Oasi Zegna is a freely accessible protected nature reserve covering around 100 km2 in the Biella Alps. An ideal destination for families, sports people and lovers of the mountains, it has a full calendar of events, recreational activities and educational projects promoted by Consorzio Turistico Oasi Zegna. Skiing, hiking and Nordic Walking are just some of the outdoor sports awaiting you at Oasi Zegna. In every season.
FAMILY FORMAT SKIING
The Hotel is a stone’s throw from Bielmonte, a small ski resort with mostly easy and never crowded slopes exposed to the sun all day. It’s ideal for kids, who can learn to ski in total safety under the supervision of instructors from two ski schools (scuolascibielmonte.it and scuolascimontemarcabielmonte.it) and Baby Park animators.
SLOW SNOW: SNOWSHOEING, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING AND HIKING
Immersed in the uncontaminated nature of Oasi Zegna, Bielmonte has 20 km of cross-country skiing trails in the woods of Valsessera, a dense network of snowshoe paths and beaten trails for hiking in woodland silence and enjoying the views. For “slow snow” lovers, there’s a shuttle service linking the Bucaneve with the start of the various routes. Guided hikes, including “moonlight” snowshoe outings, are organized by the Snowshoe Center at Bar Ristorante Chalet Bielmonte.
Oasi Zegna offers cyclists and mountain bikers splendid landscapes and a wealth of signposted routes, some of which practicable all year round. The Albergo Bucaneve is a good base for exploring them, as well as being a “bike hotel” that provides special services to take the stress out of organizing a two-wheeled holiday: from the attended bike shelter to the repair workshop, fast wash&dry of riding gear and a hire service. Bikers also get special attention (sport-specific treatments) in the Bucaneve Wellness Center. Find out more
HIKING AND TREKKING
Bielmonte is also the starting point of many of the trekking paths that cross the protected area of Oasi Zegna. Woods and alpine pastures, mountain huts and amazing views across the plains as far as Monviso, Monte Rosa and even the distant Maritime Alps: ideal for a family hiking holiday. Find out more
SURROUNDED BY WELLNESS
The numerous beneficial properties of plants can also be enjoyed on meditational walks, bioenergetic trails and veritable “forest bathing” in Oasi Zegna, all helping to regain harmony of mind, body and environment. Introduced in Oasi Zegna by bio-researcher Marco Nieri, these deep-acting practices can be tried out in the Forest of Smiles or along the three Forest Bathing paths through the beech woods of Upper Valsessera. Find out more
NORDIC WALKING FOR ALL
A complete sport that strengthens muscles, improves posture and burns up fats. Suitable for everyone and great fun, it’s becoming increasingly popular. To experience Nordic walking with poles, visit Oasi Zegna’s Nordic Walking Park®, which has five itineraries of various lengths and levels of difficulty starting from Trivero, as well as instructors.