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Gourmet Piedmont Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £849 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
– Explore the foods of the 2nd largest region in Italy
– Try white truffles in Alba, sparkling Asti ‘spumante’ or Ferraro chocolate
– Stay in modern hotels and comfortable ‘agriturismi’
– Stay in Turin a lively northern Italian city.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Cycle Route Profile

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.

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: 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!

Day 2: Turin – Capriglio/Surroundings approx. 35 km

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 a Piemontese country house, where there will be prepared an authentic regional dinner menu for you.

Day 3: Capriglio/Surroundings – Asti approx. 35 km

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.

Day 4: Asti – Canelli approx. 35 km

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.

Day 5: Canelli – Alba approx. 40 km

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.

Day 6: Alba – Montafia approx. 45 km

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.

Day 7: Montafia – Turin approx. 50 km

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.

Day 8: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
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.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Gourmet Piedmont tour stays in Guesthouses, 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Included services

- 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
– Well 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
– Route signposting
– GPS-data is available
– Service hotline

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About the Bikes....

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Gourmet Piedmont, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands

Saturdays between 06.04. and 12.10.2019

Season 1: 06.04. – 26.04.2019 | 28.09. – 12.10.2019
Season 2: 27.04. – 24.05.2019 | 07.09. – 27.09.2019
Season 3: 25.05. – 06.09.2019

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £849 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £879 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £909 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £209
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: Selected 4**** hotels and agriturismi

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: From £849
Single Supplement: £239

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