Langhe bike, wine and relax

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Spectacular vineyards, changing horizons marked by profiles of towers, castles, small churches and ancient villages, together with a great gastronomic tradition, which makes these hills a treasure of flavors. The short daily stages will give you the opportunity to ride calmly, taking advantage of every stop to really get into this magnificent area.

Type of tour: Self-guided
Min/max people: from 2 pax
Length of stay: 7 days/ 6 nights
Arrival/Departure: Alba/Alba
Tour level: Medium/ easy – Total length 120/130 km
Dates 2018: Every day from 1st of April till 15th of October

Description

Map

Highlights

  • Bike among spectacular vineyards, hills and ancient villages
  • Indulge in wine and food tasting in a territory renowned for its gastronomic tradition
  • Get to know Neive and its medieval castle, the tower of Barbaresco and the Castle of Grinzane Cavour
  • Discover Pollenzo and the university of Gastronomy
  • Admire the spectacular view on Langhe area from La Morra terrace
  • Treat yourself with a gourmet dinner in Bra – home of the SlowFood movement and famous for its good cuisine.

Itinerary

Day 1: Alba

Individual arrival in Alba. Accommodation in hotel and overnight.

Day 2: Alba – Neive -Barbaresco -Manera (km 24/36)

Breakfast. Start your bike tour in Alba. The route runs entirely through the vineyards of the most famous wines of the region. Along the way you can make several stops in the typical villages of the

Langhe, in particular Neive with its castle and Barbaresco with its civic tower situated in a panoramic position over the Tanaro valley. Arrival and accommodation in hotel. Dinner at leisure. Overnight.

Day 3: Manera – The Romantic Route of Langhe & Roero – Serralunga (km 19)

Breakfast. An easy route today, almost entirely flat on the top of hills, with spectaculars views over the vineyards, following the “strada romantica delle Langhe e del Roero”, with nice village to stop for a break, and the castle of Serralunga which awaits for us at the end of the day.

Accommodation in hotel and overnight.

Day 4: Serralunga – Castle of Grinzane Cavour – Barolo – La Morra (km 22)

Breakfast. The day begins with a nice downhill to the Talloria valley; at the end of it, those who wish can climb up to the castle of Grinzane. The route continues first to Castiglione Falletto, then to Barolo, home of the most famous and appreciated wine of Piedmont, and possibly of Italy, where the castle houses an interesting museum of wine and finally ends in La Morra, a magnificent terrace nestled over the hills. Accommodation in hotel and overnight.

Day 5: La Morra – Narzole & Cherasco – Bra (km 31)

Breakfast. Today we exit from the Langhe, crossing the river Tanaro, and we head to Bra. Along the way we meet some towns rich in history, as Narzole and Cherasco, who will welcome you with its

old town perched at the confluence of two rivers. Bra, where we spend the night, is the home of the Slow Food movement and is renowned for its good cuisine. Accommodation in hotel and overnight.

Day 6: Bra – Pollenzo – Roddi – Alba (km 24)

Breakfast. We go back to Alba on the last leg of our journey. The path is now very easy and includes a visit to Pollenzo, an ancient Roman colony that is today the seat of the University of taste. In Roddi we can make a short detour to get to the historic center dominated by the castle, before arriving to Alba.  Accommodation in hotel and overnight.

Day 7:  Alba

End of services after breakfast, or extra nights.

Price per person:  685 euro

The tour includes:

  • Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Road book, maps, tourist information in English
  • Telephone service hotline

The tour does not include:

  • Transfer from origin to starting point and return
  • Meals and beverages
  • Entrance fees to churches, museums and so on
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Everything not listed under item “the tour includes”

Extras and Supplements:

  • Single room € 215
  • High season (July, September & October) € 30
  • Rental bike (21 speed bike with free wheel) + 1 pannier bag and 1 tool kit € 130
  • Rental E-bike € 230
  • Helmet € 10

Additional information:

Tour level medium/easy

Medium level tour on cycle paths, backside roads and some dirt patches in fairly good conditions. The legs are short but undulating with one or more uphill every days.

Km 120/130

Bicycle city bike

Luggage transfer yes

On request Additional nights, transfers from /to Turin

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