• Travelcode: 170

    Piedmont

    The paradise for wine and food lovers!

    • On your cycle tour their is a lot to discover: green, lush hills, white truffle, chocolate from Torino, the vinicultural region Barolo and the italian sparkling wine "Spumante" are only some examples.

      Piedmont borders on France and Switzerland and is the old domicile of the Savoyards. This aristocratic family ruled in Italy from 1870 to 1946.

      In Piedmont food and drinks rank first: There is a delicious offer of specialities from a well-known region.

      Tour profile / Level 2-3

      A tour through 4 cities, the daily routes are a little demanding, hilly, mainly running on paved roads with low traffic. Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train on day 7.

       

      Day 1: Alessandria

      Individual arrival to Alessandria.

      Day 2: Alessandria - Acqui Terme, approx. 50 km

      You cycle along the Strada Franca, an ancient road dating back to 1454 and pass across smooth hills, woods and small isolated villages. You will taste local products and excellent local wines (Barbera and Dolcetto d’Acqui). Aqui Terme, famous for its spring waters, waits for you.

      Day 3: Acqui Terme - Alba, approx. 55 km

      You come across the famous hills of the Langhe, the countryside and the vineyards as well as the splendid small villages of Montabone, Rocchetta Palafea and Canelli. The stage ends in Alba, home of the most precious of the truffles, the Tartufo Bianco, and of the famous "Dolcetto d’Alba".

      Day 4: Alba - Asti, approx. 35 km

      A route through vineyards and along panoramic paths which will eventually take you to Asti in the heart of Monferrato. You should visit the historical centre with its famous towers, the romanic monuments and the splendid gothic cathedral.

      Day 5: Asti - Torino - Asti, approx. 35 km

      Today you have a choice between cycling across the Asti hills and their natural parks or a trip to Torino. You can reach Torino, the first capital of Italy, by train taking your bike along (train ticket payable on site). It is a city with splendid monuments, tree-lined roads and ancient cafés, which offer a choice of chocolate-based specialities.

      Day 6: Asti – Casale Monferrato, approx. 55 km

      The hospitaly of the wine cellars and restaurants will ensnare you. On your cycle route you will meet the river Po, the longest river in Italy.

      Day 7: Casale Monferrato - Alessandria, approx. 45 km

      Further cycling across green hills and cultivated lands. Passing through the small villages on the right side of the Po river you will return to Alessandria where the tour ends.

      Day 8: Alessandria

      Individual departure or extension.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Torino (TRN), Bergamo (BGY) and Milano (MXP)

      Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Alessandria

      For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following websites:
      www.trenitalia.com or www.bahn.com.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: private parking lot next to the arrival hotel, approx. € 12,-/day, no reservation possible, payable on site.


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      The tour is suitable for children from 15 years.

      No halfboard  is offered on this tour.

      Visitor´s tax not included in the tourprice.

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:
      •  7 nights in rooms with private facilities, breakfast
      •  daily luggage transport
      •  maps and information material per room
      • 7-day-Service-Hotline
    • Choose Categories

      S1 04.04. - 24.04.20 every SAT
      S2 25.04. - 12.06.20 every SAT
      S3 13.06. - 04.09.20 every SAT
      S2 05.09. - 25.09.20 every SAT
      S1 26.09. - 10.10.20 every SAT

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults 
      3rd person -100
         
      Bicycle & equipment 
      27-speed-bike 85
      E-bike 195
       Bike helmet-rental  15
         
      Additional night
      Alessandria (dbl/sgl)  55/75
         

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.

      The hotels of this tour are 3/4* hotels. All rooms have en suite facilities and air conditioning.

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are citybikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres. E-bikes are also available for this tours, while kids’ bikes and accessories are at hand for all family-friendly holidays.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 27-speed-hybrid-unisex-bike
      • E-bikes unisex
      • children seat, children trailer, tagalong

      E-bikes

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the Great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain. Our research has led us to:

      Kalkhoff, Agattu model
      Motor: 36 volts, 540W/H Impulse, located centrally.
      The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube.
      Gears: Nexus 8-speed.
      Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

      Tip: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    • 4,9 17.09.2019 | Ian C. Piedmont

      Piedmont 2019

      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 4
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