Truffles, Wine and Chocolate.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- self guided
Arrival in Turin
In the evening you will have a personal tour briefing and bike distribution. The first capital of Italy awaits you with lots of places of interest!
In the morning, bus or train transfer up to Superga. Enjoy the marvellous view from the basilica over Turin and all the way to the Alps. The cycle route takes you through colourful vineyards from one village to the next. Today you spend the night in an ‚agriturismo’, a Piemontese country house, where the ‚mama’ will prepare an authentic regional dinner menu for you.
More and more vines line the route now. You cycle past little mountain villages and the Piedmont presents itself with breathtaking views. Your overnight stay is in Asti, a town teeming with culture. Not only famous for its eponymous sparkling wine, but also for its renowned Palio-contest, a horse race where each borough competes for supremacy for the coming year.
Today you cycle right through the heart of the Asti wine growing area. Each of the villages has their own distinctive traditions and invites you to a tasting of course. We recommend you take a cappuccino-break at the medieval piazza in Nizza Monferrato before you proceed to your accommodation. In proper style you spend the night in an ‚agriturismo’ with its own vineyard, in which you get to enjoy the culinary specialities in the evening.
Today’s cycle route is characterised by marvellous views across the renowned vineyards. In Neive you walk through one of the most stunning old part of towns in Italy and in Barbareco you find yourselves in the – next to Barolo - probably most famous wine-growing town of the Piedmont. Your Day Finish however is the medieval town of Alba. This is the place where the white truffle, highly coveted by gourmets worldwide, grows in exceptionally high quality.
Initially you cycle in the Roero region, renowned for its heavy-bodied red wines, which can also be sampled for instance in the Enoteca del Roero in Canale. Afterwards you proceed along little streams and through dark green forests all the way to Montafia. Congenial to the rural surroundings, you spend the night yet again in a beautiful ‚agriturismo’, typical dinner included.
Along the route you come across little sleepy villages and many a grapevine will entice you yet again to a small glass of wine. In Chieri we recommend you take a break and enjoy the beautiful piazzas and cosy little alleyways, before you cycle along the river Po for the final few kilometres. Much too soon will you have returned to the starting point of this holiday - the magnificent Turin.
Departure or extension
You cycle mainly on side roads with very little traffic. Due to the shorter stages you have a lot of time of your hands to just enjoy. The terrain is hilly overall with a few short but steep ascents. There will be slightly more traffic when entering or leaving a town as well as on short connective sections.
Category: 4**** hotels and comfortable country houses (agriturismi)
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
- 3 x gourmet meals in the agriturismi
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Developed route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
- Transfer by train or bus to Superga incl. your bike
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Turin train station
- Turin and Milano Malpensa airport
- Multi-storey car park, costs approx. € 15 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary