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  • Piedmont Italy Bike Tour

Piedmont Italy Bike Tour

A Slow Food & Wine Lover's Paradise in Piemonte

  • Discover a culinary landscape renowned for its abundant delicacies and an ancient tradition of wine cultivation
  • Delight in Piedmont's idyllic scenery, including tranquil hamlets, castles and vineyards of the World Heritage site 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

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.

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Itinerary

Days 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.

Day 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.

Day 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.

Days 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.

It could not have been better! Itinerary was excellent - very thoughtful with great biking routes and wonderful local experiences; all 3 guides were phenomenal; equipment was great; hotels were lovely.
Diana - Los Angeles
$4,498 - $4,798
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(+$910 to $1,200 for sgl. occ.)

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Premiere Hotels

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Palazzo Righini

Palazzo Righini

Fossano (1 night)

A beautifully restored noble residence in the center of the medieval town of Fossano. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member.

Il Boscareto Resort & Spa

Il Boscareto Resort & Spa

Serralunga d'Alba (2 nights)

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

Relais San Maurizio

Relais San Maurizio

Santo Stefano Belbo (2 nights)

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)

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There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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Best. Trip. Ever.

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from Los Angeles

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It could not have been better! Itinerary was excellent - very thoughtful with great biking routes and wonderful local experiences; all 3 guides were phenomenal; equipment was great; hotels were lovely.

 
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Piedmont is a Hidden Gem of a Bike Tour!

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from Seattle WA

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The Piedmont trip was amazing! We fell in love with the landscape -- it was a fabulous place to bike. We had amazing leaders, great weather, a fun group, and we enjoyed all aspects of the trip, from the places we stayed to the activities to the food.

 
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fantastic trip

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from Seattle, WA

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great route, great leaders, great group, great accommodations, great everything

 
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Culinary and wine paradise!

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from Denver, CO

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The Piedmont trip was just like spending 6 days in a beautiful picture postcard. The area was nearly devoid of tourists, just an area where people live and work in the auto, wine, truffle, hazelnut, and of course Nutella businesses. I highly recommend this trip. I would, however, strongly recommend some training on hills before you go.

 
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Beyond our expectations!

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from CA

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Piedmont was even better than our expectations. Pristine and beautiful. The cycling was everything a BackRoads trip wants to be from our point-of-view. It was the second week of back-to-back trips for us and terrific! Better!

 
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Our trip consistently blew away our high expectations

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from Pleasant Prairie WI

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After speaking with friends that have done other Backroads trips, I came in with high expectations, and was consistently blown away by the experience.

 
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Amazing!

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from Brazil

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Beautiful! Extraordinary views, food and wine. Great trip.

 
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Great way to visit the Piedmont wine region.

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from Denver, Colorado

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Loved this trip. Beautiful scenery. Excellent Barolo and Barbaresco wines. Making pasta with the Nonna at Ca d'Gal winery. Best evening was spent truffle hunting with renouned trifolao Ezio and his truffle hound Jolie in Monforte d'Alba.

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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.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

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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 25 900
2 20* 1400 32 2500 47 4300
3 17* 1400 26 2500 34 3700
4 24* 2300 40 3700
31 2800
5 15* 1500 28* 2600 43 4100
6 10 1100
 

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

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Piedmont

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Piedmont trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Piedmont trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Piedmont—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

The Best Leaders in Piedmont

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Piedmont, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—both are included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

Navigate Your Way in Piedmont

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Piedmont. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Only the Best Hotels

On this Premiere Inn trip, you can count on the best lodgings Piedmont has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Piedmont, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Piedmont live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

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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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,798 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,298 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,098 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,198 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,598 pp dbl occ

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