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.
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.
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.
Challenge: 46 km, 1100m ascent, 900m descent
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
Challenge: 44 km, 1400m ascent, 1400m descent
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.
Challenge: 26/43 km, 600/1000m ascent, 1000/1400m descent
The trip and our services end after breakfast, unless you have booked another service with us.