Project Description

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 cuisine to be found in Italy. Pedal and palate at their best for a perfect weekend, active and gourmet!
The bike tour is free tip-based. It takes place all year on request, just tell us your preferred dates and we’ll make it happen!

3 days/2 nights

155 km/2920 metres gain

Level: demanding

Start/End: Alba/Asti

Info&Bookings

THE BAROLO ROAD | BELVEDERE OF LA MORRA | LANGA OF BARBARESCO | THE HIGHLANDS OF ALTA LANGA | SERRALUNGA SCENIC CREST | THE GOURMET DINNERS | BAROLO AND NEBBIOLO WINE SAMPLINGS | BRUNATE CHAPEL | THE PANORAMIC ROUTE OF ROERO | GOVONE ROYAL CASTLE | MEDIEVAL ALBA

Langhe of Barolo, Langhe of Barbaresco, Alta Langa and the unspoiled Roero: a world renown food valley featuring spectacular rolling hills dotted with vineyards and medieval villages, home of some of the best food and wines to be found in Italy. Pedal and palate at their best: the perfect weekend!

Day 1: we start from Alba, the city of the hundred towers that soar over the rooftops of the Old Town. We take the road climbing to the village of Barbaresco, home of the famous wine which takes its name. Just passed Barbaresco the slope grade becomes gentle and allow us to cycle at a steady pace: we cross Trezzo and Treiso, the landscape is amazing, fields of lined up vineyards, almost plotted with the compass, while the road draws a snake wedging in the hills. Traffic is almost non-existent here, we can relax and enjoy the view, the scents and the sound of nature. As road rises the vegetation changes, grapes leave room for pastures and hazel groves, it’s almost a mountain environment:  we are in the Alta Langa in fact, the highest point of the region.
We reach the Pedaggera Pass and start the descent to Monforte d’Alba, one of the most beautiful sections of today’s ride. The road follows the ridge line overlooking the Langa of Barolo. We pass through Monforte and head towards Novello across a trail in the crus of Barolo terroirs: we’re actually surrounded by one of the most expensive grape in the world! W stop for a visit to the the village of Barolo then we take the last climb of the day, the 5km ascent to La Morra, the “terrace over Langhe”, featuring a goergeous square that opens onto the hills. But just before enjoying the terrace, we meet a master winemaker who will take us to a great tasting! It has been a busy day, demanding, the reward tonight will be a gourmet dinner in a famous local Osteria serving the best of traditional cuisine.
DISTANCE: 54 km
ELEVATION GAIN: 1170 mt

Day 2: time to discover the heart of the region, the celebrated Langa del Barolo! We will spend the day riding scenic routes across Nebbiolo vines and medieval villages, and of course we won’t miss a superb wine sampling! From La Morra we take a downhill backroad amongst in the vineyards until the colorful Chapel of the Brunate, restored and frescoed by David Tremlett and Sol Lewitt. Keep downhill to reach the lower valley where the median ridge starts, dominated by the castle of Castiglione Falletto. A steady rise with wavy curves, perfectly aligned vineyards, rolling hills left and right, we’re cycling in a painting! We reach Monforte on the hillock and take the highland road squeezing between the pastures until we get to the Serralunga ridge. We take quick lunch and then descend along the crest, overlooking the entire region of Langhe from La Morra to Diano d’Alba. Halfway between the valley and the highlands is the majestic Castle of Serralunga d’Alba, a vertical-shaped fortress from the XIII Century we won’t miss to visit.  Back on the seat, still downhill, we cross the Royal Estate of Fontanafredda and finally reach the Tanaro plain. A few flat miles only, since the ascent to La Morra is about to begin: it will be a six tough kilometers, with an average grade of 8%. No pain no gain, upon arrival we will celebrate the climb with a sampling of Barolo and Nebbiolo crus! Tonight’s dinner takes place in an informal restaurant run by young chefs.
DISTANCE: 48 km
ELEVATION GAIN: 840 mt

Day 3: wake up, breakfast, pack your luggage and leave! It is the final day and we will spend it in Roero, the “little brother” of Langhe, a region off the tourist trails, unspoiled and fascinating. We take the Verduno crest and quickly get to Roddi and the nearby river Tanaro cycle path. A compact dirt track, plain, will take us to Alba’s bridge: we cross it, reach the western shores and here we are, welcome to Roero! Steep hills, a limestone area with small canyons, orchards and hazelnut trees: the landscape is far wilder than Langhe even if we’re just a stone’s throw away. We follow the plain for a few kilometers, riding through a backroad that cuts into cornfields and farms, at the feet of Guarene’s hill. Leave now the backroad and take the short but challenging climb to the village, from where it starts the panoramic route of Roero. This is a truly scenic road, with almost no traffic, running through the hills across medieval towns, Arneis grapes, peach and apricot trees. Showing breathtaking views over the Tanaro Valley. We stop for lunch in trattoria, enjoying our meal in the garden, then head towards Govone, dominated by the Royal Castle. Govone is a picturesque town which has long been a holiday retreat for the Kings of Italy, who built here one of their many palaces. We continue to San Martino Alfieri where it starts the long and fun descent towards Asti, the capital of Monferrato, final destination of our journey.
DISTANCE: 53 km
ELEVATION GAIN: 910 mt

Region: Piemonte
Departure/Arrival: Alba/Asti
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
Lenght: 3 days/2 nights
Distance/Elevation Gain: 160 km/2420 metres
Terrain: paved secondary roads, easy trails
Accommodation: country house
Recommended bicycle: gravel, touring.  You can join with your own bike or we can help renting one (regular or E-bike)
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 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, visits, accommodation) directly to the businesses. They may vary depending on the travel period, menu chosen, type of room, number of participants. The figures shown are therefore approximate based on average.
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PERSONAL EXPENSES 310€ PER PERSON INCLUDE:
– two night stays in 3*** hotel, double room accommodation with breakfast
– two 3-courses gourmet dinner wines and spirits excluded
– three light lunches wines excluded
– two wine tastings
Additional services such as luggage transport, private transfer to/from, bike rental, shall be quoted upon request.

The ride is hosted by an english speaking local expert (bike host) from our group. He isnot 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 (accommodation and meals) 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
    Langa of Barbaresco
    The highlands of Alta Langa
    Serralunga scenic crest
    The gourmet dinners
    Barolo wine samplings in the cellars
    Brunate chapel
    The panoramic route of Roero
    Govone Royal Castle
    Medieval Alba



  • TOUR DETAILS

    Departure/Arrival: Alba/Asti
    When: On Request – from March to November
    Cost: free tip-based
    Info&Bookings: info@easytorino.com or fill the form below
    Level of difficulty: demanding
    Lenght: 3 days/2 nights
    Distance/Elevation Gain: 155 km/2920 metres
    Terrain: paved secondary roads, easy trails
    Accommodation: country house
    Recommended bike: gravel, touring (rental available)
    Note: in case of bad weather the tour might be cancelled