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Self-guided 8-day Cycling Tour Round Trip of Piedmont Level 3
In the Italian Garden Eden
Piedmont really is a paradise for gourmets! Fantastic wines, first-class truffles, sweet chocolate and an artful kitchen attract gourmets from all over the world to visit this region. An awesome landscape assures variety for the cycle tours. The first capital of Italy – Turin – is also named “Little Paris”. You will feel the French flair! Stroll through the numerous medieval alleys in the small villages. You will enjoy various treasuries of culinary, architectural or cultural nature! To discover Piedmont by bike really is an awesome experience!
You cycle on bike paths and side roads. The first two stages are predominantly flat. Afterwards the tour course has a rather hilly routing. On the stage from Bra to Barolo to Alba there are also a few longer ascents to cycle. In the cities you cycle on roads with heavier traffic.
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Arrival in Turin
In the evening, you will have a personal tour briefing and bike distribution. The first capital of Italy is awaiting you with a lot of places of interest.
Turin – Pinerolo approx 50km
On bike paths and side roads you cycle along the river Po. You should take your time for the rococo palace of Stupinigi which was designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra. This palace was the residence for the family of Savoyen for many years. Through parks and along rivers you continue to Penerolo, which is famous for its well-known cavalry school.
Pinerolo – Saluzzo approx 45km
You cycle on beautiful paths along fruit orchards and vineyards to Cavour with its quaint fortress “Rocca” – a hill in the middle of flat landscape. You will then reach medieval Saluzzo.
Saluzzo – Bra approx 65km
Today you will pass the beautiful palaces of Manta and Costigliole. You should visit Benevagienna – a city with Roman roots – and its archaeological excavations. Afterwards you continue to Cherasco and Bra, which is the capital of gourmets. The organisation “Slow Food” was founded here.
Bra – Barolo – Alba approx 50km
In Pollenzo – also a city with Roman roots – the University of “tastefulness” is located. After Barolo you have to manage some hills, but you will be “compensated” with Italians best wine afterwards. You have to taste! Along the river Tanaro you continue to Alba (very famous for truffles).
Alba – Asti approx 40km
Today you cycle in the region of Roero. On your way you will see the palaces of Guarene and Cisterna – the museum can be visited. Your overnight stay is in Asti which is a very cultural city. It is famous for its sparkling wine and the rivalry of Palio.
Asti – Chieri - Turin approx 45km + train ride
Your tour leads you on secondary paths and along small rivers back to Turin where you first started your tour. On your way, you will see romantic villages. In Chieri, tasty vines tempt you to have another glass of wine before travelling back to Turin by train.
Departure or extension
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