Image 0 - A culinary discovery tour with donkeys
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A culinary discovery tour with donkeys

Journeys of Culinary Discovery in August 2021

An exclusive offer from women for women: In August, Meret Bissegger and Susanne Bigler Gloor will guide you for five days to culinary gems of the Blenio Valley.


About the event

The journey begins in the lower Blenio Valley with a hike through secluded woods, to old grotti and a maiensäss. In the evening, a fine menu is prepared in the Casa Merogusto, which brings the discoveries of the day to life in the palate.

The next morning, a group of donkeys and mules patiently awaits the discovery-loving women. The long ears will accompany us for the next four days through the beautiful Blenio Valley. Sometimes they carry the luggage, sometimes they are ridden. They always make sure that we walk leisurely and with open senses through the varied landscape.

While Susanne makes sure that man and animal enter into a partnership and are relaxed on the way, Meret takes us to places that have had to do with the production of food in the past and still do today. On our forays we learn a lot about the cultural and culinary history of the Blenio Valley and come into close contact with the animals and have a lively exchange with the people.

We devote a whole day to leisure and our own well-being: Each woman chooses from various options according to her mood: Whether a personally guided animal-human interaction with Susanne, creative cooking with Meret, individual hikes and cultural visits, a relaxing massage or "dolce far niente" in the peaceful garden..... The main thing is to have fun and regenerate!

During this varied week, we always end our days together with a delicious cena, which Meret conjures up on the table in the evening. If the Corona rules allow it, you can look over her shoulder while she cooks or help out yourself. In this way, this culinary voyage of discovery brings us closer to a piece of Ticino nature with its delicacies.



Women of any age who feel fit and enjoy 3-4 hour hikes. No riding skills are required. The discovery trip can take place in several languages (DE/IT/FR/EN).




a) Monday, 23 August to Friday, 27 August 2021.

b) Monday, 30 August to Friday, 2 September 2021




CHF 1,535 including 5-day programme and 4 nights in double room with full board.


We have a corona protection concept; the official requirements can be met.


The exact programme will be announced 6 weeks in advance.

More info:  www.somarelli.ch