Starting point: Gravellona Toce, near the cycle path behind the Le Isole Commercial Centre (201 m, 659 ft) or Verbania-Fondotoce (you can get there by FS train)
Route: There and back following the same route Gravellona Toce – Feriolo (Via Piano Grande) – Verbania-Fondotoce
Length: 13.5 km (8 1/3 miles)
Terrain: dirt track – paved
Best time of year: all year round (particularly from March to May when the flowers are out)
Points of interest: Toce River, “Fiori Tipici del Lago Maggiore” (typical flowers of Lago Maggiore) cultivation area, Canneti di Fondotoce Special Nature Reserve, Lago Maggiore
With slight alternative: Casa della Resistenza (House of the Resistance), Parco della Memoria e della Pace (Park of Remembrance and Peace) in Verbania Fondotoce, lakeside village of Feriolo.
Useful info: Be careful when crossing the road at Via Piano Grande – S.S 33 Via per Feriolo. You can shorten the route by getting the bus back to the start; there are places to eat in Feriolo, Gravellona Toce and Verbania Fondotoce.