This particular bike vacation in Italy is a fixed location cycle tour based in the region of Piemonte. Staying in a wonderful hotel, you can discover a new highlight of the “Canavese” region every day. On your way, you will find historic castles which have been waiting for centuries to welcome you. Natural lakes provide welcome refreshment during an active day of cycling. Fine wines are produced in the vineyards, along the “Strada Reale dei Vini” – the royal wine route. Be tempted by one or two glasses of great Italian wine and follow the traces of the Franciscans on their way to Rome. There is a lot of variety in this region still largely undiscovered by tourists. After the tour you will agree with us – this trip is truly an insider’s tip!
The 4 star Hotel Sina Villa Matilde is located in the middle of the small medieval town of Romano Canavese. The villa was built in the 18th century and is surrounded by a private park with many refuges and thus forms an oasis of tranquillity and relaxation. Only seven years ago, the villa has been adapted to a hotel by the owners and has been made accessible to the guests. The stylishly decorated rooms with spacious bathrooms leave nothing to be desired.
The hotel lounges are designed in a particularly charming and luxurious way. All rooms are still equipped with original furniture and take you back to ancient times. The old stable now houses an excellent restaurant in which light, the typical Piedmontese cuisine is served. The beautifully designed pool, sauna, steam bath, and tennis court provide you with possibilities for a welcome change. All this combined with the attentive staff will make your stay more than pleasant.
The tours include flat and hilly days. Every day there are one or two shorter climbs to be cycled. During the whole tour, you will only come across one longer climb of approx. 4 km. You will cycle mostly on country roads, partly on cycle paths, but predominantly on asphalted roads. In cities and on short connecting roads, traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrival to Romano Canavesa. Afterwards, if you still have enough time for a walk through the charming town.
Your first bike tour will lead you on attractive trails along the river Dora Baltea to the south. Soon you will have reached the beautifully situated lake Candia. The lake invites you to jump into its clear water. After a long climb (4 km) you will reach the top of the moraine hills from which you will have a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Along the royal wine route, you will get back to your hotel.
Through meadows and fields, today’s stage leads you to Ivrea. The river Dora Baltea has dug a deep riverbed, offering spectacular views. After a short rest in the medieval city centre, you will continue your tour to two mountain lakes nearby. Romantically, they invite you to swim for some time. Later, you will return to your hotel, cycling along the old Franciscan Road, which was an important pilgrimage route for the monks to Rome.
In the morning, you will take the train to the capital city of Turin. Here, not only the great Piazza Vittorio Veneto will impress you. There is a lot to be discovered in this lively city. A nice bike path along the river Po leads back to the north. In Chiavasso, you should stop for some time. In the small town on the river Po, with its little sidewalk cafes, real Italian lifestyle is lived. The road back to your hotel leads past the castle Castello Mazze, from which the valley had been guarded for centuries.
Very athletic cyclists may visit the impressive castle Castello di Masino at the beginning of the tour (very steep rise for approx. 2 km). If you prefer a more relaxed day trip, you can follow the route over gently rolling hills and through small towns with historical churches and small castles. You will also get nice opportunities for swimming and sunbathing at the lake promenade in Viverone. Later, you will continue your tour through an agricultural landscape. Kiwis, peaches, and grapes are grown right along the bike course.
Through corn fields, today’s tour leads you to Castello Pavone. After a short climb, you will reach the top of the moraine hills. Nice views of the valley will compensate for the climbs you had to conquer. Small castles can be seen cycling along the royal wine route. After an exhilarating downhill ride, you will again reach your wellness hotel.
Depart after breakfast.
By plane to Turin or Milan and then by train to Strambino, then taxi to the hotel about 1.5km.
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