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The city of Casale, the Sacred Mountain of Crea, the Monferrato hills and the great wines of Piedmont: savor an unspoilt and fascinating corner of Piedmont on the saddle of your bike and on board of a raft along the longest river in Italy!
HILLS, WINES, RIVER PO ON A RAFT AND YOUR BIKE!
With the patronage of Parco fluviale del Po e dell’Orba: visit their website or their Facebook page!
Come and discover the treasures of the hills of Monferrato inside the Park of Po and Orba Rivers and its series of different environments harmoniously linked by the watercourse: its two dominating elements, hills and rice-fields, offering sceneries of rare beauty and serenity. The Sacro Monte di Crea, and, between beautiful landscapes, castles, ancient villages, unique artisans of gastronomy and restaurants, its fine wine, entrusted to his native grape varieties: Barbera, Grignolino, Freisa, Ruché, Malvasia di Casorzo.
From the hills you can admire the impressive appearance of the landscape crossed by the meandering path of the river Po, you will explore the river on a raft and then take your bike to the finish line in Casale.
And Casale Monferrato, the ancient capital of Monferrato, one of the most interesting art cities of Piedmont.
It has been called "the baroque city" for many palaces and churches, with their fine interior, renovated in that architecture season, but Casale has attractions belonging to every age and every religion, as his Synagogue, built in 1595 inside the inner Jewish city district and now Italian National Monument.
In contrast to the unadorned exterior, the interior of the synagogue is richly decorated with paintings and gilded stucco,
retaining the original baroque furniture.
Take advantage and also taste the typical cookies of Casale, the "krumiri" accompanied by local wines.
And all around, the charm of the ancient villages, the churches in the vineyards, the cellars and the infernot. To the west, the Valle Cerrina and Moncalvese, including wild woods and truffle fairs, to the east, Valenza, world capital of the art of the goldsmith and jeweler, home of the Park of River Po, a secluded area where being in contact with the nature and the river.
PROGRAM 2 NIGHTS/ 3 DAYS.
Day 1: meeting at 10:00 in Casale, in front of the Park of Po and Orba Rivers headquarters, where you will find your bike, in case you would like to rent it. You will meet your Nature & Biking Guide who will assist you all the way and will show you the program of the tour. A van will then collect your luggage that you will find every night in your hotel / agritourism. The morning is dedicated to a guided tour by bike of Casale’s center city, its Cathedral, the Synagogue. Stop and wine tasting at the Enoteca del Monferrato and at a local producer of typical Casale biscuits, krumiri. After the visit, transfer to a nearby agritourism for a quiet lunch enjoying the famous Piedmontese cuisine. Your journey will then continue along the magnificent hills of Monferrato, from one village to another, including castles, villages and vineyards, up to Camino, where you will stay at a local agritourism. Featuring a swimming pool, you can relax after the ride and before dinner. Overnight stay in double room.
Day 2: morning dedicated to a complete relax at the inside SPA, after that the tasting and tour of the winery and the vineyards of the estate. Lunch and meeting with your guide to continue the tour. Afternoon dedicated to the discovery, with your bike, of the rolling hills of Monferrato, its beauties and its villages rich in history and tradition. Arrival in Gabiano, beautiful village with its Castle watching hit. Check-in at a local agritourism with swimming pool for a relaxing and refreshing bath. Dinner and overnight stay in double room at the agritourism.
Day 3: After breakfast, the ride continues, accompanied by your guide, to the boarding point for your will raft down the river Po. At the landing your bikes will be waiting for you. Stop for lunch at a restaurant / agritourism along the way and arriving at Casale in the early afternoon. End of the tour.
Included: 2 half board in double room, 3 full day naturalistic guide, 1 half day guided tour of Casale, 3 days presence of a emergency and luggage transport van, 3 lunches, 3 wine and local products tasting, half day rafting (briefing and equipment from the rafting Center).
Not included: extras, bike rental, bus transfers, anything not mentioned in "the price includes"
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