View over an Italian village
Wall with wooden doors and roses
Cyclists in front of the bridge Ponte Vittorio Emanuele XVI

Piemont based on one hotel

Italy's Secret.

This newly developed tour is a real treat for all cyclists! Staying in a wonderful hotel, you can discover a new highlight of the “Canavese” region every day. On your way, you will find historic castles, which have been waiting for centuries to welcome you. Natural lakes provide a welcome refreshment during an active day of cycling. Fine wines are produced in the vineyards, along the “Strada Reale dei Vini” - the royal wine route. Let yourself be tempted by one or two glasses of great Italian wine and follow the traces of the Franciscans on their way to Rome. There is a lot of variety in this region still largely undiscovered by tourists. After the tour you will agree with us –this trip is truly an insider’s tip!

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • self guided
Wall with wooden doors and roses


The hotel staff at the reception desk will provide you with tour information and rental bikes. Afterwards, you still have enough time for a walk through the medieval town. 

Your first bike tour will lead you on attractive trails along the river Dora Baltea to the South. Soon you will have reached the beautifully situated lake Candia. The lake invites you to jump into its clear water. After a long climb (4 km) you will reach the top of the moraine hills from which you will have a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Along the royal wine route, you will get back to your hotel. 

Through meadows and fields, today's stage leads you to Ivrea. The river Dora Baltea has dug a deep riverbed, offering spectacular views. After a short rest in the medieval city centre, you will continue your tour to two mountain lakes nearby. Romantically, they invite you to swim for some time. Later, you will return to your hotel, cycling along the old Franciscan Road, which was an important pilgrimage route for the monks to Rome.

In the morning, you will take the train to the capital city of Turin. Here, not only the great Piazza Vittorio Veneto will impress you. There is a lot to be discovered in this lively city. A nice bike path along the river Po leads back to the North. In Chiavasso, you should stop for some time. In the small town on the river Po, with its little sidewalk cafes, real Italian lifestyle is lived. The road back to your hotel leads past the castle Castello Mazze from which the valley had been guarded for centuries. 

Very athletic cyclists may visit the impressive castle Castello di Masino at the beginning of the tour (very steep rise for approx. 2 km). If you prefer a more relaxed daytrip, you can follow the route over gently rolling hills and through small towns with historical churches and small castles. You will also get nice opportunities for swimming and sunbathing at the lake promenade in Viverone. Later, you will continue your tour through an agricultural landscape. Kiwis, peaches and grapes are grown right along the bike course. 

Through corn fields, today's tour leads you to Castello Pavone. After a short climb, you will reach the top of the moraine hills. Nice views of the valley will compensate for the climbs you had to conquer. Small castles can be seen cycling along the royal wine route. After an exhilarating downhill ride, you will again reach your wellness hotel. 

Tour character

The daytrips include flat and hill stages. Every day there are one or two shorter climbs to be cycled. During the whole tour you will only come across one longer climb of approx. 4 km. You will cycle mostly on side and service roads, partly on cycle paths, but predominatly on asphalted roads. In cities and on short connecting roads, traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Arrival daily
Piedmont based in one hotel, 7 days, category deluxe, IT-PIRRC-07VMA
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 3x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Piedmont based in one hotel, 7 days, category superior, IT-PIRRC-07VMB
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 3x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

Deluxe rooms (VMA) or Superior rooms (VMB)

21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance

Our rental bikes

Services and infos


  • Accommodation in Relais Villa Matilde****L in the chosen room category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Train journey from Strambino – Turin incl. your bike
  • Wellness and spa area (The pool is open from approx. 01.06.)
  • Signposting
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Strambino train station
  • Torino and Milano Malpensa airport
  • Free parking at the hotel, hotel garage € 25 per day

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Detailed information:

  • In season 1 we offer one additional night free of charge!