Cycling to discover the region - Cycling in Mendrisiotto to discover its traditions, places and flavours.
A beautiful bike tour among cultural places, grottoes, vineyards, lake and mountains. The route will allow you to discover food and wine delicacies of the region and to live authentic "momò" experiences.
The starting point is the Baumgartner Gallery, an excellent exhibition of private and model collections of various kinds, here you will meet our guide who will give you your flaming red bicycle!
Your first stop is a light breakfast and a dip in one of the funniest traditional games, bowls. Once back in the saddle of your bike you will continue to Brusino Arsizio where you will take the cable car that will take you to the top of Monte San Giorgio where you will enjoy a splendid view of Lake Ceresio while you enjoy a delicious aperitif from the panoramic terrace of the Hotel Serpiano.
You will continue your journey to the magnificent village of Meride surrounded by vineyards where you will delight your palate with a lunch of polenta and braised meat at the traditional Grotto Fossati.
Finally you will head to your last stop, a winery in the region where you will end the day in beauty with a toast!
Starting point: Baumgartner Gallery, Via Stefano Franscini 24, 6850 Mendrisio
How to get there: The Baumgartner Gallery is easily accessible by train. Mendrisio railway station is just a few steps away. Alternatively you can reach it by car, there are parking spaces reserved for the museum (paying parking)
Dates: on request
Departure time: 09:00
Number of participants: min. 4 - max. 12 people
Distance: 25 km
Duration: all day, 09:00 - 17:30
Included: bicycle, helmet, guide, visit to the Baumgartner Gallery, breakfast, bowling match, cable car ride, aperitif at the Hotel Serpiano, lunch at the Grotto Fossati di Meride (polenta and stew, drinks not included), final toast at a wine cellar
What to bring: comfortable clothes, sports shoes, sunscreen, camera, identity document
Price: CHF 140.00 per person
Methods of payment: make the payment within one week from the date of the tour
Raiffeisen Bank Morbio-Vacallo
IBAN CH46 8029 0000 0024 6918 8 Bic/Swift RAIFCH22290
Ref. MendrisiottoTerroir - Bike'n'Discover + tour date
Reservation: +41 91 697 63 41 or [email protected], reservation is welcome two weeks in advance
In case of bad weather unfortunately the tour will be cancelled. You will be notified the day before and refunded as soon as possible.
- TYPICAL PRODUCTS Wine
- WINE AND CELLARS Wine cellars , Tasting sessions