Cycling among the rice fields in Monferrato and Lomellina

19/04/2019 - 31/12/2020



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Day 1

Arrival at an ancient 19th century residence transformed into a charming hotel that welcomes its guests with all the charm of a fairy tale. There is a magnificent terrace overlooking the hills of Monferrato and the Alps, with an outdoor swimming pool and a delightful garden that offers infinite shades of colors. The location has retained its original structural features with frescoed vaulted ceilings, wooden beams, terracotta floors, stone staircases and fireplaces that coexist in perfect harmony with contemporary design elements.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight stay.

 

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Lucedio, nearby the hotel. The Abbey of Lucedio was founded in 1123 by the Cistercian monks who reclaimed the territory by introducing rice cultivation, for the first time in Italy, at the beginning of the 15th century. The guided tour includes the Sala dei Conversi, the Sala Capitolare, the Chiostro, the Refettorio and the Galleria. Moreover, at the Azienda Agricola of Lucedio guests can learn all the different stages of cultivation and production of rice.

Lunch at leisure.

In the afternoon, visit to a fascinating historical wine cellar and its Infernot, an underground room hand carved into the stone,that contains the family’s private collection that counts about 700 bottles from all over Italy.

The winery is located within a location that can be defined as a small village widespread in an elegant and refined setting.

At the end of the visit, tasting of the winery’s wines.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight stay.

 

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel and departure by bike for an excursion along the Po river. The cycle path consists of a main path that winds along the left bank of the Po river and rich secondary routes that allow you to reach places of great historical and natural interest both, on the plain and on the right bank, in an area rich in history, from the Rocca of Verrua Savoia up to the borders of the Lomellina.

In Casale Monferrato, the main cycle path leads to the right bank, where you can gradually discover the most natural and wild side of the Po. Along the way there are panels for in-depth study and understanding of the landscape.

Lunch at leisure.

In the afternoon, relaxing massage at the hotel.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight stay.

 

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the Safari Frog.

The experience begins with a short tour where guests will learn about the day-to-day operation of the rice farm: the rooms where the Mondine, women that used to work in the rice fields, used to stay, the old barn, the rice dryer and the silos.

Afterwards, departure by wagon for the Safari, a ride through the fields to the church of the Madonna del Tabalino, which has a curious and ancient legend.

At the end of the tour, free time in the farmyard and aperitif with samples of local products.

Lunch at leisure.

In the afternoon, ayurvetic massage called COCCOLE DI RISO. 

Rice’s properties were well known in ancient times and in Japan, and have become a part of the geisha’s beauty rituals.

Dinner at leisure.

Overnight stay.

 

Day 5

Breakfast and check out.

Price

Participation fee: minimum 2 people from Euro 520 per person Net quotations on request for operators only
 

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The price includes:

 

·      4 nights in a double room with breakfast

·      2 dinners at the hotel, 4 courses (beverages not included)

·      1 guided tour of the Abbazia di Lucedio

·      1 tour and tasting in the cellar

·      1 bike excursion along the Po river

·      1 Safari frog with aperitif

·      1 relaxing massage

·      1 ayurvetic massage

 

The price includes:

 

  • Transfer, bike rental, possible tourist tax, extras and all that is not included under “the price includes"

 

 

Curated by:

 

Consorzio Operatori Turistici Asti e Monferrato - Sistema Monferrato & StileDivino Italy

Information and contacts

Link
http://www.sistemamonferrato.it