If you love horses and want to explore Monferrato in a more imaginative way, Santa Caterina Estate has partnered with equestrian centre “Il paddock del Monferrato.” The school, nestled in the beautiful Asti hills, an ideal place to spend a day or a weekend in the name of nature.You’ll be taken to explore rural areas that have become UNESCO World Heritage sites and where the terrain is perfect for riding out on horseback. Both the soil (grass, sand, tuffo) and the variability of the natural environment (woods, meadows, vineyards), plus the local cultural heritage (Romanesque churches, castles, medieval villages) make ideal settings for such explorations. The equestrian school offers walks and hacks out for one hour and upwards, and full day treks for more experienced riders.
Visits and wine tastings
Visits of the Estate and wine tasting can be booked, as well as using the exclusive tasting room inside the Relais.
Hiking in Monferrato zone, Unesco world heritage
To live authentic experiences and get to know Monferrato area discovering its peculiarities, immerse yourself in nature among vineyards, hazelnut groves, fields and cross small villages builded in "Pietra da Cantoni", a typical sandstone of the area, an hike with storytelling accompanied by an Hiking Guide. Here are our paid proposals.
Food and wine matching
Taste the Estate’s wines, paired with selected artisanal food produce, sourced through our local suppliers.
Panoramic walks through the vineyards
Immerse yourself in nature and deep in the heart of the Monferrato countryside
What better way to unwind than by booking a relaxing massage? Indulge in a little pampering with an hour of total-body massage, where the therapists will come directly to your Suite.
Big Bench Tour
Chris Bangle's big benches are an iconic part of the landscape that makes up the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato hills. The Big Bench Community Project initiative aims to support local communities, tourism and the craft prowess of the nearby villages where these oversized furniture pieces have been installed.
Visit to the benedictine abbey in Grazzano Badoglio
Take a guided visit to a jewel in Monferrato’s crown. Grazzano Badoglio’s Abbey is located at the top of the hill.
E-bikes are available to hire from the house, allowing sustainable ways of exploring the streets of Monferrato at your leisure. E-bikes are semi-motorised mountain bikes, complete with GPS systems making this a really easy way of navigating through, and discovering the local area. Simply choose the day you want to go, and the house staff will organise the rest.
Golf (fees applicable)
The Estate has partnered with nearby Golf Club, Golf Margara, to offer golfing days to guests staying with us. This is another great way to admire the surrounding landscape at your leisure.
Explore the magnificent hills and paths of the Asti countryside on horeseback. The Estate offers horse riding in conjunction with Il Paddock del Monferrato in Asti.
Guided distillery Tour of Mazzetti d’Altavilla
Guided tour with a tasting at this local distillery
Daring adventurers! Rent a quad bike and explore the sights of Monferrato’s famous hills in an altogether truly exciting way.
Autumn is synonymous with White Truffle season in this part of Italy. On a day of truffle hunting, you will explore the local area with your own truffaio, in conjunction with nearby restaurant Vallerana (Alice Bel Colle – AL). This promises to be a truly special day, dedicated to the ‘white gold’ the region is so famous for.
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