between vineyards and sea!
between vineyards and sea!
This road bike tour in Piedmont takes you from the beautiful Langhe area to the Ligurian Sea! 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.
Day 1: Alba
Arrival with own means of transport, welcome from the staff. Presentation of the trip, assembly and preparation of bikes. Welcome drink. Dinner.
Day 2: The wine Road Loop 70km
After an energetic breakfast based on organic products, we start to pedal south. We ride through an incredible landscape of rolling hills surrounded by vineyards, visiting typical old villages, here we are in the Barolo wine production area. This is a perfect cycling holiday spot, a continuous up and down ride, where we start our amazing bike experience. We stop in some of the famous characteristic villages to have a delicious “cappuccino and cornetto”. Cerreto Langhe, Monforte d’Alba, Barolo, Diano d’Alba some of these enchanting little towns where we go through peaceful back roads. A delicious dinner tasting local organic wine closes this first day.
Day 3: The Beautiful Langhe 68km
Departing from Alba we head to our first town of the day: Canelli. This area and the Asti Spumante white wine was appointed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.
Keeping on riding we meet other interesting, important old towns: San Stefano Belbo, Bubbio, Benevello and many more. We enjoy an unforgettable cycling day, far from the traffic and deep in a fairy tale atmosphere. We can’t miss our daily “espresso and cappuccino” in some of these old village squares. This evening we deserve to drink a refreshing “Spritz” as an appetizer, just before a rewarding and delicious dinner.
Day 4: Heading to the Sea, 72 km
Today we have to pack because our cycling road towards the Ligurian Sea is waiting for us. Our bike tour today takes us in a different landscape, slowly we pass from the vineyard countryside to wild hills. This area divides the Piedmont Region from the Liguria Region, we ride through rolling hills, dealing with some demanding but short ascents followed by amusing descents. The road between Murazzano and Montezemolo, a road that runs on a hill ridge with a breathtaking view on both sides, is really beautiful. Millesimo, a village in the High Bormida Valley in the Regional Park of Bric Tana, is our goal today. This evening we have a new typical dinner, we try new flavours and taste a new kind of wine.
Day 5: From the Mountains to the Sea
Today our bike tour takes us in a mountain area, pedalling through some little pretty mountain villages, we get to Calizzano. Here our ascent starts, it is 9 km long with a difference in altitude of 400 m and an average slope of 5%. This easy ascent takes place in a beautiful beech wood that ensures a bit of cool also during the heat of the day, we ride in an Alpine atmosphere, we are in the Sea Alps area. The Pass is at 1027 m above sea level, here we can admire some old barracks and a fortress built in 1883. Finally, we can see the Ligurian sea, we have to deal with a technical but amusing descent. This descent is 18km long and takes us from the pass to the beach.
As a reward for our effort, a cool “Spritz” is waiting for us on the beach.
Day 6: The Ligurian Sea Loop 65Km
Another completely different cycling day. Liguria is really famous for its extraordinary sea and beaches but is also well-known for its immaculate backcountry full of flower crops, one of the most important products of this area. We leave our accommodation after an energetic breakfast and start to climb up towards one of the countless tiny villages overlooking the sea. With the mountains on one side and the sea on the other, we reach some beautiful natural terraces with a breathtaking sea view, after the descent, we can ride our last kilometres on the Milano-Sanremo road alongside the coast. Our last dinner, in an exclusive terrace on the sea, closes this unique bike tour from Piedmont to the Sea…
Day 7: end of the tour
Breakfast and transfer to the train station if required
A bike tour from the Piedmont hills to the Ligurian sea, through nature, wine, food and UNESCO heritage areas
We can, therefore, expect a week which is demanding but extremely rewarding and Road Bike Tours Italy will make this trip accessible to all participants, thanks to the constant presence of the minibus and technical guidance throughout. A week of high mountains and their great Alpine passes where Giro d’Italia legends were born.
Price per person (min 2 people twin share): A$3800
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The constant presence of a minibus, both for the transport of your luggage, and for any type of assistance that may be required, and the presence of a technical guide cycling alongside you, guarantee customer satisfaction and confidence.
We personally take care of each phase, both during the organisation stage and the tour itself, studying the best routes, providing support, interacting with the cyclist on the road at all times: this is a new and original approach that allows us to offer high standards of service and to ensure full and complete reliability for a carefree vacation.
The choice of the best hotels and agritourisms, where you can enjoy delicious local dishes, dinners at acclaimed restaurants and pleasant evenings with the rest of the group and your Italian guide, who speaks excellent English, will be the background to this unique and unforgettable experience, and ensure that you get a taste of the real Italy, which ordinary larger tour companies cannot provide.
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