The Barbera hilltops
If you love walking in nature, but are also passionate about history, poetry and literature, then you are in the right place. This loop trail is the ideal place for a rejuvenating walk that is also rich in cultural references.
We are in Vinchio, the birthplace of the writer Davide Lajolo, and along the way, you will learn about his thoughts and considerations on the landscape around you. It is a trail that does not present any particular difficulty and you can choose whether to go on foot, on horseback, by bicycle or in the company of the whole family.
Once you get to Vinchio, park near the cemetery and start your tour heading towards Noche. Then continue along tarmac roads and you will immediately be charmed by the sequence of hilltops and slopes covered with vineyards, hazelnut groves and plants of all kinds. Soon you will come across the first notice boards identifying the "peasant museum": that is, a real illustrated path dedicated to the work of the peasant throughout the seasons with a constant reference to the most touching passages of Lajolo's work and leaving room for reflection on the hard rural life. Bric dell'Olmo, Bric Laudano, Bricco San Michele are the names of places indissolubly tied to the production of excellent wines, first and foremost Barbera d'Asti. Descending towards Vaglio Serra and the San Pancrazio region, you will pass near the Cantina Sociale (wine growers' cooperative) and then back up towards Vinchio after about 3 hours of pleasant walking..
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Point of interest along the way