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Welcome to Piedmont! A 90-minute shuttle whisks you from the chic city of Turin into the heart of Piedmont, to your first luxury hotel, Villa D'Amelia. After checking-in, your Trek Travel guide will ensure you have the perfect fit to your Trek Domane bike for the week and will give you specific tips for cycling in Italy. Then you are off on your first adventure through a rolling land that stretches out from the foothills of the Alps where medieval castle towns sit perched on the tops of escarpments, looking over geometrically aligned terraces where virtually every square meter is planted with vines. At the end of the ride take some time to relax and unwind on the hotel terrace savoring an aperitif overlooking a postcard-like landscape. For dinner choose the dishes that best suit your palate at the hotel restaurant, discovering the delights of Piedmontese cuisine.
Today's Ride: Benevello to Tre Cunei Loop
Approximately 14 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Relais Villa d'Amelia
Don’t forget your camera today! As you start today's ride, the mountains pop through the clouds over a bed of rolling vines. 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 wines, this area is also the birthplace of the Slow Food movement. Your lunch destination today is the charming village of Neive. Stop in one of its local osterias located in the narrow, cobbled streets where they serve up some of the best of Italian antipasti alongside Barbaresco wines. Enjoy lunch with panoramic views from this ancient hilltop town, then cruise along the main ridge of the Langhe Hills back to your hotel where you can relax, recover and prepare for a spectacular six-course Michelin-starred dinner, courtesy of a Michelin-starred chef Damiano Nigro.
Benevello to Neive Loop
Approximately 31 miles with 3,428 feet of climbing
Benevello to Neive Loop with San Ambrogio
Approximately 40 miles with 4,615 feet of climbing
Relais Villa d'Amelia
Breakfast | Dinner
After your morning cappuccino, we suggest you ride through the sloping vineyards of the 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 when pairing with food. Today, if you wish, you'll have the chance to taste it in the medieval village of Dogliani itself while enjoying lunch in a local trattoria. If you feel like adding some climbing, don't miss the avid route through the Langhe hills to explore the tiny village of Marsaglia before stopping for lunch in Dogliani. Afterward, wind your way through the vines to your next hotel Villa Beccaris in Monforte d'Alba. Tonight, take a relaxed stroll or linger over a long meal of your choice in the enchanting ancient village of Monforte d’Alba with our list of recommended bistros.
Benevello to Dogliani to Monforte
Approximately 29 miles with 2,448 feet of climbing
Benevello to Dogliani to Monforte with Marsaglia
Approximately 40 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing
Today you 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 past the castle of Serralunga d’Alba, one of the most ancient fortified structures of the Langhe region and return to Monforte d’Alba to enjoy lunch at your leisure. This afternoon is yours to relax at the hotel spa or by the pool or alternatively embark on an additional avid loop through the charming village of Perno. Tonight, take a relaxed stroll in town and find a restaurant of your choice in the vibrant Monforte d’Alba.
Monforte to Barolo to La Morra Loop
Approximately 24 miles with 2,295 feet of climbing
Monforte to Barolo to La Morra w/ Perno Loop
Approximately 33 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing
Pedal along the ridge leading from town with the Barolo valley unfolding below you, and if you are lucky, a clear view of the grandiose Alps in the distance. You’ll wind your way through the cultivated vineyards and natural forests en route to the charming village of Roddi. Flanked by an impressive 11th-century castle, Castello di Roddi, this village is also interestingly home to the only truffle dog university in the world. You can't leave Roddi without paying tribute to the truffle, so here you'll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch punctuated with the best truffles of the region in one of the restaurants in Roddi. The activity of truffle-hunting is one of the long-standing traditions of Piedmontese culture and with great economic value! After a truffle themed lunch, choose to add some extra miles and climbing on the avid ride option or head straight back home to enjoy one last afternoon at the villa. Tonight, celebrate with a final dinner on a terrace overlooking the terraces of Monforte, savoring good food and great wine. Raise a glass and toast to an incredible week of riding, culinary treats, and great wine!
Monforte to Roddi Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing
Monforte to Roddi with La Morra Loop
Approximately 36 miles with 4,100 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Dinner
End your Piedmont self-guided bike tour with a final spin through the countryside this morning. 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 Piedmontese landscape. A Trek Travel guide will meet you at the hotel at 11:00 AM to take your bike and say farewell before you board on a private shuttle to Turin.
Monforte to Monchiero Loop
Approximately 10 miles with 1,150 feet of climbing
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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/Avid Ride" options.
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.
A private shuttle will pick you up at the Turin Palace Hotel (Via Paolo Sacchi, 8) at 11:00 AM on the first day of your Piedmont self-guided bike tour. You will then shuttle about 90 minutes to your first trip hotel, Villa D'Amelia, where you will be welcomed by a Trek Travel guide. Your guide will fit and familiarize you with your bike for the week and speak to the specifics of cycling in the area before you venture on the roads of Piedmont.
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, Relais Villa D'Amelia (+39 0173 529225), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
A Trek Travel guide will meet you at the hotel Villa Beccaris at 11:00 AM to take your bike and equipment. You’ll depart by private shuttle for Porta Nuova train station in 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.View our post hotel recommendations
Summer in Piedmont is usually clear and sunny, with warm daytime temperatures (80F-90F) and evening temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler. A jacket or wrap will be useful in the evening. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with wet-weather gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. Packing List
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 the world famous football team Juventus. 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:
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