Biking tours in Piedmont

Ride along the barolo wineyards
or challenge the alps!

Welcome to Piedmont

As with a glass of old Barolo the senses of native condescension are suddenly reawakened in the bitterest souls.

Carlo Emilio Gadda

Italian writer and poet

Without Piedmont, without its history, its tradition and culture, Italy couldn't exist as we know it today. So, if you want to find out what Italy tastes like, you have to visit this extraordinary land at least once. Piedmont is known for being an area with an extraordinary cultural heritage where the passing of the centuries has left an indelible mark: an architectural and artistic wealth of enormous value that starts from the Roman remains to reach through various styles the Liberty and the contemporary period. Throughout the region, both in the small cities of art and in the capital Turin, you can admire palaces, villas, castles, fortresses of royal beauty such as the Savoy residences, but you can also take advantage of the incomparable natural beauties that the vast territory of this region can offer. 

But Piedmont is also full of treasures for us cyclists, having a very varied territory. Apart from the flat areas further south, rich in rice fields, the central part of the region offers the incredible hills of the Langhe, Monferrato and Roero, with the endless vineyards of Barolo, Barbaresco and the hazelnut hills.

Finally, up to the French border, some of the highest mountains you can climb by bike, with an impressive number of passes over 2000 metres.

Some names? Colle dell'Agnello, Colle delle Finestre or Colle della Fauniera, featured in some memorable stages of the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.

These are not mainstream climbs, the climbs also have the character of the people and places of Piedmont: they do not like to be in the spotlight, although they'd deserve it, but rather are sober, austere places. You will ride on super quiet roads and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery that a committed cyclist can enjoy. You'll will bring back unforgettable memories.

Meet Giovanni

Our tour designer for Piedmont

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Highlights from our rides

Because it's not just cycling

the cycle path along Cagliari beach

Piedmontese wines

Nebbiolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto...
We guess you know these wine names. Could you guess they're all coming from the same Italian region?
The name Piedmont comes from latin “ad pedem montium”, meaning at the foot of the mountains, and it’s considered worldwide as one of the most important wine-growing regions in the world. Whilst the region champions a number of varieties, Nebbiolo is the most spectacular, ethereal and capable of producing truly profound wine such as Barolo and Barbaresco, whose names come from small villages of the Langhe region. However, the most cultivated variety is Barbera, from which lighter, fruity wine is produced, typical of the Monferrato area. In the case of white wines, the Gavi is number one. Here, the Cortese di Gavi variety produces delicate, flowery plants, while the Arneis is more likely to have a fruity-spicy, honey-like bouquet. Wine of Piedmont is of its own character, as many of the local grapes are either not grown in other parts of Italy or play a comparable qualitative role there. This applies to the Nebbiolo, the Grignolino, Dolcetto, Cortese and even the Barbera does not quite play the role in the rest of Italy as in Piedmont.
Riding up the Etna volcano


the truffle paradise
Alba is a lovely, roman and medieval town and it is best known for its white truffles, wines and hazelnuts. Alba truffles, in particular, are the local landmark and the leading quality in the International Truffle Market. The truffle fair which takes place in autumn is an absolute highlight. “Tajarin al Tartuffe” is one of the most renowned dishes from the region involving local delicacy. “Tajarin” is the finer version of tagliatelle from the Piedmont region. A must taste!
Riding along the Giardini Naxos beach

Castelmagno Cheese

A cheese from the Middleage
Castelmagno PDO is considered the most famous Piedmontese cheese and has its origins already in the Middleage when it was used as a bargaining chip for the payment of annual fees for the use of pastures. It is named after a Roman soldier whom despite being persecuted, kept on preaching gospels and gave its name to the famous sanctuary town of Castelmagno in Grana Valley. What's really important is that it pairs perfectly with a glass of Barolo wine but it’s also used as a sauce of dishes such as gnocchi or pasta.

Are you interested
in visiting Piedmont?


  • When is the best time for cycling?

    Piedmont is a very wide region and, as explained, proposes different cycling conditions. The Alpine areas follow the Alpine seasons: so a quite narrow, three-months season, from June to September. The rest of the region is somehow inverse: better spring or early autumn. We don't use to propose summer trips as the temperatures on the hills are very hot and along with the humidity and the little shade of the wine region can make for a not quite comfortable climate for cycling. Roads are not very busy and traffic is never an issue.
  • What's the best cycling area in the region?

    Depends on what you like best: wine regions are great for easier trips. Alps are a very challenging environment. Our Piedmont Treasure trip, for example, explores the rolling hills of the wine region and it doesn't present very challenging climbs.
  • Where can I fly to?

    The closest airport for our trips in Piedmont is Turin Caselle, but the best availability of flights is towards a not too far airport: Milan MXP. We suggest checking them both.

  • How are roads?

    The quality of asphalt varies from good to average. There are many roads of different categories. Most are suitable for cycling, not all are suggested.

    Traffic can be annoying especially near or around the larger towns, but our tours are designed to explore the Piedmont countryside using the most scenic, safe and fun roads, regardless of the time of year.

We have (so far) four offices accross Italy. Contact us via email, call us or drop by.


South Sardinia

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 27
Quartu Sant'Elena, Italy
+39 070 204 10 29
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Costa Smeralda

North Sardinia

Viale Costa Smeralda
@Galleria Dettori
Arzachena, Italy
+39 070 204 10 29
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Sicily headquarters

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 130
Letojanni, Italy
+39 340 342 6320
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Lombardy headquarters

via Finazzi, 6
Bergamo, Italy
+39 329 3781686
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