In November 2016, the Monferrato won the most prestigious award in the sports field for a tourist destination, the European Community of Sport 2017.
With this goal Monferrato is recognized as an ideal destination for outdoor life, movement and tourism in freedom.
Tourist communities in this area are committed to making the Monferrato a destination of excellence recognized for sporting and inclusive, ethical and sustainable tourism.
For this purpose, the website http://www.monferratontour.it has been launched, it’s collects and promotes sporting experiences between taste, art, culture and entertainment.
Here is a taste of cycling tours in Monferrato that you will soon see in the new tourist section of the site of Villa Fiorita.
Villa Fiorita is an ideal starting point for several bike tours in our hills. Here you can find a selection of tours from your holiday home in Monferrato.
Since ancient times, the Francigena Via has been an important way of communication and pilgrimage, where cultural and commercial exchanges, circles of artistic influences and commercial activities occurred, linking different peoples for values and cultures.
The route, called “Via Francigena towards the sea”. Cities, villages and hills of the Monferrato “, 170 km long, starts from Turin and laids out in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria with a rich offer of cultural goods, food and wine breaks and parks. The section between Castello di Annone and Alessandria (37km) allows pleasant stops between medieval villages and castles, to end in the city of Alessandria, with its historic avenues now home to boutiques and local craft shops.
The ring cycle track allows a wonderful tour among the hills that give birth to Barbera, among the most renowned Piedmont wines. The trail laids out through vineyards, historic cellars and medieval villages.
An inebriating journey and charming one if you leave early in the morning, wrapped in the fog, and then see the sun on the first hill. The climbs are also practicable for beginners who have previously had some training.
The Rocchetta Tanaro Park Ring allows an immersion among spontaneous, original and biodiversity-rich woods. From the parking lot, descend towards the Rio Rabengo Valley, walk along the Tanaro River and walk down the valley to reach the large equipped area “Bigatti”, the lower part of the Park.
The Big Beech, the Polytechnic Didactic Center and the tourist trails in the park are some of the stages that you should not miss on this tour, just a few km from Villa Fiorita.
The Astesana Wine Route runs through Piedmont’s largest wine production area. 52 communes, 8 itineraries, passing through Asti, Canelli, Agliano, Nizza Monferrato and many other historic villages.
The various itineraries give you the opportunity to know all the wines of this corner of Piedmont that can be tasted by taking a step in one of the cellars that you meet along the way. Among the red wines of Astesana Route the Barbera d’Asti, the Dolcetto, the Freisa, the Grignolino. Among white wines are the Piedmont Chardonnay, the Cortese of Alto Monferrato and the Moscato d’Asti.
From Piazza Campo del Palio, along Corso Savona, through the Tanaro River. Then begins the Asti To Asti route, which crosses Torrazzo, Mongardino, the Sacred Mount of the Hill of Sant’Antonio, the panoramic Via Fredda, then returning to Asti. Ideal bike path, also for the beginners.
A cycling tour as much challenging as wonderful that Villa Fiorita proposes you. The starting point is Portacomaro’s square. The first destination is Castagnole Monferrato, then Asti, between hills, villages and Romanesque churches. Then you get to Montemagno, spectacular sight of the country.
4-5 km of road before arriving in Casorzo, which is achieved through a short but challenging climb. Then Grazzano and Moncalvo, to admire the UNESCO heritage. From the top of the Madonna dei Monti, a breathtaking 360 ° view across the Monferrato hills. Than continue and back to Portacomaro.