Monferrato, GranGiro Bike Tours
Discovering Monferrato; land of history , art and fine wines still far from mass tourism.
Duration 7 days / 6 nights
Tour Typology Self
Monferrato hills are not only adjacent to the Langhe and the Roero but they also share the morphological characteristics, the rich historical/cultural, the plentiness of vineyards and agricultural produce and the patronage of UNESCO. Charming small villages where time seems to stand still and many trattorias and family run cantinas (wine cellars) are waiting for you to enjoy pleasant and unique moments of relaxation, all in an environment that is still far from the consolidated tourist routes.
- Supply of GPS tracks and map for the itinerary
- Reservation of step accommodation in B&B and local “agriturismo”
- Inns with half board
- Step by step luggage transport
- Rent classic bike & e-bike
- Rent GPS navigator
Arrival in Casale Monferrato
Individual arrival in Casale Monferrato, accommodation in hotel and free evening out.
Welcome to Monferrato
Welcome to Monferrato, gentle ups and downs will accompany you through this land reach of charm. The road continues on the crest of the hills, going past vineyards and century old manor houses. You can look at 360° over beautiful hills and white top of the mountains on the backcloth. To those of you who are estimators of Bacchus we suggest the Regional Winery (Enoteca Regionale).
The secondary roads
Today, there are miles of secondary roads that will take you even deeper into this beautiful region. Ride along ridges covered with vineyards. The road appears to be a thread where the small pearls are ideally represented by the villages you go through. Each one with its castle/tower, each one with its small charming hamlets and panoramic belvederes that overlook the next destination.
Across the river
Slowly head south past the hills into the plain across the river Tanaro. The crops fields will intensify and the scenario will change, but the pleasure of cycling will not! The view stretches out to the large Alpine mountain range. From the Liguria to the Lombardy Alps there seems to be an impenetrable wall and in the best days they look as if you could almost reach them with a small detour!
Asti and its wines
Welcome to Asti. Known around the world for its wines - especially the Asti Spumante - every year in September it hosts one of the most important wine competitions in Italy, called the Douja d'Or. Take time to visit the old town and then head north where isolated roads will re-immerse you in the beautiful scenery of hills, vineyards and small villages dominated by medieval castles.
Food and relax
Today you can choose to relax and enjoy your day lounging, taking a walk through the vineyards or visiting the wineries in Moncalvo and vicinity. If you want to get on your bike we suggest a tour that will take you to the Sanctuary of Crea, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
The sea of hills
Last day on the road! We return to Casale through the rolling "sea of hills" of the Monferrato. A short but steep climb will take us up to one of the most impressive and beautiful castles in all of Piedmont. A last effort will make us gain the right altitude to then gently descend to our final destination.
Monferrato - GranGiro Bike Tours