Monferrato, wine and Fausto Coppi

Monferrato, wine and Fausto Coppi

March/April/May and September/October 2022

 

Difficulty level: elementary

FOR THIS TOUR THE USE OF AN E-BIKE IS REQUIRED

 

Why choosing this holiday?

  • Try a "masterchef" experience cooking the typical "amaretti"
  • Be a part of cycling legend: have wine tasting in Fausto Coppi's cellar
  • Imagine to live in the medieval time riding your e-bike to magnificent castles

These are the Piedmontese lands famous for its exceptional wine and food, such as the Cortese Gavi white wine, amaretti and the farinata of Novi, land of culture with the castles of upper Monferrato, and land of cycling with the museum dedicated to the Campionissimo, Fausto Coppi. All this, and much more, will be part of this intense 4-day experience in a hilly landscape designed by vineyards, enclosed between Piedmont and the Apennines of Liguria.

Accommodation: La Marchesa Estate

 

Day 1 | Novi Ligure

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Hotel check in. In the afternoon welcome and briefing by our guide and visit to the center of Novi Ligure.

 

Day 2 | From the fort to the convent: Gavi, Bosio, Carrosio, Voltaggio, Arquata Scrivia, Gavi. 

43 km 

This bike ride perfectly represents the encounter between 2 neighbouring territories: Piedmont and the Old Republic of Genoa, whose presence can still be "savored" today through the cuisine, traditions, culture and language typical of this area, where the hills gradually give way to the first hints of the Apennines of Liguria. Authentic jewels such as the village of Gavi (Touring Orange Flag), with its imposing Genoese fort and the enchanting village of Voltaggio, with strong Ligurian connotations and its beautiful former convent of Capuchin friars, constitute the added value of this fantastic itinerary. Tastings and visit to the laboratory of amaretti biscuits, where you will prove your chef skills preparing the biscuits with you own hands and tasting excellent local sparkling wine.

 

Day 3 | On the routes of Fausto Coppi: Gavi, Serravalle Scrivia, Sardigliano, Sant'Agata Fossili, Carezzano, Castellania, Paderna, Villalvernia, Novi Ligure, Gavi. 

48 km 

Everyone knows Fausto Coppi but few know his places, his country, and those roads where, since he was a boy, he "studied" to become the “Campionissimo”. We will visit Fausto's house in Castellania: a museum preserving the most intimate life of the Campionissimo. Retracing the roads of Fausto also means getting to know the beautiful hills of the Tortona area and its tiny villages that have maintained the traditionally rural and genuine soul of this part of Piedmont! Wine tasting at the Marina Coppi cellar, managed by Fausto's nephew. Visit to the Museum of Campionissimi. And ending the day in Novi tasting of the classic farinata with a glass of wine.

 

Day 4 | Tour of the castles of Alto Monferrato: Gavi, San Cristoforo, Francavilla Bisio and Tassarolo. 

30 km 

This will be a pleasant cycling route on the hills of Gavi, in ​​the heart of the production area of ​​the white Cortese Gavi. This itinerary offers the opportunity to learn about the millenary history of its territory thanks to its castles and manors that dot this part of Monferrato. The panoramic views, offered by the surrounding hills, embraced by the Ligurian Apennines make this ride beautiful and like no other. End of the tour in the late morning.

 

Price per person (minimum 6 - maximum 12 px): 

Euro 720,00 (taxes and VAT included) 

This tour can be organized private for any number of participants. Contact us for details

 

The price includes:

  • E-bike rental | cycling guide
  • 3 nights in hotel in double room with half board | 2 packed lunches to be consumed along the route
  • Mechanical assistance kit | Photos and videos along the routes and during visits
  • All tickets for the attractions

 

The fee does not include:

  • Flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks with meals

Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

 

The guide reserves the right to modify the program as of now according to weather conditions or if the safety of the group makes it necessary.

 

 Do you have questions? Check out our FAQ. 

 

We use these photos courtesy of ALEXALA - Local Tourist Agency of the province of Alessandria and Associazione per il Patrimonio dei Paesaggi Vitivinicoli di Langhe-Roero e Monferrato