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Piedmont Bike Tour
Piedmont Bike Tour

Piedmont is just so...well, rich. It's a wealth that comes in the form of a regal history. In magnificent scenery, with a remarkable view at every turn, every crest, every hill town. And when it comes to the cuisine, Piedmont hit the jackpot. Didn't your mom always say, a truffle in the pasta is worth two in the dirt? But some may say the real jewels are the grapes and the wines: Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbera. It's something you can contemplate. As you're biking beneath the shadow of the Alps on your way to discover the next treasure.

Day 1 Bike through the river valley and verdant hills, past vineyards and farmland to Penango, where our tranquil retreat awaits Enjoy a delicious dinner of reinterpreted traditional Piedmont specialties at our hotel's acclaimed restaurant. 

Days 2-3 Sleepy little villages, castles and hillside vineyards make for idyllic riding along our scenic route  Once renowned for its silk work and now widely recognized for wine production, Nizza Monferrato is an interesting town to explore after taking a lunch break Settle into our elegant hotel in Acqui Terme, famous for its hot sulphur springs since Roman times Jumping into La Bollente fountain wouldn't be appropriate, but washing your face and hands in the mineral-rich water is acceptable and believed to cure whatever ails you. 

Day 4 The prized regions of Langhe and Roero offer spectacular scenery and plenty of hills  You can't shoot an arrow without hitting a medieval or Baroque castle on our route, lined with vineyards and pastoral land - you might also see a frolicking lamb or two  Keep cranking those pedals! The payoff for all of today's climbing is Monforte d'Alba, a storybook wine village with panoramic views that stretch to the Alps on a clear day.

Days 5-6 Explore 1,000-year-old La Morra, one of the most important Barolo-producing towns in Piedmont Flanked by steep Nebbiolo vineyards, spin from one charming hamlet to the next along peaceful country roads - one of our most popular rides  Our final feast is sure to be a memorable culinary experience.


Trip Highlights
  • A sophisticated culinary landscape famous for hazelnuts, cheeses, truffles and wine
  • Spin through the prized regions of Langhe and Roero
  • Welcoming enoteche invite you to pull over for a sip
  • Pedal through idyllic vineyards of the Savoy region
  • Explore 1,000-year-old La Morra,one of the most important Barolo-producing towns in Piedmont
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Casual Inns

Relais Sant'Uffizio (2 nights): A beautifully restored 16th-century monastery nestled amid Monferrato and Piedmont vineyards. (pool, spa, tennis)

Hotel Roma Imperiale (1 night): Set on a hillside and surrounded by parkland, this 19th-century villa is the perfect spot to enjoy some peace and quiet. (pool, spa)

Il Giardino da Felicin (2 nights): Passed down through three generations of the Rocca family, this enchanting hotel in the heart of the Langhe is rich with history and charm. (pool)


Routes For All Abilities

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 15 800
2 25* 1200 36 1800 47 2600
3 30* 1100 41 2000
47* 2200
4 21* 1900 38* 3800 51 4300
5 22* 1300 30 2200
26 1800
6 9 1100
 
note:

* Includes a shuttle


2014 Dates & Pricing*

CLASSIC TRIPS
  • 9/14-19 Price: $3798 pp dbl. occ., (+ $510 for sgl. occ.)
SINGLES-SOLOS TRIPS
  • 9/9-14 Price: $3698 pp dbl. occ., (+ $510 for sgl. occ.)

*Prices may change. Once you book your trip, your price is guaranteed.

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability.

If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2014

2 - 3 guests from $5,098 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $4,098 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $4,498 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $3,698 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $4,198 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $3,398 pp dbl. occ.


Guest Trip Reviews

Really nice trip, with just the right amount of riding challenge. Backroads trips are a great way to comfortably enjoy new and interesting locations, with others and with benefitting from Backroads research of local attractions. Can't imagine any other way of getting to see and cycle Italy's Piedmont, making gnocchi and hunting truffles.
Polly Fairchild - Wilmington, DE