Monferrato, castles and infernot

Monferrato, castles and infernot

2nd September 2021 – 5th September 2021

 

Other dates: 
  • 9th September 2021 – 12th September 2021   

 

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 culturefood, 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, typical 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!      

Accommodation: Ariotto Village, 4-star hotel. 

 

Day 1 | Walk to the nearby Casale Monferrato

0 km  

Our guide qualified for E-bike activities will welcome you to 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

44 km  

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 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 

43 km  

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 

42 km  

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 probable 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): 

€ 699.00 (VAT included) | single supplement: € 30.00 (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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