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Piedmont Bike Tour

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Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc

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Whether you’d like to ride through the hilly area of the Langhe, taste Barolo and Barbaresco wines or
go in search of the rare white truffle, our Piedmont bike tour offers a great opportunity to enjoy all three on a single cycling vacation. You bike through the lush vineyards and the rolling hills of the Monferrat region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You explore Barolo and Barbaresco, two of the most famous wine villages in the Langhe wine region. Don’t wait any longer to join us! A bike tour through northern Italy is the perfect cycling adventure to explore the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement.

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Biking Level

Level 4

Pick-Up Location

Turin Porta Nuova Train Station

Pick-Up Time

10.30 AM

Drop-Off Location

Turin Porta Nuova Train Station

Drop-Off Time

12.00 PM

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiple daily routes
  • A fully equipped bicycle: the Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
  • Garmin GPS with easy to follow directions
  • Handlebar & saddle bags, helmet and water bottle
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees
  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to & from pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Pre or post trip lodging
  • Minibar, massages, non scheduled activities, etc
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike or e-bike
  • Gratuities for your Leaders

Dates

  • Apr 28 - May 3, 2019
  • May 26 - May 31, 2019
  • Jun 23 - Jun 28, 2019
  • Jul 14 - Jul 19, 2019
  • Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2019
  • Sep 22 - Sep 27, 2019

Don’t see your dates of travel or want to travel with your own group of friends? Contact us today!

Hotels

Relais San Maurizio

Santo Stefano (2 nights)
www.relaissanmaurizio.it

Villa Beccaris

Monforte d’Alba (2 nights)
www.villabeccaris.com

Palazzo Righini

Fazzano (1 night)
www.palazzorighini.it

Itinerary

Day 1Ride from Coazzolo to Santo Stefano Belbo

Your bike trip in Piedmont starts in Turin. After meeting your trip leaders, you shuttle to Coazzolo, a commune in the Province of Asti. Enjoy a light lunch and a quick introduction to the week. Later, get fitted on your bike and travel through lovely rural villages and vineyards. Arrive at the Relais San Maurizio, an ancient XVII century monastery and your hotel for the next two nights. In the evening, dine at Guido da Castigliole, a fine dining restaurant for more than 5 decades. Expect to be wowed by the exquisite display of culinary expertise.

Today’s Ride: 18 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Day 2Explore the vineyards of Costigliole d’Asti

Begin the day with a luscious breakfast at the Relais San Maurizio. Head out through the beautiful landscape of hilltop villages and vineyards to Costigliole d’Asti. Take a break for lunch on your own before cycling back toward Santo Stefano Belbo and your hotel. Later in the afternoon, make sure to go relax at the Spa La Via del Sale. Swim in the salt cave or lounge in the midst of the vineyards. Before dinner, join us for a wine tasting at one of the leading wine estate in the area.

Today’s Ride: 27 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
Short Option: 18 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing
Long Option: 34 miles with 3,900 feet of climbing

Day 3Visit Barbaresco

Your luxury bike tour continues through the impressive hillside of the Langhe. In the morning, take an easy ride through some spectacular rolling hills. Then, arrive in Barbaresco, a town as well as the name of a famous wine. Go for a visit of the town on your own and if time permits, stop at the enoteca communale and taste some of the local wines. Leave Barbaresco and ride uphill to Benevello, your lunch break. In the afternoon, spin through the rolling hills to Villa Beccaris, a family run hotel and XVIII century villa with beautiful views on the Barolo hills. For dinner, you’re on your own in Monforte d’Alba, a historic hilltop town.

Today’s Ride: 31 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing
Short Option: 18 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing
Long Option: 36 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing

Day 4Explore Barolo & taste Barolo wine

On your fourth day, set out on a loop ride to Barolo and through the surrounding vineyards. Leave Monforte d’Alba and ride by the Castello di Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra and Croera. Arrive in Barolo and join us for a wine tasting at the Marchesi di Barolo winery. Then, stroll the streets of the 10th century town before lunch on your own at a local trattoria. If time permits, go for a self-guided visit of the Castello Falletti di Barolo. Later, get back on your bike and head back to your hotel. On the way, challenge yourself on two steep climbs. Back at the hotel, you enjoy the rest of the day as you like.

Today’s Ride: 29 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing
Short Option: 18 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Long Option: 37 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing

Day 5Discover the town of Fossano

Today, you cycle through the Province of Cuneo. Start with a downhill out of Montforte d’Alba before cycling through rolling hills on your way to Bene Vagienna for lunch. Challenge yourself on some significant climbs or jump in our minivan if you need a shuttle to the top of a hill. In the afternoon, arrive at the Palazzo Righini, a historical residence with frescoed ceilings and hand-baked bricks. Before dinner, join a local resident and his dog on a truffle hunting adventure. In the evening, gather with your newfound friends and celebrate the week with a dinner at the hotel gourmet restaurant.

Today’s Ride: 32 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Short Option: 18 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
Long Option: 39 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Day 6End your bike trip in Turin

Your cycling trip in Piedmont ends at the Turin Porta Nuova train station.

Map

Piedmont cycling routes map

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Peter L.

Couple Traveller

A few things. Our Piedmont cycling vacation was our second DIGnGO trip and we really liked it. We had great trip leaders. We told them to be slightly more attentive during rides for a couple in our group. Right away, we saw a big improvement. We liked the food, all very good. We enjoyed the nice blend of Michelin and informal restaurants. We even had fresh truffle with dinner!

September 18, 2018

Sujay J.

Couple Traveller

One of the great weeks of our lives. We can only say great things about India and Martin. We liked their knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, and work ethic. We were sad to say goodbye. I can’t wait to schedule another week with them & DIGnGO.

September 17, 2018

Tom S.

Couple Traveller

We had an awesome trip leader. We wish we could have spent more time with JP. We’re sure we would have liked to spend more time with him. We got some great tips on how to make it up the hills.

September 20, 2017

Steve S.

Couple Traveller

This trip was perfect. A little hot but you can’t control that. We are already looking into another bike trip for next summer.

Use us as a reference anytime.

July 17, 2017

Sarah W.

Couple Traveller

Wonderful. We had a blast during the truffle hunting.

May 17, 2017