Piemonte @ Harvest Cycling Tour

The Ultimate Cycling and Gourmet Paradise
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Illustration displaying a total riding distance of 337 kilometres for our Piemonte at harvest cycling tour
Illustration displaying a total riding elevation of 7334 metres for our Piemonte at harvest cycling tour
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Tour Overview

Nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean lies this secret slice of paradise. If you spend your days dreaming of quiet, undiscovered roads and continual rolling hills with a backdrop of awe inspiring mountains, and world class food and wine experiences, then this breathtaking adventure to Piemonte awaits you.

Join us for the cycling adventure of a lifetime and the most incredible celebration of food and wine, as we indulge the senses in Le Langhe UNESCO world heritage wine region, and home of Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera wines, at harvest time – and join in the annual harvest celebration of the prized white truffle of Alba from our home base in hilltop, medieval Neive – recognised as one of the most beautiful old towns in Italy.

We’ll discover the majestic beauty and charm of this region in all its Autumn splendour, and savour time honoured, gastronomic traditions in the home of Slow Food.

For cyclists who are food and wine lovers, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect week.

A rider cycling through a beautiful town of Piemonte
Three cyclists riding through the vineyards of Barbaresco
two riders cycling past an old castle near La Morra
Three cyclists riding through the vineyards of Piedmont in Autumn

Piemonte Cycling Tour Ride Itinerary

Welcome to Piemonte and the spectacular Le Langhe wine region

We’ll do a different ride each day on our Piemonte cycling tours. We’ll roll through the picturesque and iconic wine region of Le Langhe, taking in the most spectacular areas and towns of Barolo, La Morra, Barbaresco, Neive, Serralunga d’Alba and more.

We always start this week with the Barbaresco loop as it’s the perfect introduction to Piemonte, with it’s rolling hills covered in a patch work of oranges and yellows that stretch as far as the eye can see, and it’s ancient villages and castles perched atop peaks. The few low rolling hills will provide the opportunity to loosen your legs after your travels, and also give you the chance to test your machine and make any micro adjustments to the bike as you need.

Highlight: The winding descent through the autumn leaves of the Barbaresco vineyards
Distance: 44km
Elevation: 980m

Cycling ride profile for Piemonte

It’s time for you to explore the maze of tiny roads that wind their way over the three distinct but steady rolling hills you will have to contend with, continually rolling past cultivated vineyards and natural forests en route to Santo Stefano Belbo and then our hilltop home

Highlight: The anticipation of what is around the corner along the continual winding roads
Distance: 50km
Elevation: 1195m

Cycling ride profile for Le Langhe

Today is your longest day. You’ll descend and wind your way around to the ancient Roman-era hill top village of La Morra, where you’ll have panoramic vistas of the snow capped Alps in the background on your way to the next iconic town of Barolo, homw to the king of wines, before our light rollercoaster journey back to Neive.

Highlight: The descent and views from La Morra
Distance: 75km
Elevation: 1500m

Cycling ride profile for ride to Nieve, Piemonte

Today we again take to the quiet and narrow ribbon of tarmac and transfer along the rolling hills filled with chestnut groves and forests, rich with mushrooms as we pass the towns of Diano d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour and Serralunga d’Alba with its 13th century castle perched on the crest of the hill on our way to our next villa in the town of Monforte d’alba.

Highlight: The superb vista and descent from Diano d’Alba.
Distance: 65km
Elevation: 1530m

Cycling ride profile for ride to Diano d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour and Serralunga d’Alba

Today is a bit of a rest day on the bike, with a traditional coffee shop ride. Expect a climb or two and more of the majestic landscape filled with endless rows of vines, cascading down the rolling hills. There will be plenty of time for on-the-bike conversation as you make your way to Bra, the birthplace of the slow food movement before rolling along quiet farming land and then up the northern side of La Morra and then heading for home.

Highlight: The smell of truffles as you descend through the hazelnut groves.
Distance: 50km
Elevation: 895m

Cycling ride profile for ride to La Morra

You only have three rolling hills to contend with today as we head south and deep into the bosco and the beautiful hamlet of Bossolasco before taking on two more beautiful ascents and the the reward of spinning along the ridge line back to Monforte d’Alba for lunch.

Highlight: A descent along a tiny, empty twisting road, with a densely covered canopy of trees and forest.
Distance: 53km
Elevation: 1235m

Cycling ride profile for ride to Monforte d’Alba

Pricing & Dates

$4995.00 AUD per person twin share / Maximum 12 guests

2021

October 2021 – Available as a Custom Tour
$1,995 AUD (deposit)

2022

October 2022 – Available as a Custom Tour
$1,995 AUD (deposit)
Map of Piemonte

Start Location & Details

City: Turin, Italy
Pick Up Location: Porta Susa Train Station, Turin
Pick Up Time: 11:00am

Finish Location & Details

City: Turin, Italy
Drop Off Location: Porta Susa Train Station, Turin
Drop Off Time: 11:30am

Inclusions & Details

Gnocchi with rabbit

Accommodation & Meals

A rider getting their hire bike adjusted on a Italian cycling holiday

Ride Support

The wines of Piemonte

Transfers & Activities

Two piece italian made cycling kit

Ride Kit

Not Included

While airfare, bike hire and travel insurance are not included in the Tour cost, they can be fully arranged for you. Talk to us when booking.

Have More Questions About Our Piemonte Cycling Tour?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

Bike Hire & Gear

Full Carbon Road Bikes

You can choose to hire a Pinarello or Bianchi  with a compact crankset.

GPS

An easy to use GPS is provided for your use for the duration of the tour with our daily rides pre installed.

Non-Riding Partners

Non-riding partners enjoy a customised travel program, designed to meet their interests and the best experiences Piemonte has to offer. Whether its guided walks, visits to beautiful castles and hilltop towns, truffle hunting experiences or cooking classes, Nancy personally hosts non-riding guests each day with a select range of activities to suit the group.
Non riding partners on a successful truffle hunt in Piemonte
Non riding partners hiking through the vineyards in Piemonte
Non riding partners with a truffle hunter and his dog
non riding partners at a cooking class in Piemonte
Cheese and local products from Piemonte
Non riding partners on a cheese tour in Piemonte

Accommodation

Enjoy our beautiful boutique hotels in hilltop Neive and Monforte d’Alba; housed in 12th century buildings down quiet cobblestoned streets with views across Le Langhe and all the modern amenities to make your group’s stay completely luxurious.
View of the landscape in Piemonte towards the Alps
Beautiful accommodation in Piemonte
A pool in Monforte d Alba Piemonte
A little balcony in Monforte d Alba
Family run accommodation in Piemonte
Accommodation on tour in Piemonte

Food & Wine

Piemonte’s gastronomic status needs no introduction and at harvest, there is simply no better place to enjoy high quality food and wine. Vendemmia is alive with the harvest of the nebbiolo grapes for the production of the region’s highly acclaimed Barolo and Barbaresco wines and the prized Alba white truffle is revered and celebrated across the tables of Le Langhe. Festivities abound and the world comes to share in this very special time of year.

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A tray with glasses and amaro and digestivi
The Piemontese speciality, Vitello Tonnato
local salami products from Piemonte
A shelf full of wine from Piemonte
Aperitivo with negroni
Wine tasting in Piemonte

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