Project Description

Turin hills retain a truly rural atmosphere: corn fields, vineyards, small towns. Agriculture is the main activity, based on small scale farms and quality products, with Barbera and Freisa wine on top. This tasty ebike tour will take us in the heart of the highlands, giving the chance to enjoy panoramic roads, a sampling in a family-owned winery, and lunch in a rustic trattoria serving traditional dishes.
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: 9 hours

70 km/950 metres gain

Level: intermediate

Start/End: Torino

Info&Bookings

RIVER PO | SCIOLZE WINDING ROUTE | THE MEDIEVAL TOWNS | VINEYARDS, ORCHARDS AND FIELDS | THE VIEW OVER THE HILLS | THE WINE TASTING LEAD BY THE MAKER | RUSTIC LUNCH IN TRATTORIA | CHIERI PLAIN | THE CLIMB TO PINO TORINESE | THE LONG DESCENT TO TORINO

A whole day on e-bike through the beautiful hills of Torino, enjoying amazing landscapes, local wines and culinary specialities. We start from Torino and ride the river Po paths until the old village of San Mauro, then along the canal shore which brings water to the corn and rice fields of the Pianura Padana plain.
We reach the feet of the hills and start climbing towards the Rezza pass: here the view opens over the highlands. We follow the winding road surrounded by woods, until we get to the town of Sciolze, dominated by the medieval Castle of San Severino. We take a break in a small cafè, to regain energies and to refill our bottles with fresh water. Now a down from Sciolze to the valley, descending a sneak-shaped road among the fields, followed by the tough climb to the sleepy hamlet of Cinzano. The main square offers a beautiful view over the hills of the Monferrato wine region.
Left Cinzano, a quick descent leads to the nearby town of Moncucco where we stop for lunch. The target is an historic “trattoria” restaurant frequented by the countrymen: genuine dishes made with first quality ingredients is their trademark. We take a refreshing pause, relaxing and chatting in front of a good plate and a glass of wine.
Back on the ride, the road goes downhill towards the plain, cultivated with corn and vineyards. The valley hosts a small family run winery, where they make wine from local grapes only: the bitter red Freisa, the bodied Barbera, the sweet Malvasia just to name a few. We will take a tasting in the farm, lead by the owner, who will explain us about the different varieties and favours.
Back on our ebikes we ride across the valley’s trails and backroads, until we hit the town of Chieri, famous since the Middle Ages thanks to the production of textiles and fabrics. This is where it starts the long ascent to Pino Torinese, one of the highest villages of Torino’s hills. The offroad trail climbs a panoramic ridge for over 4 km: the electric assisted bike is a blessing!
We would take a cooling break halfway through at the shade of a chapel in the vineyards, then hit the coaster-like road through Valle Ceppi until we finally hit the crest! Now a long winding descent takes us back to Torino, end of the tour.

DISTANCE: 70 km
ELEVATION GAIN: 950 mt

Region: Piemonte
Meet: Via Po 16, Torino
When: everyday 9:30 a.m. (booking required) upon availability, excluding Monday
Book: info@easytorino.com or fill the form above
Duration: 9 hours/70 km
Level of difficulty: intermediate
Cost: free tip-based
Terrain: tarmac, trails, paths
Recommended bicycle: E-bike
Notes: you can join with your own e-bike or we can help renting one.  
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, Summer 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, but a welcome club of locals who love to share their places with the travelers, like with friends. You can join with own your E-bike or we can help rent one. Personal expenses (meals, tastings, etc) must be paid directly to the businesses. They may vary depending on the chosen lunch menu and wines. This is therefore an approximate figure based on average.
——————————————–
PERSONAL EXPENSES 30€ PER PERSON INCLUDE:
– wine tasting (three wines)
– country lunch (three-course dish, water)
Additional services such as E-bike rental shall be quoted upon request.

The ride is hosted by our city expert (bike host) Roberto, he is not a licenced tour guide but a local volunteer, fine connoisseur of the places, culture and oenogastronomy. He will pay his expenses like any other but it would be a nice gesture 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

    River Po paths
    The winding Sciolze route
    The medieval towns
    Vineyards, orchards and fields
    The views over the hills
    Wine tasting with the maker
    Rustic lunch in trattoria
    Chieri plain
    The climb to Pino Torinese
    The long descent to Torino



  • TOUR DETAILS

    Meet: Via Po 16, Torino
    When: everyday 9:30 a.m. (booking required) upon availability
    Book: info@easytorino.com or fill the form above
    Duration: 9 hours/70 km
    Cost: free tip-based
    Level of difficulty: intermediate
    Terrain: tarmac, trails and paths
    Recommended bicycle: E-Bike
    Notes: you can join with your own e-bike or we can help renting one.  
    In case of bad weather the tour might be cancelled