Culinary Bike Trip at Vinhedos Valley

Brazil • 4 nights / 5 days


About the Experience

The Grape and Wine region comprises 13 cities in the northeast of Rio Grande do Sul, which lead the national production of the beverage. In this 4-day bike and wine tour, visit Bento Gonçalves, Pinto Bandeira, Garibaldi and Monte Belo do Sul. Visit a factory that processes artisan herbs and taste a chimarrão. Also visit the Nossa Senhora das Neves, known as the Church of Wines. And speaking of wines, here is the list of wineries you will visit: Cave Geisse, Marco Luigi, Milantino, XV da Graciema, Estrada do Vinho, Vale Aurora, Almaúnica, and Casa Valduga.

Level: Moderate - hilly terrain with moderate climbs.

Type of bike: Mountain Bike Tito Edge, 29" rim, aluminum frame, front suspension, hydraulic disc brakes.

Average pedaling: 26 km/day.

Terrain: Dirt roads - alternating between paved and unpaved roads.


When to go

You can visit the Vinhedos Valley all year round. However, the best time to visit the region is from January through March during the grape harvest period.

Why you will love

  • The Vinhedos Valley is home to more than 40 wineries of different sizes, including small family-owned cantinas and boutique wineries. It is the cultural and gastronomic legacy of the Italian immigrants who arrived in the region in 1875.Vinhedos Valley bears the label of indication of origin (since 2002) and denomination of origin (since 2011).

Itinerary

Arrive at Porto Alegre airport and transfer to the Boutique Hotel LOTE20 for check-in. At 18h00, meet with the guide in the hotel lobby for the briefing of the trip while enjoying a cheese platter accompanied by a good wine. The rest of the evening is free.

Meals included: Cheese and wine tasting at the hotel
Accommodation: LOTE20 Hotel Boutique

Breakfast at the hotel and departure at 09h00. The bike tour officially begins with a ride through Caminhos de Pedra (Stone Paths), passing by a Charcuterie, the House of Weaving, until we reach a factory that processes artisanal herbs to taste a chimarrão (tea).

Break for lunch at 13h00, at Casa Vanni – the cost of the meal is not included in the program. Next, a visit and tasting at the winery Cave Geisse, accompanied by a winemaker. Finally, we will return to the hotel by bicycle, completing a circular route.

Meals included: Wine tasting at Cave Geisse Winery
Distance cycled: 22 km
Altitude: 620 m of accumulated ascent
Accommodation: LOTE20 Hotel Boutique

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Pousada Casa Valduga to check-in and leave your luggage. Then, at 09h00, departure towards the Nossa Senhora das Neves church, known as the “Church of Wines.” At this point we will begin the ride along the Wineries Route – passing by Marco Luigi, XV da Graciema, Estrada do Vinho, Vinícola Milantino, Vale Aurora, Vinícola Barcarola and Almaúnica.

At 13h00, pause for a snack made with local products at Famiglia Tasca Winery. At 16h00, arrival at Casa Valduga for check-in and visit to the Wine Garden of the hotel, with a toast in the garden. Evening and night free.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch (snacks)
Distance cycled: 33 km
Altitude: 890 m of accumulated ascent
Accommodation: Pousada Casa Valduga

After breakfast, at 09h00, departure for a 29 km ride through the regions of 40 da Leopoldina, São José da Costa Real, Estrada do Sabor, and Via Trentina. At 12h00 noon, lunch at Osteria Della Colombina and then cycling to Vinhos Bettú to taste the house artisan wines. Finally, at 18h00, we will take the van back to the hotel. For the closing dinner, we suggest the Valle Rústico restaurant, known for its organic cuisine with local and contemporary products.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and wine tasting
Distance cycled: 29 km
Altitude: 780 m of accumulated ascent
Accommodation: Pousada Casa Valduga

After breakfast, free day. At 12h00 noon check out and at 13h00 you will be taken to the airport for your return flight.

Meals included: Breakfast


Accommodation

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LOTE20 Hotel Boutique

At LOTE20 Hotel Boutique, each suite has an exclusive personality. Comfort, elegance, and refinement mark every corner. In addition, the hotel has a spa, leisure areas, and a beautiful garden.

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Pousada Casa Valduga

The hotel features modern architecture in basalt stone. In addition to the standard amenities, the accommodation also has a balcony overlooking the entrance of Villa Valduga and the Maria Valduga Restaurant.


Includes

  • 2 nights at LOTE20 Hotel Boutique, with breakfast
  • 2 nights at Pousada Storia Casa Valduga, with breakfast
  • All transfers included in the itinerary
  • Tastings at Cave Geisse and Vinhos Bettú
  • Winegarden toast from Vinícola Casa Valduga
  • Fruits, food, and energy drinks during activities
  • Mountain Bike Tito Edge, 29" rim, aluminum frame, front suspension, and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Daily maintenance of the bicycles
  • Cyclist guide (1 guide for every 5-6 participants)
  • Support vehicle at your disposal during the rides
  • All meals described in the itinerary
  • Emergency number available 24 hours a day, every day, during the trip
  • Airline/road tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Consumption at Casa Valduga's Winegarden
  • Helmet and water bottle
  • Drinks

Location

Meeting Point: Porto Alegre Airport

End Point: Porto Alegre Airport


Details


Additional Information

  • Prices vary according to the season (low season and high season);
  • The rates correspond to the price per person, in double occupancy, and are subject to change;
  • Values are valid until 22/12/2022, except for commemorative dates and holidays.

from R$5.720/person

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