Monferrato, castles and infernot
Monferrato, castles and infernot
Upon request: March/April/May and September/October
Difficulty level: elementary
FOR THIS TOUR THE USE OF AN E-BIKE IS REQUIRED
Why choose this holiday?
- Ride between vineyards and giant coloured pencils
- Discover the "checkered sea" in the Po Park
- Enjoy a glass of famous Barbera, as a prize for your ride
Welcome to Unesco gentle hills of the lower Monferrato! Let yourself be enchanted by the Monferrato area where culture, food, wine, nature and cycling are the added values of this corner of Piedmont to be discovered and which has so much to tell! Vineyards, castles, small villages (including the beautiful Cella Monte), giant benches and the typical local " infernot " are the pieces of a mosaic crossed by white roads just waiting to be pedalled!
Day 1 | Walk to the nearby Casale Monferrato
Our guide qualified for E-bike activities will welcome you at the hotel. With him you will have the pleasure of being guided (for today on foot) to Casale Monferrato. This will be your first taste of this beautiful territory.
Day 2 | Between the Monferrato hills and the checkered sea. Villages crossed: Terruggia - Occimiano - Mirabello - Giarole - Pomaro - Frassineto Po - Terruggia
This route is intended to be an unusual fusion point between two contiguous and diametrically opposed territories: the gentle hills of Casalese Monferrato and the pristine environment of the River Po Park. The protagonists of the day will be the sweet slopes of the hills near the river Po leading to the Checked Sea of the rice fields, with a route that runs along its embankments and crosses small typical villages where time runs slow like in the old times.
Day 3 | "Unesco route". Villages crossed: Terruggia, Rosignano, Cellamonte, Sala Monferrato, Ottiglio, Grazzano, Casorzo, Olivola, Terruggia
The "Unesco" bike route crosses the fascinating villages of the lower Casalese Monferrato, which still preserves the ancient peasant traditions and the " infernot " the traditional cellars dug into the canton stone that represent the "unicum" of this territory. Cella Monte (listed in Italy Most Beautiful villages), Rosignano and Olivola are just some of the names of the settlements we will ride through, surrounded vineyards, where to admire panoramic views, signposted by giant benches and coloured pencils.
Day 4 | By bike between Noth Pole and Equator: Terruggia, Conzano, Camagna, Cuccaro, Lu, San Salvatore Monferrato, Mirabello, Occimiano, Terruggia
If centuries-old towers, churches, vineyards, big benches, amazing viewpoints and kilometers of white roads were not enough, there is still a curious element that unites some of these pretty villages and that makes this route even more interesting: the crossing of the 45 ° parallel that places this corner of lower Monferrato exactly between the North Pole and the Equator! Last but certainly not least the crossing of Cuccaro, a tiny village in Monferrato and birthplace of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus!
The stay will take place for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 people.
Fee per person (minimum 4 - maximum 8 participants):
EUR 699.00 (VAT included) | single supplement: EUR 30.00 (VAT included)
USD 765.00 (VAT included) | single supplement: USD 40.00 (VAT included)
This tour can be organized as a private one for any number of participants. Contact us for details and quotation.
The price includes:
- E-bike rental | cycling guide
- 3 nights in hotel in double room HB | 2 packed lunches to be consumed along the way
- Mechanical assistance kit | photos and videos along the routes and during visits
- All tickets to attractions: Ecomuseum Cella Monte, Infernot and Cà Nova wine tasting and Castello Sannazzaro
The fee does not include:
- Drinks with meals
Anything not mentioned in "The fee includes"
The guide reserves the right from now to modify the program according to weather conditions or if the safety of the group makes it necessary.
We use these photos courtesy of ALEXALA - Local Tourist Agency of the province of Alessandria
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