A walk through the Biellese vineyards
The travel day by day
08.30 – Morning group meeting with all participants in Vigliano Biellese and beginning of the journey with a trip to the Castle of Montecavallo, erected by Filiberto Avogadro in 1830; today a renowned winery in the district of Biella.
It’s vineyards extend for a few hectares on the hillside in Vigliano; a rich soil with high levels of “ferretto” create a specific and unique terroir that lead to Nebbiolo. The walk along the hill continues reaching Ronco Biellese and, from there, a gentle downhill hike towards Valdengo sets an end to the morning.
Lunch picnic at Villa Era.
Once an ancient rural agglomeration of single dwellings, Villa Era had been restored and transformed into an elegant residence at the end of the nineteenth century. The vineyard dates back several centuries old and the homonymous wine is produced from the grapes harvested today.
Our itinerary continues in the direction of Quaregna, a town that dates back to the sixth century and was home to Amedeo Avogadro, the famous scientist. From there to Castellengo, a small town renowned for its vineyards and wineries, followed by an afternoon break accompanied with local delicacies (merenda sinoira) in Cascina Preziosa. This winery hosts three hectares of land enriched by ancient seabed remains, which are also the secret leading to the final quality found in traditional vines such as Nebbiolo, Barbera and Vespolina; all elegant and among the finest of italian wines, appreciated all over the world.
Late afternoon shuttle bus transfer from Castellengo to Vigliano Biellese.
Greetings and departures.
Length: 25 km – Overall difference in elevation: 300 m
This programme may be subject to change, both before and during the trip, depending on weather conditions, national holidays, personal needs of the travelers and of the hosts.
Necessary equipment: hiking shoes/boots, 1 liter thermos flask, rain jacket or poncho, 20/30 liter hiking backpack, full brim hat, sunscreen, personal effects.
The tour will be lead by an environmental hiking guide and ViaggieMiraggi staff member who will introduce travellers to landscape, flora and fauna, history, culinary aspects and local folklore encouraging interest and engagement.
Level of difficulty
All year round.
Prices available upon request.
What is included:
- hiking guide fee
- merenda sinoira at Cascina Preziosa
- insurance of the law
- our assistance
What is not included:
- other meals and drinks
- personal expenses, extras and anything not expressly mentioned
All quotations are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
The minimum number of participants required to complete the trip is 20 people. Travellers will be informed 15 days prior to departure, in order to confirm.
For registration terms and conditions please consult the following website: Come viaggiamo – italy.viaggiemiraggi.org
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