Tucked away in Northern Italy, Piedmont is a region brimming with softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets, world-class wines and incredible hotels.
Your cycling tour is varied and mainly follows quiet, traffic-free country roads. Starting in the lush chestnut hills, you'll wind through terraces of swaying vines, verdant pine forests and gurgling rivers to discover pretty hilltop hamlets and ancient castles. The region boasts an incredible array of fine wine towns, including Barbaresco and Barolo, both ideal lunch stops on your cycling days or free days.
Other highlights include exploring Alba's crimson cobbled streets (and trying some local chocolate!), drinking in alpine views as you freewheel out of Mango and strolling among the tangle of streets and geranium-decked houses of Monforte d'Alba's wonderful center.
The hotels we've chosen for this tour are, quite simply, fabulous! In Benevello our **** hotel is a stunningly restored C19 family villa, with a Michelin-starred restaurant*. In Neive you're the guest of Viviana at her 12-room country house with breaktaking panoramic pool; and in Monforte d'Alba private tastings can be organized in the hotel's vast wine cellar. You'll enjoy gastronomic menus everywhere, either dining at your hotel, or at a specially selected restaurant close by.
Please note that cycling helmets are compulsory in Italy for children under 16. As we cannot provide these, we strongly recommend that you bring your own .
*The hotel restaurant in Benevello is closed on Monday nights, thus please choose another start date for your trip.
|Meals||Continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Pick up at Turin Airport 16:15 (Sun-Thurs), 13:50 (Fri & Sat). Then transfer to hotel, 1 hour 50 mins, provided.|
|Tour Ends||Return to Turin Airport by 15:00 (Mon-Fri) or 12:25 (Sat & Sun) (transport provided).|
|Singles||Add $87 per night.|
|Other details||Room upgrade: Prices from $14 per person, per night, based on 2 people sharing. Extra nights: We recommend Benevello or Monforte d'Alba. Prices from $164 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room, B&B. E-bike rental: Inquire for prices.|
|Hotels||Hotels: **** (6) *** (2).|