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Turin to Milan : From the Alps, via Lakes to Fashionable Milan

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Turin to Milan : From the Alps, via Lakes to Fashionable Milan

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  • PriceFrom 945 euros
  • DAY8 nights / 7 days

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Description

If you are dreaming of discovering the lush, green countryside of the Piedmont region, riding past rivers, hills, vineyards and lakes then look no further!

The tour sees you ride between two Italian capitals. Beginning in the elegant city of Turin, which today is capital of the Piedmont region, but during medieval times was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy and even the Kingdom of Italy, and ends in Milan, the glamorous Italian capital of business and fashion.

Along the way you will ride through the Piedmont and Lombardy regions, pedaling past rivers, verdant hills and the azure-coloured lakes of Viverone, Orta and Maggiore. A few notable highlights from the trip include stays in Gattinara, a village reknowned for its wine bars, where you will be able to taste exquisite wines, and in Pavia, an ancient medieval capital and refined university city from where you can discover the Certosa, a splendid monastery dating from the fourteenth century.

And what better way to finish your day in the saddle than by enjoying some of the region’s local specialities? Perhaps veal agnolotti, or a taste of the famed white truffle of Alba, paired with a glass of Barolo or Barbaresco.

Itinerary

D1Day 1: Arrival in Turin

Arrive in Turin at your leisure, but, if possible, try to allow yourself enough time to explore the capital of the Piedmont region.

Marvel at the baroque architecture, the Savoy residences and the Palatine towers, or take some time to relax in some of the city’s large squares such as Piazza Castello or Piazza San Carlo. You begin riding tomorrow so make sure to fuel up on typical Gianduiotto chocolate for the days ahead!

D2Day 2: Turin - Viverone Mileage: 68 km / 42 miles; Total Climb: 400 m / 1310 ft

Your first day riding begins by following Italy’s largest river, the River Po towards Chivasso. From here you will continue pedalling through rolling hills on to Mazzè. Take the time to visit the castle in Mazzè, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view. You will continue on to Maglione, where you can admire murals painted on some of the walls of the town, before arriving into Viverone, your destination for this evening, set alongside the peaceful Lake Viverone, the third largest lake in the Piedmont region.

D3Day 3: Viverone - Gattinara Mileage: 63 km / 39 miles; Total Climb: 700 m / 2295 ft

Leaving Viverone this morning you will cross the “Serra morenica di Ivrea”, a morainic hill to the north of Lake Viverone. The route then descends down towards Candelo where you can visit its extraordinary “ricetto”, a fortified medieval village. Continue through the rolling countryside, riding amongst hills and vineyards until you reach Gattinara, a village famed for its excellent wine and wine bars, where you are sure to taste some delicious local specialties!

D4Day 4: Gattinara - Orta Mileage: 37 km / 23 miles; Total Climb: 320 m / 1050 ft

Today’s journey is bimodal! Initially the route will see you cross the Sesia river and pedal through rolling landscapes until you reach the beautiful Lake Orta, a real gem of the Piedmont region. After pedaling along the western shores of the lake you will reach the town of Pella. From here you can take the ferry across the lake, past the island of San Giulio and its monastery to the eastern shore and your destination for this evening, Orta.

D5Day 5: Orta - Oleggio Mileage: 58 km / 36 miles; Total Climb: 490 m / 1610 ft

After leaving behind the charming village of Orta, you will follow a beautiful route through the hills. Stop off to admire the stunning village of Arona, in a fantastic setting on the southern banks of Lake Maggiore. The route follows the path along the lake down to Sesto Calende from where you will cross an iron bridge over the River Ticino and continue on to Oleggio, where you will overnight.

D6Day 6: Oleggio - Pavia Mileage: 69 km / 43 miles; Total Climb: 110 m / 360 ft

You will be riding along well-maintained paths through the Ticino National Park today. The surroundings are beautiful, with an abundance of trees lining the river from which numerous canals branch off. You will follow one of these canals to reach Pavia, an elegant university city and the ancient capital of the Lombardy kingdom. After arriving, enjoy strolling around the meticulously well-preserved historic center of this beautiful town.  

D7Day 7: Pavia - Milan Mileage: 48 km / 30 miles; Total Climb: 90 m / 295 ft

Your final day’s ride sees you reach the fashion and business capital of Italy, Milan. From Pavia, in order to reach the city, you will follow the Naviglio Grande, a canal built in the 19th century, linking Lake Maggiore to Turin, and used for transporting goods on barges into Milan. Along the way you will pass by Certosa, a 14th century monastery which is well worth a visit. A few more kilometers and you will reach Milan. Enjoy perusing the boutique shops and restaurants and reflecting on an epic adventure from the Alpine city of Turin in Piedmont to the industrial and fashionable Milan in Lombardia!

D8Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, depart from Milan at the time of your choosing.

Booking & Prices

  • Option A
  • 7 nights in 3-star hotels

  • 945 euros per person in March and April. Single supplement is 220 euros
  • 975 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 230 euros
  • 995 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 240 euros
  • Option A+
  • 7 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels

  • 1,085 euros per person in March and April. Single supplement is 330 euros
  • 1,105 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 340 euros
  • 1,125 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 350 euros

These prices include:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation as described above
  • 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
  • Nominal city taxes, to be paid in cash directly at each hotel (total of approx. 10 euros).
  • Ferry crossing from Pella to Orta (approx. 7.50 euros including bike)
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 125 euros per bike. Electric bikes are available at the rate of 245 euros per bike. These prices include the drop-off fee.

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