Piemonte Cycling Tour

A cyclist’s playground in an epicurean paradise
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Tours Overview

Piemonte is a cyclist’s paradise. With an awe inspiring mountain backdrop, a landscape of narrow winding roads in Le Langhe wine region and climbs made famous by the Giro d’Italia and two of the local protagonists, Girardengo and Coppi, this largely undiscovered region creates an unforgettable cycling adventure.

After a few days exploring the Barolo hills, we’ll take on the awesome Colle di Fauniera as part of the Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo and then as the pinnacle of our week,  give a nod to Il Campionissimo on the climb of Sestriere in the Cotttian Alps – as the pro’s take on the same roads on the last stage of Le Tour, before it departs Italy.

Here we share with you a combination of sensational riding and world-class wine and food, in the as yet undiscovered cyclist’s paradise of Piemonte (Piedmont). 

Look forward to long summer days surrounded by incredible panoramic views of snow capped Alps in the distance and a patchwork of geometric coloured shapes covering the undulating terroir in the foreground, with medieval hilltop towns and ancient castles perched atop their peaks on our cycling tour in Piedmont.

Get off the beaten path and rediscover your taste for adventure. Enjoy the unexpected, the journey, the history, the culture and of course the world class wines and cuisine.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. 

Piemonte Ride Itinerary

Welcome to Piemonte

You’ll enjoy daily rides through the spectacular Le Langhe wine region, before taking on Colle di Fauniera at La Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo and culminating with the final two stages of Le Tour as it rolls through Italy. We’ll do a different ride each day and have you cycling through the picturesque areas and towns of Barolo, La Morra, Barbaresco, Neive, Serralunga d’Alba, before heading over to Cuneo to take on the Gran Fondo and then onto the Cottian Alps.

We always start this week with a light loop which provides the perfect introduction to Le Langhe, with its rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, its ancient villages and castles perched atop hills, and the succession of gentle slopes planted with rows and rows of vines, creating magnificent geometric shapes that you will roll between as you ride the two gentle climbs that should loosen your legs after your travels.

Highlight: The descent and views from La Morra
Distance: 32.2km
Elevation: 630m

Ride profile of ride to Barolo and surrounds

As you keep building your condition for Sunday’s Gran Fondo, you only have three rolling hills to contend with today as we head south and deep into the bosco and another beautiful and quiet hamlet, where we’ll stop for coffee before tackling two more beautiful ascents and the the reward of spinning along the ridge line back to Monforte d’Alba for a well earned lunch.

Highlight: A descent along a tiny, empty twisting road, with a densely covered canopy of trees and forest.
Distance: 55.7km
Elevation: 1188m

A ride profile that takes us deep into the bosco of Piemonte

Rolling out of Monforte today you will head east, past a imposing medieval castle, you keep descending all the while taking in the splendid views across the vineyards of the low Langhe and the Serralunga before we tackle three more of the “colline” before reaching one of the prettiest towns in Italy

After a light lunch, you will continue your ride through hazelnut groves and more picture postcard vineyards, passing small villages as you make your way back up to Monforte and the villa.

Highlight: The continual rollercoaster of climbs and the descents.
Distance: 87.5km
Elevation: 1926m

Ride profile of ride to Nieve

It’s time for you to explore the maze of tiny roads that wind deep into the bosco and the heart of the Cuneo Province, past the sloping vineyards of Dolcetto grapes, which thrive in this area’s clay and limestone soil, and start the day’s climb and a panoramic hill between the valleys of the rivers Tanaro and Belbo. You will then wind your way back through the forest and the vines to Monforte d’Alba.

Highlight: The tiny back roads
Distance: 75.3km
Elevation: 1950m

Ride profile to Serralunga

You say goodbye to Monforte and make your way south past the iconic vineyards of the Barolo region one last time. You take in the jaw dropping view of the snow capped Alps as you roll down the ridge on your way to the flat farm lands on your way to Cuneo and home to the Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo.

Highlight: The open flats lands with the snow capped Alps in the distance.
Distance: 81.7km
Elevation: 984m

Ride profile of ride from Le Langhe to Cuneo

After a leisurely start, you will head west towards the French border along tiny quiet roads, flanked by fields of strawberries and orchards of apples and pears with the imposing Alps in the background. We’ll stop for a caffe in a little village at the foot of the mountains before riding the mostly gentle downhill stretch back into Cuneo.

Highlight: The anticipation of what is to come and the expo in the main piazza that takes in the best of Gran Fondo Italy bike brands.
Distance: 33.1km
Elevation: 205m

Sitting at 2,480m, this is not only a great challenge for the body and the mind, but it also has some of the most amazing landscape you will see on a bike. Open rolling high valleys and craggy rock strewn peaks dissected by a narrow ribbon of tarmac.

Highlight: Colle Fauniera; the challenge of ascent and the adrenalin of the descent.

Medio Fondo
Distance: 108.3km
Elevation: 2695m

A ride profile of the La Fausto Coppi Medio Gran Fondo

Pricing & Dates

US$5500 per person twin share / Maximum 14 guests

2025

23rd to 30th June 2025
$1292.76 (deposit)
Map of Piemonte

Start Location & Details

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

Finish Location & Details

City: Turin, Italy
Drop Off Location: Porta Nuova 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

Have More Questions About Our Piemonte & Coppi Gran Fondo Tour?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

Bike Hire & Gear

Carbon Road Bike with Electronic Shifting

You can choose to hire a Wilier Cento 10SL carbon road bike with Sram Rival Etap, a compact crankset, with a 32 rear cassette & disc brakes.

Carbon Road Bike with Mechanical Shifting

You can choose to hire a Bianchi Sprint with mechanical Shimano Ultegra groupset, a compact crankset, with a 32 rear cassette & disc brakes.

Non-Riding Partners

As part of our cycling tour of Piemonte, non-riding partners enjoy an active and dedicated travel program, designed to deliver a diverse range of activities and the best experiences Piemonte (Piedmont) has to offer. Whether it’s guided walks and hikes in the Barolo hills or Alpine regions, visits to beautiful castles and hilltop towns, truffle hunting experiences or cooking classes, non-riding partners experience the beauty and uniqueness of each area we visit. With an itinerary curated by Nancy and delivered together with a range of partners and guides whom she personally selects, It’s sure to be a holiday in Piemonte you’ll never forget.

As our non-riding partner program is an active adventure, there is a minimum walking requirement for non-riding guests for each tour. Please enquire when booking.

Non riding partners on a successful truffle hunt
A non riding partner hiking in the Le langhe vineyards
A truffle hunter
Non riding partners at a cooking class in Piemonte
Local made produce in Piemonte
Non riding partners on a cheese tour

Accommodation

Enjoy our beautiful boutique hotels in hilltop Monforte d’Alba and in the centre of Cuneo, bringing together the beauty of old and new Piemontese style; 12th century buildings down quiet cobblestoned streets with views across Le Langhe meet with centrally located hotels with beautiful modern amenities amongst the festival atmosphere of Cuneo at Gran Fondo time.

Le langhe landscape in the morning
A beautiful room in Piemonte
A pool in piemonte
A beautiful room in Cuneo
The beautiful streets of Cuneo
An ornate balcony in Monforte d Alba

Food & Wine

Piemonte is a gourmet paradise and we’ll have you enjoying every part of its gastronomic delights. 

As the home of Slow Food, the focus of food artisans across the region is on high quality produce and very traditional methods of preparation. When you combine this with the blessing of a terroir that enables the production of some of the best red wines in Italy, and perhaps the world in Barolo and Barbaresco, an abundance of delicately grown and hand picked hazelnuts and the world famous white truffle of Alba, you realise just how special is the produce of Piemonte.

A stuffed zucchini flower and a glass of red wine in Piemonte
Barolo wine tasting in Piemonte
Cassata with strawberries
Vitello Tonnato
A cheese tasting plate in Piemonte
Aperitivo with a rosato and a prosecco in Piemonte

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