Unique Cycling trip Piedmont

From alpine splendor to undiscovered villages and fortified castles, this Cycling Piedmont tour combines the best of Italian and French cuisine and wine with scenic pedaling through rolling hills dotted with vineyards and castles.
Enjoy robust wines and sophisticated delicacies, including white and black truffles, fragrant cheeses, exquisite pastries and fine chocolates. Join us for heart-pumping rides through river valleys and up vineyard-draped hills. You will stay in Luxury hotels, and eat the kind of luxuriously rustic food that has earned this region more Michelin stars than any other in the country. In spite of the renown of its Barolo and Barbaresco wines, Piemonte is relatively undiscovered; you will experience the spectacular beauty of the Langhe and Roero hills.

Highlights

#The famous Langhe hills, an intimate landscape filled with vineyards but also a cycling paradise and former training grounds of an Italian cycling legend Fausto Coppi

#Ride up into the renowned wine village of La Morra

#A private Barolo wine tasting with our favorite producer Cordero di Montezemolo

 

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Arrive in Saluzzo, Italy

Welcome to Piedmont. After our rendez vous in Torino Train Station transfer to Saluzzo where you we’ll toast your arrival with a traditional Asti Spumante during your bike fitting, safety talk, and map review. Then you're free to explore town, once a flourishing medieval center and now a well-preserved gem known for its red-brick old town, churches and hilltop castle or to take a warm-up ride. This evening, we'll celebrate with a traditional Piedmontese welcome dinner at our favourite restaurant Taverna dei Porti scur.
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Monviso: Pian del re

Monviso mountain rises above the Po River on the border between France and Italy. Distance: your choice 65/40 miles or 86 km/ 53,5 miles). Climbs
Our route takes us to the base of the mountain today; those who want can climb it to Crissolo or as high up as the Po River spring, Pian del Re, 6,000 foot climb into the Alps! Coming back we can stop at Staffarda Abbey, built by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. You'll be back in Saluzzo late afternoon for a stroll through town. Gourmet dinner at La gallina Bianca
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Racconingi castle

Heading east across the Po River valley today, you'll enjoy a ride through pasture lands, corn fields, and poplar groves. Distance: 70 km /48 miles totally flat.
After about 50 km flat road you will stop in Racconigi, where the Savoy royal family had their summer home and castle. The castle, now owned by the state, is beautifully preserved and dates to the 17th Century. Optional to visit the castle and have light lunch. Let’s continue on through the Roero region to Pollenzo, a small village that is now the center of the world's first University of Gastronomic Sciences in association with Italy's well known "Slow Food" movement.
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Loop in Roero

Today you will cycle across the famous Roero hills, lands of excellent wines and valuable truffles.Total distance 65 km / 40 miles, rolling hills. Follow corkscrew roads into the hills of the rural Roero, a gourmet's paradise known for its pungent white truffles, soft fresh cheeses and hazelnuts. Monticello d’alba, Monteu Roero, Montà, Canale, Castellinando and last little village is Cinzano, the famous producer of sparkling wines, vermouths and aperitifs.
The ridges of the hills are dotted with fortresses and the slopes of the hills are furrowed with deep narrow gorges which reveal the stratification of the land. Dinner at “Carpe Noctem Et Diem ” restaurant.
5

Langhe hills Unesco Site

special event : wine tour at Cordero de Montezemolo winery Today takes us through the vineyards of Le Langhe and the famous hills of the nebbiolo grape.Total distance 55 km rolling hills and some climbs.
Along our route you'll pass through the stunning landscape, as well as vineyards around Diano, Novello, Monforte d'Alba, Grinzane cavour, famous for its castle – one of the most ancient and important of the Langhe – where the annual white truffle world auction is held. We will have private wine tasting and you will learn all about passion, as they explains region, viticoltori friends, the grapes and own terrific wines, which are some of the greatest Barolo, Barbera and Nebbiolo you will ever sample. Stay and explore La Morra 1,000-year-old village, premiere Barolo-producing town.
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The Barolo loop

Another great loop in the Langhe: we’ll pass through the village of Barolo itself and some of the area’s most prestigious cru vineyards. Total distance 60 km /37.5 miles rolling hills and climbs
Explore the delightful town of Barolo and enjoy an insightful talk about the region's past and present along with a comparative tasting from legendary vintners. Enjoy splendid vistas of the Langhe landscape, a recently recognized World Heritage site. Weave your way up and down through sloping vineyards of Dolcetto grapes, which thrive in this area’s clay and limestone soil. For five centuries, grape growers of the Langa Doglianese region have continued to select and cultivate their vines with pride. The resulting Dolcetto di Dogliani wine is famous for its full flavor and remarkable versatility of pairing with food. Wind your way back through the vines and ready for farewell dinner at restaurant in La Morra
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Arrivederci al prossimo bike tour

Farewell breakfast all together. Enjoy the luxury hotel and spa, immersed in vineyards.
Antico Podere Propano - Saluzzo
Near town, yet surrounded by meadows with views of the Monviso Alps, this refined abode has the atmosphere of a private country estate: The farm has been transformed into a country “Antico Podere Propano”.
Albergo dell'Agenzia - Pollenzo
The 4-star Albergo dell'Agenzia hotel is housed on the beautiful restructured neo-Gothic country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy. The site also comprises the University of Gastronomic Sciences and Wine Bank, hotel itself welcomes guests to Pollenzo in an atmosphere that is once warm and friendly, informal and refined.
Corte Gondina - La Morra
Situated in the heart of the Langhe the Corte Gondina Hotel offers its guests a warm and friendly welcome, careful restoration work has transformed a historic family residence into an elegant, refined and welcoming hotel in the centre of La Morra. Swimming pool, garden, sun-terrace, private parking and a lounge bar has recently been opened in the former 19th century cellars.

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Price & Inclusions

Price 
Cost: Euro 2950 per person in double occupancy
single room supplement euro 650

Inclusions
Six nights in superior luxury hotels 4 and 5 star
Six breakfast
Six dinners
Two wine tasting
Snacks and drinks along the way
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Support Van, all transfer baggage
Services of experienced bilingual guide
Cicloposse water bottle
Italian vat Tax (21%)
Transfer from Torino airport or tran station to first hotel
Transfer from last hotel to Torino

Not included
Airfare to Italy, lunches, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature.

Bike Rental for entire tour
Hybrid bike   euro 180
Race bike       euro 210
E-Bike            euro 210

Tour Reviews

15 ottobre 2016

Hi Guiliana, I just wanted to let you know what an amazing time we all had in Italy. The hotels, cycling and restaurants were all perfect, and we loved getting a chance to meet you and Marco. You are running a great business and Tom and I would be thrilled to give you a recommendation if you ever need one. Thanks for the wonderful memories. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

30 novembre 2016

Hi Guiliana.
I would just like to say a big thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for our family! Everything was absolutely perfect including Nicola and Mauro. We want to take them both back to Canada with us.
You couldn’t have left is in better hands.
Mauro has been able to transfer almost all his photographs to our memory card although he has asked me to let you know which numbers of photos we are missing and you would be able to send them to me.
I will be in touch and many thanks again.
Debby

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