Cyclable Rice Paddies - Trail N. 3
Trail N. 3
Tipologia: Biking among the rice fields
Length: 27 km
Time required: 2h
Recommended period: spring and autumn
Level of difficulty: easy
From the train station in Vercelli, take the bike trails on Corso Italia, Corso Palestro and Viale Rimembranze until you leave the city. Take the road for Cascina Vecchia, leaving the asphalt behind and bordering the airport runways. After reaching Cascina Torrione, leave the dirt road and go to Cascina Boschine. Cross the small frazione of Carengo, passing by Cascina Aramino and then Cascina Castellazzo and Cascina Ferla. Ride alongside the "roggia del molino”, a canal that leads to the area of Larizzate and the church of Maria SS. Assunta, where a document found in the church archives, dated 27 August 1493, provides the first written record of rice being cultivated in the Vercellese territory. After passing Cascina Varola, you will take a grassy road that turns into a path, and you will pass Cascina Angossa, and then Cascina Angossetta. A short distance away stands Cascina Boraso, an important example of a 19th century farmhouse that , in 1932, became the seat of an experimental Station for Rice Cultivation and Irrigated Crops (Stazione sperimentale di Risicoltura e delle Coltivazioni irrigue); from Cascina Boraso, you’ll return to Vercelli to your starting point.