Scenic cycle routes, regional cuisine, genuine hospitality: our three mantras! EASYTORINO bicycle trips take place in our home regions, in the Northwest of Italy: mainly Piedmont since we live there, but also in the nearby Liguria and Lombardy. A kaleidoscope of landscapes and traditions, with renowned sites like Cinque Terre, Langhe, Lake Como, Torino, the Alps, and stunning off the beaten path places. You will discover a land where food and wine are culture, birthplace of the Slow Food movement, home of great wines like Barolo, Moscato, Barbaresco, and glorious food such as Pesto, Agnolotti pasta, Gianduja chocolate, Risotto.

All tours are free tip-based: EASYTORINO is not about organized or guided tours in fact, but a welcome club of locals who love sharing their favourite places. Hospitality thing, like having a friend in town who squires you around. Each outing is hosted by a local expert (bike host) from our group, long-time cycle tourer, connoisseur of places, culture and oenogastronomy. At the end, if you liked it, you may leave him a tip.

Before scrolling down the page and see the trips, take a look at the info below. Just open the toggles, many already know and will take it for granted but it can be useful if you are joining our outings for the first time :-)

We know well the cycling routes of Piemonte, the Mediterranean Liguria di Levante and the lakes area of Lombardy. We put thousand of miles on our bikes selecting and testing the best itineraries. Routes are designed to showcase sceneries, natural reserves, peculiar places, away from motor traffic as much as we can. Through different surfaces, both tarmac and gravel, mostly along minor roads and paths. We’ll take a relaxed pace, easy-going ride, with rest stops and visits along the way: in a country tavern for a good cappuccino, to enjoy a tasting in the winery, on a panoramic spot. Mileage will be manageable -max 70km per day, but the terrain can be hilly and sometimes you’ll face a bumpy trail, then we expect you to have good cycling skills and strenght.

Each outing is hosted by a volunteer local expert (bike host) from our group. He’s not a licenced tour guide nor a professional, but a trustworthy companion, long-time cycle tourer, connoisseur of places, culture and oenogastronomy. He will join for free, for the sake of hospitality, like having a friend in town who shows you around. At the end, if you liked it, you may leave him a tip.

Even though we ride at an easy pace, in order to enjoy the trip it’s important to be in good shape and feel comfortable in riding a bicycle for long hours. We recommend you to get a thorough physical exam by a medical doctor before joining the tour.

You can join with your own bike: Touring, MTB, Gravel or Cyclocross models are usually suitable, anyway check the tour details for the suggested types. Since tours are unsupported your bicycle must be equipped with rack and panniers, or frame bags: there won’t be any van assistance and you’ll have to carry your luggage in fact. For short (one day/two days) trips requiring little carry-ons you can use a light backpack instead.
If you wish we can help to hire a fully equipped bicycle+panniers (both standard and E-bike), arrange the transport of your luggage so you won’t have to carry it, get a private transfer to/from the start and end points of the tour.

Always bring your credit card and cash: remember these are not guided nor organized tours but unsupported casual outings, we shall pay accommodation, tastings and meals directly to the businesses on the spot, each on their own. You will have to carry your luggage then limit your items to the essential ones. Here is an example list for multiday trips:
– cycling shorts (plus extra pairs)
– cycling shirt or sport shirt, breathable preferred (plus extras)
– cycling shoes or sport shoes with grip sole
– socks (plus extras)
– breathable or cotton underwear (plus extras)
– helmet
– pocket rain jacket
– water bottles
– front and rear lights
– sunscreen
– sunglasses
– tubes and repair kit
– first aid kit
– chain and lock
– casual clothes for the evening
– shampoo, shower gel
– credit card and cash
– warm cycling clothes and warm evening clothes (for spring/autumn/winter tours)

We love real local experiences! For this reason we favour accommodation like farmhouses and small family hotels, and dinner restaurants serving regional dishes: authentic flavours from the place you won’t find anywhere else. For lunch, we will buy food at the market and enjoy a picnic outdoor, or find an osteria on the way. During the day we will also have the chance to visit growers, dairies, winemakers and get to know their job and delights. Panoramic routes, homey hospitality and local specialties are the trademarks of EASYTORINO’s tours!

All tours we display on this website are on request, meaning you decide the dates you favour and we’ll schedule it: the ride will then be posted on our Facebook page and open for joining to other participants. You can ask to customize the trip to better suit your needs, for instance you may combine two tours, make it private (in such a case we do not take other participants, it will be only you and the local expert), ask for changes in the itinerary or accommodation type.
Scheduled tours open for joining can be found here on our Facebook events page.

Especially for longer trips (2 days and more), we kindly ask you to contact us well in advance in order to properly arrange the outing.

EASYTORINO is not a business activity, nor about organized or guided tours: it’s a group of natives who love to share their places with the visitors, pure hospitality thing, like having a friend in town who shows you around. All bicycle tours are free tip-based, hosted by a volunteer local expert (we call him bike host) from our group. Nothing is due to us, you will pay accommodation, tastings and meals directly to the businesses. The bike host will pay his expenses like any other, but it would be a nice gesture to split his bills amongst the participants. At the end, if you enjoyed the experience, you can leave him a tip.

Important: we do not take responsability for accidents of any kind nor provide any insurance. These are open rides, every participant is responsible for his/her actions and the resulting consequences, and certify that he/her is sufficiently experienced, in good health and in proper phisical condition to ride the proposed tours. Before joining, we strongly suggest you to take a thorough physical exam by a medical doctor, and get a Cycling Liability Insurance and a Travel/Medical Insurance. Click here to read the Entry Waiver Form

Tours are on request and can be tailored to suit your needs, for instance you can combine them or make it private. Just tell us your favourite dates and preferences and we’ll make it happen! Contact info@easytorino.com or message our Facebook page

WELCOME TO TORINO

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Imagine you have a friend born and raised in the city, who greets and squires you around. This is Welcome to Torino, a urban bicycle safari across Turin's highlights and peculiarities, as seen through the eye [...]

TORINO UNCONVENTIONAL

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Torino, the first capital of Italy, with its royal castles, grand piazzas and baroque splendors. But there's another Turin where nature reveals its shapes and colours: parks, rivers and natural reserves are a must-see [...]

BAROLO LAND

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Explore the terroir of Barolo, the King of wines! From Alba to Monforte, from Serralunga to La Morra, we'll be cycling through scenic ridges and groomed vineyards, amazing landscapes and quiet b-roads. And of course [...]

THE MILLENARY ROAD

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Via Francigena is an ancient Christian pilgrimage route connecting Canterbury with Rome. We'll be riding the Bassa Valsusa segment, surrounded by Alpine peaks, across medieval abbeys and once-upon-a-time villages. A road born in the VI [...]

TORINO WINE HILLS ON E-BIKE

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Turin hills retain a truly rural atmosphere: corn fields, vineyards, medieval towns. Agriculture is the main activity, based on small scale farming and high quality productions, with Freisa, Albugnano and Bonarda red wines on top. This Ebike tour will take [...]

TICINO BIOSPHERE RESERVE

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The largest riverside reserve established in Europe, protected by Unesco, stretches along river Ticino for over one hundred kilometres from Lake Maggiore to the Pianura Padana plain, through a valley rich in history, culture and biodiversity like [...]

YUMMY LANGHE

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Just think of cycling across combed green hills painted by vineyards, through hamlets and medieval villages: the dream is called Langa Classica, the home of Barolo, considered the greatest red wine of Italy by many. [...]

MONFERRATO FLAVOURS

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If you are looking for a culinary destination that is under the radar, Monferrato is the choice! A rural land where the crisp Barbera and the fruity Moscato wines team with a savoury cuisine perpetuated [...]

LAKES OF CHARME

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From the stilish Lake Como and Bellagio to the unspoilt Lake Orta, through the peaceful Lake Lugano and the majestic Lake Maggiore: a journey across the world's most trendy waters and the tasty subalpine [...]

NATURAL PIEDMONT

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Piedmont is famed for its rural landscape and tasty cuisine. The agricultural sector is made of small farms and family businesses, many of which are embracing natural and eco farming. This tour will uncover the [...]

LANGHE & ROERO GOURMET

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Langhe of Barolo, Langhe of Barbaresco, Alta Langa and Roero: a world renown food valley featuring spectacular rolling hills covered with vines and dotted with old castles, home of some of the best wines and [...]

TOUCHING THE ALPS

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The west of Italy is dominated by the Alpine divide which marks the horizon with its high peaks. The undulating lowlands and gentle hills here offer the opportunity to ride at the base of the mountains, [...]

THE GOLD OF LIGURIA

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The eastern Ligurian Riviera is a pure Mediterranean jewel: a sequence of little coves and capes leaning towards the crystal blue sea. From the the highlands of Genoa through Cinque Terre to Golfo dei [...]

BALENGO AND BAUSCIA

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Balengo is the Turin dialect term for a weird or dumb person, while in the dialect of Milan Bauscia means bigmouth, chatterbox guy. The words are playfully used to indicate the citizens from the two [...]

TORINO PRIVATE WALKING

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A private tour on foot through the city center landmarks with a buddy born and bred in town. We will explore Turin in a relaxed and personal manner, getting to know stories and places: the Roman Empire [...]

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