discover piedmont Tour

make memories that will last a lifetime

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About Piedmont...

Lower Piedmont is known as the land of wine with amazing landscapes characterized by rolling hills that lead all the way to the Appennino (lower Alps). It’s difficult to find hills that are not covered by well manicured vineyards that look like a perfect geometric composition. There is no better way to explore this territory other than on a bicycle or even better with an e-bike. The slow speed and the silence of a bike allows you fully appreciate the spectacular views every time you come on top of a hill or go around a curve. The scent of blooming trees in the spring or mature grapes in the summer fills the air during your rides. 

On this bike tour, you will be immersed in beautiful sceneries, enjoy wonderful authentic Italian food and taste exceptional wines from this region. It’s only after you experience all of this, that you will truly understand the Italian lifestyle. These unique experiences and emotions that will stay with you forever.

tour description

PRICE: $3,700 per person based on double occupancy ($800 supplement for single room occupancy)

DEPARTURE DATES: You choose your dates

DURATION: 5 Nights / 6 Days

LEVEL: Beginner 

This tour will allow you to discover the beauty of Piedmont and all this region has to offer with its food and wines. We will be riding at your own pace through the beautiful hills of Gavi and Tortona with frequent stops to admire the landscape. You will have the opportunity to visit the best wineries in the region and learn how wine is made directly by the winemakers. Massimo, the owner of the family owned hotel were you will be staying, is also a well known chef that will teach you the secret of some of his signature dishes and he will prepare one amazing dinner directly with you. This area is also known for its famous chocolates and sweets, this is why we will be visiting a local  artisan chocolate maker.

This is a unique opportunity for everybody (doesn’t matter your biking skill level) to explore Piedmont on two wheels pedaling between lush vineyards, or through little towns with small bakeries and cafes.     

You will be staying in a cozy family owned hotel located in the spectacular Borbera Valley for the entire duration of the tour. The hotel owned by Massimo and Emanuela is the perfect expression of the Italian simplicity and dolce vita life style. Enjoy yourself next to the pool or relax in the quite surrounding by reading your favorite book after a good bike ride. Here, everything contributes to make your stay a unique and unforgettable experience.

highlights

  • Visit the Piedmont the best cycling region in Italy
  • Less-traveled, scenic country roads
  • No need to pack and change hotels every night
  • Exceptional dinners at the finest local restaurants where you will be able to enjoy and savor the local cuisine
  • Discover and speak to the wine makers that produce Gavi and Derthona wine and learn what makes their wines so special
  • Experience the real Italian lifestyle by staying in a cozy family owned hotel

What's included

  • Road bike or e-bike rental
  • Personal guides with van and mechanic support
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • 5 nights at a charming family owned hotel where you will stay for the entire duration of the trip. No need to pack every day and change hotels
  • All meals during your stay- breakfast, on-the-road lunches, and dinners
  • Wine tasting and educational tour
  • Cooking class by chef Massimo
  • Visit a local artisan chocolate maker
  • "Bike 'n Wine" cycling uniform for you to keep
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Bike and e-Bike rental

chef

Cooking Class

Winery visit and wine tasting

Wine Making and Tasting

 ARRIVAL AND HOTEL CHECK-IN

Our shuttle or private car service will pick you up at the Milan Malpensa (MXP), Linate (LIN) or Genoa (GOA) airport and take you to the hotel. After checking-in and a little rest to recover from you trip, we will get together to assign your bike and make the proper adjustments. We will give you your Bike ‘n Wine cycling uniform and a goody bag… We will then have a short safety briefing to explain how to navigate the Italian roads. After all the formalities, we will go for a nice aperitivo (happy hour) and a delicious dinner.

Distance: 60 km – 37 miles

Elevation: 683 mt. – 2,241 ft

COPPI’S MEMORIAL AND COLLI TORTONESI

Leave the hotel and head to Castellania where Fausto Coppi’s memorial is located. Leave Castellania to go to Garbagna a small charming town rated one of the prettiest little town of Italy. We will have the opportunity to ride through the Colli Tortonesi the home of Timorasso and Barbera wine. Stop briefly for a coffee and a little break  in the beautiful town of Garbagna. From here, we climb a small hill and descend to the Borbera Valley and we head back towards the hotel.

Afternoon activity (Optional)

Distance: 73 km – 45 miles

Elevation: 758 mt. – 2,486 ft

ALTO MONFERRATO AND GAVI HILLS

Leave the hotel and head to Novi Ligure home of Novi Chocolate. A short climb will take us to the hills of Gavi where we will have the opportunity to see some perfectly preserved castles. From here, we will climb the rolling hills of the Alto Moferrato. We will pass few little typical towns on our way to Rocca Grimalda a historic town from the XI century.  After a little rest, we will head to Gavi to admire the “Fort of Gavi” that dominates the town. 

Afternoon activity (Optional)

Distance: 57 km – 36 miles

Elevation: 871 mt. – 2,857 ft

THE CASTAGNOLA PASS AND VOLTAGGIO

 We will ride the roads where Coppi used to train himself. Leave the hotel and head to Ronco Scrivia. This is a slight uphill that will challenge our legs for the climb of the day. Right pass Ronco Scrivia, we will start climbing the Castagnola pass. This is a 6 km steady climb with amazing views. Now it is time to descend to Voltaggio, a little town that is still home to an ancient Roman Bridge. From here we will head to Gavi and this time we will go back to the hotel.

Afternoon activity (Optional)

Distance: 74 km – 46 miles

Elevation: 1,116 mt. – 3,361 ft

COLLI TORTONESIAND UNESCO ROADS

Leaving from the hotel, we will go to Tortona to start the first climb of the day to Sarezzano. We will ride on one of the three UNESCO roads of the Colli Tornonesi. A short descent will lead us to the road that goes to Garbagna, but today we will head up to Casaco and the local observatory. A nice descent will take us to Garbagna where we can rest and get ready to climb again to Sorli and the surrounding hills where most of the local truffles grow. From here we will go back to the hotel for a very well deserved rest.

Afternoon activity (Optional)

DEPARTURE

Based on your flight schedules, our shuttle or a private car will take you to the airport.

That feeling of freedom