Agriesperienza - Azienda Agarta
Locarno: city, agriculture and energy points
The morning will begin with a guided walk in the bustling city of Locarno, before we immerse ourselves in the agricultural part of the region. After a ride on the “Foliage Train” (Vigezzina-Centovalli railway) we will arrive in Intragna where we will visit the village with the highest bell tower in Ticino. We will then get back on the little train and travel to Cavigliano. Following a lovely walk through the chestnut forest, we will reach Agarta farm. Pascal, the farm’s owner, adopts a philosophy of promoting his farming business by working for maximum momentum while trying to have the utmost respect for the environment. We will discover the orchard, the vineyard and the animals, hear interesting stories from farmhands and visit the farm’s energy point. Lastly, we will have the opportunity to taste some local produce, with a good plate of polenta, cold meats and cheese, all washed down with organic house wine, before returning to Locarno. A day dedicated to the urban areas and agriculture in the region.
Days of the week: Monday to Sunday on request
Next dates: 20, 27 May; 10, 24 June; 8, 22 July; 19 August; 2, 16, 30 September. Other dates on request.
Availability: April to October
Duration: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Other times on request
Languages: I - D - F - E - S - P
Participants: min. 8, max. 30 participants
Wheelchair accessibility: no
Method of transport: “Foliage Train” (Vigezzina-Centovalli railway) and on foot
The tour can also be done by e-bike on request.
Included in the price CHF 90 per person: bilingual guide, visit to Intragna, visit to Agarta farm, farmhand’s lunch, 1 glass of wine, water, fruit
Booking essential: email@example.com
Guide meeting points:
- 9:00 a.m.: Palacinema in Locarno
- 10:10 a.m.: main entrance of Locarno SBB train station
- 10:36 a.m.: Cavigliano stop on the Centovalli train line
- OPENING 01.04 - 31.10
- TRANSPORTS Funiculars - Cable cars
- TYPICAL PRODUCTS Cheese , Cold cuts , Wine
- WINE AND CELLARS Tasting sessions
- SERVICES Group activity/Social program , Guided tours