THE ROUTE OF FRANCIACORTA
Charming landscapes and excellent wine
Franciacorta certainly does not need any introductions; this land is well-known to everyone for its beauty, nestling between Brescia and Lake Iseo where grapes are grown among the gentle curves of its hills, giving us sparkling wines loved all over the world.
Ideal for cycling routes, it deserves to be seen and experienced at close-hand, maybe on a Saturday in late summer from another era, where you can enjoy a few hours of freedom riding along the Strada del Vino to “an eating house” (which one?) where we can savour “what?” along with a glass of cool “franciacorta?”.
To enjoy this experience even more, we can choose 1950s’ style clothes: a hunting jacket in raw cotton, brown velvet trousers that enhance that time-machine effect provided by the Colnago ’56, our travelling companion.
Leaving our Bed & Breakfast behind us, we ride past the Olivetan Abbey of Rodengo Saiano and take the unmade road that leads to Provaglio d’Iseo in Torbiere del Sebino, crossing Monticelli Brusati, in the heart of Franciacorta. From here we continue along the cycle path which connects Brescia with Paratico and come to Passirano, crossing the countryside in Fantecolo, Monterotondo and Camignone, where we can take a break to taste some wines in the numerous wineries we find on our way.
This easy route of about 30 km is suitable for everyone and takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.