Starting from Rovereto and following the Adige River along the Sole Cycle path, you will come to a magical and impressive place: Castel Pietra. This bike wine tour has a very special and characteristic location, we believe almost unique in its kind in Vallagarina. A castle built at a very strategic point in the valley, where the Adige River naturally closed the possible passage of enemy troops and armaments northwards. The castle
A majestic fortress at the foot of the huge ancient avalanche that overlooks the town of Calliano. An orographic location that physically divides the north from the south, but in fact an invisible and intangible cascade between two worlds: the Saxon north and the Mediterranean south. Here is a very subtle line that still dictates two very different cultures: in dialects, in uses and in customs, diversity originating from the populations and the governments that have succeeded and settled in these areas. French, Piedmont, Venetian, Italian, in fact, on the one hand, and northern, Tyrolean and South Tyrolean peoples with local jurisdictions, Prince Bishop, on the other. Here, fierce battles have fought for the conquest of the territory. Before the Venetians, then Napoleon with his troops, the First World War with the Front between the Italian and Habsburg … Today, this Castle is a symbol of two very different cultures that mix together, making the local cultural landscape, lifestyle and the character of the people much more rich and varied.
It is for all these reasons that, together with the excellent wines of this renowned Bertagnolli Farm, the owner of the Castle, one should never forget the history that helps to better understand the character and peculiarity of the place and leads to reflections that can help even today to unite even more this wonderful Europe. The Farm “Castel Pietra is a medieval corner where time has really stopped. Guided tours make the visitor immersed in an ancient environment built around the ancient 12th century tower. Recent restoration works have provided new paths to visit the fortress that only Napoleon managed to conquer. By leaving the unique style of the Castle unchanged, we have created and equipped environments that make it possible to organize events and events of any kind. ”
“Castel Pietra faces 23 hectares of countryside, which is the most unique and rare case in Trentino, making up a single agricultural block. Grapes, apples and horticultural products have always been cultivated on the farm, which in 2011 undertook the biological conversion path that will be fully completed this year. Today, the countryside is populated by wildlife such as hares, horses, hawks, foxes and roe deer. Numerous birds nest on apples and useful bugs have finally returned. (Source website: www.castelpietra.info)
Easy and relaxing path. Bicycle paths and some country pavers will be our terrain on which to pedal. Good physical fitness and discreet mastery of the medium are enough to live this tour.
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
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