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Piedmont's Barolo & Truffle Bike Tour

Cycling Through Italy’s Culinary Heartland and Noble Wine Region

Piedmont, Italy, is a hidden gem of luxury and heritage. Let Trek Travel be your guide to exploring 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. Book your trip with confidence »
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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
Piedmont's Barolo & Truffle Bike Tour
...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. Turin was a perfect place to explore before and after the trip. We would highly recommend this trip!
-Jennifer, Trek Travel Guest

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Welcome to Piedmont! A 50-minute shuttle whisks you from the chic city of Turin into the heart of Piedmont and to Cherasco, a riverside town, considered to be a crossroad between medieval and Baroque Italy. Enjoy a tasty lunch at our favorite osteria and your Trek Travel guides will ensure you have the perfect fit to your Trek Domane or Verve+ bike for the week. This afternoon, you’ll ride through quaint farmland of Monchiero, before a final climb to your home for the next few days, Monforte d'Alba and our luxury villa hotel. Tonight, you'll savor an aperitivo while your guides introduce you to the adventures ahead before a short stroll into the village where you'll first discover the joy of Piedmontese cuisine. Our host Giulio will delight you with some world-class local Barolo wines as you experience a convivial dinner in a unique and magical place, where a medieval atmosphere blends with modern design.

Today's Ride:

Cherasco to Monforte d’Alba
Approximately 19 miles | 30 km with 1,805 feet | 550 m of climbing

Hotel:

Villa Beccaris

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After your morning cappuccino, we head south, deep into the heart of the Cuneo Province. Weave your way up and down through sloping vineyards of Dolcetto grapes, which thrive in this area’s clay and limestone soil. For five centuries, grape growers of the Langa Doglianese region have continued to select and cultivate their vines with pride. The resulting Dolcetto di Dogliani wine is famous for its full flavor and remarkable versatility of pairing with food. You’ll have the chance to leisurely pedal through the hills and enjoy a cappuccino or choose to enjoy some extra climbing through the Langhe hills and explore the tiny village of Marsaglia. Continue onto the medieval core of Dogliani village itself to find a local trattoria for lunch. Afterward, take the shuttle back to relax at the hotel pool, or wind your way back through the vines to Monforte d'Alba. Tonight, we'll take a short shuttle to a local agriturismo where we'll delight in a tasting of prestigious Barolo wines followed by a wine-paired dinner surrounded by a beautiful landscape.

Today's Ride:

Monforte to Dogliani Loop
Approximately 30 miles | 48 km with 3,020 feet | 920 m of climbing

Short Option:

Monforte to Dogliani with shuttle to hotel
Approximately 25 miles | 40 km with 2,217 feet | 675 m of climbing

Avid Option:

Monforte to Marsaglia to Dogliani Loop
Approximately 42 miles | 67 km with 4,367 feet | 1,331 m of climbing

Hotel:

Villa Beccaris

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Today we depart for a stunning ride through some of the area’s most prestigious cru vineyards and to the village of Barolo itself. Stop and explore the Barolo Museo de Cavatappi, or Corkscrew Museum, in this ancient village and drop into the enoteca next door for a taste of the town's famous wines. It's not every day you get to taste world-class wine at its source. Once back in the saddle, climb up to the world-recognized wine hilltop village of La Morra, one of the most striking observation’s points of Langa landscape. Enjoy a fresh drink from its wonderful viewpoint before continuing this scenic loop past the imposing castle of Serralunga d’Alba, one of the most ancient fortified structures of the Langhe region and back to Monforte d’Alba to enjoy lunch with the group at our favourite osteria. This afternoon, relax at the hotel spa or by the pool, alternatively embark on an additional avid loop through the charming village of Perno. Tonight, take a relaxed stroll or linger over a long meal of your choice in Monforte d’Alba.

Today's Ride:

Monforte to Barolo Loop
Approximately 24 miles | 38 km with 2,295 feet | 700 m of climbing

Short Option:

Monforte to Castello di Serralunga d’Alba with shuttle to hotel
Approximately 17 miles | 27 km with 1,300 feet | 400 m of climbing

Avid Option:

Monforte to Barolo to Perno Loop
Approximately 34 miles | 55 km with 3,500 feet | 1,000 m of climbing

Hotel:

Villa Beccaris

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Don’t forget your camera today! As we start today's ride, it's hard to imagine anything more stunning as you climb through some of the most beautiful and authentic hilltop villages of the Barbaresco region. With a big name thanks to its world-class wine, this area is also the birthplace of the Slow Food movement. Our lunch stop is in Neive, a charming hilltop village inhabited since the Neolithic era, around 5000 years ago, where you are welcome to enjoy lunch at your leisure with the best recommendations from your guides. After lunch, it’s a short ride through country lanes and hazelnuts groves to our home for the next two nights, Relais San Maurizio. Unwind and enjoy this 5-star hotel that has been lovingly restored from a 17th-century monastery. It boasts a beautiful spa, organic vegetable gardens, and a wine cellar that dates back to 1700; it is sure to delight all your senses. This evening, we’ll take a short shuttle to the celebrated Ristorante San Marco for an unforgettable dinner in a wonderful setting.

Today's Ride:

Monforte to Neive to Santo Stefano Belbo
Approximately 32 miles | 51 km with 3,009 feet | 900 m of climbing

Short Option:

Monforte to Neive with shuttle to hotel
Approximately 24 miles | 39 km with 2,100 feet | 640 m of climbing

Avid Option:

Monforte to Tre Stelle to Neive to Santo Stefano Bellbo
Approximately 40 miles | 64 km with 4,002 feet | 1,200 m of climbing

Hotel:

Relais San Maurizio

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Today we set off through woodlands, and if we're lucky, a clear view of the grandiose Alps in the distance before winding our way through the cultivated vineyards and natural forests en route to Canelli, where we’ll visit a historic truffle reserve. You'll have the opportunity to set off on a hunt of your own, aided by an experienced trifulao and his local canine professionals who will, of course, sniff out the delicacy. Truffle-hunting is one of the long-standing traditions of Piedmontese culture and you can learn about the truffle's cultural and economic importance in this area. Afterward, surrender your taste buds as our hosts serve a delicious, farm to table, truffle-themed lunch. If you still have the legs, jump back on your bike and climb to Valdivilla or shuttle straight back home and enjoy one last afternoon at the hotel. This evening we'll get together for an unforgettable culinary experience at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Guido da Costigliole. What a final feast! Raise a glass and toast to an incredible week of riding, culinary treats, newfound friends, and of course great wine!

Today's Ride:

Santo Stefano Belbo to Costigliole D'Asti Loop
Approximately 28 miles | 45 km with 2,545 feet | 775 m of climbing

Avid Option:

Santo Stefano Belbo to Costigliole D'Asti Loop with Valdivilla climb
Approximately 35 miles | 56 km with 3,500 feet | 1,000 m of climbing

Today's Activity

Truffle hunt and truffle-themed lunch

Hotel:

Relais San Maurizio

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Although this morning’s ride is short and with a stiff climb, it’s a great last spin through the countryside. If you’d rather, simply linger over a hot cappuccino and enjoy a leisurely morning, soaking in the gorgeous views from the breakfast patio. Before you bid your farewells, stroll through the grounds of the hotel one last time and savor the picturesque, peaceful landscape.

Today's Ride:

Santo Stefano Belbo to Camo Loop
Approximately 10 miles | 16 km with 1,200 feet | 365 m of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Villa Beccaris

Monforte d'Alba

Luxury Accommodation | 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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Relais San Maurizio

Santo Stefano Belbo

Trek Travel hotels awarded Leading Hotels of the World Luxury Accommodation | 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.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7

Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes has launched the all-new Trek Domane and now you can ride it on our trips. 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. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

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. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Five nights of accommodation at two handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and four dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your Piedmont cycling trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we suggest a tip for your guides between $240-$300 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or our staff can help 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. 
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
38 kilometers / 24 miles
TOTAL MILES:
228 kilometers / 143 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
700 meters / 2,312 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
4,210 meters / 13,874 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
Piedmont is surrounded by the Alps to the north and west, to the south you'll find the Apennines and to the east by plains. The terrain throughout Piedmont is hilly with long, rolling hills through vineyards and farmland. Some days the hills are short and rolling while others include sustained climbing. Piedmont is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option—you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options during on our Piedmont bike tour are:
  • A guided tour of a UNESCO World Heritage cellar along with a wine tasting
  • An exciting truffle hunt guided by an expert and his canine assistants
  • Explore the ancient wine town of Barolo
  • Visit a peculiar cork screw museum in Barolo
  • Visit the castle of Serralunga d’Alba
  • Relax at the hotel spa or by the pool

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Turin-Caselle Airport (TRN)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Turin Palace Hotel, Turin, Italy

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Turin-Caselle Airport (TRN)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:30 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Porta Nuova Train Station, Turin, Italy

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Turin-Caselle Airport (TRN). The Turin airport is about 15 miles from the city center. You can take a taxi (~40 euros) directly to the Turin Porta Nuova station, or a bus which departs every 15 minutes See www.sadem.it for airport shuttle bus information.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Turin Palace Hotel (Via Paolo Sacchi, 8) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. We will then shuttle 50 minutes to the medieval town of Cherasco where we'll enjoy our first taste of Piedmontese cuisine with lunch in a local osteria. After lunch your guides will spend some time ensuring you have the perfect fit to your Trek bike. You'll then head out on your bike to begin the day's ride in the cycling heart of the Langhe region. Please have your first day's cycling clothes easily accessible in a separate bag, since your luggage will be unloaded at the hotel in Monforte and you will not have access to it during lunch or bike fit.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Villa Beccaris (+39 0173 78158), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Relais San Maurizio, Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy. You’ll depart by private shuttle for Porta Nuova train station, Turin, where trains connect to many European cities, arriving close to 12:30 PM. Please do not book seats before 1:30 PM, allowing adequate connection time for any ongoing travel or possible traffic delays. The airport in Turin (TRN) is 15 miles from the city. You can reach it by SADEM bus service which runs every 15 minutes, please do not schedule a flight prior to 4:00 PM. Visit www.TrenItalia.com for train information and www.sadem.it for airport shuttle bus information.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

May and June are delightful times to visit Piedmont, with beautiful sunny days and warm daytime temperatures (68F-85F / 20C-30C) and cooler evening temperatures (53F-63F / 11C-17C ). 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 (20C-30C) but with evening temperatures that drop down to mid 50s to 60 degrees (11C-15C). 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. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Turin, Italy

Turin is set in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean sea. It's famous for being the home of Italy's royal family and is very well known for its Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. It has a fine, aristocratic atmosphere, with sophisticated shops, Art Nouveau cafes, grand boulevards and palaces, art galleries, and more. Stroll along the Via Roma to witness many of the must-see sights or take a seat in the Piazza Castello at a pavement cafe to enjoy an espresso and watch the world go by. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre- and post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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