Tasty Piedmont
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8 days | difficulty level

Tasty Piedmont
From Turin to Casale

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 308 - 346 km
Landscape:

Piedmont and Turin: a real surprise. The region‘s name means „at the foot of the mountains“, the majestic Alps are a backdrop for theentire tour. The region is known worldwide for its wines and fine cuisine that includes a unique specialty: the truffle.

You ride among green orchards, vineyards and beautiful hills, away from the bustle of mass tourism. Turin, Italy‘s first capital, known as „Little Paris“, is also the capital of taste: great restaurants, bakeries and historic coffee bars. Full of life and elegant city, characterized by a French flair, rich of green, is the ideal city to be visited by bike. In short: a memorable tour. Medium/easy; cycle paths and small roads; some dirt patches in fairly good conditions; flat from Torino to Fossano; some easy hills in the Langhe to Barolo and in the Monferrato from Asti to Casale; some possibilities to choose between short/long and easy/medium leg.

TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1:

The first capital of Italy in the year 1861, rich of royal residences, Turin is a former industrial city which now, after the Winter Games 2006, reveals itself as a cultural city. The city offers to visitors the Egyptian Museum (the 2dn in the world), the Cinema Museum (the only one in Italy) and the Automobile Museum, all recently renovated. Along his four rivers and in the city there are 200 km of cyclepaths.

Day 2:

(approx. 51 km)

The way is flat. From Turin you cycle along the Po river and its small affluents on cycle paths and small roads to the foot of the mountains; you get to the hunting palace of Stupinigi, royal residence of the Savoy family, masterpiece of the architect Filippo Juvarra in rococo style; then park by park, always along the rivers, you get to Pinerolo in a very pleasant way. The guests can taste and visit the food museum in Frossasco. Overnight stay in the delicious Pinerolo, medieval town where in the past there was one of the most famous schools of cavalry in Italy.

Day 3:

(approx. 46 km)

The way is flat. Along country roads crossing orchards and vineyards, you get to Cavour with its curious “Rocca”, a morainic hill just in the middle of the flat, at the present time protected area. Overnight in Saluzzo, medieval town and realm of fruits, above all kiwi exported in all world.

Day 4:

(approx. 63 - 69 km)

Today the way is medium/easy; there are some easy ups after Fossano. On the way you can visite the very pleasant castles of Manta and Costigliole, the ancient roman town of Benevagienna and its archeological area. You arrive in Cherasco (7 century of story and art) or in Bra (the capital of gourmet, hometown of the „Slow Food“ movement).

Day 5:

(approx. 39 - 45 / 55 - 61 km)

Day medium/easy; we are in Langhe area. In Pollenzo, the roman Pollentia, there is the University of taste and here we taste a good wine; then you will cycle to Alba along the river Tanaro, perfectly flat, but in the middle of the way we go with some ups to Barolo, where we can taste the wine in the castle. There is the possibility to do the tour in the hills. Overnight in Alba, the town of the white truffle and of the high houses-towers.

Day 6:

(approx. 45 - 55 km)

Medium or easy way. Today we are in Roero area. On the way there are the castles of Guarene and Cisterna. The 1st part along the river Tanaro and after two possibilities, continue along the river or continue in the hill. Overnight in Asti, chief town very rich of history, famous for the white wine “spumante” and his Palio, historical running of horses.

Day 7:

(approx. 56 km)

Medium difficulty. We cycle on the charming hills of the Monferrato, another part of the gourmet system. From Moncalvo you can have a very pleasant view on the surrounding vineyards. In the afternoon , after a last taste in a “agriturismo” (only for the group), you reach Casale, barock town at the foot of the hills of Monferrato, along the river Po.

Day 8:

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

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Prices and dates

Deluxe
Price in double room with breakfast From 27/03/2021 to 21/08/2021 855 €
High season supplement From 28/08/2021 to 25/09/2021 10 €
Single room supplement 265 €
Standard
Price in double room with breakfast From 27/03/2021 to 21/08/2021 735 €
High season supplement From 28/08/2021 to 25/09/2021 10 €
Single room supplement 235 €
Half board supplement 195 €

From 27/03/21 to 27/08/21, from 27/03/21 to 27/08/21, from 28/08/21 to 25/09/21, from 28/08/21 to 25/09/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

From 27/03/21 to 27/08/21, from 27/03/21 to 27/08/21, from 28/08/21 to 25/09/21, from 28/08/21 to 25/09/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

24-gear city bike 90 €
E-Bike unisex 190 €
Return transfer 38 €

From 27/03/21 to 27/08/21, from 27/03/21 to 27/08/21, from 28/08/21 to 25/09/21, from 28/08/21 to 25/09/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

General information

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By car: tourfinder under www.viamichelin.it, https://www.google.com/maps/
By train: railway station Turin/Torino; timetable under: https://www.trenitalia.com/. With a taxi to your hotel.
By plane: international airport Turin (Torino-Caselle «Sandro Pertini»). With a taxi or pubblic transportation to your hotel.

Standard: hotels of 3*** and 4**** category.
Deluxe: hotels of 4**** category
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.

Parking place in Turin, approx. € 10.00 per day. Reservation required! To be paid on the spot.

Return transfer every saturday from Casale to Torino at a price of € 38.00 per person (2 - 4 persons), or € 30.00/person incl.bike (5 - 8 persons). Reservation required! To be paid on the spot.

24-gear women´s or men´s bicycle
E- bike (unisex bike)

  • Accommodation in hotels of the chosen category

  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

  • If you booked half board: 3 evening meal (not posssible in the variant deluxe)

  • Personal tour information

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

  • Well planned routes

  • Detailed travel documents ( route description, maps, tips for sightseeing, important telephone number )

  • Service hotline

  • Arrival to the starting point of the tour

  • Departure at the end of the tour

  • Drinks and all extras

  • Lunch, Dinner

  • Not mentioned entries

  • Rental bikes and Travel insurance

  • All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

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