On this self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking tour, you'll explore the beautifully tranquil Langhe region of Piedmont, a gastronomic gem quietly tucked into Italy's north-western corner. Recently recognized by UNESCO, the countryside is a glorious mix of gently rippling, wave-shaped hills cloaked by layers of vines, sunflowers and oak forests, crowned with honey-hued hamlets and majestic Savoy castles.
Your route starts and ends in Benevello, nestling in the hazelnut-clad Alta Langa hills, from where you follow the limpid Tanaro River before climbing through a string of hamlets to Grinzane Cavour where you'll enjoy gorgeous balcony views from the hotel terrace! It's then on to Castiglione Falletto, dominated by its distinctive C11 castle. As you approach beautiful Monforte d'Alba, whose ochre-colored houses seem to cling enchantingly to the hillside, you visit Barolo, home of the revered eponymous wine. Distances are reasonably short, leaving plenty of time to try the many regional specialities en-route. This rich and fertile land produces some of Italy's finest food and wine, from robust Barolo and sweet Moscato to aromatic white truffles (exclusive to Alba!), crunchy hazelnuts and tangy cheeses.
This is all complemented by our carefully picked hotels, often with pools, and full of character and contrasts, from Serena's friendly, family run hotel in the centre of Castiglione Falletto, to a beautifully restored C19 family villa, complete with its own converted chapel and Michelin starred restaurant in Benevello (closed on Mondays, so best to select a different starting day).
|Meals||Continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals|
|Tour Starts||Turin Airport pick up at 16:15 (Sun-Thurs), 13:50 (Fri & Sat), (transfer to hotel, 1 hour 50 mins, provided).|
|Tour Ends||Turin Airport at 15:00 (Mon-Fri), 12:25 (Sat & Sun) (drop-off transport provided).|
|Rail Options||Not applicable|
|Rail Supplement||Not applicable|
|Singles||Add $98 per night|
|Other details||Room upgrade: prices from $13 per person, per night based on 2 sharing. Extra nights: we recommend Benevello or Monforte d'Alba. Prices from $163 per person, per night, B&B, $231 per person, half board, based on 2 people sharing.|
|Hotels||**** (6 nights), *** (2 nights)|