Cycling in Mendrisiotto to discover wine.
We suggest you to discover the region of Ticino with the most vineyards: the Mendrisiotto!
The starting point of your experience is located by the seat of Mendrisiottoterroir in Balerna. Here you are going to meet our guide who’s going to accompany you during the entire trip. Moreover, you are going to receive from him give a bike and a helmet. Ready, Start, Go!
Your first stop includes a visit to a traditional winery in the region and wants to be an opportunity to know the wine-making process. Back on your bike, you continue pedaling between the vineyards of Mendrisiotto, a region that’s also often called "Tuscany of Switzerland". Are you thirsty? Our guide organizes for you the tasting of an excellent Merlot wine in the middle of a vineyard. Sheltered from the sun thanks to a beautiful pergola and with a breathtaking overview of the whole Mendrisiotto, you learn to recognize the smell and the taste of a high-quality glass of wine! After the stop, back on the saddle, following the guide that leads you around some vineyards, you reach again the starting point of your excursion. The great final is waiting for you: a tasting of different regional wines served with a rich aperitif offering many products of the region!
Starting point| Mendrisiottoterroir c/o Borgovecchio SA, Via Sottobisio 5, 6828 Balerna
How to get there| Borgovecchio SA is easily accessible by train. Balerna Train Station is only 300 meters away. Otherwise you can reach this place by car, there is a big space to park.
Dates | every last Saturday of the month from May to October: 26.5, 30.6, 28.7, 25.8, 29.9, 27.10
Starting Time | 14:45
Number of participants | max. 8 people - to ensure an experience boutique!
Distance | 5 km
Duration | 3 hours
Difficulty level | easy
Included on the price| bike, helmet, guide, visit of 2 cellars, tasting of 6 wines of the region, aperitif with typical products of Mendrisiotto.
THe necessary to take with you | comfortable clothes, sport shoes, sunscreen, camera.
Price | CHF 75 per person
Means of payment | CHF and EURO cash and credit cards.
For Booking | +41 91 697 63 41 or [email protected], the booking is welcome a week earlier.
On demand| it’s possible to do the tour outside the supposed dates and with a larger number of participants.
In case of bad weather the tour will be unfortunately cancelled. You will be notified the day before.