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This splendid e-bike tour among the prestigious Monferrato vineyards will allow you to discover, without too much effort, the most beautiful villages and landscapes in the area. It is a circular route that starts and ends in Nizza Monferrato and allows you to admire the splendid landscapes of vineyards of Barbera and Nizza docg. How to visit Nizza Monferrato: Nice is the most important agricultural and commercial center located in the heart of Monferrato area, one of the most famous Italian places of wine production in the world, especially as regards red wines. UNESCO World Heritage Site for its landscape assets and for the Barbera and Nizza DOCG wines, it is the most important center of the province and of the Belbo Valley. In Nice it is worth taking a stroll through the streets of the center and stopping to admire the Campanon tower, in the town square, the oldest civic tower in the city, incorporated into the Town Hall. The historic center is beautiful, full of typical bars and restaurants where you can taste the specialties of Nicese and Piedmontese cuisine based on Cardo Gobbo, a renowned local product. There will certainly be the possibility of some amazing tasting of red wine at the Regional Winery of Nice, located near the splendid Palazzo Crova, an admirable example of an 18th century noble town residence. At the end of the tour, the more "daring" will be able to reach the Church of Madonna della Neve, one of the highest points in the town. It can be reached via a very steep climb but the view over the city and the surrounding municipalities is certainly worth the effort. Castel Boglione and Castel Rocchero In Castel Boglione and Castel Rocchero you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes that perfectly embody the concept of Monferrato. These hills, shaped by the constant and incessant work of winemakers, became a UNESCO heritage site in 2014 and are recognized and admired all over the world. Don't forget to taste the prestigious wines of "La Torre" winery in Castel Rocchero, one of the stops on our tour. Here you will have a wide choice in tasting fine wines typical of the area. How to visit Castelletto Molina After the La Torre di Castel Rocchero’s Winery you will reach the charming town of Castelletto Molina, famous for its Medieval Castle characterized by high defensive walls and five towers used for defense and as ancient prisons. The track will allow you to go around the Castle to admire it in all its beauty. Also characteristic is the Museum of Agricultural Arts, at the entrance to the town. If you are hungry, do not miss a stop at the Trattoria da Nello e Lina, whose typical dishes will brighten your day. How to visit Fontanile Continuing along secondary roads, we will arrive in the characteristic village of Fontanile, famous for its wines, the Murales, but above all for its mammoth Church of San Giovanni Battista, whose dome, designed by the engineer architect Francesco Gualandi, stands out in the center of the village dominating the whole surrounding landscape. Do not miss a visit to this characteristic monument whose dome is the highest in the province of Asti! From here you can continue towards Mombaruzzo enjoying a stop at the Giant Bench of Fontanile, located in a splendid panoramic position. The return: Mombaruzzo Stazione, Casalotto After the Big Bench you can consider a stop at the “da Erminio” restaurant in Mombaruzzo Stazione for a short refreshment on the way back. The route will then continue until it touches the Municipality of Casalotto. From here, turning towards Fontanile, you can once again admire the dome of its “cathedral” dominating the whole surrounding landscape. In Casalotto it is certainly worth making a detour to the “Berta Distilleries”, a prestigious company of grappas and spirits. Here you cannot miss a taste of the amazing Grappa alle Rose, the real highlight of their production. Resuming the route towards Nizza Monferrato, you will use your electric bikes for the last climbs immersed in landscapes of vineyards as far as the eye can see. A last long descent will accompany you gently to Nizza Monferrato and, after crossing the center, you will reach the end point of the tour.
Departure from Nizza Monferrato