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Piedmont is a region of Italy bordering France and Switzerland, sits at the foot of the Alps. It’s known for its sophisticated cuisine and wines such as Barolo. Turin, the refined capital, has abundant baroque architecture and the monumental Mole Antonelliana, with its soaring spire.

Italy Experiences

Piemonte Wine Lover’s Paradise

Biking in Saluzzo, La morra, Monforte, Canelli

Itinerary

Luxury 7 day, 6 nights Luxury Guided Bike Tour

From alpine splendor to undiscovered villages and fortified castles, this unique bike tour combines the best of Italian and French cuisine and wine with scenic pedaling through rolling hills dotted with vineyards and castles.  Enjoy robust wines and sophisticated delicacies, including white and black truffles, fragrant cheeses, exquisite pastries and fine chocolates.  In spite of the renown of its Barolo and Barbaresco wines, Piemonte is relatively undiscovered.

Day 1: Arrive in Saluzzo, Italy
Today we will toast your arrival with a traditional Asti Spumante followed by a bike fitting, safety talk, and map review. Celebrate with a traditional Piedmontese dinner at our favourite restaurant La Gallotta di Pellico

Day 2: Monviso: Pian del re
Loop bike tour in the Alps, Monviso. Our route takes us to the base of the mountain today; those who want a challenge can  to Crissolo or as high up as the Po River spring, Pian del Re, 6,000 foot climb into the Alps! Returning, we can stop at Staffarda Abbey, built by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. Distance: your choice 65km/40 miles or 86 km/ 53,5 miles

Day 3: Racconingi castle
Today we head east across the Po River valley today and you’ll enjoy a ride through pasture lands, corn fields, and poplar groves. Continue on through the Roero region to Pollenzo, a small village, now the center of the world’s first University of Gastronomic Sciences in association with Slow Food movement. Distance: 70 km/48 miles totally flat. Special event: wine tasting

Day 4: White truffles, soft fresh cheeses and hazelnuts
Loop bike trip in Roero . Today you will cycle across those famous hills, lands of excellent wines and valuable truffles. Follow corkscrew roads into the hills of the rural Roero, a gourmet’s paradise known for its soft fresh cheeses and hazelnuts. Dinner tonight with local cuisine in complete tune with the Slow Food philosophy. Total distance 65 km/40 miles

Day5: Langhe & Nebbiolo grapes: Barolo wine
Today we explore Langhe and Barolo. . This ride takes us through the vineyards of the nebbiolo grape. Along our route you’ll pass through the stunning landscape of La Morra, as well as vineyards around Barolo, Monforte d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour. Private wine tasting: learn all about passion, viticoltori & grapes! A total distance 62 km or 80 km rolling hills and some climbs

Day 6: Canelli cellars
Today we take a bike tour of Canelli ~  rolling hills and climbs. You will get to know the gracious medieval towns before reaching Canelli, where you will visit the unique underground cellars – the “cathedrals” – where the wine rests and ages in order to grant that special quality, which is appreciated worldwide. Gourmet dinner at la Rei, Boscareto. Total distance 63 km/39 miles,

Day 7: Arrivederci al prossimo bike tour
Farewell breakfast all together. Enjoy the luxury hotel and spa, immersed in vineyards.

What’s Included?

Six nights in superior luxury hotels 4 and 5 star
six breakfast
six dinners
two wine tasting
Snacks and drinks along the way
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Support Van, all transfer baggage
Services of experienced bilingual guide
Cicloposse water bottle
Italian vat Tax (21%)
Transfer from Torino airport or tran station to first hotel
Transfer from last hotel to Torino

What’s not included?

 

 

Dates and Pricing

Dates in 2016:
September 9th to 15th

Price Euro  2.950  (double occupancy).
Single room supplement € 650 per person

Rent of bike
touring/hybrid bike  euro 140
high-end race bike euro 170

Helpful Notes