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Tasty Piemonte Cycle Tour

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  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Saturdays 27th March – 25th September (other days with a supplement)
  • Location: Turin
Tour Details

Welcome to Hooked on Cycling holidays and our cycling holidays in Italy. This particular biking vacation is in the Piemonte region of Italy. This cycle tour is a 7-night self-guided tour we have called the Barolo wine and truffles tour. Piemonte 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. Piemonte is elegance and style.

The best example is the chef town, Turin, the 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, 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.

Starting Location

Turin

Price Includes

  • 7 Nights Bed & Breakfast
  • 3 & 4 star hotels
  • Information Pack
  • Welcome meeting
  • Luggage transfers
  • Routes and Maps
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental Bike
  • Upgrade to all 4 star
  • Dinners
  • City Tax
Trip Info

Route Characteristics

You will find yourself cycling along cycle paths and small roads, some of which are dirt roads (in good condition). You will encounter some hilly terrain between (Langhe and Barolo).

Travel Insurance

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.

Itinerary

Day 1Individual arrive to Turin

The first capital of Italy, a very smart city, Turin is a former industrial city which now, after the Winter Games 2006, reveals itself as a cultural city. There is the Egyptian Museum (the 2nd in the world) and the Cinema Museum (the only one in Italy). With 4 rivers, there are many cycle paths.

Day 2Turin – Pinerolo 35 miles 55 km.

Today the way is flat. From Turin, you cycle along the Po river and its small tributaries on cycle paths and small roads to the foot of the mountains, you get to the hunting palace of Stupinigi, the royal residence of the Savoy family, a masterpiece of 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, was in the past there was one of the most famous schools of cavalry in Italy.

Day 3Pinerolo – Cavour – Saluzzo 30 miles 50 km

Again the route is flat today. 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 area, at the present time this is a protected area. During the ride, you see the small castle of Macello. You will stay in Saluzzo, a wonderful medieval town.

Day 4Saluzzo – Fossano – Benevagienna – Bra/Cherasco 40 miles 65 km

Today the cycling is generally easy with some small inclines to navigate. On your ride, you can visit the very pleasant castles of Manta and Costigliole, the ancient Roman town of Benevagienna and it’s the archaeological area. After Cherasco, a town of the 7th century full of stories and art, we arrive in Bra, the capital of gourmet, the hometown of the “Slow Food” movement.

Day 5Bra/Cherasco – Pollenzo – Barolo – Alba 22-36 miles 35-61 km

In Pollenzo, the roman Pollentia, there is the University of taste and here you can taste a good wine; than you will cycle to Alba along the river Tanaro, perfectly flat, but in the middle of the route you will have some inclines to visit Barolo, where you can taste the wine in the castle. Overnight in Alba, the town of the white truffle and of the towers of the high house.

Day 6 Alba – Asti 25-34 miles 40-55 km

Today you are in the Roero region. On the route, there are the castles of Guarene and Cisterna (the visit of the museum of Cisterna is possible). Overnight in Asti, a major town very rich in history, famous for the white wine “spumante” and his Palio, the historical running of horses.

Day 7Asti – Casale 34 miles 55 km

You cycle along the charming hills of the Monferrato, another part of the gourmet system. From Moncalvo you can have a very pleasant view of the surrounding vineyards. In the afternoon, after the last taste in an “agriturismo”, you reach Casale, a town at the foot of the hills of Monferrato and along the river Po.

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.

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How to get there

By Plane to Turin or Milan Malpensa and then by train to the tour start.

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