From March to November
When
2 days and 1 night
How long
Outdoor, Wine & Food
Typology
Minimum 4 people
Partecipanti

Roero trails: a weekend between Guarene, Castellinaldo, Castagnito and Vezza.

If you are a couple or a small, close-knit group of friends and feel like “moving in beauty,” I propose these two formulas for discovering the Roero Trails.

Two different weekends of Walks in the Roero. Get away from the hustle and bustle for a couple of days and let the steps, one after the other, immerse you in nature. This particular area of Piedmont, northeast of Alba, will surprise you with the variety of its landscapes: small villages, forests, vineyards, hazel groves, and rugged fortresses.

FORMULA

Walks in the Roero - A weekend walk and taste

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SlowDays offers all tours and packages on demand, without a fixed date, and exclusively for your ‘group.’

The tour we describe is necessarily indicative of the experiences you will have. In the quotation phase, with the dates and number of participants, I can tell you about your tour in more detail. Just so you know, the addresses and names of the facilities will only be communicated after confirmation.

If you like our proposal, please ask us for availability for the best date and the number of participants. We will confirm everything within a few hours!

Weekend with two days of Walks in the Roero

FORMULA A - 155€ PER PERSON

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ROUTE DESCRIPTION “Roero trails around Guarene”: Guarene departure and arrival.

WHAT DOES THE FORMULA INCLUDE A

  • Map to follow on your cell phone. After downloading the APP, you can access a map designed for your route—about 9km of total beauty.
  • At the end of the walk (about three h very leisurely stroll), you can check in and rest before dinner.
  • Full dinner, Piedmontese menu, three wines included
  • The next day, a rich tasting and visit to the winery – Roero white and red wines for tasting.
Two days with two walks in the Roero. Stops in different villages of the Roero

FORMULA B - 165€ PER PERSON

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Two routes for two days of Walks in the Roero

WHAT DOES FORMULA B INCLUDE

  • Map to follow on your cell phone. After downloading the APP, you can access a map designed for your route: the first day, about 14km; the second day, 6km.
  • The first route, starting and returning to Castellinaldo, will take you to Guarene, where you will have a few refreshment stops (not included in the package)
  • Full dinner, Piedmontese menu, one bottle for every four people
  • Overnight stay in a small, scenic facility
  • The following day, a shorter walk, about 6km, ending at the winery
  • Light Lunch at the winery with three wines for tasting and accompanying cold dishes.

What to see in the Roero?

Certainly, the landscapes are more rugged, contrasting colors; we find vineyards and many orchards, woods, and Rocche.

The Roero area pleases because it allows for long walks in still virgin areasvirgin and offers passages in the woods where birds are the only sound.

Rock formations, the Rocche del Roero, occur in many areas, creating eventful vistas. The size of Sommariva Perno and Monteu Roero or that of Magliano and Castellinaldo: much of the Roero trails follow and cross the Rocche.

Its wines are no less impressive either, the excellent Roero wine with a beautiful ruby color and a robust and aromatic flavor. But whites such as Arneis and Favorita are perfect in this area.

In addition to wine, fruit is significant in the economy of the Roero area. Strawberries, Peaches, Plums, Pears….the Madernassa Pear, which is even PDO and has a SlowFood mention.

Some information about the villages you will encounter during the Roero Walks

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What to See in Guarene:

Guarene is part of the circuit of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages thanks to its heritage, which is well preserved, both from an urban and architectural point of view. In recent years, a very accord policy has enhanced and promoted the area. In the historic center, you find three buildings protected by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage: the church of the Santissima Annunziata, the Re Rebaudengo palace, and the castle of Guarene. In recent years, Guarene has also repeatedly proposed itself as a center for cultural events in the Roero and has hosted world-renowned artists several times. A beautiful open-air exhibition, with fixed or variable installations colors and, distinguishes the beginning of a walk overlooking the castle.

  • Guarene Castle: The Castle of Guarene is a magnificent manor dominating and watching over this small village. A spectacular park surrounds this majestic 18th-century building and is a testament to Baroque architecture. Today, it has become a 5* hotel frequented by celebrities who arrive discreetly.
  • Church of San Michele: This historic church is another jewel of Guarene. Dating back to the 13th century, it has an elegant facade and an interior richly decorated with sacred artwork.
  • Old Town: For a picturesque stroll, wander the streets of Guarene’s historic center. You will find ancient stone houses, quaint stores, and a pleasant traditional atmosphere.

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What to See in Castellinaldo:

In Formula B, the start and finish will be planned in Castellinaldo, in the upper and ancient part of the town.

  • St. Peter’s Church: St. Peter’s Church is an essential landmark in Castellinaldo. This sacred building has a charming facade and a remarkable interior with period frescoes.
  • Little Church San Servasio: sm,all isolated church with a magnificent view. Late Romanesque structure houses frescoes dating from 1581. It is almost always closed, but you may be lucky to find it open on particular days.

A little trivia: At the entrance to the village, you will see a sign that says Castellinaldo, the Village of Square Mouths. Why?

A genuinely unique competition is held here: the “Square Bowls Championship,” a tournament of square-shaped bowls that can be used for playing, taking advantage of the steep slopes of the village.

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Vezza d’Alba: what to see in this corner of Roero?

  • Castle Rock
    Here, you will find the ancient core of the village. You can only get there on foot. You will see what remains of the tower, the only part of the noble house of the Roero family.
  • Church of San Bernardino
    It dates back to the second half of the 1700s. It is known as the “Confraternita dei Battuti Bianchi.” It is a beautiful building that brings prestige to the village.
  • Madonna dei Boschi
    Here, you can find and admire a Gothic fresco. It depicts the Annunciation and is a painting dated around the 15th century.
  • Roero Natural History Museum
    This is the most important museum of its kind in the area. Created in the early 1980s, you will find two rooms dedicated to geology and nature. You will be able to understand the exceptional territory of the Roero
  • .The Educational Truffle House
    You can understand more here if you want to get information about truffles. In the woods, the truffle farm was created to allow you to discover the secrets of a king of cuisine, the truffle. Nearby, you will also find the artificial lake, with its lotus flowers—an elegant and colorful surprise during the summertime.

Walk and taste in the Roero

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5 star ratingExcellent tour of the Langhe. Claudia from Slowdays organised a week in Piemonte for my wife and myself during the truffle festival. She was most responsive to all our email requests and our various changes. We spent 2 months in Italy but Claudia helped make Piemonte a destination we will return to. A highlight was the truffle hunt with Charlie and his dog. It was an awesome morning trekking the hazelnut trees to watch him dig for truffles, a most engaging fellow. Claudia also organised all our accommodation, restaurants and drivers and everything went without a hitch. Our driver and guide for 2 days Gabrielle and he was absolutely amazing. We visited several wineries chosen by Claudia in the Barolo and Barbareso and they were the most passionate wine makers in most places that I've encountered. The lunches were great and because we most wineries and lunches were just the 2 of us. I cannot recommend Slowdays enough. It was organised exactly as we wanted it, tailored absolutely to us. Claudia also changed a departure time for us at short notice on a Sunday and that is service that you rarely receive any where. In conclusion, if you want a private guided tour from singles to groups of family or friends then this is the company to use. Claudia really did amaze me.
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Wedding Anniversary in Alba Claudia went out of her way to organize the ebike tour for my husband and I even though she was "closed" for logistics matters. It was a fantastic and breath taking experience cycling through the rolling hills of Langhe through La Morra and Barolo. The biking guide was friendly, attentive and made sure that we were "safe" every bit of the way. We also signed up for the truffle hunting tour. The truffle hunter was so passionate about his work. His dog Gigio even found a white and black truffle for us that day. Thanks to Claudia and her team, my husband and I enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
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