4.5/5 (2)
7 nights | 31 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 999
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours
4.5/5 (2)

7 nights | 31 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 999

Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

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  • Piedmont Region by E-Bike

    7 night self guided bike tour in Italy

    The Piedmont is a paradise for gourmets! Fantastic wines, delicious truffles, sweet chocolate and an artful kitchen attract gourmets from all over the world to visit this region. An awesome landscape assures variety for the cycle tours.

    The first capital of Italy – Turin – is also named "Little Paris". You will feel the French flair! Stroll through the numerous medieval alleys in the small villages. You will get together with various treasuries of culinary, architectural or cultural nature! To discover Piedmont by bike is really an awesome experience!

    Highlights

    • Turin, the "Little Paris" of Italy
    • Palace of Stupinigi, a rococo masterpiece by Filippo Juvarra
    • Pinerolo, well-known for its calvary school
    • Beautiful orchards and vineyards of the Piedmont
    • Cavour, with a fortress
    • Medieval Saluzzo
    • Palaces of Manta and Costigliole
    • Benevagienna, with archeological excavations of Roman ruins
    • Charasco and Bra, the capitals of gourmets
    • Alba, famous for its truffles
    • Palaces of Guarene and Cisterna
    • Asti, famous for its sparkling wine

    Learn More

    Learn more about our self-guided tours or see more bike tours in Italy.

  • Traveler photos

    • Examining the curious fruit casing of a horse chestnut tree on the route to Saluzzo, IT (photo by Collette)
  • Daily program

    Day 1: Arrival to Turin
    Personal tour briefing and bike distribution. Turin, the first capital of Italy, is awaiting you with a lot of interesting sights!
    Overnight in Turin

    Day 2: Turin – Pinerolo (31 miles/50 km)
    On bike paths and side roads you cycle along the River Po. You should take your time for the rococo palace of Stupinigi which was designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra. This palace was the residence for the family of Savoyen for many years. Through parks and along rivers you continue to Penerolo which is famous for its well-known cavalry school.
    Overnight in Pinerolo

    Day 3: Pinerolo – Saluzzo (28 miles/45 km)
    You cycle on beautiful paths along fruit orchards and vineyards to Cavour with its quaint fortress "Rocca" – a hill in the middle of the flat landscape before you reach medieval Saluzzo.
    Overnight in Saluzzo

    Day 4: Saluzzo – Bra (40 miles/65 km)
    Today you will pass the beautiful palaces of Manta and Costigliole. You should visit Benevagienna – a city with Roman roots – and its archaeological excavations. Afterwards, you continue to Cherasco and Bra which is the capital of gourmets. The "Slow Food" movement was founded here.
    Overnight in Bra

    Day 5: Bra – Barolo – Alba (31 miles/50 km)
    In Pollenzo – also a city with Roman roots – the University of "tastefulness" is located. After Barolo, you have to manage some hills, but you will be compensated with Italians best wine afterwards. You have to taste it! Along the river Tanaro you continue to Alba (very famous for truffles).
    Overnight in Alba

    Day 6: Alba – Asti (25 miles/40 km)
    Today you cycle in the region of Roero. On your way you will see the palaces of Guarene and Cisterna – the museum can be visited. Your overnight stay is in Asti which is a very cultural city. It is famous for its sparkling wine and the rivalry of Palio.
    Overnight in Asti

    Day 7: Asti – Chieri – Turin (28 miles/45 km + train)
    Your tour leads you on secondary paths and along rivers back to Turin where you started your tour. On your way, you will see romantic villages. In Chieri tasty vines tempt you to have another glass of wine before travelling back to Turin by train.
    Overnight in Turin

    Day 8: Departure
    You will depart individually or extend your trip.

    Surface and terrain

    You cycle on bike paths and side roads. The first two stages are predominantly flat. Afterwards the tour course is hillier until Asti, while the last day is again quite flat. The stage from Bra to Barolo to Alba contains a few longer ascents. In the cities you cycle on roads with heavier traffic, but in the country-side the roads have relatively light traffic.


    Hotels

    You will stay in a comfortable selection of 3- and 4-star hotels.

    BW Plus Executive Hotel, Turin
    www.hotelexecutivetorino.com

    Albergo Regina, Pinerolo
    www.albergoregina.net

    Hotel Antiche Mura, Saluzzo
    www.antichemurasaluzzo.com

    Albergo Cantine Ascheri, Bra
    www.ascherihotel.it

    Hotel Calissano, Alba
    www.hotelcalissano.com

    Hotel Aleramo, Asti
    www.aleramo.it

    Local hotel taxes are not included in the tour price. These taxes typically range from €1-5 per person/night and must be paid at hotel reception upon checkout.

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airports: Turin-Caselle Airport (TRN), Turin-Cuneo Levaldigi Airport (CUF), or Milan (MXP), Italy
    Nearest train station: Turin, Italy

    There is a high-speed train that runs from Milan to Turin regularly. It may be best for international clients to book their flight into Milan and then take the train to Turin.

    From the train station in Turin, you can arrange a taxi to the first hotel and from the last hotel.

    Tips on getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    Saturdays: Apr 01-Oct 07, 2023

    Season 1: Apr 01, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023, Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 07, 2023

    Season 2: Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023, Sep 09, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

    Season 3: May 13, 2023 - Sep 08, 2023

    Prices

    Tour package

    Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
    Per person, double occupancy €999 €1079 €1149
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1428 €1508 €1578

    Bike Rentals

    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame €99
    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame €99
    Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade €159
    Electrically-assisted bike €239

    Extra Nights, Turin

    Per person, double occupancy €89
    Single room (1 person/1 room) €148

    Discounts

    Child, ages 0-5 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price) 100%
    Child, ages 6-11 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price) 50%
    Child, ages 12-14 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price) 25%
    Person, ages 15 and older sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base tour price) 10%

    Included services

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
    • Detailed documentation (1 set per room; maps, route description, places of interest, signposting along the route and telephone numbers)
    • Service hotline in case of questions or problems
    • Welcome briefing
    • Train Ticket Chieri to Turin, including bike
    • GPS data is available upon request

    Local hotel taxes are not included in the tour price. These taxes typically range from €1-5 per person/night and must be paid at hotel reception upon checkout.


    Bike rentals

    The bikes available for rent on this tour are:

    • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, unisex
    • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, men's frames, crossbar (upon request only)
    • Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade
    • Electrically assisted bike, Pedelec, unisex*

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    Equipment included with the bike rentals:

    • Saddle bag (water repellent), rear
    • Handlebar bag (water repellent), with clear cover on top for map viewing
    • Tools
    • Pump
    • Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
    • Combination lock

    Bike Protection:
    Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE. 

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are not included with the bike rentals. We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.

    Specifications on hybrid touring bikes

    • Modern, high-resistant aluminum frame
    • V-brakes
    • Aluminium-rims
    • Reliable tires, which ensure high duration
    • Shimano Alivio derailleur on 21-speed
    • Selle Royal Saddles

    *Posture for 21-speed hybrid bikes will be upright for comfort

    Upgraded components on 27-speed hybrid bikes

    • Hydraulic Magura HS 11 brakes
    • Shimano Deore XT derailleur on 27-speed
    • High-quality Suntour suspension fork

    *Posture for 27-speed upgraded hybrid bikes will be upright and forward


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    • Collette September 30, 2019

      Piedmont Pleasures!

      After this bike tour, we can hardly imagine touring most of Italy, or Europe, any other way than by bicycle. Stopping in small towns for simple mid-day lunch, riding by a tiny gelato shop and making a quick U-turn, and having a cappuccino among other a few local residents in an ancient town square were just a few of the experiences that allowed us to be part of the Piedmont region, not just tour through it.
      When we were on streets and road, off the bike trails, we found the drivers in the Piedmont region to be cautious and careful around us, giving us and our bikes as wide of berth as they could afford, including in the roundabouts and larger cities like Tourino and Asti.
      We're in decent biking shape but grape vines love hillsides so we're glad we selected e-bikes for this particular tour route. We didn't have any problems with the bikes or battery charging (though if you're a larger person, some of the longer riding days required some riders to keep their e-assist on lower levels to facilitate battery strength throughout the day as the Bosch batteries are half strength of what is available here in the US.)
      The map app with its corresponding daily route map made finding our way simple, and when we left the route for an interesting side-tour of our own (a wine stop!), it was easy to jump back on the route from where we were. You couldn't get lost using the map app.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 14-21, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Examining the curious fruit casing of a horse chestnut tree on the route to Saluzzo, IT (photo by Collette)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Cycletourer October 16, 2016

      Go when it is Sunny!

      The sunny moments were heavenly, the hotels, food, wine all excellent. We went too late in the season (Oct 8-18) and the weather was mostly cool and rainy. Our few sunny breaks were heavenly, and if you go in September, you will do fine.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Oct 8-15
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection