Bento Gonçalves offers harmonised lunch and dinner options with high quality wines, and several tours in the midst of the beauty of the European colonization region

Beautiful landscapes, differentiated tours, wines and gastronomy in harmony. The Serra Gaucho is the right destination for those who know how to combine travel to the pleasures of the good table. Called “Brazilian Capital of Grape and Wine”, Bento Gonçalves was a pioneer in the development of wine tourism in Brazil and today combines tradition and modernity in hotels, restaurants and wineries.

The valley of the vineyards is the main destination Enoturístico of Brazil and the only region that possesses the stamps of indication of origin and designation of origins, with high quality wines. The region counts with nothing less than 79 wineries. In them it is possible to make visits, tastings, to participate in harmonized lunches or dinners with wine and special menus with cool flasks.

From small properties to large groups, each winery in the region offers a different way of knowing a little more about this rich world of wine. Restaurants and hotels also usually perform harmonized meals with menu options ranging from traditional to contemporary.

The Serra Gaucho is known for the full table, with tasty meals accompanied by wines, invariably valuing the family tradition. Whether in the colonial Italian gastronomy, which has passed from generation to generation, whether in contemporary cuisine and in gourmet bistros, with menus of renowned chefs, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Among the gastronomic options, there is for all tastes. Famous soups made with pasta-like Capeletti-, polenta, cheeses of various flavors and colours-like Morbier-, fondue, traditional galeto, wild boar salami, German Cuca, sago, biscuits-like vanilla-, panna cotta and hot chocolate, just to quote some of the local cuisine. The restaurant Maria Valduga, Casa Valduga, and Valle Rustic restaurant are good examples of the local cuisine union with quality wines.

Walking or bike rides

The valleys and landscapes filled with vines are some of the charms of the region that can be explored in hiking trails or biking. In the paths, the visitor encounters the brands of European immigration, especially Italian, today rooted in the residents, with examples such as the construction of chapels, devotion to the Saints, the Venetto dialect, and mainly the cultivation of the vine and the production of wine.

From bike, it is possible to know Bento and region, with the tours of the main tourist routes organised, for example, by the Dall’Onder cycling, the Dall’Onder Grande Hotel. That’s five different routes, all with options of greater or lesser difficulty, duration and Journey: Stone Paths (Cultural pedaling), Road of Flavor (pedaled Colonial), River Das Antas (Ecological pedaling), windy heel (pedaled refreshing) and Vineyard Valley (pedaled Enoturística).

Another attraction is the visit to the sheep’s house park, which is part of the tourist paths of stone. There the visitor has the opportunity to meet farm, dairy and a park of experience, with typical experiences of a sheep breeding. It is a tourist spot in Bento Gonçalves that follows three main concepts: the flavor, health and tradition. It is possible to watch the breastfeeding of puppies, herding sheep with Border Collie dogs, falconry (displaying the trained hawks) and buy products derived from sheep’s milk, such as high-quality cheeses and a differentiated cosmetics line.

Wine SPA

Among the highlights of the Vineyard valley for those who want to live a differentiated experience is the wine Spa, located in the Wine Spa Hotel & condominium in viticulture. There, amidst beautiful landscapes and many attractions, there are vinoterápicos treatments open to guests and not guests.

Pedal and Wine

For those who like sports, November will bring an extra attraction. This is because the region will receive the first Test of mountain bike that joins competition and wine tourism. It is the Wine Bike-Challenge Valley of the vineyards 2017, which will be between the 17th and 19th, in the city of Bento Gonçalves. This is a family-oriented event, which combines the pleasure of competing for tasting the finest wines, enjoying the gastronomy, visiting tourist destinations and experiencing cultural traditions.

The Wine Bike

Challenge Vale DOS Vineyards 2017 will be facing all this enogastronômico climate involving the region. In addition to passing through the grapevines on your route, you will have wine tasting and sparkling-for example-at the awards ceremony, with the feast of the sparkling and the dinner of pasta.

The proof

Divided into three circuits-WB Pro 90 km, WB SPORT 50 km and WB amateur 30 km-and in various categories, the Wine bike will allow cyclists to participate according to their technical level and with the challenges they intend to face. The limit of subscribers is 800 competitors, vying for age groups, male and female.

The lineup begins on Friday (17) with the delivery of kits for athletes at Dall’Onder Grande Hotel. The test is scheduled for Saturday (18) in the morning, with the drop and arrival on the “covered Street”-Rolando Gudde. Sunday (19) is reserved for sightseeing tours and cycling.

Entries are already open and can be made up to 23h59 on October 31st at the official website-our site.

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The Wine Bike

Vale DOS Vineyards Challenge 2017 counts with the partnership of Grupo Dall’Onder. The hotels Dall’Onder Grande Hotel and Dall’Onder Vittoria Hotel in Bento Gonçalves will be with special lodging conditions for the participants of the event and their relatives. The two hotels are situated on one of Bento’s main avenues, offering complete solutions in hospitality.

The Dall’Onder Grande Hotel, with more than 30 years of history, counts with 22000 square meters of constructed area. The Dall’Onder Vittoria Hotel has a contemporary style, combining modernity and convenience.

The Wine Bike-Challenge Vale dos Vineyards 2017 is a realization of check valve ZDL sports and Zenith Sports, with the support of Dall’Onder hotels and secretariat of tourism and the prefecture of Bento Gonçalves.

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