A relaxing mountain

I just took a break going to the mountains, to have a walk in nature, to think and to search for some fresh air, because in the city the temperature, according to me, it is still too high. Well, I found a great place in Piedmont, called Oasi Zegna, in the northern part of the region. Nice mountains with a marvellous view and some trails where to go around safe and totally in peace.

I really needed to have this day off, almost without connections with the rest of the world. The place is a natural park on the Alps, in Biella province. From Turin it is necessary to drive for an hour and a half, more or less, then you enter in a paradise. The main mountain is called Bielmonte and it offers a lot of opportunities, because there are pathways where just to walk, others where to have fun with the mountain bike or riding an horse.

There are restaurants, accomodations, spaces for workshops and sport activities, included the winter ones, starting from ski. There are also some sanctuaries where to see in interesting art, pray or just take all the peaceful atmosphere that is alway present around the churches over there. It is also possible to visit few archeological sites. Of course the park is very big ant if you want to see all you need to stay few days and move for many kilometres.

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Since this place it is not so far I will have more chances to go there again and to describe it step by step to you, so in this article I want just to tell you about Alta Valsessera, an area lived by free deers, roes and others beautiful mountain’s animals and as well insects, as the rare protected beetle Carabus olympiae. The trails for trekking go to pastures where it is possible sometimes to taste local cheese.

A lot of panoramic points are disseminated on the way. From Valsessera the road goes to Valsesia, famous because it is close to Monte Rosa and the Unesco sites: the Sacred Mountain of Varallo and the Supervolcano, one of the 12 in the world that had an eruption of magnitude 8. I was there alone, but it is generally call the Equipe Arc En Ciel, a local organization that help visitors, in order to ask to be accompained by geologists and naturalist guides because if you have a passion for nature and geology you will have many interesting aspects to discover and to exlpore.


27 pensieri su “A relaxing mountain

    1. I know, I am really lucky, also because I love mountains and lakes. Well around me there are Lake Avigliana, there is an article in my blog, then Lake Maggiore, you can find as well some information in the blog, and then Lake Viverone, the very small Lake Mucrone on the top of a mountain, Lake Candia, Lake Orta, Lake Sirio and some others. There are also some volcanoes but not active, one of them is mentioned in this article.

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    1. Hey, I am following you because it is interesting what you write about biking, with opinions, facts and advices. I have a lot of trails to go around with the bike in nature, I live in Italy. I found you through WordPress reader and I immediately liked your blog, that is why. I am curious as well and I think we all should be, so we can discover the world. It is really nice what you do, I read your introduction on the blog and I am impressed about how much you cicled and also about your voluntary service in Austin. We will keep in touch 😉

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    1. Thank you for your compliments, you are too kind, but you also make me happy! 🙂 I love to share my explorations around.
      Your blog is great as well, especially becaus it is so interesting what you write using mythology and past cultures. It is great read your articles! You are teaching us a new point of you to understand humans 🙂

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    1. Thanks a lot for your compliments! You should visit Alps for the landscapes and also for the activities like sports and artisans workshops…
      I like a lot your blog and I will explore it more waiting for your new posts. Keep in touch!

      "Mi piace"

    1. I was curious and impressed by your blog, you are doing a great job. I think our learning process can benefit of an opinion exchange. Thanks a lot for your appreciation, you make me happy!

      "Mi piace"

      1. Always happy to reach out and make connections. Just have to be a bit careful not to end up following way too many blogs, despite how good they are. Probably prefer email exchange – mine is my full name at gmail.

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      2. I agree, even if I am a beginner and I am learning by doing step by step. I send you an email, so we can be in touch. It is a big pleasure.

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    1. You should visit it and get lost 🙂 It is really marvellous and get lost it is maybe the best way to explore it, then there are very nice places to be seen and also where to eat and sleep 🙂

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