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Gourmet Barolo Cycling
Tour Location
Country:
Italy
From:
Acqui Terme
To:
Acqui Terme
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self Guided
Support:
Vehicle Support, Phone Support, Maps / GPS
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Moderate
Bike Options:
Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
£945
Tour Distance & Dates
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Tour Operator:
Macs Adventure

Gourmet Barolo Cycling

8 Days Moderate

Pedal through Piedmont, the cradle of the slow food movement, where you can taste the local hazelnut chocolates, the spicy “Bagna Cauda”, the hand-crafted salamis and of course the white truffle of Alba. The fine wines of Gavi, Barolo and Barbaresco round off your gourmet experience.

The rolling landscape of the Piedmont wine hills is a rich tapestry of vineyards, hazelnut plantations and dense oak woods, sprinkled with picturesque villages, elegant castles and feudal towers. Your cycling tour begins in the ancient spa town of Acqui Terme. From here you wind your way through the hills and meandering valleys of the Langhe to Gavi, homeland of the legendary Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi.

From Gavi you follow the Tanaro River past imposing castles to the Montferrato foothills where you stay at the heart of a wine estate. The honeyed labyrinthine streets of Casale and Asti, with their historic buildings made from the volcanic yellow Tuff stone, are next on your itinerary. Followed by the ‘hundred towered’ city of Alba which has beautiful examples of Roman, Gothic and Baroque architecture.
Continuing through the heart of Barolo wine region you can look forward to two nights at the Hotel Relais Montemarino, a converted nineteenth century farmhouse converted into a fine hotel surrounded by the unspoilt beauty of the Langhe Hills. Your last cycling day takes you to back to Acqui Terme along the Bormida River past the old villages of Cessole and Bubbio.

Food, wine and pleasure are at the heart of this holiday. Your holiday includes seven nights accommodation at a selection of fine accommodations including contemporary four star city hotels, stylish country house hotels and welcoming farmhouses. Breakfast each morning, luggage transfer, emergency support from our local representatives, detailed turn by turn route notes and maps are of course all included.
Accommodation
Comfort (3-4 ★), Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Available
Inclusions
Accommodation for 7 nights in four star hotels, country house hotels and country estates.
7 Breakfasts
Daily luggage transport of 1 bag of up to 20kg per person as required.
Detailed route descriptions and pre-departure information pack
Maps of the routes
24-hour telephone assistance from our local representative
Exclusions
Cycle hire
Flights and transfers to and from Acqui Terme.
Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
Travel insurance
Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
Options
Bike Hire
Single room supplement(s) if applicable
Solo cyclist supplement if applicable
Airport transfers
Additional nights during the holiday.
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