Backroads Piedmont Bike Tour
Piedmont, Italy
Backroads Piedmont Bike Tour
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Backroads Piedmont Italy Bike Tour
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Italy's Piedmont Italy Bike Tour

A Slow Food & Wine Lover's Paradise in Piemonte

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.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels*

FROM: $4,999 - $5,199 pp dbl occ
($800 for sgl occ)

Italy

Start/End Turin

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Delight in a culinary landscape renowned for its abundant delicacies and an ancient tradition of wine cultivation
  • Cycle through Piedmont's idyllic scenery—tranquil hamlets, castles and vineyards of Le Langhe
  • Explore the 1,000-year-old World Heritage site of La Morra, a premiere Barolo-producing town
  • Experience the historic charm, five-star luxury and Michelin-starred cuisine of Relais San Maurizio
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Set out on a scenic ride through the vineyards of Piedmont's Roero region, a World Heritage landscape | A mesmerizing blend of sand and soil, this unique wine country produces the one-of-a-kind Arneis grape in addition to classics like Nebbiolo and Barbera | Our first dinner offers an introduction to delicious Piedmontese cuisine | Gaze out over a dreamy landscape as you sip an aperitivo at our stylish hilltop hotel.

Castello di Santa Vittoria
Castello di Santa Vittoria
Santa Vittoria
| *Casual Plus Hotel

Resting above the town's charming center in the heart of Piedmont's Roero, this onetime castle is now an elegantly modern hotel. (pool)

Days 2-3

Visit San Martino Alfieri's privately owned 17th-century castle for a wine tasting and tour | Bike along the Tanaro River on a peaceful route through classic Piedmont scenery—rolling hills, hazelnut groves and, of course, vineyards | Learn the secret to baking traditional hazelnut cake and indulge in a farm-fresh meal at a family-owned agriturismo (working farm) | Ride through gentle hills and tidy rows of grapevines to reach the famous viticulture center of Barbaresco | Give in to temptation at one of the regional enoteche | Explore the postcard-perfect town of Neive | Linger over a dinner glowing with Michelin stars.

Relais San Maurizio
Relais San Maurizio
Santo Stefano Belbo
| Premiere Hotel

This former Franciscan monastery is now a luxurious hotel celebrated for its serene hilltop setting and Michelin-starred cuisine. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Take in outstanding views of the Alps as you climb the hills of Langhe, another remarkable World Heritage landscape | Bike to Monforte d'Alba, an impossibly picturesque hamlet, for a glimpse into the local way of life | Take time to wander the town’s cobblestone streets | Ride through pretty Barolo, crowned by a 10th-century castle | Check out 1,000-year-old La Morra and enjoy splendid vistas of the Langhe landscape | Join an expert and his canine assistant to sniff out truffles, the region's prized culinary delight | Extend your visit in the magnificent gateway city of Turin.

Villa Ribezza
Villa Ribezza
Monforte d'Alba
| Premiere Hotel

This fashionable Liberty Villa in the Langhe hills is surrounded by vineyards, medieval castles and hilltop villages. (pool)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.

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Activity Level: 2-4

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. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 16 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 29 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles* | 3000 ft. gain
Level 5 | 50 miles | 4900 ft. gain
Other
Cooking Class (1 hour)
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 26 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 34 miles | 3400 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 26 miles | 2800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 31 miles | 3300 ft. gain
Other
Truffle Hunting (1 hour)
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles* | 2300 ft. gain
Level 4 | 31 miles | 3200 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 10 miles | 1000 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

Note: The routes on this trip are rolling with some steeper climbs and descents. We'll flatten some of the hills with strategic shuttles.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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