Piedmont & Barolo Bike Tour
Bike Tour in Italy’s Barolo Wine Region
Join our 5-day Piedmont & Barolo Bike Tour and embark on cycling routes through the picturesque Langhe vineyard-clad hills, around Alba or Asti.
With one hotel stay, our bike tour in Italy’s Barolo wine region avoids packing and unpacking, while enjoying every day a different scenic route in the heart of Piedmont.
Contact us to plan your tour package that best fits your expectations, with charming countryside inns, or luxury boutique hotels with access to restaurants and shops.
We can include electric or regular bikes and a choice of a self-guided tour (by using our downloadable itineraries), or a guided tour led by an experienced cycling guide who can provide mechanical support and a presentation of the region.
Ideal for outdoor lovers, the Piedmont & Barolo Bike Tour is the perfect way to explore the beautiful region of Piedmont in Italy, sipping world-class wines, and dine with one of the most refined cuisines of Italy.
I found this tour to be a good compromise for bikers like me who are not super fit but they still want to enjoy hilly roads. The electric bikes are a great plus and so was the guide Lorenzo always helpful and great story teller. Hotel in Barolo had perfect location and great views from our room.
Karl B. – May 2022
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One hotel stay. No need to pack and unpack everyday!
3 panoramic bike routes on the Langhe hills
Visit a Barolo wine cellar and enjoy a premium wine tasting
One traditional dinner included
Choice of Self-Guided Tour or Guided Tour
5 days | 4 nights
IN THE BAROLO WINE REGION
Stay in one of the villages of the Barolo Wine Region with access to restaurants and shops
The rate includes (Self-Guided Tour with 3-star hotel)
- 4 nights at Hotel Brezza Barolo, breakfast included
- Electric trekking-bike rental and helmet for 3 days
- 1 dinner with 4 courses and wine included
- 1 Barolo winery cellar tour and tasting of 4 wines
- Credit card commissions
- VAT 22%
- Limited Liability Insurance and “Fondo di Garanzia” insurance (against Tour Operator bankruptcy and other extraordinary events)
The rate does not include (Self-Guided Tour with 3-star hotel)
- Hotel city tax
- Tour Guide
- Airport or train station transfers and any other driver
- Personal travel insurance
- Any other meal, tasting, entrance fee, transfer, tip, personal expense and anything else not mention above in the field “rates include”.
Day 1 – Welcome to the Piedmont & Barolo Bike Tour
Meals included: dinner
Arrive on your own in the Barolo wine region. Private transfers from Alba train station, Turin or Milan airports are available for an extra charge.
The Piedmont & Barolo Bike Tour sets off with an afternoon at leisure, to get acquainted with the village of Barolo.
Check-in at the selected hotel and enjoy a free afternoon to relax by the hotel’s pool or explore the town of Barolo: you can visit the modern WiMu (wine museum), and the unique Corkscrew Museum or step inside some of the numerous wine shops.
After booking, we provide a list of things to do and dining suggestions within walking distance of the hotel.
Tonight a table in a traditional restaurant has been booked to savor the traditional cuisine of Piedmont. Partake on a 4-course menu paired with local wines.
Day 2 – Cycling in the Barolo Wine Region
Meals included: breakfast and wine tasting
Wake up surrounded by the vineyards of Piedmont and views over the Langhe hills. Then, enjoy a hearty breakfast with a selection of local products.
Bikes are delivered to the hotel at 9 am ready for the bike fitting and familiarization with the rental bike expert. Guests who decide to include a cycling tour guide will be greeted and discuss the daily itinerary. Guests who opt for the self-guided tour can download our recorded routes on their devices.
Depart for a panoramic cycling tour in the Barolo wine region. You will pedal on some of the most scenic wine routes of the Langhe hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site where medieval castles and farmhouses are nestled amongst the vineyards.
A Langhe Bike Tour with a Barolo Wine Tasting
Late morning, stop in a small, family-run Barolo winery where you will be greeted by the family members. Visit the cellar and enjoy a wine tasting paired with salami and cheese (this is not a meal but enough to satisfy your appetite).
Then, the Langhe Bike Tour continues climbing the slopes of La Morra, Verduno, and Castiglione Falletto, through medieval hamlets, and riding on both paved countryside roads and gravel paths.
Return to the hotel late afternoon where we secured a space to store the bikes and a charging station for the electric bikes.
Tonight explore the village of Barolo and pick one of the cozy restaurants for dinner on your own.
Day 3 – The Hills and Castles of Piedmont on a Bike Tour
Meals included: breakfast
After breakfast, pedal to the hills and castles south of Alba, where the average elevation gets higher to leave behind the vineyards of Barolo.
The Piedmont & Barolo Bike Tour today takes you to the so-called Alta Langa hills, with breathtaking views over the Piedmont region. On a sunny day, the view spans from the southern peaks of the Alps bordering France to the Matterhorn!
The hills and castles of Piedmont unravel as the bike tour arrives at villages like Serralunga d’Alba, Roddino, and Albaretto Torre, just to mention a few. Take a break for lunch on your own in one of the rustic osteria or maybe go for a lighter meal in a local café.
Continue your bike tour in Piedmont descending the winding roads through hazelnut orchards and hardier vegetation, all the way back to the wine region of Barolo. Return to your hotel and enjoy the exceptional food of Piedmont for dinner at your discretion. Maybe you can indulge in truffle-infused dishes, local cheeses, or authentic Italian pizza in quaint restaurants.
Day 4 – A Bike Tour to Alba, pearl of the Langhe Hills
Meals included: breakfast
The last cycling day of this bike tour in Italy’s Piedmont region goes through Grinzane Cavour, Diano d’Alba and it reaches the edge of the area of production of Barbaresco wine, on the eastern hills of Alba.
The Piedmont & Barolo Bike Tour is likely to be at a leisurely pace, allowing participants to soak in the beauty of the region, enjoy the wines, and experience the local culture.
Take a break in the city of Alba for a visit to a truffle shop or simply visit one of our recommended pastry and coffee shops for a tasting of chocolate pralines, freshly-made puff pastries, and a cappuccino!
Continue pedaling back to the hotel where the bikes will be collected at 6 pm.
Tonight celebrate the completion of your Piedmont & Barolo Bike Tour with one more dinner. Perhaps you can dine in one of the Michelin-star restaurants of the Barolo wine region and we can help you arrange a private driver.
Day 5 – Arrivederci
Meals included: breakfast
After breakfast check out.
Airport transfers can be arranged on request.
- We include by default electric trekking bikes, similar to the picture below. Mountain bikes (electric or regular) or more advanced bike models can be requested for an extra charge.
- Guests will provide their heights to provide the correct bike size.
- Electric bikes can be recharged at the hotel and kept in a secure storage room at night
- The duration of the electric bike’s battery can vary depending on the elevation gain and the level of support selected during the ride. Our recorded itineraries never exceed 35-40km per day, to prevent the battery from dying.
- A 30% down payment is required in order to confirm the reservation.
- The remaining balance is due 45 days before the tour.
The Customer has the right to withdraw, without providing any reason, under the following conditions:
- There shall be a 50€ non-refundable processing fee (per person) on any cancellation request, regardless the time frame within the cancellation is submitted;
- from 90 to 46 days before the performance of the Tourist Package, by paying a penalty equal to 30% of the price;
- from 45 days before the performance of the Tourist Package, by paying a penalty equal to 100% of the price;
Read here the full terms and conditions.