LAND OF BAROLO & NUTELLA
TORINO - MONFERRATO
8 days / 7 nights
Piedmont is a wonderful region offering many alternative cycling routes, which are nestled in the Alps, immersed amongst pleasant hills and embedded amongst beautiful lakes. Piedmont is famous for its big wines made from Nebbiolo Grape, such as Barolo and Barbaresco, but also for the precious White Truffle and ...Nutella!
Starting in Torino, Hills and Vineyards will lead us to the wondrous medieval city of Alba: it’s not just about the riding, we’ll have plenty of time to explore the locations and what’s more enjoy the local food and wine!
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Difficult level: 2,5 out of 5 - Easy / intermediate
Average daily distance: 60km
Average Ascent: 600mt
Terrain: Undulating - Hilly
Main Route: 500km
Total Ascent:Approx 4500m
Recommended arrival Airport: Torino
Recommended departure Airport: Torino or Malpensa
DATES & COST
21 - 28 May 2023
15 -22 September 2023
COST PER PERSON
8 Days, Per person, in Twin - Double room: € 3,150
Single room supplement: € 500
Bike Rental: € 500
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 3-5 hours. This is not a race or high intensity riding, but rather a true cycling adventure across one of the most picturesque region in the world.
We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the short climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride. On top of each major climb we will regroup to celebrate and refill our bottles, and then enjoy the descent together. As a team, we’ll support each other during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy!
All cyclists interested in exploring a new region, learning about local culture while admiring magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea
All hotel accommodations in beautiful hotels, generally 4-star, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and all dinners except one on your own
Min. 2 professional guides on tour (1 fully qualified mechanic)
Van support throughout the tour
All in-tour transfers
Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels, and energy bars by OTE Sport
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
1 top quality cycling kit made by DAMA (jersey, bibs, socks)
Free use of a POC helmet
Detailed printed tour information booklet
Extra activities besides cycling: luxury picnic, wine tasting and more!
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
We have selected some of the best routes offering a mix of all terrains, but the terrain will be mainly hilly with some 6-8 km climbs, but also a lot of flat-undulating sections.
The start from Torino is perfect as it mostly undulating, then the route becomes hilly with some climbing when we cross the LAnghe and towards the end of the tour approaching MOnferrato.
The climbs are never hard as the gradient is always around 4-6% and when steeper, generally for short distances.
The roads are well-paved and safe, with drivers showing incredible respect for cyclists!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
High-end rental bike
Massage at hotel
Personal Extras and Alcoholic drinks
Day One, Torino Warm-up Ride
Main Route: 30km; 20mi Total Ascent: 150m; 500ft
Activity: Airport pick up, Transfer to hotel, bike set up and ride
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into a week+ of riding. Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness. It will include some small climbs and offer beautiful views across the region.
Day Two, Torino Loop to Superga
Main Route: 55km; 32mi Total Ascent: 750m; 2600ft
Our first real ride of the trip take us to the City Hill of Superga, famous for its Basilica and the superb view you get from the top. The Giro d'Italia ride on the same climb almost every year...take it easy!
Activity: visit of the Venaria Royal castle
Day Three, Torino To Alba
Main Route: 60km; 40mi Total Ascent: 700m; 2600ft
We leave Torino and ride toward the wine region of Langhe and Roero. The ride is rich of short climbs and beautiful decends and never boring! Alba is a fascinating medieval town now considered the capital of Italian food and Wine: Barolo, Barbaresco, White Truffle and nutella!
Activity: Walk in town
Day Four, Alba Loop to Barolo
Main Route: 50km; 32mi Total Ascent: 650m; 2400ft
The first ride in the Langhe and Roero wine region take us to the little town of Barolo. Barolo is not only a superb red wine but a town as well! The little hill top medieval village is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and high end wine cellars. The ride is hilly but very scenic and include a wine tasting on our way back to the hotel!
Activity: Barolo Tasting and risotto cooking demo
Day Five, Alba Loop to Barbaresco
Main Route: 60km; 40mi Total Ascent: 750m; 2800ft
Another great ride on the scenic hills of Langhe and Roero. Today we visit Barbaresco, a small but very popular medieval town home of the precious Barbaresco Wine, one of the best red in the world.
Activity: Truffle hunting demonstration
Day Six, Alba to Monferrato
Main Route: 60km; 35mi Total Ascent: 750m; 2900ft
Today we leave the Langhe and Roero region and reach the Monferrato hills. From a great Wine region to another one, the land of Barbera! If the Langhe climbs are short and sharp, the hills of the Monferrato are gentle and easier...but not flat at all!
Activity: Barbera Wine Tasting
Day Seven, Monferrato loop to Casale
Main Route: 65km; 40mi Total Ascent: 750m; 2900ft
Our final Ride is a beautiful loop trough the gentle hills of the Monferrato vineyards.
After a nice lunch in Casale Monferrato we'll ride back and get ready for a delicious dinner!
Day Eight, Goodbye
Activity: Bike packing and transfer to airport