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Piedmont – Italy

Piedmont’s Vineyards and Ligurian Sea Bike Tour 🇮🇹

7 days | Guided | $2347

A unique bike tour from the Piedmont Hills to the Ligurian Sea. Discover beautiful nature, local wine, and delicious Italian food in a UNESCO World Heritage area. Simply breathtaking!

Distance
345 km

Gain
> 2000 m

Road
Road

Temp
20°C

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Overview

Overview

DISCOVER A DIFFERENT SIDE OF ITALY

Flying in:

Milan

Start point:

Alba

Flying out:

Milan

End point:

Liguria

This unique road bike tour takes you through the Piedmont region, discovering the beautiful Langhe area all the way to the Ligurian sea. Start your cycling holiday in Piedmont by going through some very famous vineyards and old villages, full of historic atmosphere, spending the week riding along peaceful back roads.

Spend two days cycling in the Low Langhe Area, visiting the villages that give their name to very famous white and red wines: Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera d’Alba, Diano d’Alba, Dolcetto d’Alba and many more. But this area is also well known for its delicious cuisine and local recipes with white and black truffles and many different kinds of savoury cheeses. On the third day, we leave this area to go close to the Sea. Enchanting villages in pristine nature, cycling on back roads far from the traffic, are waiting for us, rolling hills and at the end, the Ligurian Sea, where we ride along the road where the famous Milano-Sanremo bike race takes place.

The road bike tour in Piedmont is organised for small groups. During the tour, you will be always followed by the support van, and you will stay in exclusive accommodation personally chosen by the expert team. Our team is totally focused on attention to detail to ensure the very best bike tour in Piedmont!

Highlights of your trip

Incredible Cuisine

It goes without saying that Italian cuisine is out of this world. After each day in the saddle, you will get to indulge in the best of the best.

Luxurious Stays

All the hotels throughout the tour are comfortable and luxurious. These hand-selected locations provide exceptional service and ultimate comfort.

Incredible Landscapes

Italy is full of incredible landscapes. From rolling hills to green pastures, picturesque villages and rugged coastlines. Discover it all.

Destination

Destination

PIEDMONT - ITALY

Piedmont is a region of Italy that borders France and Switzerland and sits at the foot of the Alps. It’s known for sophisticated cuisine and wines such as Barolo. Turin, the capital, has abundant baroque architecture and the monumental landmark Mole Antonelliana, with its soaring spire. The roads are rolling and the climbs are challenging, perfect for road bike enthusiasts looking for somewhere different to pedal.

Weather

Northern Italy is dominated by the Alps. This side of the Alps is called jokingly 'the sunny side' as compared to the German or Swiss side, but still expect to see the whimsical nature of the alpine weather. It's very hot in the heights of the summer except for the high in the mountains, but spring and autumn can see sudden changes.

Terrain

The great thing about terrain here is that you can choose very much the ride you like. Starting of course with the giants of Stelvio and Mortirolo, which are the absolute rock stars of the area. You don't go to Bormio without riding the Stelvio! Yet you might opt for a flattish ride down the wine road on a recovery day.

Culture

Yes, it's Italy. Italy is amazing and also very different depending on the area. Expect the Italian experience with the Northern and alpine flavour. Always go for typical local dishes that you won't find down there in the South! Architecture is all beautiful from colourful towns on the lakesides to the typical alpine huts closer to the Alps.

41.8719° N, 12.5674° E

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation

Enjoy luxurious and comfortable accommodation throughout your trip. Each hotel has been carefully chosen to provide you with the best possible experience.

Breakfasts and dinners are included in acclaimed restaurants, so you can taste typical local dishes and sample wines from famous vineyards after your day spent in the saddle.

Accommodation

Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy the flavours of Italy throughout this cycling tour. Each day will start with a breakfast designed to set you up for a full day of cycling. You may want to pack some extra energy bars to top up your levels during the days.

End each day with a beautiful dinner cooked with locally sourced ingredients and discover the passion of the region.

Program

Program

Day 1

Welcome and warm up ride

Arrival with own means of transport, welcome from the staff.

Presentation of the trip, assembly and preparation of bikes. Join the group with a welcome drink and dinner.

Day 2

The wine road loop

Distance

70 km

Distance

70 km

Day 3

The beautiful Langhe

Distance

68 km

Distance

68 km

Day 4

Heading to the sea

Distance

72 km

Distance

72 km

Day 5

From the mountains to the sea

Distance

>50 km

Distance

>50 km

Day 6

The Ligurian Sea loop

Distance

65 km

Distance

65 km

Day 7

Recovery ride and departure

Essentials

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport: Milan

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport best option: Milan

When to leave: last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

What’s included in your trip

Luxury Accommodation 4*

6 nights in charming 4 star hotels, in double/twin bedroom with breakfast included

Transfers

Transfer in from arrival airport to start of the tour and transfer out from end of the tour to departure airport

Daily Luggage Transfer

Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials

Bike Guide and Assistance

Guided trip includes a guide with you on a bike. You'll also have access to technical assistance throughout the tour.

Most Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, and some drinks are included along the route

Extra

Bike rental

Only €190 for the entire trip

High quality carbon bikes are available for rental from €190 for the tour duration as not always is getting your own gear to another country suitable for you. To make sure you get the maximum from your tour, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of kit.

Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout. Price includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service and components.

CARBON ROAD BIKE

Made fit for you and in perfect condition

More things to maximise your trip

Extra

Single accommodation

€350 for the entire tour

If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €350 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

What's not included.

Flights

The best airport to fly to is Siena. We will then organise transfers for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

Health insurance

We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sport activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

Choose when you want to travel

After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.

Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

Wednesday

28 Sep 2022

Tuesday

4 Oct 2022

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Price

$2,347