Piedmont

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Italy

Why we love this tour

"Piedmont nestles at the base of the Alps and is known for it's delicious food and wine. I loved the views up to the mountains and riding through the foothills, vineyards and farms that make up the region. Finish each day with a local pasta dish and a glass of barolo."

Authentic cuisine made using traditional recipes and seasonal fare

White truffles, juicy peaches, succulent meats and excellent wines

Vine-groomed hills, fish-filled rivers and rich woodland

Cycling with hilly sections and rewarding descents

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
149miles/240km
Level
Moderate
Standard
Superior
Departs
Sat
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Code
IT036
Fly to
Turin
Good for
Foodies, Solo
Return
Turin

Eat your way through Italy without putting on a pound, when you ride through a north-western region where food comes first and recipes retain their ancient traditions. Expect hilly terrain with rewarding descents that direct you to your next food stop or cellar tour.

As you pedal through vineyards and villages, you’ll pass farmers tending vines and fly fishermen casting their lines in Italy’s longest river. Each town and village you’ll visit has its own unique flavours and the local specialities of game, meats and river-fish taste even better with a glass of regional wine. The city of Alba is famous for its white truffles and juicy peaches, Torino has great chocolate and the villages and markets you’ll pass on route are perfect places to try salamis, cheeses and nuts.

Accommodation

Mainly 4* Hotels with some 3*

We use a pool of mainly 4* hotels with some 3* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

Mainly 4* hotels and some 3* hotels

Breakfast included

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation in mainly 4 star hotels and some 3 star

Board Basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transport

Maps and route descriptions (GPS tracks available on request)

Welcome meeting

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Local taxes (approx €10)

Train transfer to Torino (approx €9 per person + bike)

Helmets

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. The bikes are also equipped with puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres. One repair kit per room is provided and includes a spare inner tube, glue, patch, pump, allen keys and tyre levers. 

Hybrid bike

Hybrid bike with 27 gears

£73

E Bike

£166

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Alessandria: Double room (B&B)
£108
Alessandria: Single room (B&B)
£74

Other Extras

Helmet

Helmet hire

£16

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Turin or Milan, then take the train (Trenitalia) to Alessandria.

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Paris, change for Torino Porta Susa  and change for Alessandria.

How do I get back?

Take the train (Trenitalia) from Alessandria and fly from Turin or Milan.

 

What is a ‘Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Moderate cycling holidays are ideal for regular cyclists as the bike routes require a moderate degree of fitness, which you should have acquired by regular cycling. This tour has 2,550m of ascent over six days of cycling. 

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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