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Piedmont: Barolo Wine Hills short break
Piedmont: Barolo Wine Hills short break
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5 days
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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Piedmont: Barolo Wine Hills short break
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Bike Tour: Piedmont: Barolo Wine Hills short break - 5 days

Rolling green hills, with the white peaks of the Alps as a backdrop, crossing the varied cradle of ‘slow food’ movement, through the famous vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco.Taste the most famous regional dishes: the spicy ‘Bagna Cauda’, many fine chocolates, cheeses and tasty salami’s and, of course, the king of truffles, the famous white truffle of Alba.You start in the ‘hundred towered’ city of Alba, with Roman, Baroque and Gothic Architecture. Cycling through meadows and vineyards and meandering valleys topped with solid castles, you enter the area of the Alta Langa, the centre of “slow food” and the famous Barolo and Barbaresco wines. 

Route
Day 1: Arrive in Alba
Day 2: Ride Alba to Cravanzana via Barolo
Day 3: Cravanzana loop ride
Day 4: Ride from Cravanzana to Alba
Day 5: Arrivederci Alba!

Day 1:     Arrive in Alba

After  your  arrival  and  check-in  in  the  hotel  there  may  be some  time  left  to  make  a  stroll  through  this  beautiful  old town,  also  known  as  the  city  of  100  towers. Alba  is  the capital of the hilly area of the Langhe famous for his white truffles, hazelnuts, peaches and top-class wines. Take your time to visit the old centre, with pre-Roman origins. Of the Roman  city,  which  had  a  polygonal  form,  you  can  still  see parts  of  fortified  gate  and  remains  of  some  edifices  with marbles and mosaics.

 

Day 2:    Ride Alba to Cravanzana via Barolo
46 km

You  will  cycle in  the  famous  Langhe  region through  a delightful  countryside  of  green,  rolling  hills.  This  is  the region of the delicious Barolo wine and there are countless winery to stop by, but if you want to sample most of them stop by the Enoteca Regionale del Barolo, where they have more than 30 on taste; The WiMu is also another interesting stop in the castle of Barolo, but remember not to drink too much since there is still some way to cycle between here and Cravanzana. The last climb is worth the effort as here you  will  stay  in  a  very  comfortable  and  family owned accommodation, hosted by Maurizio, a true character. 

46 km, 1100m ascent, 900m descent 

 

Day 3:    Cravanzana loop ride
44 km

Today the plan is to ride a very panoramic route to the highest village of the Langhe region, Mombarcaro,  at  nearly  1000m  above  sea  level,  where  on clear winter day you may see the sea…or you can choose to visit a winery and relax at the accommodation

44 km, 1400m ascent, 1400m descent 

 

Day 4:    Ride from Cravanzana to Alba
26 km

Today’s cycling route leads you from Cravanzana back to Alba. You have a shorter and more direct option that leaves you time to explore the truffle capital, or a longer ride via Neive and Barbaresco.

26/43 km, 600/1000m ascent, 1000/1400m descent 

 

Day 5:    Arrivederci Alba!

The trip and our services end after breakfast, unless you have booked another service with us.

 

prices & dates

Starting dates:

Daily from April 1 till October 31.


Price pp
Double room, breakfast 405.00
Rental bike
Hybrid 70.00
Ebike 105.00
Accommodation
Bikes
practical info

4 nights included

3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included, Halfboard optional

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

Alba Train station 

GPS-tracks available

Arrival info

There are a lot of airports you can flight in to reach the beginning of this trip: Turin (TRN), Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Linate (LIN), Genoa (GOA).

Arrival in Alba

From Genoa: you can take either a bus or a train, check the website www.airport.genova.it

From Turin Airport: there is a bus service to and from downtown. It has several stops en-route including Porta Nuova, via Borgaro and Caselle city centre. For information and timetable confirmation visit www.sadem.it or call the number 0039.011.227.20.22.

When you get in Torino Porta Nuova you buy a ticket to Alba Depending on the train you take, you either change in Alessandria or Asti. The travelling time can be from 1 h 40 minutes to 2 h 50 minutes approx. Check www.ferroviedellostato.it for the updated times of departure.

From Milan Malpensa and Linate airports: you can visit www.milanomalpensa-airport.com and  the www.milanairports.com websites for up to date detailed info about travelling from the airport to downtown Milan where you catch the train to Alba.

From Malpensa airport there is also a train connection with Milan every 30 minutes and the journey lasts about 40 minutes. Check  www.malpensaexpress.it

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S-Cape Countryside Travels srl
Borgo Allegri 16R
50122 Firenze FI
VAT No. 05227330486

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