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Self-Guided Piedmont - 6 Day Cycle Tour Italy
Enjoy a 6-day jaunt of the wonderful Piedmont region on a self-guided cycle tour of a charming part of Italy. An extended itinerary to the 3-day self-guided tour, the first few days of this tour replicate that tour, with rides through vineyard country, Roman heritage sites, wonderful countryside and the 'real' Piedmont, revealing a delightful slice of Italian life. The extra days here will be put to good use with a plethora of treats in store, also giving you time to fully acquaint yourself with the Piedmont region and enjoy extra days cycling the divine landscape.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance88.9 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance21.7 miles
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.
This 6-day itinerary includes a much-appreciated rest day on day 4 giving you time to indulge in relaxing, or shopping, or participating in any of the activities mentioned above. The final two days of the tour do not disappoint with one day's cycling around the base of mountains with incredible views of the mountainous variety and a visit to the historical site of Voltaggio. This little town seems like it came out of a painting – small narrow roads, a Roman bridge, a sulfuric water spring, even a natural pool. You will easily find a place to snack and maybe try some of the delicious specialities that Voltaggio offers: from ravioli to amaretti cookies to artisan gelato!
The last day sees you pedalling a loop through picturesque small towns that all have a castle that dominates the view. You'll enjoy a very relaxing ride in the middle of the vineyards with a lot of spots to take beautiful pictures along with coffee or cappuccino breaks aplenty.
Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a self-guided tour through Northern Italy and benefit from the tour operator's extensive local knowledge whilst feeling intrepid as you travel the quiet countryside lanes.