Martin is located in the heart of a region known not only for productivity and industrial tradition, but also for the many attractions that make it up and that always characterize its peculiarity: Franciacorta, green region in the west of the province of Brescia, between the rivers Oglio and Mella, characterized by lush hills that arise from the Po Valley, breaking its monotony, and grow until they reach Lake Iseo.
Franciacorta is rich in references to any type of interest, both cultural, gastronomic or naturalistic: especially known as a land of wines, it offers a wide choice of paths that weave viticulture and discovery of the landscape, winding along the wine route between Cluniac sites, palaces, historic villas, castles and museums, revealing its great historical and artistic heritage.
Excursions and sport
Relaxing walks, fast bike rides or adventurous journeys: you can visit the Franciacorta, in the manner you prefer, through the many itineraries offered, winding among the vineyards, both on the road, bike paths, or free trails in the nature.
Cyclotourism is suitable for any age, preparation or athletic experience, even for those not equipped: the bicycles, in fact, are often offered to the guests by hotels in the area, but you can also rent a city bike or mountain bike in Iseo, accompanied by the map of the routes.
Enchanting itineraries are offered for trips, trekking and Nordic walking, for relaxing walks in the countryside or most challenging stretches, such as those present in Monticelli Brusati falls: the path is divided into two different levels, for novice and for more practical, along the creek in Val Gaina, through the environment dug from the river.
The exploration of the Franciacorta territory is also possible through gentle horse riding, thanks to the many stables and riding schools in the area, while lovers of water sports will find, on Iseo lake, numerous possibilities for windsurfing, sailing and kiteboarding.
Other sport suggestions come from Franciacorta Golf Club, club open all year round whose paths offer splendid views of the hilly vineyards, and Franciacorta International Circuit, race track full of national and international events, with the possibility of free practice, both for car and motorbike, lessons of sporty driving, and an indoor kart track with electric and combustion karts
» ItinerariBrescia.it · Cycle tourist routes: food and wine tours offered by the Wine Route of Franciacorta
» ViaggiatoriWeb.it · Franciacorta Trekking: The Road of Franciacorta walk from Brescia to Iseo
Many and varied are the markets, fairs, exhibitions and events in which you can participate throughout the year: among the many occasions we cite for example Franciacorta in Fiore, botanical national event, and Franciacorta in Bianco, traditional festival of dairy products, both annual and national scope. The side events in the activities of the wineries and the seasons of the wine offer a calendar full of proposals, including tastings, festivals of the territory, open cellars and tours.
» FranciacortaInFiore.it · Franciacorta in Fiore: annual botanical exhibition
» FranciacortaInBianco.it · Franciacorta in Bianco: specialized exhibition of dairy products
» Franciacorta.net · Cellars of Franciacorta: map of the wineries
For your stay in Franciacorta Martin recommends:
Locanda al Dossello
Between Provaglio d’Iseo and Passirano, in Dossello town, the Inn is nestled by green vineyards of Franciacorta in a unique landscape, lending itself to relaxing break and it represents an ideal starting point for the discovery of the surrounding territory and its attractions.
» LocandaDossello.it · Locanda al Dossello in Franciacorta: Via per Monterotondo, 24 – 25050 Provaglio d’Iseo (BS)