Sparkling Franciacorta

Self-Guided Tour - 7 Days / 6 Nights

Lombardy’s Lakes, in the north of Italy, are like sparkling jewels ringed by snowy peaks. The diamond in this cluster is the small region of Franciacorta, (pronounced Franchi – a –corta).
The area’s name is synonymous with the delicious sparkling wine that comes from there. Franciacorte wines challenge the real thing as they are produced based on the French style of champagne but without the price tag! When you walk in Franciacorta you immerse into the whole process of this unique wine. The climate is mild and the landscape gently contours. Trails skirt vineyards and small villages in the lee of a circle of rounded hills. Large and small vineyards will welcome you in for a tasting and tour of cellars, an enormous source of pride to the winemaker. Stay at charming ‘agriturismos’, hotels and an atmospheric, restored Capuchin monastery.

Your Journey

Day 1: Arrive Brescia

Day 2: Brescia – Rodengo Saiano (16 km – 6 hrs)

Guided walk into the hills past castle ruins, sanctuaries, small hamlets and villages with views of Franciacorta and Val Trompia.

Day 3: Rodengo Saiano– Lake Iseo (12.3 km, 4.5 hrs)

Climb to the summit of Mt Delma, between vineyards and woods then up to the Sanctuary of Madonna del Corno for panoramic views.
Arrive the charming lakeside town of Sulzano at Lake Iseo where your guide will depart.

Day 4: Monte Isola, Lake Iseo

Take a boat to the car free island of Monte Isola to explore the villages and hilltop monastery.

Day 5: Sulzano – San Pietro – Corte Franca (18km, 6 hrs)

Highlight of today’s walk is the 11thC San Pietro monastery then through vineyards to your vineyard accommodation.

Day 6: Franciacorta vineyards (15 km, 5 hrs)

Cross gentle landscapes of vines between hamlets and villages to your stunning hilltop hotel in a restored Capuchin monastery.

Day 7: Arrangements end.

Grade/Terrain

Easy – moderate with two days of hills with an ascent of up to 650m.

Meals

Breakfast daily, 3 dinners.

Schedule

2018: Start any day April to October based on minimum 2 participants.

Cost

Please note that pricing is in Euros.

2018: Share Twin €1241 based on 2 people, €1065 based on 4 people, €1009 based on 6 people.

Single Room Supplement €260

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

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