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From alpine splendor to undiscovered villages and fortified castles, this seven-day cycling 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 exhilarating rides through river valleys and up vineyard-draped hills. You will stay in luxury hotels and eat the wonderfully rustic food that has earned this region more Michelin stars than any other in the country.
Welcome to Piedmont. After a rendezvous at Torino train station transfer to Saluzzo where we will toast your arrival with a traditional Asti Spumante during your bike fitting, safety talk and map review. Then you are free to explore the town, once a flourishing medieval center and now a well-preserved gem known for its red-brick old town, churches and hilltop castle. In the evening, we’ll celebrate with a traditional Piedmontese welcome dinner at our favourite restaurant Taverna dei Porti scur.
Monviso mountain rises above the Po River on the border between France and Italy. Distance: Choose between 65 km/40 miles or 86 km/53,5 miles
Our route takes us to the base of the mountain – those who want to can climb it to Crissolo or as high up as the Po River spring, Pian del Re, 6000 feet high in 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
Total distance: 55 km / 34 miles
Heading east across the Po River valley today, you will enjoy a ride through pasture lands, corn fields, and poplar groves. Distance: 70 km /48 miles along flat roads. .
After about 50 km 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. It is optional to visit the castle and a light lunch. You will then continue on through the Roero region to Pollenzo, a small village is now the center of the world’s first University of Gastronomic Sciences in association with Italy’s well known “Slow Food” movement.
On the fourth day of the tour, you will cycle across the famous Roero hills, land of excellent wines and valuable truffles. The total distance is 65 km/40 miles along rolling hills. Follow winding roads into the hills of rural Roero, a gourmet paradise known for its pungent white truffles, soft fresh cheeses and hazelnuts. Monticello d’alba, Monteu Roero, Canale, Castellinando and lastly the village of Cinzano, 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 will be enjoyed at “Carpe Noctem Et Diem ” restaurant.
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. The total distance: 55 km / 34 miles of rolling hills with some moderate 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 enjoy a private wine tasting and learn about the region,, the grapes and the wines produced – some of the greatest Barolo, Barbera and Nebbiolo you will ever sample. Stay and explore La Morra, a 1000-year-old village and a premiere Barolo-producing town.
Another great loop in the Langhe: we will 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 of 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 get ready for the farewell dinner at a restaurant in La Morra.
Farewell breakfast all together. Enjoy the luxury hotel and spa, immersed in vineyards.