Piedmont Highlights

Cycle around Italy's spectacular north west region

Piedmont stands as a true haven for connoisseurs and gourmets alike. This enchanting region lures visitors from across the globe with its exceptional wines, top-tier truffles, delectable chocolates, and a culinary artistry that delights the senses. Amidst this gastronomic paradise, a captivating landscape unfolds, offering a rich tapestry of experiences for cycling enthusiasts.

The historical significance of Turin, often referred to as "Little Paris," infuses the air with a distinct French allure. Wander through the meandering medieval alleys in quaint villages, where treasures of culinary excellence, architectural marvels, and cultural gems are abundant. To explore the wonders of Piedmont on a bicycle is to embark on an incredible journey, an immersive experience that unveils the region's finest offerings.

Details about the cycling holiday around Piedmont

Simply fantastic to cycle past the vineyards, orchards and enchanted villages of Piedmont! Take a break? Anytime! Simply choose one of the fantastic places along the cycle route and enjoy the unique views of the landscape. Turin is the start and end point of the eight-day bike tour and the first capital of Italy, also known as "Little Paris". The city will inspire you! You can also experience just how fascinating Piedmont can be with every turn of the pedals.

The highlights of the Piedmont Highlights cycling holiday at a glance:

  • Culinary delights: One could almost think that enjoyment is at home in Piedmont – the temptations in northern Italy are so numerous. Taste your way through the wide range of regional delicacies, such as wine, the finest chocolate, truffles and risotto.

  • Mountain views and panoramas: The panoramas always allow you to discover something new and provide variety on a cycling holiday. For example, you can enjoy the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.

  • City pearls of Piedmont: Strolling along the banks of the Po in Turin, tasting the famous white truffles in Alba or a wine tasting in Barolo - and beyond that, the picturesque cities in Piedmont will enchant you with their historic charm.

Worth knowing about the cycle tour in Piedmont

Dedicate eight days to cycling - and in Bella Italia at that! Your cycling adventure begins and ends in enchanting Turin, where you will receive the bike and prepare for the coming days. You cover between 40 and 65 kilometres a day, mainly on cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. Except for the last stages between Bra and Alba, the route is mostly flat. Again and again, you meet the rivers of Piedmont and cycle along them for a while. The cycling tour ends with a train ride between Chieri and Turin.

This tour has been graded as Challenging. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 295 km
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Itinerary

Personal tour information and bike handover in the evening. The first capital of Italy lures many sights for a first walk.

On bike paths and small side roads, initially along the Po River. At the foot of the mountains lies the Hunting Palace of Stupinigi, the Rococo masterpiece of the architect Filippo Juvarra. For many years this palace was the seat of the Savoy family. Through parks and along rivers we continue to Pinerolo. One of the most famous cavalry schools in Italy was based here.

On beautiful paths past orchards and vines to Cavour with its curious castle "Rocca", a moraine hill in the middle of the flat country. We continue across lush meadows and fields to medieval Saluzzo with its Italian flair.

On the way to today's stage are the beautiful castles of Manta and Costigliole. Also worth visiting is Benevagienna, a town of Roman origins with archaeological excavations. After Cherasco, Bra is soon reached, it is the capital of gourmets, as the "Slow Food" organization was founded here.

The University of Good Taste is located in Pollenzo, a city of Roman origins. After Barolo, there are a few hills to climb. The probably “best wine” in Italy compensates for this. Of course, some winegrowers invite you to a tasting. Continue to Alba, world-famous for its white truffle, along the Tanaro River.

Today we cycle in the region of Roero. On the way are the castles of Guarene and Cisterna (the museum can be visited). Overnight in Asti, a city full of culture. Famous not only for the sparkling wine of the same name but also for the well-known Palio competition, where, like in Tuscany, horses are ridden for supremacy in the city.

The cycle route leads back to the starting point of the journey on lonely paths along small streams. There are small, sleepy villages along the way and many a vine makes you want a little glass again. You should toast your trip to Chieri because from here you can take the train back to Turin.

Route information

You cycle on cycle paths and side streets with little traffic. The first two stages are mostly flat. After that, the route is rather hilly. On the stage from Bra via Barolo to Alba there are also several longer climbs to be cycled. A little more traffic must be expected at city entrances and exits as well as on short connecting sections.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Place of arrival: Turin
  Season 1
23.03.2024 - 12.04.2024
28.09.2024 - 12.10.2024

Saturday
Season 2
13.04.2024 - 10.05.2024
07.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Saturday
Season 3
11.05.2024 - 06.09.2024

Saturday
Piedmont Highlights, IT-PIRTT-08X
Base price
959.00
1,029.00
1,099.00
Single room surcharge 419.00 419.00 419.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 3*** and 4**** hotels.

Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Saturday
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Saturday
Piedmont Highlights, IT-PIRTT-08X
Base price
Single room surcharge
959.00
419.00
1,029.00
419.00
1,099.00
419.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 3*** and 4**** hotels.

Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Turin
Double room p.p
Single room surcharge
89.00
59.00
89.00
59.00
89.00
59.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Turin
  Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

Saturday
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Saturday
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024

Saturday
Turin
Double room p.p 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 59.00 59.00 59.00
Filter
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in GBP

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Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays as stated
  • Breakfast
  • Personal tour information (DE,EN)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Well-planned route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE,EN)
  • 1 train ride Chieri – Turin incl. bike
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Rental bikes including rental bike insurance
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Turin train station
  • Turin or Milan airport
  • Garage approx. €15/day

Important information:

  • Visitor's tax, if due, is not included in the travel price!
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Turin

Best Western Plus Executive and Suites 4****

www.hotelexecutivetorino.com

Capriglio

Cascina Barosca

www.cascinabarosca.it

Asti

Hotel Aleramo 4****

www.aleramo.it

Canelli

Agriturismo Le due Cascine

www.leduecascine.com

Alba

Hotel Calissano 4****

www.hotelcalissano.it

Montafia

Agriturismo Cascina Vignole

www.cascinavignole.com

Turin

Best Western Plus Executive and Suites 4****

www.hotelexecutivetorino.com

 

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