Gourmet Barolo Cycling

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8 Day(s)
320 Km

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.


Tour Location

Italy North-West
Acqui Terme
Acqui Terme

Tour Information

8 Days
Special Interest:
Wine & beer, Foodie
Double Occupancy
Tour Language:
Cost From:
GBP 945

Tour Distance & Dates

320 Km

Additional Information


7 nights hotel accommodation in 3* hotels and sometimes a few 4* hotels
7 Breakfasts
Welcome briefing in English
Daily luggage transportation
Detailed route descriptions and maps
Emergency telephone support
Ferry transfer on day 2 (bike not included, approx. 4EUR)


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Local taxes (approx 10-15 ÔøΩ).
Train transfers: PortogruaroÔøΩLatisana (approx. 10 min, 6 ÔøΩ per person); MonfalconeÔøΩTrieste (approx. 25 min, 7 ÔøΩ per person)
Bike hire
Beverages, museums, fees and extras in general
Travel insurance


Bike hire
Electric bike hire
Helmet hire
Additional nights

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