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Piedmont Bike Tours

Our Piedmont bike tour is a wonderful cycling adventure through one of Italy’s best kept secrets, Piemonte. It takes you cycling to the towns of Barolo and Barbaresco and through the undulating Langhe hills. It leads you to Alba, a gastronomic hotspot renowned to its white truffles. Cycling in Piedmont with DIGnGO is an amazing experience through one of the most magical Italian region.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Turin
Finishing Location Turin
Activity Level Moderate
Price $4,498
Sgl. Suppl. $1,250

Details of our Piedmont bike tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the wine region of Piedmont

Coazzolo to Santo Stefano Belbo (18 miles)
For your first ride of the week, you cycle through Monferrato, a wine area located in the surroundings of Asti and Alessandria. It is a wine region of Piedmont famous for the Monferrato Rosso and Dolcetto d’Asti, some popular red wines. On the way, you ride through a red wine-producing region and a well-preserved medieval town with many wonders waiting to be discovered. End the day with a glass of red wine at the hotel.

Day 2: Explore the Langhe

Santo Stefano Belbo to Santo Stefano Belbo (27 miles)
The Langhe region, located east of the Tanaro river is an historic area of Piedmont. The terrain is covered with rolling hills and on today’s ride you discover an area famous for its wines, cheeses and the white truffles of Alba.

Day 3: Try Barbaresco

Santo Stefano Belbo to Villa Beccaris (31 miles)
Your bike trip in Piedmont continues on through the impressive wine landscapes of the Langhe, passing through the town of Barbaresco. Take a self-guided tour of one of Italy’s most famous travel destinations as you walk through the town. Strong cyclists can choose the long option to extend the ride and enjoy more of the local, hilly scenery.

Day 4: Taste Barolo

Monforte d’Alba to Monforte d’Alba (29 miles)
Breakfast is served overlooking the surrounding hills. Then, meet with your trip leaders for a briefing of the day to come. Yesterday took you to Barbaresco and today takes you to Barolo, another well preserved medieval town. Cycle over small hills, as the Langhe is a hilly area. However, don’t worry our minivan is there for you in case you need support. Later on, meet with a winemaker for a tasting of Barolo wine at a famous Barolo winery. Learn about the history of Barolo wine and taste some of the best Barolo wines. Back on your bike, cycle through the town of La Morra.

Day 5: Go in search of the white truffle with a local resident and his dog

Monforte d’Alba to Fossano (32 miles)
In the surroundings of Alba there are many hills with oak and hazel trees and after a little introduction to the Tuber Magnatum you meet with a local resident for a truffle hunting session.

Day 6: End the trip in Turin

End of the trip
Your trip comes to an end in Turin. Cross the Tanaro river, a tributary of the Italian Po River, known as Tanarus. Don’t want to leave yet, Alba regarded as the white truffle capital of the Langhe and home of the ferrero factory (Nutella) is a beautiful town to visit.

*The mileage refers to the basic cycling route, which is the one that 85% of our guests ride. However, we offer multiple daily bicycling routes. You may read more about those biking routes in the activity level section below or by clicking the detailed itinerary button above.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Relais San Maurizio (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Santo Stefano Belbo
Amenities: Pool, spa
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

Hotel Villa Beccaris (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Monforte d’Alba
Amenities: Pool
Member of:

Palazzo Righini (1 night)

Star rating: *****
Location: Fozzano
Amenities: Luxury services available
Member of: Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Activity level

Our bike tour in Piedmont provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride the same route. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  18  2000
2  18  1800  27  3000 34 3900
3  18  2300  31  3700  36  4900
4  18  1400  29  2900  37  4300
5  18  1000  32  1700  39  2000

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

Coazzolo

Santo Stefan Belbo

Costigliole d'Asti

Barbaresco

Monforte d’alba

La Morra

Barolo

Fozzano

Trezzo Tinella

Castiglione Tinella

Carossi

Boglietto

Neive

Tre Stelle

Benevello

Monchiero

Castello di Serralunga d'Alba

Piozzo

Bene Vagienna

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Turin or Milan
  • Buy your train ticket(s) from Milan to Turin on www.raileurope.com
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes or railway company track maintenance
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Turin:

  • Hotel Principi di Piemonte | Rates: €€
  • Allegroitalia Golden Palace | Rates: €€
  • Turin Palace Hotel | Rates: €€
  • Grand Hotel Sitea | Rates: €€
  • NH Torino Piazza Carlina | Rates: €€
  • Hotel Victoria | Rates: €€€
  • TownHouse 70 | Rates: €€
  • Residence Sacchi | Rates: €
  • NH Torino Santo Stefano | Rates: €€
  • Best Western Plus | Rates: €
  • NH Torino Lingotto Congress | Rates: €€
  • AC Hotel Torino | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

0 to 100€: €

101€ to 200€: €€

201€ to 300€: €€€

301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 42 45 53 57 66 73
Low F 34 36 41 45 53 59
Prec. (In) 1.0 0.9 1.4 3.8 4.2 3.5
July August September October November December
High F 77 76 68 58 48 42
Low F 63 63 57 50 40 34
Prec. (In) 2.4 3.2 2.8 3.1 2.3 1.1

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