Between the Alps and the Mediterranean. The benchmark for Italian wines. And land of the Slow Food Movement. You're in Piedmont, a place of richness. With every meal, a delight. Every stay, decadent. Perhaps you never considered Piedmont with all that Italy has to offer. But when you're this close to the Alps, your experience can't get much higher.
1-2 Get to know the Langhe, famous for gourmet cheese, hazelnuts, truffles and wine | Behold the Alps as you cycle through the Po River Valley | Ride past vineyards where world-famous Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco wines get their start | The roller-coaster ridgeline offers fantastic views—and a fair amount of climbing | Join an expert and his canine assistant to sniff out truffles | Discover delectable flavors at a wine tasting and dinner.
3 Spin through Barolo, a pretty town crowned by a 10th-century castle | Check out 1,000-year-old La Morra and enjoy splendid vistas of the Langhe landscape, a recently recognized World Heritage site | Linger over dinner in the cobbled village of Monforte d'Alba.
4 Bike through gentle hills and endless grapevines to reach the famous viticulture town of Barbaresco, which tempts with its regional enoteca | Explore the picturesque town of Neive | Learn the secret to baking traditional hazelnut cake and indulge in a farm-fresh meal at a family-owned agriturismo.
5-6 Ride to San Martino Alfieri's privately owned 17th-century castle for a wine tasting and tour | Pedal along the Tanaro River on a tranquil route through classic Piedmont scenery—rolling hills, apple orchards, hazelnut groves and, of course, vineyards | Michelin-starred Piedmontese cuisine awaits at our superb hotel.