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Essential Piedmont: Biking through the vineyards of Piedmont

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Cyclomundo offers guided and self-guided cycling trips in Piedmont, click here to see the Piedmont regional page.

  • Self-guided tour: Starts any Saturday from 25 March through 23 September 2023.  A minimum of 2 riders is required for running this tour. 
  • Other dates: Daily departures, any day, for group of 4 or more (on request). Surcharge of 50 euros, for daily departures for groups of less than 4. 
  • 6 nights/7 days
  • Daily Mileage: From 37 km (23 miles) to 66 km (41 miles)
  • Starts from and ends in Asti. Asti is well-served by trains
  • Accommodation in 4-star properties
  • Level 3/4 (Easy/Moderate)


A vélo dans les vignobles du Piedmont

Essential Piedmont: Biking through the vineyards of Piedmont

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  • PriceFrom 895 euros
  • DAY6 nights / 7 days

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Piedmont produces some of the best wines in the world… and there’s no better way to see its prestigious vineyards than cycling through them.

Imagine!  In the Alba area alone, there are over 290 wineries! Whether your favorite is the famous Barolo red wine or sparkling white Asti, the wine-making heritage of this region makes for a perfect bike tour.

Journey through Acqui to visit their hot sulfur springs and stop at historical landmarks such as the Palaeoloi Castle. Finish the trip off with a visit to Moncalvo for impressive panoramic views of the region. This tour is wonderful for a taste of Italy’s culture, and even more wonderful for wine-lovers.



D1Arrive in Asti

Your tour starts from Asti, once one of Piemonte's most important cities. The beautifully preserved architectural heritage is the main draw here — do visit the 13th century cathedral, crammed full of artistic treasures – but there are world-renowned wines to be sampled too, such as the sparkling Moscato d'Asti, the proper introduction to your wine and bike tour.

D2Asti - Moncalvo - Asti 66 km/41 miles, 770 meters/2,530 ft of climbing

Today’s directions will take you north to the village of Moncalvo where you’ll enjoy impressive panoramic views.  Enjoy the historic center and a leisurely lunch before riding on through famous vineyards and historic villages such as Casorzo and Montemagno.  Return back to Asti to enjoy your final night on this biking adventure.


D3Asti – Alba 37 km/23 miles, 540 meters/1,770 ft of climbing

If you've opted to rent bikes from us, these will be delivered to your hotel right after breakfast.  Today’s ride will take you through vineyards and small villages and along panoramic paths with spectacular views. On your way to Alba, you’ll have the chance to visit Govone, a small hilltop village overlooking the Tavaro valley that's famous for its baroque castle. San Martino Alfieri, another quintessential Italian village, is also worth a visit. You’ll know you’re nearing Alba once you start to smell chocolate (Ferrero is based here).

D4Alba - Bra - Barolo - Alba 58 km/36 miles, 580 meters/1,905 ft of climbing

On this ride you take a loop off of Alba, passing through must-see villages that your trip wouldn’t be complete without. Start today’s journey passing through the ancient city of Pollenzo, where you can stop for a quick cannoli. Don’t eat too much though, quickly after Pollenzo you’ll hit Bra, which may be considered a heaven for food and wine lovers. Bra is even home to “Cheese”, an international festival bringing artisanal cheeses from around the world.


The climb to La Morra may leave you a little out of breath, but it is well worth it for the stunning panoramic views of the region. Ride on down to reach the beautiful wine-making village of Barolo. Whether you decide on a leisurely lunch, or a quick picnic, a wine of Barolo is a must! Make good use of your panniers to bring a bottle to be enjoyed at your hotel. 

D5Alba - Acqui 57 km/35 miles, 1,010 meters/3,325 ft of climbing

Today is the most challenging ride of the whole trip. The itinerary will take you through Acqui through an area sparsely populated and its tiny villages. The bigger village of Stefano Belbo, halfway through your ride is the best possible spot for a rejuvenating lunch before tackling the second part of your ride.  If time allows, stop in the village of Canelli, famous for its sparkling red wine and its underground wine cellars that stretch up to 13 km (8 miles) long and 32 m (105 ft) deep. Riding up the final 5-kilometer climb (withs some steep section), keep in mind that you’ll soon be in Acqui Terme, renowned since Roman times for its hot sulfur springs, which are said to be healing.


D6Acqui - Asti 51 km/32 miles, 770 meters/2,530 ft of climbing

Don’t worry if you didn’t get to explore Asti enough on your first day, as today’s bike ride goes North through the countryside to Asti. Cruise on your bike through Italy’s countryside through plenty of vineyards and hidden villages. Take a rest in Nizza Monferrato, famous for its Nizza red wine and historical shops. After admiring the rich history here, continue biking through the countryside passing small villages such as Vaglio Serra, Vinchio, and Cortiglione. Your destination is Asti, an ideal setting for enjoying a much-deserved glass of wine...

D7Departure from Asti

After breakfast, depart Asti at the time of your choice.


Booking & Prices

  • Price details
  • 6 nights in a 4-star properties and hotels

  • 895 euros per person in March and April. Single supplement is 250 euros
  • 945 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 260 euros
  • 995 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 270 euros

These prices include:

  • 6 nights' accommodation in 4-star properties
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Tourist information
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 120 euros. E-bikes are available at the rate of 225 euros. All prices are inclusive of the drop-off fee.

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