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Piedmont: Barolo & Truffles

Gourmand’s bicycle tour of Italy’s greatest wine region

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Biker in a field of yellow flowers in Piedmont
Grapes in Piedmont
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Recognition

This tour was featured in Outside's "Trip of the Year" in 2007.

Once you have a trip confirmed, we will feed you a steady diet of additional pre-departure information that includes: How to train, prepare, pack and all the wonderful, inspirational and practical things you want and need to know before you go! Our Travel Advisors will be available to help plan your pre- and post-tour travel.

  • Van support
  • Expert, bilingual guides
  • Guided walking tour of Acqui Terme
  • Truffle hunting demonstration
  • 3 wine tastings
  • 3 cycling clinics
  • Shuttle at the end of the tour

What’s Included

  • Use of a carbon road bike, equipped with Garmin Edge Touring GPS
  • Ciclismo jersey and water bottle
  • Two water bottle holders
  • Map holder on handlebars and a Garmin Edge GPS
  • Handlebar bag
  • Tire pump
  • Combination bike lock
  • Gel-padded saddle
  • Choice of pedals
  • Card with your tour leaders’ mobile phone numbers

Pedal Options

  • Flat pedals
  • Half-toe pedals (without straps)
  • Toe cage pedals

What’s Not Included

  • Helmet
  • Optional: clipless pedals with shoes
  • Optional: your own saddle
  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 5 dinners

Exemplifying the best of European biking tours, we’ll cycle lesser-traveled country roads through the emerald valleys and vineyard-laden hillsides of Barolo and Monforte, framed by majestic views of the Alps, and of Dolcetto, Cortese and Moscato. We’ll stop to discover both world-famous local wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, shared by vineyard owners and sommeliers. The castles of Monferrato, each guarding a unique medieval village, the famed thermal waters of Acqui, and the hypnotic geometry of the Nizza hills are among the many highlights on our glorious route. We’ll join a local truffle hunter and his dog for a demonstration, enjoy five-star meals at the famous restaurants Enoclub in Alba and La Schiavia in Acqui Terme, and conclude our Piedmont bike trip at the elegant and romantic Relais il Borgo da Beppe. No bicycle tour brings you closer to the spirit, the people, and the treasures of the Italy’s famed Piedmont!

Dates

2019

Sep 6-13
Sold Out
Sep 20-27
Limited Spaces
Oct 2-9
Sold Out
Oct 4-11

2020

May 22-29
Available
Jun 5-12
Available
Sep 18-25
Available
Oct 2-9
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From $5,195 PP through August 31, 2019
Any of our tours can be made private. Contact us to learn more.
Guaranteed

Confirmed tours are dates that have been selected by us that have a very high probability of reaching the minimum group size for us to run the tour and for you to receive the best Ciclismo Classico experience. These tours are confirmed as much as a year in advance, compared to our regularly scheduled tours which are confirmed around 90 days prior to departure.  When you place your deposit for a confirmed tour, you have the green light to make your pre and post travel plans and even book your flight with our personal guarantee that your tour will run!

Optional Single Supplement

If you are traveling alone, this optional single supplement will guarantee you a room to yourself at each hotel. The cost of a single room is often more than half the price of a shared room, so this additional supplement reflects that increased cost for each night over the course of the trip.

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