Le strade di Coppi Tour
Five unforgettable biking days following the real Fausto Coppi’s everyday tracks
PRICE: $4,950 per person based on double occupancy ($800 supplement for single room occupancy)
DEPARTURE DATES: Choose your date from April 1st to October 15th, 2020
DURATION: 5 Nights / 6 Days
LEVEL: Beginner (road bike) – Easy (e-bike)
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.
Bike and e-Bike rental
Wine Making and Tasting
5 Star AccommodationTransfer to and from the airport
4 Star AccommodationStar Accomodation
ARRIVAL AND HOTEL CHECK-INOur 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.
COPPI’S MEMORIAL AND COLLI TORTONESILeave 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)
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)