Piedmont Round Trip
Pure indulgence lures gourmets worldwide to this large mountainous region of Italy.
In the Piedmont region many of the temptations. Products of the highest quality are produced and enjoyed, in this incredible region. Fragrant white truffles from Alba, sparkling Asti spumante’ and the exquisite chocolate of Ferrero. You will experience all of these delicacies up close and personal during your cycling tour.
Immerse yourself in busy historic towns but also sense the tranquility of the breathtaking vineyards. Even the accommodations are contrasting on this holiday. In the towns you stay overnight in modern 4 star hotels, and in the villages you are accommodated in comfortable ‘agriturismi’, which are renowned for authentic cuisine. In the evenings, you can enjoy the local delicacies. Pure bliss plain and simple!
From £1300.00 P/P
In the evening, you will have a personal tour briefing and bike distribution. The first capital of Italy is awaiting you with a lot of places of interest!
On bike paths and side roads you cycle along the river Po. You should take your time for the rococo palace of Stupinigi which was designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra. This palace was the residence for the family of Savoyen for many years. Through parks and along rivers you continue to Penerolo, which is famous for its well-known cavalry school.
You cycle on beautiful paths along fruit orchards and vineyards to Cavour with its quaint fortress “Rocca” – a hill in the middle of flat landscape. You will then reach medieval Saluzzo.
Today you will pass the beautiful palaces of Manta and Costigliole. You should visit Benevagienna – a city with Roman roots – and its archaeological excavations. Afterwards you continue to Cherasco and Bra, which is the capital of gourmets. The organisation “Slow Food” was founded here.
In Pollenzo – also a city with Roman roots – the University of “tastefulness” is located. After Barolo you have to manage some hills, but you will be “compensated” with Italians best wine afterwards. You have to taste! Along the river Tanaro you continue to Alba (very famous for truffles).
Today you cycle in the region of Roero. On your way you will see the palaces of Guarene and Cisterna – the museum can be visited. Your overnight stay is in Asti which is a very cultural city. It is famous for its sparkling wine and the rivalry of Palio.
Your tour leads you on secondary paths and along small rivers back to Turin where you first started your tour. On your way, you will see romantic villages. In Chieri, tasty vines tempt you to have another glass of wine before travelling back to Turin by train.
At least one cycling holiday a year is pretty much compulsory for you! You are a perfect example of one of our typical guests, who regularly goes out for bike rides at the weekends. Now and again, you like to battle with a long, steep hill or a days cycle ride with an undulating profile. But, in order to have time to enjoy the rest of the ride, the route should then become flatter and more leisurely again afterwards.
You cycle on bike paths and side roads.
The first two stages are predominantly flat.
Afterwards the tour course has a rather hilly routing until Asti. Whereas the last day is again quite flat.
Total distance cycled: 245 km
Starting point of the cycling holiday: Turin
The Piedmont cycling holiday includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and local support if required.
Included Services (Subject to confirmation)
- 4 star accommodation
- Standard Bike Hire
- Luggage transfers between hotels
- Welcome briefing and drink
- Transfer by train or bus to Superga incl. your bike
- Detailed travel documents (route maps/description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Signposted route
- Local telephone helpline service
- Flights to/from the start and finish
- Evening meals (unless stated)
- Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
- Water Bottles
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Insurance (unless stated)
- Welcome Meetings (unless stated)
- Transfers (unless included)
- Bike Hire (which comes with included rental bike insurance)
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.