Franciacorta and Lake Iseo

Divine Franciacorta

SLOW GUIDED BIKE HOLIDAY IN SMALL GROUP

From 365 €/person
28–30 May • 23–25 July 2021 Max. 50 km/day

Rolling vineyards, castles and a lake among the mountains

Weekend in Franciacorta, the gentle hilly area between Lake Iseo and the city of Brescia. We base ourselves in a farmhouse near Lake Iseo and set out to discover the region, among castles, ancient abbeys, prestigious cellars and historic villas. The first day we ride in the easternmost Franciacorta, an area dotted with castles and small villages, ending with a short walk immersed in the nature of the Sebino peat bogs. The second day includes the exploration of the western sector of Franciacorta: after visiting the town of Rovato, we skirt the slopes of the verdant Monte Orfano until we reach the coast of Lake Iseo. Everything is enhanced by a tasting of Franciacorta, the most famous classic method in Italy.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • The gentle hills of Franciacorta
  • Torbiere del Sebino: a dip in nature
  • Lake Iseo, with the mountains all around
  • the Quistini Castle and its roses
Book with confidence

Cancellation insurance is included in the price!

We care about safety

Bikes are sanitized, and guarantee social distancing.

Need a bike?

Hybrid, gravel or e-bike: choose your way.

Program

Individual arrival in Franciacorta.

Bike fitting (if rental included).

Dinner and overnight at Cascina Clarabella.

After having pedaled on the fascinating white roads we go up slightly in altitude to reach the heart of Franciacorta. We find ourselves surrounded by the countryside planted with vines and corn, an area dotted with medieval villages and castles. We make a brief stop at the Olivetana Abbey of San Nicola, then we pass the castles of Passirano, Paderno and Bornato. On our way back to the farmhouse we stop at a prestigious winery to taste the wines of Franciacorta. The day ends with a walk through the paths surrounded by the water of the Sebino peat bogs, where nature reigns untouched.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Cascina Clarabella.

We leave our farmhouse and cycle through the country roads of Franciacorta, often flanked by cypresses and surrounded by vineyards. We cross prestigious wineries, historic villas and old farmhouses up to Rovato, a small town built on the slopes of Monte Orfano. We visit the Quistini Castle, a 16th century mansion that houses a collection of over 1,500 varieties of roses: in May, flowering will give an explosion of colors.

The route runs alongside the verdant Monte Orfano, crosses the village of Adro and then heads towards Lake Iseo following the Oglio river. The return to the farm follows the coast of Lake Iseo, with great views of the high mountains that are reflected in the blue waters of the lake.

Price and information

Divine Franciacorta (Travel Package, 3 days, 2 nights, 2 days by bike)

365,00 € Accommodation in Double room

413,00 € Accommodation in Single room

Included costs of insurance and booking handling: 15,00 € /person

Deposit 60,00 €

To book, pay deposit and extras online. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure (we’ll send you a link after your online booking).

6–14 people

• 2 nights with breakfast at Cascina Clarabella farmhouse
• 1 dinner at the hotel, 3-course menu, including water, glass of wine and coffee
• 1 dinner at a typical restaurant, 3-course menu, including water, glass of wine and coffee
• City taxes
• 2 cycling routes
• 1 tour leader by bike
• Guided visit of the Quistini Castle
• Visit of the Sebino Torbiere Nature Reserve
• 1 Franciacorta wine tasting (3 glasses)
• Medical and luggage insurance
• CANCELLATION INSURANCE (read all details)

– Bike rental (see extra)
– 2 Lunches
– Anything not listed among the included services

+ 40.00 € /person For 2 days of hybrid bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered and collected at the Hotel

+ 65.00 € /person For 2 days of Kalkhoff e-bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered and collected at the Hotel

Booking

  • 28–30 May 2021 (Book before April 28th)
  • 23–25 July 2021 (Book before June 23rd)
  1. Check all documents of the travel contract.
  2. Book online up to 30 days before departure: you pay the deposit (about 20% of the cost of the tour) and the extras.
  3. We’ll send you a link for the payment of the balance. 
  4. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure. In this moment we activate the cancellation insurance.
  5. All done, get ready for your Holidays! 🙂

…Are you late and you want to book? Give us a call!

You might be worried about the actual safety conditions linked with Covid-19. We defined special cancellation policies for 2021 and included the cancellation insurance in our travel packages, read here.

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