Piedmont

The land of truffles, wine and fine chocolate

Dive deep into a cornucopia of gastronomic delights as you embark on a captivating cycling journey through Piedmont. Revel in the allure of Italian culinary treasures that await you along the way. From the aromatic allure of Alba's white truffles to the effervescent charm of Asti Spumante and the irresistible allure of Ferrero's delectable chocolates—your senses will be enchanted at every twist and turn. What more could you desire from this remarkable experience?

Details about the cycling tour around Piedmont

Experience the allure of Northern Italy through an exhilarating eight-day cycling tour, brimming with temptation and pleasure at every turn. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic haven as you explore Piedmont's abundant delicacies and treats. Your journey commences in Turin and unfolds through enchanting destinations like Cerreto d'Asti, Canelli, Alba, and Montafia. Traverse vibrant historic cities, indulging in a captivating blend of contrasts.

Within these urban centres, modern four-star hotels await, exuding elegance and sophistication to enhance your stay. In stark contrast, the rustic villages of Piedmont offer a different charm—relax in comfortable "agriturismo" accommodations, immersing yourself in authentic local flavours and genuine Italian allure. Your Northern Italy cycling adventure promises an unforgettable rendezvous with culture, cuisine, and captivating landscapes.

The highlights of the cycling holiday at a glance

  • Asti - a city full of culture: The city is famous not only for its sparkling wine of the same name but also for the "Palio" contest. A horse race where competition for supremacy is held for a year.

  • The eighth wine in Barbaresco: You cycle through Italy's most famous wine city. The house of the Barolo. Treat yourself to a glass of wine and watch the hustle and bustle of the Italians from a chair.

  • Turin: One of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Authentic, fascinating, not too busy and a real destination for gourmands. Thanks to the beautiful baroque buildings, the kilometres of covered shopping arcades, beautiful squares and modern art, the city has an impressive appearance.

Worth knowing about the Piedmont bike tour

In eight days you will cycle through Piedmont, the cradle of truffles, wine and chocolate. Usually, you travel on back roads with little traffic. On the shorter stages on days three and four, there is plenty of time for fun stops. The route is ideal for ambitious holiday cyclists because the route is generally quite hilly with short, but also steeper passages. The itinerary covers between 35 and 50 kilometres per day.

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

In the evening your information meeting and distribution of the rental bicycles. Discover the first capital of Italy during a first walk.

Morning transfer by bus or train to Superga. From the basilica you can enjoy a beautiful view over Turin and as far as the Alps. The beautiful cycling route leads through colourful vineyards from one typical village to another. You will spend the night in a typical country house in Piedmont, where an authentic evening menu from the region will be prepared for you.

ca. 35 km
Transfer by bus or train to Superga

More and more vines accompany you on your route. You will pass small mountain villages, with breathtaking views of the Piedmont countryside stretching out in front of you. 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, in which the districts compete for the win for that year during the horse race.

ca. 35 km

 

Today it goes right through the wine-growing region of Asti. Each of the villages has its own tradition and of course, invites you to taste it. On the medieval square in Nice Monferrato, be sure to take a cappuccino break before cycling towards your overnight address. You spend the night at an agriturismo with its own vineyard, where you can also enjoy culinary specialities in the evening.

ca. 35 km

Magnificent views over the famous vineyards characterize today's cycling route. In Neive you walk through one of the most beautiful old towns in Italy and in Barbaresco you are in the (next to Barolo) probably the most famous wine town of Piedmont. However, your destination is the medieval town of Alba, where the best quality white truffle, so beloved by gourmets from all over the world, grows.

ca. 40 km

In the beginning, you will cycle in the Roero region, known for its strong red wines. You can also taste these, for example, in the “Enoteca del Roero” in Canale. Then on over small streams and through deep green forests to Montafia. Matching the rural environment, you will again spend the night in a beautiful agriturismo including a typical local dinner.

ca. 45 km

Along the way, you will pass small, sleepy villages and the many vines will make you hungry again for a small glass. In Chieri, with its beautiful squares and cosy alleys, you should take a break before cycling the last kilometres along the river Po. Far too soon the starting point of the journey, beautiful Turin, is reached again.

ca. 50 km

Route information

You cycle on cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. The first two stages are mainly flat. Then quite a hilly route. On the stretch from Bra via Barolo to Alba, there are also several longer climbs to overcome. When entering and leaving the cities, you should expect a little more traffic.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: Piedmont Round Trip

Place of arrival: Turin
  Season 1
30.03.2024 - 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, IT-PIRTG-08X
Base price
1,099.00
1,179.00
1,229.00
Single room surcharge 379.00 379.00 379.00

Hotel information: You will stay in carefully selected 4**** hotels and authentic Agriturismo.

Season 1
Mar 30, 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, IT-PIRTG-08X
Base price
Single room surcharge
1,099.00
379.00
1,179.00
379.00
1,229.00
379.00

Hotel information: You will stay in carefully selected 4**** hotels and authentic Agriturismo.

Season 1
Mar 30, 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 30, 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
Price
21-Speed Men's Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
21-Speed Unisex Bike
99.00
159.00
239.00
99.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Including

  • 7 nights as described, including breakfast
  • 3 Culinary dinners in Agriturismo
  • Transfer including bike by bus or train to Superga
  • Personal welcome meeting (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer(s)
  • Travel folder 1 x per room (German, English with route and overview maps, detailed route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers, luggage labels)
  • Own signage on the route
  • GPS data available on request
  • Service Hotline

 

Not including

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally
Arrival information
  • Train: Turin Station
  • Plane: Turin Airport or Milan Malpensa
  • Parking: Garage approximately €15 per day
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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