29/04/2021 - 02/05/2021

4 days
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Monferrato, vineyards.. and Fausto Coppi

1-4 April 2021

Other dates:

29 April – 2 May 2021

30 September – 3 October 2021

7 – 10 October 2021

Why choose this holiday?

  • Try a "masterchef" experience cooking the typical "amaretti" biscuits
  • Listen to part of the cycling legend: take part in a wine tasting session in Fausto Coppi's winery
  • Imagine living in the Middle Ages cycling your e-bike through magnificent castles 

The Piedmontese lands of the white Cortese Gavi wine, amaretti biscuits and farinata (chickpea flatbread) of Novi, the castles of southern Monferrato, the museums dedicated to the Campionissimo (Champion), Fausto Coppi: all this (and much more) is part of this intense 4-day experience, between the vineyards of the area of Novi, the gently rolling hills, and Ligurian Apennines.

Accommdation: Hotel 

Day 1 | Novi Ligure

0 km, 0 m  

Afternoon, accommodation and introductory briefing by our guide.

Visit to the centre of Novi Ligure.

 

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

43 km

This bike tour is the perfect meeting between two bordering lands: Piedmont and the Old Republic of Genoa, which can still be enjoyed through the food, traditions, culture and language typical of this territory, where the hill gradually leaves room to the first signs of the Ligurian/Piedmontese Apennines. Authentic jewels, like the village of Gavi (awarded the Orange Flag by Touring) with its imposing Genoese fort and the enchanting town of Voltaggio with its strong Ligurian features and beautiful former Capuchin friar convent, are the added value of this fantastic itinerary.

Tastes and visit to the amaretti production factory, where you can try your hand at baking them, sipping some excellent spumante.

Day 3 | On the roads of Fausto Coppi. Villages and towns crossed: 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 village, those streets where, since he was a boy, he studied as a “Campionissimo” (champion) and that today can be travelled to their destination, his birthplace in Castellania. His house (visit) has become a museum which preserves the most intimate and private aspect of the Campionissimo. To cycle along Fausto’s roads also means getting to know the beautiful Tortona hills close up, with their tiny villages that have kept their rural and genuine appearance of this part of Piedmont!

Wine tasting in the winery of Marina Coppi, managed by Fauto’s grandson.

Visit to the Museum of the Campionissmi.

Taste the classical farinata (chickpea flatbread) and a glass of wine in Novi.

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

30 km

This delightful cycle tour travels the hills of Gavi in the heart of the area that produces the white Cortese Gavi wine. This itinerary offers the possibility to get to know the territory’s thousand-year-old history thanks to the multiple castles and manor houses that dot this part of Monferrato. The surrounding hills embraced by the Ligurian Apennines offer different and breathtaking views.

The stay finishes late morning.

Price

720.00 €

 

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

Info

Level of difficulty: elementary

 

AN E-BIKE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR

 

 

The price includes:

  • E-bike rental; cycle tour guide 
  • 3 nights in a hotel in twin room HB;
  • 2 packed lunches to eat along the route, 3 dinners;
  • mechanical assistance kit;
  • photos and videos along the routes and during the visits;
  • all access to attractions.

 

The price does not include:

  • beverages at meals;
  • everything not mentioned in the “price includes”.

 

The guide reserves the right to modify the itinerary according to weather conditions or if the safety of the group requires it.

 

We use these photos courtesy of ALEXALA - Local Tourist Agency of the province of Alessandria.

Max. number of participants: 8. Minimum number of participants: 4.

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