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, it takes place all year on request. Please book in good advance
Duration: 8 hours
56 km/890 metres gain
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
A day trip in the heart of Langhe, the King of Wines’ land: the red Barolo. We’ll bike amongst hills covered with vineyards and dotted with medieval towns, through minor roards and scenic paths.
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. Our first stop is right at the feet of the castle, in the belvedere terrace. Fill the water bottles, enjoy the view and it’s time to hit the road again. We get to the hilltop and ride the panoramic ridge of Roddino overlooking the Langhe hills. The small town welcomes us for lunch in a family trattoria serving original “Langarola” cuisine.
The road goes now downhill, we are riding through one of the most renowned terroir of Barolo: 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. 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 sampling of Barolo and Nebbiolo crus in the cellar of a master winemaker! We’re on the highest peak, the road goes downhill through the vineyards of Pelaverga offering a splendid sight on the Langhe region, until we hit Alba, end of the tour.
DISTANCE: 56 km
ELEVATION GAIN: 890 mt
When: On Request – from March to November
Cost: free tip-based
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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). Please inform us if you need a bicycle
Note: in case of bad weather or adverse conditions the tour might be cancelled. Minimum of 2 participants required.
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.
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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.
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.