province of Ivrea and Turin, it is recommended to check the schedules on: https://www.gtt.to.it

For towns in the province of Biella, it is recommended to check the schedules on: https://www.atapspa.it

Yes, there are several cab services in the city of Ivrea. We recommend that you do an online search to find the most appropriate cab for your needs.

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OROPA WAY - EASTERN ROUTE

Vallemosso to Oropa


General information about the Oropa Way - Eastern route

The Oropa Way - Oriental route is the most technical and challenging of the routes leading to Oropa. It is more like a trekking route than a walk.

It can be traveled in the two directions: starting from Valle Mosso, crossing the Cervo Valley and finally reaching the Sanctuary of Oropa, or it can be considered a continuation of the journey for those who arrive at Oropa after traveling either the Serra route or the Canavese route.

It can be split into 3 stages by the most trained or by those who travel it from Oropa in the direction of Valle Mosso, or into 4 short stages that "cushion" the more than 1,000-meter difference in elevation to reach Bocchetto Sessera by those who instead travel it in the direction of Oropa.

The Oropa Way - Eastern route is located in Piedmont and runs from Valle Mosso, through the Cervo Valley and finally arriving at the Sanctuary of Oropa.

The Oropa Way - Eastern route begins at the Piazza Alpini d'Italia in Valle Mosso, at the village bus station, where the first Oropa Way markers can be seen.

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Before you leave - How to prepare

The Oropa Way - Eastern route has significant elevation changes and more technical trails than the Serra Trail and Canavesano Trail, so it is recommended for people who are already trained.

Rather, for people who are not particularly trained, we recommend the Oropa Way - Serra route.

Here is a list of things that cannot be missing from your backpack:

Walking sticks, water bottle, packed lunch and snack (to be purchased at the start, in the morning, at the refreshment stand in which you are staying), rain jacket or poncho, backpack shelter for rain, the Camino guidebook, which you can also buy at the Valperga tobacconist's shop.

Depending on the season you may need: fleece/down jacket, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, crampons.

Comfortable sneakers, or lightweight, walking shoes are recommended.

Towels may be included in some accommodation while in others they are not, in any case you can always rent them for a minimal fee.

Shampoo and shower gel are not included in any of the accommodation.

Some accommodation provide hair dryers, while others do not.

We recommend that you contact the managers to ask them for this kind of information or, in case you booked through the Booking Center, carefully read the ''Accommodation Details'' section in your confirmation pdf.

No, luggage service along the Oropa Way - Eastern route is not currently available.

Yes, there are some cab services in the town of Valle Mosso. We recommend that you do an online search to find the most appropriate cab for your needs.

Only the official credential entitles you to the special prices in the accommodation, and to receive the "Testimonium" at the end of the walk. Anyone can walk the route without the credential, at the same rates reserved for tourists.

Visit the page camminodioropa.it/credenziale-e-testimonium/ for more information.

The credential can be picked up at:

  • Tabaccheria SperumAnBen at Via Roma, 6 in Vallemosso (open daily 06:30-12:30, 14:30-19:30 and Sunday 08:30-12, 14:30-18:30)

You will find stamps for your credential at each accommodation facility in which you will be staying. Also, on this page you can also find directions to other stamping locations.

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The itinerary: everything you need to know

The official guidebook of the Oropa Way, published by Terre di Mezzo, is now available: you can purchase it online by clicking on this link.

SlowBi is the App for those who love to travel on foot and by bicycle in the Piedmont region: in the "Itineraries by stages" section you can access the Oropa Way route and a selection of long-distance routes throughout the country.

Thanks to the App, you can easily find your way around even without signposts: the interactive map allows you to view your location on the route using the device's GPS.

The App works even without an internet connection: maps and tracks can be preloaded, avoiding roaming costs. To preload tracks and maps, you need to select the icon in the upper right corner (gray icon with down arrow) in the description tab of each route leg.

In case of distraction, an alarm alerts you if you stray from the route, and you can report any problems on routes by reporting your GPS location.

Click here to download the App for iOS

Click here to download the App for Android

You can find the map of each stage within the official guidebook of the walk, published by Terre di Mezzo (click here to view the guide)

You can find the online map of the walk by clicking on the following link: https://camminodioropa.it/cammino-di-oropa-orientale

GPS tracks of the walk can be found within the site at each stage: https://camminodioropa.it/cammino-di-oropa-orientale/

They are also available on the SlowBi App: https://camminodioropa.it/app-e-guida/

Yes, it is fully signposted, but it is always best to have a hiking map of the area and/or the SlowBi App with you, as at some crossroads the sticky signposts may be poorly visible due to vegetation or be damaged. In any case you may take a wrong direction due to distraction or other reasons.

The areas you pass through along the route are very quiet and surrounded by nature. However, the route can be lonely and in some sections there is no telephone line. There are no obvious dangers on the sections to be traversed, but even for this reason the Oropa Way - Eastern route is suitable for people with some experience in mountain trekking.

You can find a pharmacy only and exclusively in the town of Valle Mosso (beginning of the route or end of the route).

Along the way you can find the following services:

Valle Mosso: Bars, restaurants, grocery store, pharmacy.
Bocchetto Luvera and Bocchetto Sessera: Bars.
Asmara: Bar, restaurant.
Sanctuary of San Giovanni d'Andorno: Bar, restaurant.
Galleria Rosazza: Bar, restaurant
Sanctuary of Oropa: Bar, restaurants, convenience store.

Overall, phone coverage is quite good, but it should be kept in mind that due to the characteristics of the natural environment in which you are immersed, it is not always possible to have perfect coverage.

Depending on the season, it is possible to spot wild animals such as roe deer or some cute squirrels. The path also passes near pastures, populated by the Pezzata Rossa di Oropa, the typical cow of the area, guarded by herding dogs: take this into account if you are traveling with your dog.

We do not recommend the Camino for unaccompanied minors and people with reduced mobility, as the Camino may be difficult in places and phone coverage is not always present.

If you want to walk the Oropa Way with children, we recommend that you rather walk the Oropa Way Serra route camminodioropa.it/camino-di-oropa-della-serra/: generally children over 10 years old, if they are used to long walks, do not have particular problems.

If they are on their first stage walk we recommend the first two stages, which are less demanding.

The path can easily be walked even by a single woman, the areas you pass through are very quiet, and at the end of the stage you always reach an accommodation with refreshments. The path during the good season is quite frequented by day walkers. However, one must take into account that the telephone coverage is not always good.

If you want to share the route with other hikers, we suggest you contact the Tour Operator SloWays or you can contact the Tour Operator Viaggi e Miraggi, which organizes groups on the Oropa Way every year, here you can find more information about their trips.

We also recommend that you join the group ''Il Cammino di Oropa in Piemonte" on Facebook.

Yes, if you stay overnight in private rooms. In each stage one or more accomodation are dog friendly, the stages are short and for most of the route you walk in the shade on a dirt surface. If dogs are well-behaved and obedient, it is possible to let them loose for long stretches; however, it is always a good idea to tie them up near stables and pastures to avoid scaring the animals.

We recommend never leaving your dog alone, even for limited periods such as dinner time, it is preferable to bring your 4-legged friend with you.

At each stop you can find one or more facilities that will accommodate your four-legged friend. Some facilities have restrictions on the size and number of dogs that can be accommodated. If you book through the Reservation Center, when requesting a quote simply indicate that you are traveling with a dog and the girls at the Reservation Center will direct you to dog-friendly facilities. If you prefer to book independently, we advise you to visit the pages dedicated to each stage, there you will find the references of the accommodations present and to contact only the facilities that accept dogs.

Important: litinerary is closed from November 1 until April 30 because it may be snowy or icy. Even in May, inquire at the host facilities about the condition of the trail before leaving.

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Where to sleep

There are various types of accommodations along the Oropa Way - Eastern route: farmhouses, refuges, B&Bs, and the guesthouses of the Sanctuaries.

Along the Oropa Way - Eastern route in a few facilities it is possible to reserve a bed in a shared room with other wayfarers.

If you book through the Reservation Center, when requesting a quote, simply indicate ''bed space'' instead of ''private room'' and the girls in the Reservation Center will direct you to facilities that offer this service.

Yes, it is better to make reservations well in advance; beds, especially during the summer season, are not many.

The facilities on the Oropa Way - Eastern route are mostly mountain huts and farmhouses, where there is no Wi-Fi.

For special needs we suggest you check directly with each facility or rather prefer the Serra Oropa Way, where 90% of facilities have Wi-Fi.

Yes, all accommodation have a dedicated area for doing laundry (which may correspond with the facility's bathroom) and an area for hanging laundry.

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Eating and drinking

We strongly recommend that you buy packed lunch at the accommodation in which you stayed, as there are no convenience stores or food outlets along the stage.

Yes, we strongly recommend that you purchase a packed lunch at the accommodation in which you stayed, as there are no convenience stores or food outlets along the stage.

At the facility where you are staying, which always has an in-house restaurant. It is always necessary to make reservations in advance. 

You can find the complete list of restaurants on this page of our website: https://www.camminodioropa.it/ristoranti/

If you are a member of Movimento Lento you will be eligible for member discounts.

Yes, if you are a member of Movimento Lento you will be entitled to member discounts at restaurants along the Trail: once you are a member you can pick up your membership card at the Valle Mosso tobacco shop. 

To take advantage of the convention, you will need to show your card to the caterer upon arrival.

It is advisable to notify the restaurant, a few days in advance, of dietary needs so that the menu can be agreed upon. Breakfasts, where they are included in the overnight stay, should also be notified.

It is advisable to notify the restaurant or accommodation at the time of booking of dietary requirements so that the menu can be agreed upon. Even with regard to breakfasts, where they are included in the overnight stay, it is necessary to notify the accommodation.

If you book through the Reservation Center, all you need to do when requesting a quote is to indicate your food intolerances and the girls in the Reservation Center will direct you to the most suitable facilities.

If you prefer to make your own reservations, we recommend that you visit this page of the website and contact all the restaurants or establishments of your choice to verify that they can provide for you foods appropriate to your diet.

Since the restaurant is inside the facility, it is not essential to make reservations, but it is appreciated especially if there are any special dietary preferences. 

No, it is not possible to cook at the reception facilities.

There is always a bar in the vicinity of the reception facilities, but no refreshment areas will be encountered along the Camino except at the beginning and end of the stage.

All Oropa Way - Eastern route facilities have the option of having breakfast directly at the facility.

Yes, but they are few and due to the drought they may be closed. We recommend downloading the ''Fountains'' app to monitor the presence or absence of them, and in any case to refuel properly at the start.

In any case, we strongly recommend carrying enough water with you, refilling your water bottle at the beginning of the stage.

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Public transportation

By bus: 

Valle Mosso can be reached starting from Biella by Atap bus line 300. For info: www.atapspa.it

By car: 

You can leave your car near Biella San Paolo station, from where you take line 300 to Valle Mosso.

By train:

From Turin

  • Trains leave from Turin every hour(find the schedule here), which arrive in Biella S.Paolo after about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
    It will be necessary to make a change in Santhià or Novara.

From Milan

  • Trains leave from Milano Centrale station about every 30 minutes(find the schedule here), which arrive in Biella S. Paolo after about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can also opt for the Milan Porta Garibaldi station.
    It will be necessary to make at least one change in Novara or Santhià.

By plane:

Caselle to Valle Mosso:

  1. Bus (line 268) to Turin PS + Train to Biella (with change in Santhià) + bus (line 300) to Valle Mosso (about 4h20′)

Malpensa to Valle Mosso:

  1. Bus or train to Milan C.le + Train to Cossato (with change in Novara) + bus (line 300) to Valle Mosso (about 3h 40′)

Orio al Serio to Valle Mosso:

  1. Bus to Milan C.le + Train to Cossato (with change in Novara) + bus (line 300) to Valle Mosso (about 4h20′)

The Sanctuary of Oropa is connected to Biella San Paolo train station by a city bus, which leaves about every 2 hours. Tickets can be purchased at the Sanctuary's reception desk. Schedules and information at www.atapspa.it.

Valle Mosso is also connected to the Biella S. Paolo train station by a city bus, which leaves about every hour. Tickets can be purchased at the SperumAnBen Tabaccheria on Via Roma, 6 in Vallemosso (open daily 06:30-12:30, 14:30-19:30 and Sunday 08:30-12, 14:30-18:30). Hours and information at www.atapspa.it.

Biella station is connected to Santhià by a direct train that leaves about every 2 hours and to Milan by a train with a change in Novara.

On the way back from Oropa to Santhià you can rent a  bicycle(ebike or normal). Contact the Reservation Center for more information.

Rent a bike

On the website of the local transportation company: Atap, you can find the schedules you are looking for: https://www.atapspa.it
Atap toll-free number: 800912716 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

On Trenitalia's website you can find the schedules you are looking for: https://www.trenitalia.com/it

In the SperumAnBen tobacconist's shop in Valle Mosso or at the Oropa Sanctuary guesthouse.

Yes, dogs are allowed.

The stages are connected by buses, but daily rides are few.

Please check the schedule at: https://www.atapspa.it

Yes, there are some cab services in the town of Valle Mosso. We recommend that you do an online search to find the most appropriate cab for your needs.

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The Movimento Lento Association


The Association

The Movimento Lento Association is the Association that manages and maintains the signposting and organize the Oropa Way.

The Oropa Way receives no public funds: through your membership fee you will contribute to the maintenance, signposting, management and promotion of the Way, and to microeconomic and social development in our area.

Read about all the association's member benefits here.

If you decide to use the Booking Center, once you fill out the form you will receive availability and prices of accommodations at all stages of the route, which you can book with a single email confirmation. Payment will then be made directly to the accommodation providers during the journey.

In addition to avoiding having to contact each individual manager, you will have savings on both overnight stays and at restaurants due to discounted prices.

If you are not yet a member of the Movimento Lento Association, you can fill out the form and become a member when the quote is confirmed.

For groups organized by associations, tour operators, parishes, we do not require all members to sign up, but we appreciate a donation to support the project.

The booking center service is free for hikers under 18 years of age.

So as not to cause confusion or risk double booking, if you contact the Booking Center please do not also contact the individual accommodation. 

N.B.: We recommend that you book well in advance, because beds are few and the demands increasing during the season.

Of course, your support is very valuable and you can decide to join to support the Oropa Way even without taking advantage of the Booking Center. You will receive all the benefits reserved for members.

Read about all the association's member benefits here.

To join the Movimento Lento Association you can follow the following steps:

  1. Pay the membership fee of €20 each to the Paypal account of the Movimento Lento Association (look for @MovimentoLento).
    Payment details: Membership Fee 2024 and following the names of the people for whom the fee is paid.
  2. Send a notification via e-mail to oropa@movimentolento.it, indicating that you have paid the dues and thus requesting the form to be included in the membership book.

The membership card is valid for one calendar year (until 12/31 of the year in which you join).

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How to manage my reservation

The Oropa Way has a Booking Center, which acts as a link between hikers and accommodation, facilitating reservations. This service is reserved for members of the Movimento Lento Association, the Association that has mapped out and manages the Oropa Way.
Alternatively, you can book independently, personally contacting all the accommodation you find within the individual stages of the various routes.

If you book on your own, it is advisable to book in advance as accommodation have limited capacity and the Way is very busy, especially during the warm season and vacation periods.

If you book through the Booking Center, you must submit your reservation request at least 72 hours (3 days) before your departure date.

If you book independently, you will be able to manage your reservation by communicating your needs directly to the various accommodation. If, on the other hand, you decide to take advantage of the services of the Booking Center, you will be able to agree on the mode of your stay with the girls at the Booking Center during the quote stage.

If you book independently, you will be able to manage your reservation by communicating your needs directly to the various accommodation. If, on the other hand, you decide to take advantage of the services of the Booking  Center, simply communicate your changes via email directly to the Booking Center, which will notify all accommodation of your reservation of the changes.

In case you need to change or cancel your reservation during the weekend, you will have to contact the accommodation directly .

Over week contact the Booking Center who will make the change.

IMPORTANT: Should you find that you are unable to stay overnight at one or more accommodation or restaurants, notify them promptly! Almost all accommodation have few beds, and changes and cancellations on short notice can create financial harm to the operators. Please take this into account, and we suggest that you still recognize compensation in the case of "last minute" notices.

In case you need to change or cancel your reservation during the weekend, you will have to contact the accommodation directly .

Over week contact the Booking Center who will make the change.

IMPORTANTShould you find that you are unable to stay overnight at one or more accommodation or restaurants, notify them promptly! Almost all accommodation have few beds, and changes and cancellations on short notice can create financial harm to the operators. Please take this into account, and we suggest that you still recognize compensation in the case of "last minute" notices.

Should you find that you cannot stay overnight at one or more accommodation or restaurants, notify them promptly! Almost all accommodation have few beds, and changes and cancellations on short notice can create financial damage to the operators. Please take this into account, and we suggest that you still recognize compensation in the case of "last minute" notices.

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Payments

Along the way, ATMs can only be found in the towns of Santhià and Cavaglià. Therefore, we recommend bringing enough cash to pay the accommodation and restaurants if they do not have POS.

Payments, with the exception of special express requests from the hotelier, are made directly on-site at the accommodation where you will be staying and at the restaurants you have booked.

All restaurants and establishments along the Way should have POS (i.e., the electronic device that allows electronic money payments), as per the POS requirement regulations.

However, possible breakdowns cannot be ruled out, so we recommend always carrying cash with you as well.

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