Tour code: PDMT-23

Biking tours in Piedmont

Piedmont treasures

This bike tour crosses some of the most spectacular wine hills in the world, enclosed in the regions of Monferrato, Langhe and Roero. It's shaped as a ring with six stages of a medium difficulty level.

Date 1

starts on: 22/04/2023
ends on: 29/04/2023
Type: Scheduled

a 6-stage biking tour through one of the most famous wine regions in the world

 

The Piedmont Treasures bike tour crosses some of the most spectacular wine hills in the world, enclosed in the regions of Monferrato, Langhe and Roero. It's shaped as a ring with six stages of a medium difficulty level. The ring trip starts in Chivasso and finishes in San Sebastiano da Po. This biking tour unwinds in one of the most scenic Italian regions: Piedmont. Historically, Piedmont is one of the cradles of Italian culture: its territory is full of traces of a sumptuous past. Castles, palaces, churches and sanctuaries testify to the importance that this territory has had over the centuries. But this cultural heritage is only part of the beauty you’ll encounter during your rides.

The countryside that spans Monferrato, Langhe, and Roero is recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage list, its hills, vineyards, rivers, and woods draw a dream landscape ideal to be visited by bike. You'll mainly ride along country roads that will bewitch your hearts and, at the end of the day, you'll experience some of the most renowned wines in the world, and don't forget about the local cuisine.

Piedmont offers an extraordinary variety of products, recipes and delights that will amaze your palate. Without doubt pedaling through the Piedmontese landscape will be an unforgettable experience.

The Pro Tour Series
The Journey Begins Here

TOUR STOPS AND TOPS

Things You Don't Want to Miss
  • Slowly heading to
    see where all the grapes go

  • Climb after climb
    on the lovely Langhe hills

  • The days can also be
    less good

Ride Highlights:
BARBARESCO

Cycling is an activity that keeps people fit, they say. A visit to the village of Barbaresco puts this sentence to the test. We challenge any rider to ride through the ancient village of Barbaresco without stopping in one of the typical restaurants to taste two of the most famous delicacies of the area, truffles and, above all, the wine which takes its name from this village.

"WINE IS SUNLIGHT, HELD TOGETHER BY WATER."

Galileo Galilei
Tour highlights

TRIP program

Total distance: 421.80km

total elevation: 5,745m

Duration: 8 days

difficulty level: enthusiast

DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY

Arrival at Malpensa airport/Turin airport, transfer to Chhivasso, check-in and welcome.

DAY 2: From Chivasso to Castell'Alfero
64.8km | 1,164m | 1,129m | 3h

A stage of medium-low difculty level, which winds through the streets of the Monferrato area. Leaving Chhivasso and the Po river behind you, you’ll face the San Genesio climb that will lead you to Chastagneto Po village.
Here you’ll enter into the park of “Bosc del Vaj e Bosc Grand” with its
oaks and old chestnut trees. The Monferrato territory is studded with
small villages isolated on the hills, fortied castles and many places of
worship. During this irst day you’ll pass through towns like Berzano di
San Pietro, Montaia, and Chortazzone which perfectly combine these
elements. At the end of the ride, you’ll be welcome in the Chastell’Alfero Chastle where you’ll enjoy the classic atmosphere and relax at the wellness and spa center.

DAY 3: From Castell'Alfero to Nizza Monferrato
87.3km | 824m | 896M | 5h
The second stage is the longest of the whole Tour at 85 km. You will
discover a countryside where nature dictates the rhythm of life. The irst
half of the ride has a hilly and challenging proile. A short stop for a cofee
in Montemagno is highly recommended, the castle view is breathtaking.
Montemagno is also well known for its vineyards, the Ruché wine is one
of the local atractons. The second part of the ride is more fat but
equally fascinatng. You will cross into the Alessandria province and then
head to Nizza Monferrato, one of the most famous Italian places of wine
producton, well known throughout the world. A visit to the regional
“Enoteca di Nizza Monferrato” is mandatory, it is considered a landmark
for all Barbera lovers.
DAY 4: From Nizza Monferrato to Monforte d’Alba
77.9km | 1,224m | 852m | 4h

This stage is one of the jewels of the tour – an unforgetable must-ride
through the Langhe territory. During the irst part you’ll cross the
incredible landscapes of the Belbo wine Valley. Santo Stefano is the
hometown of the italian writer Chesare Pavese, who described in his works
the soul of these magical places. You will climb hills with gentle slopes
and you will pass through some iconic villages, including Chravanzana,
Niella Belbo, and Dogliani. This last one is very well known for its Dolceto
producton. The destnaton for the day is Monforte d’Alba, a medieval
village considered to be one of the most beautful in all of italy. Here
you’ll try true Piedmontese cuisine and will be hosted in a charming Hotel
facing Barolo hills.

DAY 5: From Monforte d’Alba to Alba
70.9km | 1,110m | 1,464m | 3,30h

This stage will be amazing, a ride with a spectacular range of scenery in
the Langhe-Roero area. This vineyard terraced landscape is included on
the UNESChO World heritage List. Riding through Barolo village will give
you the sensaton of pedaling in a paintng. This is the irst of a sequence
of old villages like La Morra and Grinzane Chavour which are like fantastc
mirages in this desert of vineyards. The proile of the stage is difcult with
many challenging climbs but once you arrive in Alba you’ll be rewarded
for your efort by the treasure guarded by this ancient city. Alba is the
world capital of white trufes and one of the best gastronomic destnatons in Italy. Enjoying beauty and goodness such as this doesn't
happen every day.

DAY 6: From Alba to Asti
64 | 1,110m | 922m | 3,30h

Ast is another ancient town, datng back to the Romans, and an
extremely interestng one. And that's your destnaton today. Ast is the
center of producton of the sparkling Ast also known as Ast Spumante.
To reach your destnaton you have a shorter stage illed with many short
and enjoyable climbs. On your way you’ll ind the villages of Barbaresco
and Neive, which deserve a short stop to reill your water botle or to
have a cofee. At the end of the day you’ll enjoy the typical cuisine of Ast
and recover in the unique atmosphere before the last challenging stage.

DAY 7: From Asti to San Sebastiano Po
78.7km | 1,358m | 1,166m | 4h

Even the best things come to an end, but before you have to overcome
this hard ride. Same menu as the previous days with an hilly proile, but
this tme you’ll climb some walls. The most challenging one will be the
Chinzano Wall, 300 meters at 16% percentage (yes... the Chinzano brand belonging to the Champari Group takes its name from this place). The last part of the day will also be very tough. But be sure, once you reach the top of the hill of San Sebastano da Po village, the stunning beauty of the view will bring a tear to your eye. Afer this tour we think you’ll agree with us, Piedmont is a state of mind.

DAY 8: FAREWELL AND DEPARTURE DAY.

Transfer to Malpensa airport/Turin airport and end of services.

program

Tour price

And support levels

Guided group tour

START: APR 22, 2023

From €: 1899

Small group minimum 6 riders | Private groups, any size on requested dates

What's included

Accommodation

5 nights at 4-star | 1 night at 3-star | 1 night in Agriturismo

Meals

All breakfasts.

Support level

Guiding; van assistance; mobile workshop; spare bike, bars, gels and electrolytes available on purchase; group transfers from/to Milano Malpensa/Turin airport; 10% discount on bike rentals. Luggage transport.

Not included
Flight tickets; extras in hotel, etc. Drinks during the dinner; city tax (if any); travel insurance; individual arrival and departure transfer; bike rental.
On request

Individual arrival transfer from/to Milano Malpensa/Turin € 399 p.p. (min 2 pax); supplement for single accommodation € 300 p.p.; bike rental.

Self Guided tour

From €: 1149

What's included

Accommodation

5 nights at 4-star | 1 night at 3-star | 1 night in Agriturismo

Meals

All breakfasts.

Support level

Detailed briefing. Access to SardiniaCycling App with all the information regarding your tour, the itinerary, points of interest as well as all the documentation for your trip. Telephone assistance during your stay. 10% discount on bike rentals.

Not included

Flight tickets; extras in hotel, etc; drinks during the dinner; city tax (if any); travel insurance; arrival and departure transfer; bike rental; luggage transport.

On request

Individual arrival transfer from/to Milano Malpensa/Turin € 399 p.p. (min 2 pax); supplement for single accommodation € 300 p.p.; bike rental. Luggage transport: € 540 + 10 per pax.

Supported tour

ON REQUEST: FROM MAY TO OCTOBER

From €: 1589

Small group minimum 6 riders | Private groups, any size on requested dates

What's included

Accommodation

5 nights at 4-star | 1 night at 3-star | 1 night in Agriturismo

Meals

All breakfasts.

Support level

Detailed briefing. Access to SardiniaCycling App with all the information regarding your tour, the itinerary, points of interest as well as all the documentation for your trip. Van assistance; mobile workshop; spare bike, bars, gels and electrolytes available on purchase. Group transfers from/to Milano Malpensa/Turin airport; 10% discount on bike rentals. Luggage transport.

Not included
Flight tickets; extras in hotel, etc. Drinks during the dinner; city tax (if any); travel insurance; individual arrival and departure transfer; bike rental.
On request

Individual arrival transfer from/to Milano Malpensa/Turin € 399 p.p. (min 2 pax); supplement for single accommodation € 300 p.p.; bike rental.

Useful Information

Tips & Resources

Travel arrangements

The best airport for arrivals is Turin-Casselle (TRN) and Milano Malpensa (MXP): from there we arrange the group transfer. Other options are possible and we can help you select the best one.

Food & Drinks during stages

During the rides we plan at least one longer food stop in the middle of the stage plus one or more coffee stops. In the assistence van we have bars, gels and water.

Necessary Gear

Our guests will get a pre tour info kit that gives useful suggestions on how to enjoy our trips in full. Here is a quick selection that might be useful at this stage.

  • We suggest renting a Canyon bike with us. But feel free to bring your own bike. Just consider bringing along a selection of model specific spare parts (ie. derailleur hangers). 

  • The hotels have a room for the bikes, and we will have a selection of tools to perform basic maintenance.

  • Bring along a wide selection of clothes, including some full arm jackets, rain coat, leg and arm warmers, overshoes: it's the Alps and the weather is never completely predictable.

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