The plain around Turin features a network of country dirt roads which are just perfect for a speedy all-terrain ride. On fast gravel bikes, following offroad trails and paths, surrounded by the scenery of the Alps. From Torino and back through river shores, parks and fields, winding serpentines and zippy straights: if you are into gravel cycling this is just your ride!
The cycle tour is free to join and made private for you only, you are welcome to leave a tip at the end if you want. We do this in the spare time, tell your favourite date and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
PO RIVER SHORES | GRAVEL IN THE ROYAL HUNTING PARK | STUPINIGI CASTLE | THE CORN FIELD TRACKS | AT THE FEET OF THE ALPS | RISORGIVE BIKE PATH | THE SANGONE RIVER TRAILS | VALLERE PARK | THE CANAL PATH | VALENTINO PARK | THE COUNTRY TRACKS
We meet in Torino for the tour breafing and the bicycle set-up, then start riding the Po river shores until we reach the south border of the city and the Vallere park. Here it starts the river Sangone path which leads to the spectacular Royal Castle of Stupinigi, built in the XVII Century as a hunting lodge for the Savoy family. We enter the Supinigi reserve: this former hunting ground of the nobility and aristocrats, now public park, features a network of offroad trails and dirt roads which are ideal for a fun gravel ride.
Out of the reserve is the open countryside: we push on the pedals and hit the winding gravel road which runs through the fields. Right in front of of us the Alpine peaks dominate the horizon. We approach the town of Airasca, we’re just halfway through the trip and it’s time for a tasty energetic lunch! We can choose between a friendly trattoria owned by a fellow cyclist or decide to buy some food at the market and make a picnic in the surrounding countryside.
After lunch we head back to Torino following the Royal barn way. The first segment follows a paved bike path built on the old railway line, the original train stations are still visible along the route. Some kilometres on asphalt and it’s time to hit the dirt road again! We bike through the corn fields, on offroad country trails, a long serpentine-shaped track which gives us the chance to speed up and put our riding ability to test. We now cross a few country towns to reach the Derivatore canal path which takes to the outskirts of Turin. A fast rolling ride in the Vallere park on the river Po shores, and we finally get to to Torino.
DISTANCE: 75 km
ELEVATION: flat (240 metres)
When: on request, best from March to November
Info&Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill the form above
Cost: free to join
Level of difficulty: intermediate-advanced
Lenght: 9 hours (day trip)
Distance/Elevation Gain: 75 km/flat
Terrain: gravel and dirt roads, bike paths
Lunch: Picnic or trattoria
Recommended bicycle: gravel, cyclocross. You can use your bike or we can help rent one. Please inform us if you need a bicycle
Note: in case of bad weather 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 email@example.com or fill the form above.
The outing is free to join: 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 (lunch) directly to the businesses. It may vary depending on the menu chosen. The figures shown are therefore approximate based on average.
PERSONAL EXPENSES 25€ PER PERSON INCLUDE:
– 3-course lunch drinks excluded, or outdoor picnic lunch
Additional services such as 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. If you enjoyed the ride, you are welcome to leave him a gratuity