Hotel Sina Matilde
The 4 **** Hotel is located in the heart of the small medieval village of Romano Canavese. The villa dates back to the 18th century and is surrounded by its own park with many opportunities for retreat, creating an oasis of peace and relaxation. Only seven years ago the villa was built by the owner family adapted to the hotel and made accessible to the guests. The stylish rooms with spacious bathrooms leave nothing to be desired. The lounges of the hotel are especially charming and luxurious.
All still equipped with the original furniture will take you back to times long gone. The old stables now house the excellent restaurant serving light, typically Piedmontese cuisine. For variety, the beautifully landscaped pool, sauna, steam room and for some, the hotel's own tennis court. All this in conjunction with the attentive staff ensures a thoroughly successful stay.
Welcome to the Piedmont and in this stylish accommodation. An employee of the Hotel will hand over further detailed travel documents as well as your bicycles. And then you go out and explore the region. Take a first leisurely stroll through the medieval town and look forward to the Piedmontese cuisine.
On beautiful paths you cycle first towards the south along the river Dora Baltea and reach the beautifully situated Lake Candia. Gorgeous swimming lures to cool down in the clear water. Take a break, you can enjoy a cappuccino on the lake shore or a delicious ice cream. Well strengthened you overcome the longer increase (4 km) on the moraine. You will be rewarded by fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Along the royal wine route you roll back to the hotel.
In the morning you cycle through meadows and fields to Ivrea. Marvel at the ancient Castello and at the river Dora Baltea. Here in Ivrea, it entrenched itself deeply into the riverbed and offers spectacular views. After a short rest in the medieval town center you will cycle to two mountain lakes in the immediate vicinity. Romantically situated the lakes invite for an swim. On the way back your bike route leads along the old Franciscan path which represents for the monks an important pilgrimage axis to Rome.
In the morning you get comfortably by train to Turin, which invites you for a stroll. You will be impressed by the enormous size of Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Stroll through narrow streets, you will discover comfortable angle, nice shops and visit the Turin Cathedral. There is a lot to discover in this lively city. Through the beautiful bike path along the Po you leave Turin and cycle north. Take a worthwhile break in the afternoon in the small town of Chivasso. The little town on the Po with its sidewalk cafes conveys real Italian joie de vivre. Passing the Castello Mazze, from where for centuries the valley has been observed, you cycle back to Romano Canavese.
If you want to break down a lot of calories and you are sporty and fit, you should visit in the morning the impressive Castello di Masino (very steep climb for about 2 km). Who likes it rather cozy can cycle along rolling hills and through small villages with historic churches and small castles to Viverone. Look forward to the beautiful swimming location on the lake front. After a pleasurable refreshing swim or a cafe break you cycle through the agricultural region back to the hotel. Kiwis, peaches and grapes will be your companions.
Through cornfields you cycle to Castello Pavone. Marvel at this gorgeous Castle, which is often seen at wedding pictures. The excellent gastronomy in the castle certainly attracts one or the other cyclists for a long break. Then a short climb is awaiting for you to reach the top of the moraine hills. Enjoy the beautiful views of the valley, which makes you forget so many small slope. In the afternoon you will cycle along the Royal Wine Road and past many small castles. After an exhilarating descent you reach again your comfortable hotel in Romano Canavese.
Much too quickly the time passed. Those who want to can extend the stay, as Piedmont has much more to offer.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- 6 overnights with breakfast at the 4**** Relais Villa Matilde
- Rooms with shower / WC in the selected room category
- Personal tour information
- Welness area free of charge (swimming pool opens on 01. June)
- 1 x train ticket Strambino – Turin inclusive bike
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Arrival by train
The next station to the hotel is the station of Strambino. From Strambino please take a taxi to the hotel (1,5 km, 10,00 EUR approx.). Please make a reservation for the taxi in the hotel prior to your journey because there are not always taxis waiting at the station. Current schedule information and price information can be found at:
Arrival by plane
You are flying to Turin Sandro Pertini Airport in Caselle: Turin Airport is approximately 40 km from the hotel away. From there, take the airport bus to Turin Central Station and continue by train to Strambino. The travel time is about 2.5 hours, the cost is about 15,00 EUR per person. Alternatively, fly to Malpensa Airport in Milan (100 km from the hotel). From there, take the train to Milan Porta Garibaldi Station and continue to Strambino. The driving time is about 3.5 hours, the cost is about 25,00 EUR per person. Both airports can arrange transfers to the hotel on request! Payable locally.
Arrival by car
Vignette obligation on austrian motorways 10-day vignette approx. 9,50 EUR. The toll on the Italian side from Brenner to Turin is approx. 54,00 EUR from Tarvisio to Turin about 81.20 EUR.
Parking facilities at the hotel
There are parking facilities free of charge on the parking spaces of the hotel. A reservation is not possible and necessary. There is a parking garage available for about 25,00 EUR per day. You will receive detailed information on parking at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your journey.
Condition of the bike paths
During this trip you cycle on flat and hilly stages. Daily, one or two shorter slopes are to be completed, one longer increase (about 4 km). You cycle mainly on secondary and commercial roads, partly on cycle paths, which are mainly asphalted. Only rarely you have to expect more traffic (in cities and on short connections).
Available rental bikes
You can choose between unisex 21-speed touring bikes and unisex 7-speed touring bikes with coaster brake, men's bikes available on request in different frame sizes. 8-speed unisex electric bikes in different frame sizes are also available on request. The unisex bikes are suitable for all cyclists from about 148cm height and the men's bikes from 165 cm. You simply give your bike request when booking.
Weather and clima
The Piedmont is mainly influenced by the alpine climate, characterized by harsh winters and not too hot summers.
Cycling in italy
Cyclists are prescribed a striking dress code. In Italy, warning vests are mandatory outside closed areas at night and at dusk.
Extra costs, which are not included in the travel price
A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the hotel.
7 day hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.