Le Strade di Coppi Tour

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Bike and e-Bike rental

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Cooking Class

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Wine Making and Tasting

ACCOMODATION RATING -
5/5

tour description

PRICE: $4,950 per person based on double occupancy ($800 supplement for single room occupancy)

DEPARTURE DATES: 4/29/19 – 5/24/19 -6/14/19 – 8/31/19 – 10/2/2019

DURATION: 5 Nights / 6 Days

LEVEL: Beginner / Intermediate 

Enjoy the beauty and charm of the lower Piedmont region, considered Italy’s greatest single wine region, on this unforgettable six-day tour with top of the class accommodations. Our daily routes, take you to all the roads that the famed Fausto Coppi “Il Campionissimo” used to train himself. This area is one of the most important wine regions in Italy where the Gavi, Timorasso, Derthona, Barbera, and Dolcetto wines are produced. This is also where the finest white truffles grow alongside porcini mushrooms. During your excursions, you will have the opportunity to visit the top local wineries, learn how to cook traditional local dishes, go truffle hunting (when in season) and experience the best Italian fashion shopping at the Serravalle Designer Outlet with a special VIP invitation.

highlights

  • Less-traveled, scenic country roads
  • Exceptional dinners at the finest local restaurants where you will be able to enjoy and savor the local cuisine
  • Talk to the wine makers that produce Gavi and Derthona wine to learn what makes their wines so special
  • Visit the Museo dei Campionissimi and the town where Fausto Coppi was born
  • Shop at the Serravalle Designer Outlet with a special VIP invitation

What's included

  • Bike rental (E-bike rental at additional fee)
  • Personal guides with van and mechanic support
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • 5 nights at a unique top rated resort/ villa 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
  • VIP invitation at Serravalle Designer Outlet
  • Visit a local artisan chocolate maker
  • Cooking class

 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 short safety briefing to explain you 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 Barber 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. 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 6km 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