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Cycling in Mendrisiotto to discover wine!

We suggest you to discover the region of Ticino with the most vineyards through cycling: the Mendrisiotto!

The starting point of your experience is located by the head office of Mendrisiottoterroir in Balerna. Here you are going to meet your guide who’s going to accompany you during the entire trip. Moreover, you are going to receive from him a bike and a helmet.

Scheduled excursions from June to October: 27.06, 25.07, 29.08, 19.09, 03.10

Possibility of private excursions for a minimum of 4 people.

Ready, Start, Go!

The Tour

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 prepared with many regional products!

Useful information

  • Starting poin: Mendrisiottoterroir c/o Borgovecchio SA, Via Sottobisio 5, 6828 Balerna
  • Starting Time: 14:45
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Price: CHF 95 per person, prepayment is required.
  • Included: bike, helmet, guide, visit of 2 cellars, tasting of 6 wines of the region, aperitif with typical products of Mendrisiotto
  • In case of bad weather the tour will be cancelled. You will be notified the day before and refunded as soon as possible.