MTB - ONE WEEK OF PURE FUN
Cà San Sebastiano Wine Resort & Spa
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.
Fourth excursion – Rive Rosse
31 km / difference in altitude 908 mt. In a strip of the province of Biella, whose geological events give it this striking appearance: a part of the territory is hundreds of millions of years old and is made of granite, the other is the result of huge lava flows. Strong the presence of iron that makes these lands reddish, also in some parts you can find sandy areas, caused by erosion due to bad weather. Departure from the main square of Busnengo, up to the Canton Forte. With a little physical effort, you head towards the church of the Madonna degli Angeli and it is here that the land becomes redder and beautiful landscapes are encountered. Difficult but feasible climbs if you are a little trained will lead you to the top to admire the simple church. A series of alternative itineraries leave from here, for example you can reach the top of the hill not far away to enjoy a magnificent 360° panorama. Finally, you can return to the starting point, following steep and fun descents for those who love high speed, hand on the brakes for the other less daring. A look at the surrounding vineyards and then arrival at the starting point.
Fifth excursion – Viverone’s Sierra Morenica
Difficulty level: medium / difference in altitude 1454 mt. Tour that dates back to the morainic formation known as Serra d’Ivrea, starting from the characteristic Lake of Viverone and arriving up to the mountain refuge Alpe Cavanna at an altitude of 1470 meters. First part that alternates stretches of asphalt on secondary roads at stretches on comfortable and easy cart tracks with ups and downs characterized by modest slopes. Between the 12th and 18th km the itinerary develops on forest roads characterized by some decidedly more demanding passages, remaining however within the normal cycle path. Very beautiful and characteristic the central part near the town of Croce Serra, just outside the town of Andrate, by virtue of very fun and scenic single-tracks. From here starts a fast and not dangerous single track that, followed by a short stretch of asphalt and subsequent farm roads, brings back to the Lake of Viverone and then to the place of departure.
This offer include
6 nights with rich breakfast
5 3-course dinners of your choice from our menu (drinks not included)
4 packed lunches: 2 sandwiches, 1 water, 1 fruit
After bike drink and snack
Free entrance to the outdoor swimming pool
1 visit to our wine cellars and tasting (Sunday mornign)
The price does not include the shuttle and guide service which costs € 150 per day (min. 1 pax – max. 15 pax)
Bike rentalElectric mountain bike rental