Bioexperience between Piedmont and Liguria

Discovering the Langa Astigiana, the Albenga area and some farms and agritourisms  that have made organic production their distinctive trademark.

DAY 1: MONFERRATO

– Check-in at a Bio Agriturismo, located in the Monferrato area, in Cessole, which offers harmony, good food and outdoor life in close contact with nature in a familiar and comfortable atmosphere.

– Free afternoon to discover the most fascinating places in the area. We recommend, for example, a visit to the Church of Santa Maria del Castello in Cessole, which is actually made up of two churches, one on top of the other, or, about fifteen kilometres away, to the Giulio Monteverde plaster casts gallery in Bistagno, a fascinating museum that preserves original plaster casts of the artist who worked so much in Liguria and whose original sculptural works can be visited, for example, at the monumental cemetery in Staglieno.

– Return to the farmhouse and visit to the internal wine cellar to discover the path behind the world of organic wine-growing.

– At the end of the visit, guided tasting of the wines produced.

– Free dinner and overnight stay.

 

DAY 2: MONFERRATO

– Breakfast on the farm.

– A day dedicated to herbs, to experience all the benefits of using them.

– The morning begins with a guided walk to discover the herbs and flowers of the area. At the end of the walk, a stop at a historic herbalist’s shop where you can find a wide variety of ancient herbs and natural remedies and where an aromatic and beneficial bitter was invented that has become a true elixir of herbs typical of the Piedmont hills.

– At the end, wild light lunch in the farmhouse based on the herbs gathered during the walk.

– In the afternoon, facial skin care workshop: all the stages of skin care, from cleansing to final moisturising, using natural ingredients. The workshop is divided into three different phases: explanation, preparation and application. At the end of the course, guests will be given the opportunity to take home the mask and face cream they have prepared.

– Free dinner and overnight stay.

 

DAY 3: SASSELLO and ALBENGA

– Breakfast at the farmhouse and checkout

– Transfer by your own vehicle to Sassello, free visit of the village and lunch based on typical products at the Beigua Docks.

– Transfer to Bastia d’Albenga and arrival at Agriturismo Bio. For generations the owners have preserved the land they own by cultivating the area’s agricultural products. Here they cultivate aromatic herbs, vineyards and olive groves. Visit to the vineyards with full wine tasting (Rosè, Vermentino, Pigato “Marenè” and “Bon in da Bon”, Rossese and Granaccia) and visit to the winery.

– Free dinner and overnight stay in a farmhouse.

 

DAY 4: BIOVIO and DURIN

– Breakfast at the farmhouse.

– Transfer by own vehicle to Ortovero to visit another wine producer and its “heroic vineyards”. The winery you will visit produces wines that are defined as “extreme” because of the conditions in which they are produced: the company’s vines grow in impervious areas. And it is in these small plots of land, wrested from the earth thanks to man’s tenacity and sweat, that Durin’s wines are born. Excursion in 4×4.

– Transfer to Albenga for a free visit of the village.

– Free dinner and overnight stay in a farmhouse.

 

DAY 5

– Breakfast at the farmhouse and check out.

– Transfer to Zuccarello and Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena for a free visit. Both these splendid villages, located inland from Albenga, are listed among the “Most beautiful villages in Italy”, a stop is a must!

 

Price: from 577 euro per person (minimum 2)

The price includes:

  • 2 nights in an Agriturismo in Albenga
  • Lunch at Beigua Docks
  • Biovio: full tasting, visit to the winery and visit to the vineyards
  • Durin: visit to the heroic vineyards in 4×4
  • 2 nights in double room with breakfast in a Monferrato Agritourism
  • 1 visit and wine tasting in an Agritourism
  • lesson on herbs
  • wild light lunch (wine not included)
  • workshop to make creams

The package does not include:

  • Transfer from and to the place of origin and daily transfers
  • Eventual tourist tax, extras and everything not mentioned under “the fee includes”