TREISO – BARBARESCO
You start from Treiso, in the heart of the Barbaresco area: a holiday town 19th century nobles to escape the heat of the lower Alba. Place of partisan strife, defined by the novelist Beppe Fenoglio “a country to live in peace”. Here the hills, exposed to cold and even sea winds, produce more nervous and subtle wines, which can become rustic or elegant, influenced by the vintage and by the abilities of the winemakers.
After about 10 minutes of cycling towards Cappelletto, you can make a small detour to visit, on the right, the panoramic point of the Rocche dei Sette Fratelli.
Returning to the main road, continue for another 2 km to Cappelletto, ascending further up to Mompiano. At the intersection of the provincial road (SP) 230 and 265 you finally reach the end of the climb, at the highest point of the route, the equipped Donna di Langa area with its 620 meters of height. Here the breathtaking view of the Langhe and its vineyards certainly worth a stop.
Continuing on the road for another 2 km, you will come across the tiny and lovely chapel ‘’Nostra Signora del Deserto’’ (Our Lady of the Desert), before the Pilone Chiarle. The area is rich in hazel groves, from which derives the particular “tonda gentile” hazelnut from Piedmont.
After Località Verna, you reach Mango, land of Moscato and other wines, visiting the “Moscato nel Castello Regional Wine Cellar”, you can find exceptional varieties, including the ‘’Insolito’’ (Unusual) which takes its name from the union of Moscato and Favorita grapes . Riding for a few more minutes you arrive in Garassino, home of the historic Miroglio group, which has always been a landmark for high quality Piedmontese fabrics, and today an innovator in the wine sector too, with the famous Cru Barbaresco Garassino D.O.C.G.
In Coazzolo, nature joins art in an unusual and singular way: nestled in the vineyards you can see the evocative chapel of the Beata Maria Vergine del Carmine, with the façade painted by Tremlett in 2017, characterized by warm and bright colors that stand out, merging at the same time, in the surrounding hilly environment.
A little further on you can literally climb on the Gigantic Blue Bench (Panchina Gigante Blu) created by Chris Bangle, where, sitting down, you have the feeling of being a child again.
3 km after Coazzolo there is Neive. The name dates back to the gens naevia, which during Roman times possessed these territories. Home to noble families, today rich in ancient dwellings brought to light and transformed into wine farms or cellars, such as the splendid wine cellar of the castle of Neive erected by the Count of Castelborgo in the 1700s.
Last stop Barbaresco, renowned for the D.O.C.G wine with its orange reflections, known all over the world for the peculiarities that it can obtain only maturing in the neighboring terroir. There are many typical dishes to accompany it: from truffle ravioli to castelmagno risotto and hazelnuts. For your stop, try the Rabaya or Antinè restaurant, or, if you prefer, enjoy the aperitif at Carlo Boffa, a must among the inhabitants of the area.
Resting your eyes on the breathtaking view among the hills and the wineyards of The Langhe and lost yourself in wine, art and nature
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