Our bike tour offers a food and wine tasting experience in the precious setting of Castel Noarna just above Rovereto on the right of Adige, at 348m. The agricultural shop of the Zani family produces excellent wines of great quality and tenor. The particular climax and sun exposure of vine-groused terraces together with the quality of the soil rich in mineral elements make it possible to obtain high quality for these wines achieving aged and cured wines, as well as specific vines such as the famous Teroldego.
Great white wines that are produced using the optimum altitude for this type of grapes. Starting from Rovereto, we will take you to the right bank of the river Adige, passing through Borgo Sacco, a true enchanting river village. We will climb the castle slowly along vineyards and narrow streets, admiring the panorama of the city of Rovereto and the entire Vallagarina. Once at the castle, after a visit that will allow us to appreciate the architecture and interior works, we can eat in company. We will descend, returning from Borgo Sacco and along the Leno River.
“Our production philosophy has always been oriented towards the production of quality wine. Since 2007 we have approached biodynamic and organic certification with the aim of giving new value to our work. It was a fundamental discovery that led us to have a different relationship with the land we cultivate and with the vineyard. We have seen the ground revive and we have completely changed our attitude towards wine production. From a manager attitude, which tends to control everything that happens in the cellar, to a welcoming attitude, trying to understand the characteristics of grapes and wine, year after year and to support them. Our role is thus to guide and interpret. “(Source website: http://www.castelnoarna.com)
A castle, a story. Noarna Castle remains famous in the local history of Vallagarina as the seat of a controversial trial and the subsequent massacre of seven women accused of witchcraft. This is the terrible judgment issued then: “THE WITCHES SENTENCE OF CONVICTION OF 13 APRIL 1647: We Paride Madernino, Judge Delegate, we sentence and condemn DOMENICA CHEMELLI – LUCIA CAVADEN – DOMENICA GRAZIADEI – CATERINA FITOLA – GINEVRA CHEMOLA – ISABETTA and PAOLINA BRENTEGANI who at the hands of the Minister of Justice, to all over Giare, it is the place of this destined effect, that it is cut off from the bust, so that they die and their souls separate themselves from the bodies; And also the corpses of those crumbling and its relics in those jewels buried for example by others. ” The following day, April 14, 1647, in Giare, the sentence was executed by the lord Ludovico Oberdorfer of Meran: decapitation and subsequent sending to the stake, to which all the community had to attend, and pay a fine of 25 ducats per person.
Moderate the climb that leads to the castle for those who have “muscular” and non-electric bicycles. Technically but still requires a minimum of conduction capacity.
Meeting point & tour departure (c/o NuValley Rovereto Point):
START: h. 9.00 AM – Via Campagnole, 44 – 38068 Rovereto (TN) – ITALIA
END: h. 17.00 PM – Via Campagnole, 44 – 38068 Rovereto (TN) – ITALIA
GPS coordinates: 45°53’17.07″N | 11° 2’2.05″E
Nuvalley Shuttle Service to/from Rovereto (c/o Nuvalley Torbole Point):
DEPARTURE: h. 8.30 AM -Via Matteotti, 76 – 38069 Torbole s/Garda (TN) – ITALIA
ARRIVAL: h. 17.30 PM – Via Matteotti, 76 – 38069 Torbole s/Garda (TN) – ITALIA
GPS coordinates: 45°52’15.51″N | 10°52’33.71″E
CASCO, OCCHIALI, ZAINO