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Piedmont: round trip

Delights in northern Italy

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8 Days / 7 Nights
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On this bike tour you will discover the beautiful Piedmont, a true paradise for gourmets. Fantastic wines, highest quality truffles, sweet chocolate and a refined cuisine attract gourmets from all over the world to this region. In the daytime in the saddle you earn the calories for nice breaks and splendid evenings. On bike paths and side roads you cycle the first 2 days mainly on the flat, then to Asti a hilly route waits for you. Only at the town entrances and exits as well as at short connecting roads you have to expect a little more traffic. But the lovely countryside, hills covered with wine rapes and in the distance the majestic Alps, ensure new variety every day. And Turin, the first capital of Italy, will delight you with its baroque buildings, exceptionally beautiful squares and kilometers of arcades in which fine shops and good restaurants hide.

Highlights

Turin
Turin is mostly known for the car company Fiat and the football team Juventus Turin. But Turin has more things to see: In the 19th century Turin has been the capital of Italy.

Turin

The shroud of Turin
The Shroud is a linen sheet whose weave is a herringbone pattern made in the ancient Egypt manner before Christ. It measures 442 cm long by 113 cm high plus a 8 cm strip sewed lengthwise.

The Shroud of Turin

Museo delle Antichità Egizie
The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many international scholars, since the decipherer of Egyptian
hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion, who came to Turin in 1824, spend much time pouring over the collections.

Museo delle Antichità Egizie

Saluzzo
Saluzzo was once a powerful city-state and its one-time historical importance has left a stirring legacy etched in red terracotta bricks.

Saluzzo

Castello Manta Saluzzo
The baronial hall at Manta Castle, on the hillsides in the province of Cuneo, is home to one of the most astonishing testaments of international Gothic painting: a cycle of frescoes depicting “Heroes and Heroines” contrasting, on the opposite wall, with the mysterious depiction of the “Fountain of Youth”.

Manta Castle

Pollenzo
It was Carlo Alberto who perceived the potential of the land at Pollenzo, transforming it into a true and functioning agricultural enterprise, including vines and cellars where the oenologist Paolo Francesco Staglieno was charged with experimenting on new winemaking techniques using Nebbiolo grapes.

Pollenzo

Cheesemaking in Bra
Close to Alba lies the town of Bra, famous for cheese making and the famous Bra DOP cheese.

Cheesemaking

Alba
Alba’s history goes back several thousand years with evidence dating it to the Stone Age. The area was inhabited by the Ligurians who invaded the area five centuries before Christ.

Alba

Castle of Guarene
A castle or palace has dominated Guarene from its hill for seven centuries. In the Medieval era a fortress stood on this site. In the 18th century a new summer residence was designed and built here for the Counts of Roero by Count Carlo Giacinto – the most well-known member of the family lineage and an important figure of the 18th-century Piedmontese aristocracy.

Castle of Guarene

Piedmont Wines
We're sure you have heard of Tuscany and the Veneto, probably even the wine regions of Sicily and Umbria. But, do you know about northern Italy’s Piedmont wine region?

Piedmont Wines

 

Piedmont: round trip

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Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Via train or plane Turin is reached quickly. In the evening personal tour information and rental bikes.

Through one of the most beautiful city parks in Italy and along the banks of the Po you cycle to the magnificent castle Stupingi. Already overwhelmed by the sight, the roaring stag on the castle roof
removes all doubts. The late baroque splendor Castle (1730/31) served for many years as a royal hunting estate. Put here a worthwhile break before you continue cycling to Pinerolo, a small village, where the soft, delicious and aromatic cheese "seirass" is produced.

Surrounded by majestic high mountains, you cycle through the Po Valley past cherry and apple orchards, kiwi plantations and hazelnut trees. Small towns proudly presents its beautiful mansions. Look forward to Saluzzo - a medieval town whose beautiful preserved town scape earned the nickname "Siena of Piedmont."

Today you visit Manta Castle with its magnificent frescoes or Benevagienna, a city of Roman origin with archaeological excavations. The small town of Bra is considered as the capital of Gourmets. The organization 'Slow Food' was founded in Bra. It is committed to conscious eating and drinking, to the preservation of culinary traditions and products as well as for local biodiversity.

Today you will cycle to the village Pollenzo that appears insignificant at first glance. Discover the chic Palace, which is now used as a hotel, the courtyard, the church and the estate, that (established in 2004) is home to the first "private University of Gastronomic Science" and features a very impressive wine library. You will then cycle into the middle of the famous wine-growing region of Barolo. Although this are initially 200 meters to master, but you'll be rewarded with a fantastic view, nice wines villages and the wine cellar in the famous wine village of Barolo. Following the river Tanno you roll in the truffle town of Alba (headquarters of the company "Ferrero"). Let yourself be enchanted in the bright lights of the evening by the ancient charm of the town.

Today you see to your right again the vineyards of Barbaresco and to your left the hills of the Roero. Here delicious red and white grapes grow which are processed by good wine growers to the famous Asti Spumante. As you cycle through the wine growing region Roero, you pass the castles to Guarene and Cistern to Asti. Enjoy this lively and vibrant city. Asti was the most powerful and wealthiest city of the Republic of Piedmont in the Middle Ages. Luckily today there is still much visible of this wealth. The medieval center is still preserved almost completely and invites you for strolling.

On lonely roads, along small streams and through the typical Piedmontese wine landscape you cycle back to Turin. In the last kilometers the river Po accompanies you back to the city. Enjoy again this
Baroque residence, cozy cafes, premium ice cream and delicious antipasti.

Today your journey in Italy ends after breakfast in the hotel.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Dates

All-carefree service
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
weitere inkludierte Leistungen
  • personal tour information
  • train Chieri-Turin (incl. bike)
Worth knowing about the Piedmont round trip

Below please find more information about the Piedmont round trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.

Parking facilities at the starting hotel
Parking is available in Turin in a garage near the hotel for approx. 15.00 - 25.00 EUR per day. You will receive detailed information about the parking possibilities at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.

Arrival by train
Turin Porta Susa Station: by taxi to the hotel (about 10 minutes, price about 10,00 EUR) or by bus and tram. Train Station Turin Porta Nuova: about 800 m from the hotel, on foot about 15 minutes, taxi about 5 minutes, Price about 5,00 EUR or by tram / bus.

Train schedule information Deutsche Bahn
Train schedule information Trenitalia

Arrival by plane
You fly to Turin Sandro Pertini Airport in Caselle (about 15 km north of Turin): by taxi to
Hotel about 35,00 EUR, duration about 30 minutes or by train and tram from the airport to the hotel.
Alternatively, you can fly to Malpensa Airport in Milan (about 140 km from Turin): use the bus service provided by SADEM. Every 2 to 2½ hours daily. Duration approx. 2 hours, costs approx. 22,00 EUR per person. The ticket can be purchased at the airport in "Shop Airport 2000" or "Malpensa bus express".

Lufthansa
KLM
Alitalia
Sadem

Arrival by car
Vignette required at the motorways in Austria 10-day vignette about 9,50 EUR. The toll on the Italian side of the Brenner to Turin costs about 54,00 EUR from Tarvisio to Turin about 81,20 EUR.

Touring information and rental bikes
The personal route information with rental bike takes place on the day of arrival in the hotel. Any changes will be announced upon arrival at the reception.

Condition of the bike paths
You cycle on bike paths and smaller roads without much traffic. During the first to days the route is almost flat. After that the route is hilly. On day 5 you have to cycle more and more hilly parts. There is some more traffic at the entrance and exit of the towns. 

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
In Italy, warning vests are mandatory outside closed areas at night and at dusk.

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.

Travel insurance
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.

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