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Itineraries

On Foot, by Canoe, by Bike, on Horseback, by Boat, by Car: Many Ways to Discover a Territory

Po Torinese Park and the territory of the tourist area "Po Confluenze Nord Ovest" are made of a mosaic of different landscapes, that can be divided into three big areas:

  • "Po dei Laghi" (the Po of the Lakes), that is the area extending in the south of Turin, up to the northernmost Municipalities of the Province of Cuneo, characterized by the presence of the several quarry lakes
  • "Po dei Re" (the Po of the Kings), that is the town of Turin and its belt, characterized by the residences and evidences of the House of Savoy, which in the 18th century was called "Corona di Delitie"
  • "Po delle Colline" (the Po of the Hills), that is the territory between the Po Hills, Canavese, and Lower Vercellese, around the town of Chivasso.

The Park Authority organizes projects of local promotion for the fruition of the territory in association with the Municipalities, the Local Tourist Board ATL 1 Turismo Torino e Provincia, Regione Piemonte, the Province of Turin, the Po River and Collina Torinese Landscape Observatory, the theater company Faber Teater, the Local Tourist Boards, and with various sports and recreational associations, like for instance Bici&Dintorni from Turin, Club Alpino Italiano section of Moncalieri, the Regional Committee of the Canoe Kayak Italian Federation, the Regional Committee of the Canoeing Italian Federation, the Association SPORT Canoeing from Turin, the horseriding tourism association Cavalcavalli.

In these pages you will find advice and information to create new itineraries to discover the Po River Park and the territory of Po Confluenze Nordovest, grouped according to the kind of activity. Moreover, if you would like to spend some time in our territory or have a meal in one of the many local restaurants, discovering the many cooking specialties and the local products, you can have a look at our lists in the page Where to Sleep.

Tour in Isolotto del Reitano Nature Reserve, in Saluggia
Tour in Isolotto del Reitano Nature Reserve, in Saluggia
By bike in Lanca di San Michele Nature Reserve, in Carignano
By bike in Lanca di San Michele Nature Reserve, in Carignano


Itineraries on Foot

Po and Collina Torinese Park and its tourist area "Collina Po" offer several itineraries on foot, from the riparian areas of the plain, with wild oxbows, plain woods, cultivated fields or urban parks, up to more demanding itineraries developing among the woods of the hills.
For a detailed description of the various itineraries on foot, you can consult the publication "Intorno al Fiume", written on behalf of the Park Authority by Stefano Camanni and Ippolito Ostellino and published by Neos Edizioni or Carte e Guide dei Sentieri della Collina Torinese, available at the Park offices in Castagneto Po, in Superga Park Visitor Center, in the main specialized bookshops, and at Emporio dei Parchi.

In these pages, you will find 8 hiking proposals and 2 proposals for a trekking lasting more days.

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
A Stretch of Via FrancigenaA Stretch of Via Francigena
Trekking lasting more days
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Along Corno Chiaro, near Baraccone Nature ReserveAlong Corno Chiaro, near Baraccone Nature Reserve
Hiking itinerary
Departure: Verolengo
On foot On foot
1.5 hours by bike, 3 hours on foot
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Geology Great interest: Photography 
 From Galleani to the Vaj Forest Nature Reserve
Hiking itinerary
Departure: località Galleani di Castagneto Po
On foot On foot
4 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Photography 
Pian Gambino TrailPian Gambino Trail
Theme of the trail: coppice chestnut grove with English oak, hornbeam, and maple
Departure: Basilica di Superga
On foot On foot
1 h
Great interest: Flora 
Serralunga TrailSerralunga Trail
Theme of the trail: panoramic view and interesting flora
Departure: Monte Aman
On foot On foot
3 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama 
Tetti Ronchi TrailTetti Ronchi Trail
Theme of the trail: clearing with rosemary
Departure: Strada Baldissero - Superga
On foot On foot
2 h
Great interest: Flora 
The Great Traverse of Collina TorineseThe Great Traverse of Collina Torinese
Trekking lasting more days
On foot On foot
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Geology Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
The Nature Sanctuaries: Lanca di S. Michele and Bosco del GerbassoThe Nature Sanctuaries: Lanca di S. Michele and Bosco del Gerbasso
Hiking itinerary
Departure: Carmagnola
On foot On foot
1.5 hours by bike, 3 hours on foot
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Geology Great interest: Photography 
The Town of the Herons: Meisino and Isolone BertollaThe Town of the Herons: Meisino and Isolone Bertolla
Hiking itinerary
On foot On foot
2 h
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Geology Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Photography 
Trail of the TreesTrail of the Trees
Theme of the trail: arboreal and shrubby species of the hills
Departure: Strada Panoramica, Monte Aman
On foot On foot
1 h
Great interest: Flora 



By bike in Ritano Nature Reserve, Torrazza Piemonte
By bike in Ritano Nature Reserve, Torrazza Piemonte

Itineraries by Bike

The cycle itineraries in the stretch of the Po Park in Turin do not develop in segregated cycle facilities, but use mixed tracks with motor vehicles. These tracks can be both dirt roads, in the countryside, and asphalt roads where no alternative track has been found. In both cases, cyclists must be particularly careful, since they will not find the protective structures characterizing the segregated cycle facilities. It is recommended to respect private properties and agricultural activities, since it must not be forgotten that some itineraries have been made possible only thanks to the authorization of the owners.
Sometimes, the cycle itineraries in the stretch of the Po Park in Turin cross or use part of cycle facilities already planned by other authorities like the Town of Turin, the Province of Turin, Po Cuneese Park, and Po vercellese-alessandrino Park.

Further information

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary E  - Km 30 - Borgo Cornalese, Casanova Abbey, and Villa CavourItinerary E - Km 30 - Borgo Cornalese, Casanova Abbey, and Villa CavourBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary F - Km 21 - Valinotto Sanctuary between Carignano and CasalgrassoItinerary F - Km 21 - Valinotto Sanctuary between Carignano and CasalgrassoBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary G - Km 0.7 - Moncalieri Historical Town Center and Royal CastleItinerary G - Km 0.7 - Moncalieri Historical Town Center and Royal CastleBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Night tours Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary H - Km 19.5 - Along the River Sangone, Passing through StupinigiItinerary H - Km 19.5 - Along the River Sangone, Passing through StupinigiBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary J - Km 35 - The Residences of the House of Savoy in Venaria and Rivoli Itinerary J - Km 35 - The Residences of the House of Savoy in Venaria and Rivoli By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary K - Km 12.7 - From the River Po to Reggia di VenariaItinerary K - Km 12.7 - From the River Po to Reggia di VenariaBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary L - Km 6.4 - Superga BasilicaItinerary L - Km 6.4 - Superga BasilicaBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Geology Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary M - Km 30 - In the Lands of Fruttuaria AbbeyItinerary M - Km 30 - In the Lands of Fruttuaria AbbeyBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary N - Km 48 - Regia Mandria di Chivasso, Dora Baltea, and the 19th century Hydraulic WorksItinerary N - Km 48 - Regia Mandria di Chivasso, Dora Baltea, and the 19th century Hydraulic WorksBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Geology Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary P - Km 5.6 - Along Cavour Channel and Cascina Piccono in ArboreaItinerary P - Km 5.6 - Along Cavour Channel and Cascina Piccono in ArboreaBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary Q - Km 0.7 - Industria Archaeological SiteItinerary Q - Km 0.7 - Industria Archaeological SiteBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Archeology Great interest: History 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary R - Km 1.3 - Brusasco VillageItinerary R - Km 1.3 - Brusasco VillageBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryItinerary S - Km 15 - Castagneto Po, Bosco del Vaj, and S. Sebastiano Da PoItinerary S - Km 15 - Castagneto Po, Bosco del Vaj, and S. Sebastiano Da PoBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Geology Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryLap A - Km 41 - Il Po dei LaghiLap A - Km 41 - Il Po dei LaghiBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryLap B - Km 22 - Il Po dei ReLap B - Km 22 - Il Po dei ReBy bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Night tours Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryLap C - Km 27 - Il Po delle Colline 1Lap C - Km 27 - Il Po delle Colline 1By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Marine Wildlife Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
Map with georeferenced itineraryLap D - Km 32 - Il Po delle Colline 2Lap D - Km 32 - Il Po delle Colline 2By bike By bike
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Geology Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: Archeology Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 



Itineraries on Horseback

The Park Authority has signed an agreement with the horse riding tourist association "Il Cavalcavalli". Thanks to this agreement, an itinerary entirely accessible on horseback, called "Ippovia del Parco" (The Park Horse Riding Trail) has been created. The itinerary develops for over 150 km and crosses the whole stretch of the Po River Park in the area of Turin, from Racconigi to Crescentino. The Park Horse Riding Trail develops between the river and the hill along banks, dirt trails, or narrow asphalt roads. The Park Horse Riding Trail also gives the opportunity to cross the town of Turin on horseback, offering wonderful views on parks, castles, artistic and historical evidences. You can go along the Park Horse Riding Trail alone or in small groups, if you want to carry out a long trekking in more laps.
The Park Horse Riding Trail in the Province of Turin is described here divided into 4 laps, each about 40 km long.

Further information

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
The Park Horse Riding Trail - 1st Stretch: Racconigi - MoncalieriThe Park Horse Riding Trail - 1st Stretch: Racconigi - MoncalieriOn horseback On horseback
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Photography 
The Park Horse Riding Trail - 2nd Stretch: Moncalieri - San Mauro TorineseThe Park Horse Riding Trail - 2nd Stretch: Moncalieri - San Mauro TorineseOn horseback On horseback
 
Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
The Park Horse Riding Trail - 3rd Stretch: San Mauro Torinese - San Raffaele CimenaThe Park Horse Riding Trail - 3rd Stretch: San Mauro Torinese - San Raffaele CimenaOn horseback On horseback
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 
The Park Horse Riding Trail - 4th Stretch: San Raffaele Cimena - CrescentinoThe Park Horse Riding Trail - 4th Stretch: San Raffaele Cimena - CrescentinoOn horseback On horseback
 
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Bird Watching Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Religion Great interest: Archeology Great interest: History Great interest: Photography 



Vittorio Emanuele I Bridge and Gran Madre Church, in Turin
Vittorio Emanuele I Bridge and Gran Madre Church, in Turin

Tourist Itineraries

In these pages you will find advice and information to create new itineraries to discover the Po River Park and the territory of Po Confluenze Nordovest, grouped according to the kind of activity. Moreover, if you would like to spend some time in our territory or have a meal in one of the many local restaurants, discovering the many cooking specialties and the local products, you can have a look at our lists in the page Where to Sleep.

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
Il Po dei LaghiIl Po dei Laghi
The Po of the Lakes - Carmagnolese Area
Car Car
 
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: History 
Il Po dei ReIl Po dei Re
The Po of the Kings - The area of Turin
Car Car
 
Il Po delle CollineIl Po delle Colline
The Po of the Hills - Chivassese Area
Car Car
 



Canoeing along the river Po in Moncalieri
Canoeing along the river Po in Moncalieri

Itineraries by Canoe

Free Navigation and Prohibitions

In the waters of the rivers Po and Dora Baltea, as well as torrents Sangone, Stura di Lanzo, Malone, and Orco, navigation is allowed, considering the following prohibitions:

  • along the river Po, in its stretches within the municipal territory of the town of Turin and the town of Moncalieri, navigation with motorboats is not allowed
  • along the river Po, in the municipal territory of the town of Turin, in the river stretch between Vittorio Emanuele I Bridge in Turin and the border between the Municipality of San Mauro Torinese and the Municipality of Turin, navigation is not allowed for all means, including boats with no motor
  • in the waters of Canali Farini, Scaricatore, Depretis, and Ceresa di Saluggia, navigation is allowed only for the members of the Canoa Club Saluggia.

Reference rules on navigation, in force in 2007: regional rules 2/96.

Further information



Valentino, boat along the river Po
Valentino, boat along the river Po

Tours by Boat

In Po Torinese Park it is also possible to navigate by boat, only in the stretch of river Po crossing the town of Turin. The Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (GTT) manages a navigation service along the river, in the stretch Murazzi-Valentino Medieval Village, and vice-versa.
The motorboats "Valentino" and "Valentina", have entirely covered deck, air-conditioning, toilets, and entirely equipped café.
The service, accessible also for people with disabilities, is free for people with disabilities having the card of Regione Piemonte (or a corresponding document) and for their eventual assistants. In case of people on the wheelchair, the motorboat can welcome only one wheelchair for each trip.

Further information
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