Italy's Piedmont Italy Bike Tour
A Slow Food & Wine Lover's Paradise in Piemonte
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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.
- 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
Days 1-2 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 | Visit San Martino Alfieri's privately owned 17th-century castle for a wine tasting and tour | Bike along the Tanaro River on a tranquil route through classic Piedmont scenery—rolling hills, hazelnut groves and, of course, vineyards | Our first dinner offers an introduction to delicious Piedmontese cuisine | Learn the secret to baking traditional hazelnut cake and indulge in a farm-fresh meal at a family-owned agriturismo (working farm).
Day 3 Bike through gentle hills and elegant 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 of Michelin-starred fare.
Day 4 Take in outstanding views of the Alps as you climb the hills of Langhe, another remarkable World Heritage landscape | Pedal 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 before dinner.
Days 5-6 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.
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