In the hamlet there are two paths that lead to the woods, where chestnut, walnut, and oak trees thrive. In the different seasons, therefore, you can arm yourself with the basket and collect the fruits of these trees … for those who are lucky … even porcini!
At the end of the winter some paths are covered with primroses, and we are very happy to give you small gardening tools to make you your home-made jar.
Many groups go into the woods to take firewood to use for fireplaces or for baking bread and pizza, and for this activity, we leave some pieces of logs in the woods already on the ground, to which various fallen branches are added. In a former hutch, we also provide a basket and hand tools to finish cutting the wood.
A beautiful activity to do with children (but also with adults) is the walk with a local guide to the discovery and recognition of trees. The night walk with torches is very exciting to hear the sounds of the woods (roe deer, owls, foxes, wild boars …).
For experienced cyclists our hills … are a paradise, as well as for lovers of trekking and gentle walks.
On request we can open the bicycle workshop, which has been obtained from a former hut. In the bicycle garage, there are 3 mtbikes + 3 helmets and all the tools for bike maintenance, for the first repairs + hooks and a table for working on the bike and a compressor to inflate the wheels.
For large groups with many passionate riders … many other rental bikes can arrive directly at the Cascina … and not just mtbikes, but also wanting fat bikes or racing bikes … To rent them is Giuseppe, who is also a renowned and ‘creative’ guide because he organizes both tours for experts, and groups of only girls, or just children. Giuseppe can also prepare pedal routes and tastings, with stops at wonderful wineries or farms or real gourmet bistros …
Even ebikes are a beautiful way to discover our hills, and even in this case the person who hires them can send them directly to the farmhouse.
Whether on foot or two wheels, the excursion destinations are spectacular: you can reach nearby jewelery villages, discover castles, medieval towers, small churches with fifteenth-century frescoes, or choose itineraries to discover uncontaminated nature: streams, gullies, gorges …
In summer, it is possible to go to buy vegetables and fruit in the fields and in the gardens of the neighbors, or our garden, super organic … Cultivated by girls and ladies of the area, the vegetable garden of La Cascina Langa can be open to guests who come to pick tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines, etc., and also lends itself to real activities on the cultivation of vegetables ..
A few steps away from home there is a farm with various animals including the famous goats of Roccaverano, from whose milk you get the famous goat cheese, finally climbing the rankings among the best national cheeses, become a Slow Food Presidium … By agreeing for the visit in time, it is even possible to also try the experience of hand goat milking … or you can organize a short course ‘from milk to cheese’ even inside the premises of the Cascina. </ span>
At a distance of a short walk you will also find an organic beekeeper, which can make the guided tour of his beehives, and which produces very precious honey declined with Piedmontese excellence … truffle honey, hazelnut honey, gianduia honey …
All these activities cannot be improvised … they must be agreed in time!
For fans of horse riding the Cascina offers two possibilities to have a horse and an instructor very close by.
A short distance away, in Bubbio, is the Icaro stable with talented young instructors, very respectful of animals, and a holiday farm, San Desiderio di Monastero Bormida, which has a large stud farm of Argentine horses and Argentine instructors.
The nearest golf club is Acqui Terme, with 9 holes. But the well-kept and equipped golf clubs also in nearby cities, such as Asti, Cuneo, Turin … you can combine the golf outing with the discovery of one of these towns .. or together with one of the many wonderful restaurants of which Piedmont is rich!