MTB Challenge #4: Three historical excursions in Piedmont – from 350€


First excursion – The legend of Erbaluce

55 km / Difference in height 600mt. A bicycle tour to discover the secret life of the vines that produce the precious Erbaluce, the wine that since 1600 has been synonymous with Canavese excellence, in the north west of Piedmont on the border with the Aosta Valley. The tour winds its way through the gentle hills where the legend of Erbaluce was born, roads with little traffic that run along some lakes in the area, such as Lake Candia. During the Tour we will lap the Castle of Agliè (whose construction dates back to the XII century) and we could visit Villa Meleto, Guido Gozzano’s summer residence (belonging to the literary movement of crepuscularism).

Second excursion – Channel stories

30 km / difference in altitude 200 mt. This tour, which takes place mainly along dirt roads, starts along the Naviglio d’Ivrea, born in the middle of 1400 to connect the city of Ivrea to that of Vercelli and fundamental tool for the supply of water for rice paddies. In the course of the route you will cross the Depretis Canal: it was born at the end of 1700 with the same purpose of providing water to the rice fields. The tour ends where the Cavour Canal is born, in Chivasso from the Po river bed, 83 km long canal that goes as far as the distant Ticino. The stop in Chivasso is an opportunity to taste the ancient “Nocciolini di Chivasso” of Pasticceria Bonfanti in conjunction with the Passito di Caluso Sulè of Cantina Orsolani, two excellences of Canavese.

Third excursion – The White Churches of the year 1000

30 km / difference in altitude 330 mt. A ride through vineyards, ancient lime trees, ancient tuff and coppi villages, to discover the splendid hilly panoramas of Monferrato where thousand-year-old parish churches are kept, almost small “pagan” temples dedicated to the saints who protected the fragile peasant economy. The deconsecrated late Romanesque church of San Pietro in the central square of the small village of Olivola, is the starting point of this tour in the Monferrato hills, which offers panoramas and glimpses of rare beauty all year round, but which become magical in the early hours of the day and late afternoon, when we approach dusk.

This offer includes

4 nights with rich breakfast
4 3-course dinners of your choice from our menu (drinks not included)
3 packed lunches: 2 sandwiches, 1 water, 1 fruit
After bike drink and snack
Free entrance to the outdoor swimming pool
1 tasting of wines of our production

Price per person in double room: 350.00€ (drink for dinner not included)

The price does not include the shuttle and guide service which costs € 150 per day (min. 1 pax – max. 15 pax)

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