Wine landscapes of Langhe Roero by bike

Pedal along the "Wine Landscapes of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero", registered on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, thanks to the exceptional value of its wine culture, which for centuries has shaped the landscape.

Hilly stretches as far as the eye, ancient villages and castles perched, a succession of rolling hills planted with vines whose rows draw rigorous geometries: these are the magnificent scenery of the Langhe, of the Roero, become World Heritage Sites. Beautiful wine producing areas of Piedmont that, with their landscapes shaped by the combined action of nature and man, have become part of the world heritage list.

MAIN TECHNICAL FEATURES:

  • Total km: 250 km
  • Terrain: Mostly paved and dirt road 
  • Route with constant and rideable ascents. The stages are about 50 km cycling with a touristic pace
  • Suggested bike: Road and Trekking Bike/E-Bike (bike hire catalogue)
  • Difficulty degree: Medium. Please check Useful Information
  • Suggested clothing: technical equipment. Visit Bikelife store

HOT TO GET THERE:

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Langa del Barolo, Barbaresco hills, Grinzane Cavour Castle, Canelli, Il Cedro del Libano, Old Village with the Bell Tower, Church of the Annunciation, The Ramparts, Palazzo Falletti - Cordero, Church of San Sebastiano, Falletti Castle, Tanaro River, Regional Wine cellars of Barbaresco, Barolo, Grinzane Cavour and Colline del Moscato in the Castle of Busca in Mango.

Travel details:

 A holiday in 4 of the 6 Unesco areas, with an extrension of over 10,000 hectares and including numerous municipalities: Langa of Barolo, Barbaresco hills, Grinzane Cavour Castle, Canelli.

PROGRAM:

DAY 1: Arrival in La Morra (CN) with own means  (possibility of organizing the journey and transfers, on request).

At 13:00 meeting at the hotel and briefing with the guide. Possible bike test and visit of the Old Village with the Bell Tower, Church of the Annunciation, The Ramparts, Palazzo Falletti - Cordero, Church of San Sebastiano. We go through the streets of the village, overlooking the infinite landscape of the vineyards of Barolo. Welcome Aperitiv and dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in La Morra.

DAY 2: Langa of Barolo. La Morra round trip. Mtb/Road Bike. (Mtb 28 km Road Bike 55 km, 600 mt of elevation gain)

After breakfast, we leave by Mtb for the path of the Great Vineyards that takes us across the great Crù lof the and, the vineyards that produce the great Barolo. It's a hilly route between wineries and villages, on slightly uneven grassy road. By Road Bike instead we tackle the hilly paved roads of Barolo, crossing the villages and castles of the territory, overlooking the area of vineyards with view of Mount Monviso. In both routes, an experiential break in a cellar and / or a typical restaurant is envisaged, for a light lunch to sample a specialty of the place combined with a glass of wine. We visit Annunziata, the Cedar of Lebanon, Gancia, Barolo (with visit to the Regional Wine Cellar) Monchiero, Monforte d'Alba, Castiglione Falletto, Bussia. The return is scheduled for the early afternoon, to leave space for relax and leisure. The appointment for the evening is scheduled at19:30 for a dinner in a typical restaurant that will conclude our day. Overnight in La Morra.

DAY 3: The Roero from La Morra to Alba. Mtb/Road Bike(Mtb 39 km Road Bike 50 km, 500 mt of elevation gain)

After breakfast, by Mtb we leave to reach Verduno and then down to Bra, on the left bank of the river Tanaro. We enter into the Roero territory through Monticello and Piobesi d'Alba, then we get to Guarene to go down to Alba, where our stage ends. By Road Bike, we lengthen towards the villages Pocapaglia, Sommariva Perno and Corneliano d'Alba. In both routes, there is a experiential break for a light lunch in a cellar and / or a typical restaurant, where you can taste a specialty of the place combined with a glass of wine. The return is scheduled for the early afternoon, to leave space for relax and leisure in the town of Alba. The appointment for the evening is scheduled at 19:30 for an aperitiv with dinner in a typical restaurant that concludes this day. Overnight in Alba.

DAY 4: Grinzane Cavour Castle. Alba round TripMtb/Road Bike. (Mtb 40km, Road Bike 50 km, 600 mt of elevation gain)

After breakfast, we leave by Mtb to reach Grinzane Cavour, the village in which Camillo Benso lived. Majestic brick building, built in XIII century and renovated in '600th, now houses the Regional Wine Cellar and the Wine Museum. We ride in the territory of Valle Talloria towards Montelupo Albese, Rodello, Diana D'Alba to return to Alba. In Road Bike, we lengthen towards Alta Langa in the towns of Roddino and Serravalle Langhe. In both routes, there is a experiential break for a light lunch in a cellar and / or a typical restaurant, where you can taste a specialty of the place combined with a glass of wine. The return is scheduled for the early afternoon, to leave space for relax and leisure in the town of Alba. The appointment for the evening is scheduled at 19:30 for a dinner in a typical restaurant that concludes the day. Overnight in Alba.

DAY 5: The hills of Barbaresco from Alba to NeiveMtb/Road Bike. (Mtb 31 km, Road Bike 50 km, 500 mt of elevation gain)

After breakfast, departure by Mtb for Barbaresco hills, where we arrive through Treiso, Trezzo Tinella, Neviglie. From the village of Barbaresco, where we visit the Regional Wine Cellar, we can see the river Tanaro that "divides" the territories of the Langhe from the Roero. We pedal up towards Neive (listed in the Club of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy), where today's stage ends. In Road Bike, we lengthen towards Castagnole delle Lanze. In both routes, there is a experiential break for a light lunch in a cellar and / or a typical restaurant, where we can taste a specialty of the place combined with a glass of wine. The return is scheduled for the early afternoon, to leave space for relax and leisure in the town of Neive. The appointment for the evening is scheduled at 19:30 for a dinner in a typical restaurant that concludes the day. Overnight in Neive.

DAY 6: Canelli and l'Asti Spumante, from Neive to Canelli. Mtb/Road Bike. (Mtb 29 km, Road Bike 45 km, 330 mt of elevation gain)

After breakfast, in Mtb we leave for Coazzolo, then Castiglione Tinella and the medieval village of Calosso. We continue to Santo Stefano Belbo to get to Canelli, arrival of the tour. In Road Bike, we lengthen towards Leiso and San Marzano Oliveto. In both routes, there is a experiential break for a light lunch to sample a specialty of the place combined with a glass of wine. The return is scheduled for the early afternoon, to leave space for relax and leisure in the town of Canelli and to visit the "Underground Cathedrals", the historic Cellars of Canelli that twists and turns for kilometers under the town's historical center and considered Unesco heritage. The appointment for the evening is scheduled at 19:30 for an aperitiv with dinner in a typical restaurant that concludes this last day. Overnight in Canelli.

DAY 7: Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Canelli towards own destinations. End of services.

DESCRIPTIONS, TOURS, TRAILS, DETAILS ARE ONLY INDICATIVE. ANY OTHER INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER BOOKING CONFIRMATION

  • departure date: On request
  • Price: from € 1400 per person
  • custom-made: A possibility to organize individual tours, guided or self-guided (supply of the maps); on request, we could modify the itinerary (length, difficulty degree, etc); for individual tours, the date of departure can be decided in according to your needs
  • min group size: 4
  • accommodation:

    In approved with an agreement Hotels, B&B, guest-houses

  • what's included:

    Hospitality in HB with double/ twin bed room, guide, luggage transport, tastings in the wine cellars, bike garage, an area for little reparations

  • not included:

    Arrival/Return journey, drinks, tourist tax, health and luggage insurance, entrance to points of interest and everything not listed under “price includes"

  • surcharges & reductions:

    Bike rent , equipment, lunches

  • category: Gruppo/Individuale
  • Purchase price: € 1400
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