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Piedmont Wine Country on Wheels

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Country
Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Cycling
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Itinerary

Day 1: Turin
Day 2: Pinerolo
Day 3: Saluzzo
Day 4: Bra
Day 5: Alba
Day 6: Asti
Day 7: Turin
Day 8: Departure

Overview for Piedmont Wine Country on Wheels

Known for its slow food, fine wines, regal palazzi and authentic French-influenced atmosphere, Piedmont is one of Italy’s most diverse regions. This tour will reveal you the highlights of one of Italy’s most beautiful areas. Cycling among the rolling hills covered with vineyards, you will explore various treasures of culinary, architectural and cultural nature at your own, relaxed pace.

Highlights

  • Cycling along the Po river bank in Turin
  • Magnificent panoramic views of the snow-topped mountains
  • Fantastic views of the Barolo wine region
  • Alba – the capital of truffles

Itinerary for Piedmont Wine Country on Wheels

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Day 1: Arrival in Turin

Welcome to Turin! In the evening of your arrival day, you will have a personal tour briefing and bike fitting.

Accommodation: Arthotel Boston

Day 2: Turin – Pinerolo

You start your cycling journey on bike paths and side roads along the river Po. You should plan time for the rococo palace of Stupinigi which was designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra and was the residence for the family of Savoyen for many years. You continue cycling through parks and along rivers to Penerolo, a town famous for its cavalry school.

Accommodation: Hotel Regina
Cycling distance for the day: approx. 50 km

Day 3: Pinerolo – Saluzzo

You cycle on beautiful paths along fruit orchards and vineyards to Cavour with its quaint fortress of Rocca – a hill in the middle of flat landscape. You will then reach medieval Saluzzo.

Accommodation: Antiche Mura
Cycling distance for the day: approx. 45 km

Day 4: Saluzzo – Bra

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 as well as the founding place of the Slow Food movement.

Accommodation: Albergo Cantine Ascher
Cycling distance for the day: approx. 65 km

Day 5: Bra – Barolo – Alba

Starting today’s trip, you pass through Pollenzo, a city with Roman roots where the University of Gastronomic Sciences is located. The road after Barolo gets a bit hilly, but you can reward yourself with some of Italy’s best wine afterwards. Cycling along the river Tanaro, you continue to Alba (famous for its truffles).

Accommodation: Hotel Calissano
Cycling distance for the day: approx. 50 km

Day 6: Alba – Asti

Today you cycle in the region of Roero, passing by the palaces of Guarene and Cisterna, where you can visit the local museum. Your overnight stay is in Asti, a town known for its culture and sparkling wine.

Accommodation: Hotel Aleramo
Cycling distance for the day: approx. 40 km

Day 7: Asti – Chieri – Turin

The tour leads you on secondary paths passing by romantic villages back to Turin. You can have another glass of wine in Chieri, before travelling back to Turin by train.

Accommodation: Arthotel Boston
Cycling distance for the day: approx. 45 km + train travel

Day 8: Departure or Extension

Departure on your own or extending your cycling holiday (upon request)

Hotels for Piedmont Wine Country on Wheels

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3-star and 4-star hotels. All places have been carefully hand-picked by us and their quality is regularly monitored. We have tried to choose accommodations that offer friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.

Sample hotels*: Arthotel Boston, Hotel Regina, Antiche Mura, Albergo Cantine Ascher, Hotel Calissano, Hotel Aleramo

*Hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates, we will replace it with a hotel of equal value and quality level. We will provide exact accommodation details to you upon booking confirmation.

Meals

Breakfast buffet is included. When no restaurant is available on the route, lunches and snacks can either be bought from local shops, or packed lunch can be pre-ordered from your hotel the night before. Dinner is available either from the restaurant in your accommodation or the restaurants in the town where you stay for overnight.

Travel for Piedmont Wine Country on Wheels

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Our recommended arrival/departure airports for this holiday are the ones at Turin and Milan.


By Train

Turin is well connected by train to other European and Italian cities.

By Car

Multi-storey car park in Turin costs approx. € 5 per day, to be paid on site, no reservation possible/necessary.

Country Info

Language: Italian. In big cities and resorts many people speak English, but in remote areas, this might not be the case. However, most of the hotel personnel where we stay speak English and are ready to help you. Many people also speak German. You can always call our 24/7 helpline if there are any problems.

Electric supply and plugs: 220V, 50hZ, two-pin round plugs.

Currency: We strongly advise taking sufficient cash for your daily requirements. Banks and ATMs are available, and credit/debit card payments are widely accepted in towns and cities and big petrol station chains but might be limited at some of the villages we visit.

Up-to-date travel advice on Italy is available here.

Detailed travel information and hints will be provided in your holiday information pack.

Trip Info for Piedmont Wine Country on Wheels

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Difficulty Grade: Moderate

You cycle on bike paths and side roads. The first two stages are predominantly flat, afterwards the route gets more hilly. On the stage from Bra to Barolo and Alba there are also a few longer ascents. In the cities you cycle on roads with heavier traffic (read more about difficulty grades).

Route Navigation

Upon arrival you will receive detailed travel information with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions and important telephone numbers.

When to Go

This trip is available from April until September, departing on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Included for Piedmont Wine Country on Wheels

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  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels
  • Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing by our local representative
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Train journey Chieri – Turin incl. your bike
  • GPS tracks
  • 24/7 phone support by our local office

Options and Extras

  • Single-room supplement (this applies to members of a group who require single-room accommodation)
  • Solo traveller supplement (includes single room accommodation)
  • Bike rental, including bike insurance
  • Additional nights in Turin

Please click the CHECK AVAILABILITY button above to see the price of the holiday and the different options, extras and supplements for your desired dates.

Excluded

  • Flights and connecting land transfers
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as ‘included’ in the programme
  • Local tourist taxes

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