Bike Tour Reviews: Piedmont Region By E-Bike  The Italian Garden Of Eden


Piedmont Region by E-Bike: The Italian Garden of Eden

COUNTRY: Italy

7 nights
4.5/5 (2)
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

4.5/5 (2)
7 nights

Self guided from EUR € 999

Self-guided:
Saturdays: Apr 1 - Oct 7, 2023. Saturdays: Mar 23 - Oct 12, 2024.

Description:
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…

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  • Piedmont Region by E-Bike
    (5/5) 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
  • (4/5) 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