Piedmont bike & wines

Piedmont is a turistically virgin land. Only the 2006 Olympic games have made it a better known destination. Our tour takes you to the south eastern part of the region, which has a strategic location, within slightly over one hour reach of the highest mountains of Europe, of lake Maggiore and of sea resorts such as Portofino or Cinqueterre.
Piedmont has the best Italian wines; long before Brunello and Chianti became fashionable wines, Barolo had the quality of the best French wines. Now,besides Barolo the choice is endless: Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Barbera, Moscato or Nebbiolo.


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Highlights of the tour
 
Piedmont vineyards
castles and watch towers
gourmet food and wines
The descent toward the sea

Practical information
 
Duration: 7 nights/8 days
Meals: 3 suppers
Mileage: 240 km
Daily average: 40 km
Grade: Medium

Day by Day program
Accommodations



ALBA & BAROLO

Day 1 – Arrival and transfer to the hotel (Possible private transfer from Malpensa airport.) All along our itinerary we will visit red roofed villages and walled medieval towns.

 



A SEA OF VINEYARDS

Day 3 - Visit Alba ( km 46) -  discovering Alba a ride through  an amazing  landscape of vineyards with the Alps as background;  winetasting &  meeting with the producer are mandatory , today. From Rivalto to Montelupo



GOURMET FOOD
Day 4 – Alba / Torre Bormida - (km 45) On the way to Alta Langa the landscape  get  more rugged, old terraces, hazelnut trees take the place of vineyards,  we  are in a severe land of rough and gentle people who love great genuine food.

Piedmont is a land famous for its outstanding cuisine. Mellow cheeses directly from the producers and delicate truffles add a special flavor.



Day 5 – Torre Bormida/ Acqui Terme - (km 43)  Today we ride along the Valle Bormida an  area  rich of natural and human sights. After an easy start we reach Aqui Terme,  the  capital of Monferrato a lovely city and a thermal town where steaming hot water pours from the fountain on the main square. It has cobbled streets and plenty of interesting boutiques. All along our itinerary we will visit red roofed villages and walled medieval towns


PASSING THE APPENNINO

Day 6 – From Aqui to Noche (Km 70) Today we bike on the slopes of the Appennio going toward the sea. The Monferrato is a softer land and vegetation is more Mediterranean
, though we cut through some beautiful woods


TOWARDS THE SEA

Day 7 – Noche to the sea - It is at the sea that the tour ends on the Riviera : steep hills covered with olive trees and lemon groves. We spend the last night in Cinqueterre

 

 

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