Your Best Holidays in Italy start here! Talk to your local experts on +353 1 2544280!

 

Piedmont is a real paradise for gourmets. Prestigious white wines, delicious chocolate and a sweet landscape of hills covered by regular rows of vineyards; in the distance the majestic circle of the alps. Piedmont is elegance and style. The best example is the chef town, Turin, first capital of Italy 150 years ago, where the influence of the French style is very evident, that’s why Turin is called “little
Paris”. The same surprise will happen coming to small towns like Pinerolo and Saluzzo with their medieval charm; nowadays Bra and Alba reign of enogastronomy: don’t miss the pleasure of a delicious dinner and an unforgettable table, sampling of noble wines like Barolo or Barbaresco. In short, discovering Piedmont by bike: a special experience.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

Easy/middle tour; cycle paths and small roads; some dirt patches in fairly good conditions; flat from Torino to Fossano; some easy hills in the Langhe to Barolo and in the Monferrato from Asti to Casale.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Paradise for gourmets; enogastronomy (Barolo, Pollenzo ...)
  • Medieval small towns like Pinerolo, Saluzzo, Benevagienna, Cherasco Castles (Macello, Manta, Costigliole ...) and ancient Royal Residences
  • Turin and his history
  • Langhe, Roero and Monferrato
  • Po River

TOUR PROGRAMME

1st day: Individual arrival at Turin
The first capital of Italy, very smart city, Turin is a former industrial city which now, after the Winter Games 2006, reveals itself as a cultural city. With 4 rivers, there are many cycle paths.

2nd day: Turin - Pinerolo (approx. 51 km)
The way is flat. From Turin you cycle along the Po river and small rivers affluents of Po, on cycle paths and small roads, to the foot of mountains; you get to the hunting palace of Stupinigi, royal residence of the family Savoia, masterpiece by the architect Filippo Juvarra in rococo style; then park by park, always along the rivers, you get to Pinerolo in a very pleasant way. Overnight stay in the delicious Pinerolo, where in the past there was one of the most famous schools of cavalry in Italy.

3rd day: Pinerolo – Cavour - Saluzzo (approx. 46 km)
The way is flat. Along country roads crossing orchards and vineyards, you get to Cavour with its curious “Rocca”, a morainic hill just in the middle of the flat, at the present time protected area. Overnight in Saluzzo, medieval town.

4th day: Saluzzo – Fossano – Benevagienna - Bra (approx. 69 km)
Today the way is also easy/medium, there are some easy ups after Fossano. On the way you can visit the very pleasant castles of Manta and Costigliole, the ancient roman town of Benevagienna and its archaeological area. After Cherasco, 7 century of story and art, we arrive in Bra, the capital of gourmet, where there is "Slow Food" organization.

5th day: Bra – Pollenzo – Barolo - Alba (approx. 39-55 km)
Easy to medium difficult stage: we are in Langhe area. In Pollenzo, the roman Pollentia, there is the University of taste. Afterwards you will cycle to Alba along the river Tanaro perfectly flat but in the middle of the way it’s possible to go with some ups to Barolo, where the wine in the castle can be tasted. Overnight in Alba, the town of the white truffle and of the high houses-towers.

6th day: Alba - Asti (approx. 45-55 km)
Easy to medium route. Today we are in Roero area. On the way there are the castles of Guarene and Cisterna (the visit of the museum of Cisterna is possible). Overnight in Asti,chief town very rich of story, famous for the white wine “spumante” and his Palio, famous running of horses.

7th day: Asti - Casale (approx. 56 km)
Medium difficulty. We cycle on the charming hills of the Monferrato, other part of the gourmet system. From Moncalvo you can enjoy a very pleasant view on the hills of the wine growing area. In the afternoon, after a last stop in one of the typical “agriturismo”, you reach Casale, barock town on the foot of the hills of Monferrato, along the river Po.

8th day: Casale Monferrato/Departure

End of services after breakfast.

Starting dates 2016; self-guided tour

Arrival every Saturday from 19/03/2016 (first date) to 15/10/2016 (last date)
Deluxe package: arrival every Saturday from 19/03/2016 (first date) to 30/07/2016 and from 27/08/2016 to 15/10/2016 (last date)
Minimum of participants: 2 persons

Whats´ included

  • Overnight stays in the selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • If you have booked half board: 3-course evening meal
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone
  • numbers)
  • Telephone service hotline for the whole tour (German, Italian and English
  • speaking)

General information

Type of the bicycle-tour: Self-guided tour
Duration: 08 days / 07 nights
Length: Approx. 306-332 km
Accommodation:  3*** and 4**** hotels
Deluxe package: accommodation in 4****hotels, in Torino 5*****

Starting point: Turin

Arrival: Arrival at the starting point of the tour is not included in the price and has to be organised by you.

Self Guided Bike Holidays

Features

 

Select the details of your booking requirements

  
Bike rental
€85.00 (10%) ( Per week )
  
E-bike rental
€160.00 (10%) ( Per week )
  
Half board supplement
€169.00 (10%) ( Per week )
  
Single room Supplement
€195.00 (10%) ( Per week )
  
Single room Supplement - Deluxe package
€220.00 (10%) ( Per week )
Services Total (inc tax)
Grand Total (inc tax):
Deposit
Balance (after deposit paid)

Please enter the message you'd like to send to Piedmont Gourmet Bike Tour

Cancel

There are no reviews for this business yet.

You need to be logged in to post a review.

 

Select currency

Information tooltip

Map search

Italy Map

Change your search


Arrival  
Departure
I don't have any dates yet


Search by country


Search by region


Search by town


Number of guests

Number of stars

Search by feature









Rent your car with

hertz logo

PayPal Acceptance Mark