Project Description

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 we won’t miss lunch in a traditional osteria and a superb tasting in the estate of a master winemaker. A savoury hilly ride a stone’s throw from Torino.
The bike tour is free tip-based, hosted by our local expert Roberto. It takes place all year, just tell us your preferred dates and we’ll make it happen!

Duration: 8 hours

56 km/890 metres gain

Level: demanding

Start/End: Alba

Info&Bookings

THE BAROLO RIDGE | BELVEDERE OF LA MORRA | SERRALUNGA CASTLE | THE RIDE THROUGH THE VINEYARDS | SERRALUNGA SCENIC CREST | LUNCH IN TRADITIONAL OSTERIA | WINE SAMPLING IN THE CELLAR | TOWN OF BAROLO | TANARO BIKE PATH | MEDIEVAL ALBA

An itinerary across the hearth of Langhe, the land of the King of Wines: the Barolo. We’ll be cycling through hills covered with vineyards and dotted with medieval towns, passing through Serralunga, Monforte and La Morra’s belvederes.
We start from Alba, the “city of the hundred towers” that soar over the rooftops of the Old Town.  A cycle path leads us out of town, until we tackle the ascent towards Serralunga d’Alba, dominated by the impressive vertical fortess. We reach the hilltop and ride the panoramic highland of Roddino where we stop for lunch in a local trattoria serving original “Langarola” cuisine.
The road goes now downhill, we are riding through one of the most renowned terroir amongst the Barolo vineyards: the landscape is gorgeous, vines are perfectly cultivated in a row, like they were groomed by an hairdresser. We reach the town of Barolo which gives name to the King of Wines, right in the middle of the production area, and take a stroll through its narrow medieval streets. Now the steep ascent to La Morra begins, five kilometres uphill that will really put us on a test. No pain no gain, upon arrival we will celebrate the climb with a deliciuos lunch and a sampling of Barolo and Nebbiolo crus in the cellar of a top winemaker! We’re on the highest peak, the road goes downhill through the vineyards of Pelaverga and Nebbiolo until we hit Alba, end of the tour.
DISTANCE: 56 km
ELEVATION GAIN: 890 mt

Region: Piemonte
Departure/Arrival: Alba
When: On Request – from March to November
Cost: free tip-based
Info&Bookings: info@easytorino.com or fill the form above
Level of difficulty: demanding
Duration: 8 hours
Distance/Elevation Gain: 56 km/890 metres
Terrain: paved secondary roads, easy trails
Recommended bike: gravel, road, touring. You can join with your own bike or we can help renting one (regular or E-bike)
Note: in case of bad weather or adverse conditions the tour might be cancelled

The tour is on request, you choose the date and we’ll do our best to make it happen. It takes place all year round according to the time availability of the bike host. Usually Spring and Fall are the best periods considering weather ad temperatures.
For Info&Bookings contact info@easytorino.com or fill the form above.

The outing is free tip-based: EASYTORINO is not a tour operator nor about guided tours nor a professional activity. It’s a welcome club of locals who love to share their places with the travelers, like with friends. You will pay your personal expenses (meals and tastings) directly to the businesses. They may vary depending on the chosen food and wines. The figures shown are therefore approximate based on average.
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PERSONAL EXPENSES 40€ PER PERSON INCLUDE:
– light lunch (antipasto starter dish, first course, water)
– Wine tasting (3 wines including one Barolo)
Additional services such as transfer to/from and bike rental, shall be quoted upon request.

The ride is hosted by an english speaking local expert (bike host) from our group: he is not a licenced tour guide but a volunteer, fine connoisseur of the places, culture and oenogastronomy. He will pay his expenses like any other but it would be nice to split his bills (lunch) amongst the participants. If you enjoyed the tour you can tip him at the end.

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. By joining our tours you acknowledge you have read and accepted our Entry Waiver Form (click to open)


  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    The Barolo ridge
    Belvedere of La Morra
    Serralunga d’Alba Castle
    The ride through the vineyards
    Serralunga scenic crest
    Lunch in a local osteria
    Nebbiolo and Barolo wine sampling
    The town of Barolo
    Tanaro bike path
    Medieval Alba



  • TOUR DETAILS

    Departure/Arrival: Alba
    When: On Request – from March to November
    Cost: free tip-basedy
    Info&Bookings: info@easytorino.com or fill the form above
    Level of difficulty: demanding
    Duration: 8 hours
    Distance/Elevation Gain: 56 km/890 metres
    Terrain: paved secondary roads, easy trails
    Recommended bike: gravel, touring (rental available)
    Note: in case of bad weather the tour might be cancelled