Starting point: Via Beura, Villadossola 257 m (843 ft)
Route: La Collina dello Sport: red or blue route
Length: Two routes (red and blue) 2.5 km (1 1/2 miles) and 1.5 km (1 mile) respectively
Terrain: dirt track
Best time of year: all year round
Points of interest: Traces of industrial settlements in Ossola Valley, economic and social opportunities and environmental problems.
With slight alternative: San Bartolomeo Parish Church, Villadossola – Museum on the History of the Resistance, Villadossola
Useful info: The hill was born in the 1960s as a deposit for industrial waste and has been entirely reclaimed after many years. Managed today by the “Genzianella” Amateur Sports Group, the Collina dello Sport is a splendid green and flowery area measuring 148,000 square metres with two marked Nordic walking trails winding their way through it.
Open every day: from 9 am to 5 pm (winter) and from 8 am to 9 pm (summer).