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Italy's Piedmont Region: La Mitica Bike Tour
Jump back 45 years, to when the roads were unpaved and the bicycles were made out of heavy steel. This is the time when the greatest champions in cycling history used to compete with each other, but always in the spirit of friendship. The “La Mitica” bike race will take you back to the time when the champion of champions, Fausto Coppi, was born. This unique biking vacation will take place in the lower Piedmont region, considered Italy’s greatest single wine region, on this unforgettable six-day tour with top class accommodations.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance151 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance37.7 miles
The daily routes take you to all the roads that the famed Fausto Coppi “Il Campionissimo” used to train himself. This area is the most important wine region in Italy where the Gavi, Timorasso, Derthona, Barbera, and Dolcetto wines are produced. This is also where the finest white truffles grow alongside porcini mushrooms. During your excursions, you will have the opportunity to visit the top local wineries, learn how to cook traditional local dishes, go truffle hunting (when in season) and experience the best Italian fashion shopping at the Serravalle Designer Outlet with a special VIP invitation.
The last day of the tour, you will participate in “La Mitica” bike race with a vintage road bike and in vintage attire (if you have it). You will be a cyclist of the past for just one day...