The Madernassa Resort is the starting point for discovering the surrounding area. We can hire you the legendary Vespa or a mountain bike to travel along the paths, on the plain and in the hills, which take through characteristic villages and hamlets. We can organize an afternoon at a riding stables or excursions on horseback, or a tour in a hot air balloon to admire the banks of the Tanaro river, the castles and the expanses of vineyards and orchards of the Langa and Roero. You can also have days out for trekking along the paths of varying degrees of difficulty, accompanied by an expert guide or exciting excursions into the woods with the “Trifulau”, or truffle hunter, and his dog in search of the precious white truffle of Alba. Visits to famous wine cellars, artisanal dairies and prestigious distilleries can be organised. For the more creative, activities and workshops can be organised to make your stay a unique and fun experience.

BIKE &
E-BIKE

Discover the environs pedalling along the paths of the UNESCO World Heritage site, up and down the hills travelling through typical villages and hamlets. With e-bikes the hills will no longer be an obstacle but pleasant and accessible for all. For the more sporty, mountain bikes and road bikes can be hired with information about the routes for everyone. Book whichever is most suitable for you!

THE LEGENDARY VESPA

A timeless icon, the most famous moped in the world. Hire the legendary Vespa for a tour of the Langhe. Book day trips or half-day trips with the possibility of visits to places of particular interest, tastings and a guide who can inform you about the beautiful surroundings in English, French or German.

TRUFFLE HUNTING

Renowned throughout the world, the tuber magnatum pico (white truffle of Alba) is a precious underground fungus which is only found in very few areas of Italy. One of these is the territory of the Langa, Roero and Monferrato. It is possible with the help of expert truffle hunters to participate in a simulated white truffle of Alba truffle hunt. A unique experience in the woods and hilltops of the Langa and Roero.

HOT AIR
BALLOON TRIPS

Experience the magic of flying in silence, swept by the wind to admire from above the banks of the Tanaro river, the castles and the expanses of vineyards and orchards of the Langa and Roero. Book a half day for a unique experience. Departure in the morning, throughout the year depending on weather conditions. An extraordinary adventure in the clouds.

ART AND CRAFTS

We organise visits to the refining and maturing workshops of the Piedmontese DOP cheeses, honey production and the Tonda Gentile Hazelnut of the Langhe to explore the flavours of our territory. History, art and culture will open before your eyes as you visit the WIMU-Wine Museum at the Castello di Barolo, the Corkscrew Museum in Barolo, the Castles of Grinzane Cavour, Mango, Roddi, Serralunga d’Alba, Magliano Alfieri and Govone, the Tower at Barbaresco, Alba with its medieval towers and numerous other local attractions.

TREKKING

You can dedicate days to trekking along the paths of varying degrees of difficulty to discover the places described by Beppe Fenoglio or Cesare Pavese. We can book for you an expert guide of the territory but also fascinating night walks with theatre productions, botanical and wildlife descriptions, stories in the moonlight, music and tastings. For all the routes a map is available and a GPS path with the points of major interest flagged up, routes, walking times, difficulty and much other useful information.

HORSE-RIDING
AND GOLF

The world of horse-riding is easily reached. A deep passion which binds the friendship between man and horse. Activities in the nearby horse-riding stables can be booked for beginners and for those with experience we can organise excursions with walks through the woods and the fields of the Roero.
Piedmont is also a golf loving region with over 15 clubs with 18 holes, some of the best in Italy, created in harmony with the landscape and which offer ideal courses for both experts and beginners.

VISITING THE WINE CELLARS

The Langhe, Roero and Monferrato regioni s without doubt one of the most famous areas in the world for the production of great wines. Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba and Barbera d’Asti are wines which are known and appreciated internationally. Therefore walks through the vineyards and guided visits to the wine cellars of the Langhe or the Roero cannot be missed; here you will be offered the possibility of exploring the different typical vines of the region, tastings and the most precious wines that can be bought.

WORKSHOP

The Madernassa Resort proposes booking activities to make your stay a useful and fun experience. Team building, fashion shows and yoga courses in the park. Cookery courses to learn the secrets and new recipes or the use of wild herbs, with which our land is generous. Photography courses to learn how to capture the liveliness of the market in Alba, the hidden corners of the city of a “Hundred Towers”, the ancient castles which dominate our hilltops or the flora and fauna of the nearby nature parks. For fans of the world of cocktails, barman and bartending courses or even just fun brief sessions to learn how to prepare a favourite cocktail to surprise your friends when you return from your holiday.

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