02/09/2021 - 05/09/2021

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Monferrato, castles and infernot

 

2 September 2021 – 5 September 2021

 

Other dates: 

9 September 2021 – 12 September 2021

Why choose this holiday?

  • Cycle between vineyards and large coloured pencils
  • The “checkered sea” in the River Po Park
  • Enjoy a glass of Barbera, one of the rewards of your cycling 

Welcome to the gently rolling UNESCO hills of northern Monferrato! Be captivated by an area where culture, food and wine, nature and cycle tourism are the added values of this corner of Piedmont to be discovered and with so much to tell! Vineyards, castles, characteristic villages (including the beautiful Cella Monte), castles, big benches and the local "infernot" are the pieces of a mosaic crossed by dirt roads which are just waiting to be cycled! 

Accommodation: Ariotto Village, 4* hotel.

 

Day 1 | Walk in the nearby Casale Monferrato 

42 km  

Our E-Bike – licensed guide will welcome you to the hotel and take you on a guided tour of Casale Monferrato on foot. This will be your first approach to this area.

Day 2 | Between the Monferrato Hills and the checkered sea. Towns crossed: Terruggia – Occimiano – Mirabello – Giarole – Pomaro – Frassineto Po – Terruggia

44 km

This route aspires to be an unusual meeting and melting point between 2 adjacent and diametrically opposed lands: the gently rolling hills of Monferrato casalese and the unspoilt environment of the River Po Park. The stars of the day will be the gently rolling hills that head into the plain of rice fields (the famous checkered sea) close to the River Po, the long banks of the Vento route but also the small villages of plains and hills where time is still lived on a human scale.

Day 3 | “UNESCO Route”. Towns crossed: Terruggia, Rosignano, Cellamonte, Sala Monferrato, Ottiglio, Grazzano, Casorzo, Olivola, Terruggia

The “UNESCO” bike route crosses the characteristic villages of northern Monferrato casalese which still preserve the ancient rural traditions and the “infernot” which are the traditional wine cellars dug into the cantone stone which are the “unique feature” of this land. Cella Monte (One of the Most Beautiful Towns of Italy), Rosignano and Olivola are just some of the names of the towns crossed and surrounded by expanses of vineyards, panoramic views with big benches and large coloured pencils which are a delightful backdrop to the vines.

Day 4 | By bike between the North Pole and the Equator. Towns crossed: Terruggia, Conzano, Camagna, Cuccaro, Lu, San Salvatore Monferrato, Mirabello, Occimiano, Terruggia

42 km

If century-old towers, churches, vineyards, big benches, fantastic panoramic points and kilometers of dirt roads were not enough, there is another curious element which some of the picturesque villages share and that make this route even more interesting: crossing the 45th parallel, which places this corner of northern Monferrato exactly between the North Pole and the Equator! Last but not least, and no less importantly, crossing Cuccaro, a tiny village in Monferrato and probable birthplace of the famous explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus!

Price

699.00 €

 

For confidential and B2B rates please contact the operator offering the package directly.
 

Info

Difficulty level: easy

E-BIKE REQUIRED

The price includes:

  • E-bike rental | cycle tour guide
  • 3 nights in a hotel in a twin room HB | 2 packed lunches to eat along the route
  • mechanical assistance kit | photos and videos along the routes and during the visits
  • entry to all attractions: Ecomuseum Cella Monte, Infernot and wine tasting Cà Nova, Sannazzaro Castle

The price does not include:

  • beverages at meals

anything not mentioned in “The price includes”

The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary depending on the weather conditions or if the safety of the group makes it necessary.

Photo credits ALEXALA – Local Tourist Agency of the Province of Alessandria.

The tour will go ahead for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 people.

This package can be organised as a private tour for any number of participants. Contact us for details and price.