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Gourmet Piedmont Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £899 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. 30 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

About the Rental Bikes

This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.

You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.

Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)

Unisex

Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)

Men's Bike

Electric Bike (Colour may vary)

E-Bike

Rental Bike PLUS

E-Bike

For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.

Accessories

If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.

All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.

You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.

Gears

7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).

Frame Sizing

When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.

We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!

Bike Hire Insurance

This cycle tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price. Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.

Electric Bike Hire

Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?

Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.

E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.

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Your Prices

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

2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands

Saturdays between 04.04. and 10.10.2020

Season 1: 04.04. – 24.04.2020 | 26.09. – 10.10.2020
Season 2: 25.04. – 29.05.2020 | 05.09. – 25.09.2020
Season 3: 30.05. – 04.09.2020

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £899 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £919 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £949 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £259
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

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Hotel Category Descriptions
4**** hotels and comfortable country houses (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 £899
Single Supplement: £259

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