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Self-Guided Piedmont - 3 Day Cycle Tour Italy
Embark on a 3-day tour of the Piedmont region on a self-guided journey allowing you to travel at your own pace. Discover a land of castles, vineyards and exceptional countryside. You'll also explore a landscape rich in history as you pedal through ancient Roman ruins and indulge in quintessential Italian culture during your short break. Self-guided tours are great for people who want to really explore and enjoy the territory because you get to decide when and where to stop. On your self-guided bike tour, the tour operator arranges the activities you want to want to do, such as winery tours, truffle hunting, visiting a historical castle, salami tasting and much more.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- Duration3 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance42.3 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance21.1 miles
Enjoy a great ride between the local castles located on the hills surrounding Gavi and observe the perfectly preserved castle of Francavilla Bisio, Capriata, San Cristoforo. You will also be able to visit the Gavi Fort, which dominates the town of the same name, as you enjoy his leisurely tour through the rolling hills.
Other highlights of the tour include cycling the local wineries where you can decide to stop for a break and taste the fresh light Gavi wine if you choose. You will step inside a 2000 year old Roman City where you will be able to see the remnants of the amphitheater and with help of modern technology you can see how the original city looked like back in the day. From here, you will continue to pedal through the hills of Gavi to head to Monterotondo. This is a spectacular ride that will give you the opportunity to see the beauty of this amazing undiscovered part of Piedmont.
Lower Piedmont is very well known for its wine and food culture. This is why you are given access to some of the most traditional wineries and food artisans in the area. You will not only visit the wineries and taste the wines, but you will also speak and interact directly with the people that make the wine. Lower Piedmont is also the region of the white truffle, and depending on the season, the tour operator can arrange a truffle hunting demonstration done by local truffle hunters. This is also the place where the Montebore Cheese and the Salame Nobile del Giarolo are produced. The tour operator can also arrange a visit to the local producer of these two great specialities where you will learn the cheese and salami making process.
The tour will take place in the Gavi Hills in Piedmont, located close to Milan, Turin, and Genova. Lower Piedmont is known as the land of wine with amazing landscapes characterized by rolling hills that lead all the way to the Appennino (lower Alps). Enjoy discovering this lovely area by self-guided bike tour.