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The route of gold

A ride in the ancient gold deposits of the Serra Morenica of Ivrea, already known in Roman times. A tour of about thirty kilometers on white roads of hills, suitable for everyone, which leaves and ends at Lake Viverone.

The Serra Morenica d'Ivrea was formed in the Quaternary during a great glaciation; a unique area, both for morphology and for its geological characteristics, starting from the gold reserves, already known at the time of the Romans.

The starting point of this "gold hunt" is Lake Viverone, in the heart of the moraine amphitheater of Ivrea, of which the Serra is a part.

The route allows you to touch various sites, from extremely scenic points to the old open-cast mines of the Romans. We will visit the village of Vermogno di Zubiena, where the Biella Association of Gold Seekers has founded a site dedicated to ancient research techniques, an area that was the scene of the Italian and world gold research championships. Companions of our journey will be the erratic boulders, ancient witnesses of the impotence of the prehistoric glacier and its majestic moraines. Just on these large boulders, we will find the cupels, of the rock carvings dating back to prehistoric times.

The tour will end in a ring on Viverone passing through the vineyards that for centuries - the first news of the Erbaluce grape date back to 1606 - reign on the hill and give rise to the legendary Erbaluce, white wine to which "Bikea & Bed" devotes a special program to discover the secrets, in the vineyard and in the cellar. For lovers of good wine tasting in the wine shops of the area.

With departure and arrival from the lake of Viverone (BI), the route will wind along the Serra Morenica d'Ivrea (TO), along dirt roads and single track.

Tour description:

  • Distance: 30 km
  • Ascent: 400 m
  • Terrain: 70% unpaved, 30% tarmac

Hilly path through dirt roads and single track, suitable for everyone.

The meeting will be at Lake Viverone (BI), in the days before the departure we will communicate the exact address.

Bed And Bike can provide, on specific request, the rental of muscular and / or pedal assisted MTB (e-bike). At the time of booking indicate the maximum size desired and will be provided the cost of the rental.

If you wish to stay the night before the tour, which will take place during the day, Bed And Bike can book for you an overnight stay at one of the affiliated facilities.

To request more information contact us:

Tour Details


18th March 2019

29th April 2019

08th May 2019

01st June 2019

Price per person

40 € per person


Guided tour with a MTB Guide

Not Included

MTB or e-bike rent



MTB and e-bike rent

Transfer from nearby airport and railway station

Reservation at these facilities: