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Piedmont’s Barolo and Truffle Bike Tour

Cycling in Barolo Wine Country

Tour Duration

6D / 5N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level

3

Hotel Level

Luxury

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 7
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

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Starting from

$5,499.00 per person

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Experience Italy's best-kept secret by joining us on a bike tour through the renowned Barolo wine region of Northern Italy.

Piedmont is a hidden gem of Italian luxury and heritage. Let Trek Travel be your guide to explore this authentic region that lies between the Mediterranean and the mountains. Bike on pristine roads through rolling vine-covered landscapes, taste the “King and Queen of Italian wines” — Barolo and Barbaresco, and indulge in mouthwatering Italian cuisine. Discover the Slow Food movement at hidden trattoria’s, spend a morning searching for treasured seasonal truffles, and taste artisanal cheeses at the truffle hunter’s farmhouse. You’ll stay in carefully-selected lavish accommodations and immerse yourself in Northern Italy's culture and beauty on this unforgettable two-wheeled adventure.

Trip Wows
  • Sip on exceptional local wines including Barolo and Barbaresco, both counted among the greatest vineyards worldwide

  • Ride through the astounding vine-covered hills of the Langhe region and get seduced by its picture-postcard beauty

  • Stay in an indulgently luxurious villa and a former monastery turned into an extravagant 5-star hotel in the heart of Piedmont

  • Partake in a time-honored tradition: enjoy a truffle hunt, guided by a local Piedmontese truffle hunter and his dogs

  • Discover the gastronomic delights of the Piedmontese cuisine, offering some of the finest foods in Italy

truffle hunt in Piedmont

Guests enjoy an authentic truffle-hunting experience

Truffle hunt

Experience searching for precious truffles, guided by a local Piedmontese fifth-generation truffle hunter and his dogs.


What Guests are Saying
Group of cyclists on a cobbled street

Have nothing but glowing praise. It was my first Trek trip and I’m a convert. While premium priced, was definitely worth it. The trips are very thoughtfully curated; the pre-trip engagement was comprehensive and responsive; the bikes were superb; and the guides exceptional - clearly a lot of work has gone into recruitment and culture and it shows.

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James, Trek Travel Guest

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It is easy to find five star hotels that are somewhat "sterile" and "common" but much harder to find villas that offer something different. The guides were amazing and made sure we had everything we needed every day. I can't say enough about how beautiful the rides were. Every day offered something different with sights and experiences not to be forgotten. We would highly recommend this trip!

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Jennifer, Trek Travel Guest

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I thought that our three guides were OUTSTANDING. They thought of everything; they anticipated everything; they were thoughtful, kind, patient, considerate, thorough, capable and fun; they had initiative, they were able to make decisions, they were leaders. Nothing seemed to throw them. I cannot imagine any better people to travel with. I cannot begin to imagine how much stamina they had to have. And when I needed encouragement, and there were a few times that I surely did need it, they were there with it. They were magicians. I really can't say enough about them.

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Josephine, Trek Travel Guest

Natalie & Giorgio were the best! by the end of the trip we felt as if they were friends sharing common interests, not guides. We have been doing cycling vacations for 15+ years and we've had some good and not so good experiences with various tour operators. After taking our first Trek Travel trip several years ago, we've stuck with you. Nat & Giorgio are examples of why.

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Vicki, Trek Travel Guest

Two cyclists in Italy jerseys with rollling hills full of vineyards behind them

The guides were smart, funny and a pleasure to be around. They made this trip extra special!

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Diane, Trek Travel Guest

Two people in cycling gear posing in vineyards

This was my first Trek Travel experience and after finishing we are looking at other rides to take in the future. Thanks for a great experience and thanks for the great guides!

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Jeffery, Trek Travel Guest

truffle hunt in Piedmont

Terrific trip design. Off the bike experiences were some of the best we have had on Trek Travel trips.

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Mark, Trek Travel Guest


cyclist riding surrounded by vine-covered landscape

Great Ride

Monforte to Barolo to La Morra Loop

Experience the most authentic landscape of the Langhe region, riding past the famous village of Barolo, the hilltop town of La Morra, and past the celebrated castle of Serralunga.


Dates & Pricing

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Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
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Double bedroom with wooden armoire
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Monforte d'Alba, Italy
Villa Beccaris
Luxury

This stunning 18-century villa enjoys a fantastic location on the top of a beautiful hill overlooking the village of Monforte d’Alba. Featuring a large park with a swimming pool and sun deck, the hotel offers unique breathtaking views on the gently-sloping Langhe vineyards (Unesco World Heritage) that surrounds it. Each room has its own unique charm and class emanates throughout, with period pieces mingling with more modern, but stylish, furniture to good effect. You are sure to have a memorable stay in this elegant hotel located in one of the most refined areas of Italy.

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Sunset over a beautiful hotel with pool
Double room with armchair and woven carpet
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PI:Relais San Maurizio, shot from above
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Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling
Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy
Relais San Maurizio
Luxury Leading Hotels of the World Collection

Set in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Langhe, this 5-star hotel was lovingly restored from a 17th-century monastery and boasts its own organic vegetable gardens, a precious legacy of the monks. Spoil your taste buds in the Michelin-starred restaurant, Restaurant Guido da Costigliole, savor a glass of Barolo on the garden terrace of the Truffle Cafe, or relax by the pool with sweeping views of the Moscato vineyards and the Langa hills.

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
New in 2023 Domane SL 7 Road
Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the latest Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business.

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Verve+ electric assist lowstep bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

Fun from the first pedal stroke, our e-bikes give you the boost you want to venture further on your bike tour. With its low-step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain, with energy to spare.

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Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

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Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • Italian cuisine: A traditional Italian menu is served in staggered, separate courses. It includes: antipasto (appetizer), primo (typically include soups, pastas, gnocchi, risotto), secondo (usually meat or seafood) accompanied with contorni (side dishes like vegetables or salad). Finally there is dessert and coffee (This is generally espresso. Most Italians do not drink cappuccino with meals or after 11:00 AM). Italians are wonderful hosts to friends and strangers, and eager to share their culinary treasures. Take your time, savor each course (portions are moderate) and enjoy the local and seasonal ingredients that make Italian cuisine so amazing!
  • Meal hours in Italy: Restaurants conform to strict hours, closing between lunch and dinner. Lunch hours are generally between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. Dinners usually start after 7:00 PM. Meals can also last two or more hours, allowing time to enjoy the delicious cuisine of the area at a leisurely pace.

Before and After Your Trip

Weather

Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 42.0° 44.0° 53.0° 58.0° 66.0° 73.0° 78.0° 77.0° 69.0° 58.0° 49.0° 43.0°
High (°C) 5.6° 6.7° 11.7° 14.4° 18.9° 22.8° 25.6° 25.0° 20.6° 14.4° 9.4° 6.1°
Low (°F) 34.0° 35.0° 41.0° 45.0° 53.0° 59.0° 64.0° 64.0° 58.0° 50.0° 41.0° 35.0°
Low (°C) 1.1° 1.7° 5.0° 7.2° 11.7° 15.0° 17.8° 17.8° 14.4° 10.0° 5.0° 1.7°
Rain (in) 0.19° 0.2° 0.35° 2.35° 1.52° 0.74° 1.15° 0.79° 0.84° 0.83° 0.22°
FAQs

May and June are delightful times to visit Piedmont, with beautiful sunny days and warm daytime temperatures (68-85ºF / 20-30ºC) and cooler evening temperatures (53-63ºF / 11-17ºC ). September and October are high season in Piedmont due to the exciting harvest of wine grapes and the famous white truffle. Harvest usually starts mid to late September and continues into October. Along with the changing fall colors, it continues to bring warm daytime temperatures that range from high 60s into low 80s (20-30ºC) but with evening temperatures that drop down to mid 50s to 60 degrees (11-15ºC). A jacket or wrap will be useful in the evening, both in the spring and in the fall. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with wet-weather gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation email is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.

or

Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Learn more about our Travel Protection

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Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature trip, we recommend between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

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