Bicycle tours throughout the day - and wine sessions throughout the night. That is probably the best way to describe this luxurious tour that takes you in for 8 days of paradise in Italy's greatest wine region - Piedmont. From the vineyard centers of Gavi, Acqui Terme, Alba to the amazing city of Turin - you will taste the cuisine of Piedmont and complement it with some of the finest wines of the area.
To satisfy your adrenaline, we will guide you on a bicycle tour to the best tracks as seen in legendary movies such as 'The Italian Job' - and untouched nature near the towns of Pinerolo, Cavour, Saluzzo, Fossano, Pollenzo and many others. Pedaling around 50 kilometers per day on average, you will see every corner of Piedmont and get to taste what every region offers - and even pick and taste truffles and mushrooms as the seasonal key ingredients that people in Piedmont use in their culinary magic.
Day 01: Turin Arrival | Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Turin airport please proceed to collect your luggage inside the customs area. Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in central Turin. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Turin.
Day 02: Turin – Pinerolo, 35 miles / 55 kms | Breakfast at the Hotel. Cycle out of the city this morning and follow the Po River as it flows along the outskirts of the city. Turn in at Lingotto to the site of the old Fiat factory, now an exhibition area, where you can look up at the winding route to the test track made famous in the Italian Job. Turning west past Nichelino you will arrive at the impressive hunting lodge of Stupinigi, built for the Savoy family. Cycle onto Pinerolo, which formed part of the 2011 Tour de France route and your home for the evening. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Pinerolo.
Day 03: Pinerolo – Cavour – Saluzzo, 32 miles / 50 kms | Breakfast at the Hotel. Your cycle is mostly on flat terrain today but you will pass the Rocca of Cavour, a large granite mound that is the site of an old Roman village. Later see the twelfth century abbey at Staffarda with its beautiful stone arches before you arrive in Saluzzo with an imposing backdrop of Mount Viso. For those on a guided trip a highlight today will be a food and wine tasting at Macello Castle of some wonderful local produce. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Saluzzo.
Day 04: Saluzzo – Fossano – Bene Vagienna – Bra, 41 miles / 65 kms | Breakfast at the Hotel. Not far from Saluzzo you will find Manta, which is worth a stop to see the stunning frescoes in the church by the castle, then turn at the red-roofed town of Costigliole Saluzzo. On your route today we recommend you visit Fossano and the striking castle that offers wonderful vistas over the Langhe area. Be sure to try the Baci di Cherasco – delicious hazelnut chocolates and on a clear day see the Alps and wonder through the grand archways at Cherasco. Tonight stay in Bra, where the use of local food is fiercely promoted as part of the Slow Movement, shunning reliance on fast food. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Bra.
Day 05: Bra – Pollenzo – Barolo – Alba, 32 miles / 55 kms | Breakfast at the Hotel. A steady day of cycling today in the Langhe region passing Pollenzo where the University offers specialist courses in gastronomy and food tourism. The route meanders south and along the slopes of La Morra to Barolo, where one of Italy’s finest wines. For those on the guided tour a tasting has been included in one of the town’s castles. There is the possibility to do a longer cycle into the hills if you wish to cycle further. On your menu tonight is sure to be a choice to taste the world famous white truffle, which have been a favorite since the kings of Savoy ruled the land. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Alba.
Day 06: Alba – Asti, 32 miles / 55 kms | Breakfast at the Hotel. Today you are sure to pass fruit trees including ones that grow the Madernassa pear as you move from the Lange region into the Roero region. Guarene Castle has lovely gardens and inside showcases several tapestries. Further north in Cisterna d’Asti and entrance to the museum of ancient arts and crafts is included. You will stay overnight in Asti where the famous sparking wine is produced as well as a red wine called Barbera. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Asti.
Day 07: Asti – Casale, 32 miles / 55 kms | Breakfast a the Hotel. Today you will cycle along the 457 north past Moncalvo with a few hills to cycle up before you reach Casale, another popular wine region. There are so many tasty treats to sample in this region that you are sure to be looking forward to your final dinner and another glass or two of local wine! Overnight in Casale.
Day 08: Turin or Milan Departure | After breakfast at the Hotel enjoy a Private Transfer to Turin or Milan Airport.
- 7 nights Accommodations
in Exclusive Country Relais and Wine Estates
along the Itinerary
- All Equipment related
- Private Transfers by
car and English speaking driver as per program
- Meals as per program
- 24/7 Assistance
- Details up on request
Prices in Euro
4* Boutique Hotels
€4785 per person