Easytorino culinary bicycle trips take place in the Italian regions where we come from: Piedmont, Lombardy and Liguria. Pedal&Palate is the motto: you will explore amazing sites like Cinque Terre, Langhe, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, the Italian Riviera. A land where food and wine is culture, birthplace of the Slow Food movement, home of great wines like Barolo, Barbaresco, Moscato, Franciacorta, and glorious food such as Pesto, Agnolotti pasta, Milanese, Risotto.

Easytorino is not about organized nor guided tours but about casual outings in company of a local expert, like having a friend in town. Meals and lodging expenses shall be paid to the businesses each on their own. You can use your bicycle or we can help rent one. The expert hosting the ride is a member from our group and a qualified FIAB cycle tour leader: he is a trustworthy companion, fine connoisseur of the places, culture and oenogastronomy, who can help with language and mechanical issues. He will pay his expenses like any other, but it would be a nice gesture to split his bills. Tours are free, if you enjoyed it you can leave a tip at the end to support us.

Before presenting the trips let us give you some info about travelling with Easytorino: take your time and open the toggles below, many already know and will take it for granted but it can be useful if you are joining our informal tours for the first time :-)

Itineraries are designed to showcase sceneries, natural reserves, curious and picturesque places, away from motor traffic. You’ll be cycling in company of a local expert, through different surfaces, both tarmac and gravel, mostly along minor roads and bike paths. Mileage will be manageable (max 70km per day), but the terrain in Italy is hilly and sometimes we’ll meet a bumpy trail thus you must have decent cycling skills and strenght. Even though we ride at a very relaxed 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 the tour.

You can join with your own bike: Touring, MTB, Gravel or Cyclocross models are suitable. 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. Also do not forget a bicycle repair kit.
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 thus limit the number of items to the essential ones. Here is an example list:
– 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 favour cosy accommodation like small family run hotels or farmhouses, and dinner restaurants serving regional cuisine you won’t find anywhere else. Quite often at lunch we will buy food at the market and organize a picnic in the nature, while in other cases we’ll find a cafè or an osteria on the way. Throughout the day we would have the chance to visit growers, fresh food producers and winemakers and get to know their job and delights. Together with panoramic routes, homey hospitality and local specialties are in fact the hallmarks 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.

Tours are free of cost: Easytorino is not a business activity, nor about organized or guided tours. It’s a group of locals who love to share their rides with the visitors, hospitaliy thing, like having a friend in town. You will pay accommodation, tastings and meals directly to the businesses. The expert hosting the ride is an active member of our group and also a qualified FIAB cycle tour leader: he 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. We strongly suggest you to get a Cycling Liability Insurance and a Travel/Medical Insurance before joining. 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

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 [...]

YUMMY LANGHE

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Imagine you are cycling across combed green hills painted by vineyards, through hamlets and rural villages: the dream is called Langa Classica, the homeland of Barolo, considered the greatest red wine of Italy by many. [...]

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 tasty subalpine cuisine [...]

MONFERRATO HILLS

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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 [...]

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 to Cinque Terre to Golfo dei [...]

NATURAL PIEDMONT

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

BAROLO LAND

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One-day excursion across the Barolo terroir, the King of wines! From Alba to Monforte, from Serralunga to La Morra, we will be cycling through scenic ridges and groomed vineyards, enjoying amazing landscapes and quiet b-roads. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 lowlands here offer the unique opportunity to ride gently hills and plains right at the base of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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