Project Description

Torino, the first capital of Italy, with its royal castles, grand piazzas, baroque splendors. But there’s another Turin where nature reveals its shapes and colours: parks, rivers and natural reserves are a must see. Stretching at the foot of the hills, they form one of the largest and most scenic green belts in Europe, let’s go exploring it!
The cycle tour is free to join, you are welcome to leave a tip at the end if you liked it. We do it in the spare time, tell your favourite date and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

 Duration: 4 hours

26 km/90 metres gain

Level: easy

Start/End: Torino


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We meet in the city center and reach the nearby Valentino park, the oldest and most popular of the city, shaped in the XIX century by the royal gardener Barillet-Dechamps. The “Vale” as folks call it, shows a number of fancy castles and gardens, and it is a beloved leisure place for locals and visitors. Past the entrance arch we follow the path leading to the panoramic terrace: here we stop to take some pictures and get an overview about the city from our local expert. We proceed towards the Borgo Medioevale village, passing by the gorgeous Fountain of 4 Stagioni, until we hit the the Rocky garden with its streams, plants and flowers. The majestic Castle of Valentin, one of the Savoy royal residences, is just around the corner. We say goodbye to the Valentino park and take the Murazzi old port banks, then ride the scenic Po river cycle path. Halfway through we meet an historic coffee roasting house: a real off the beaten path cafè, frequented by locals, perfect spot to enjoy a quality homemade espresso and feel the atmosphere of the district. Back on the seat we reach the Colletta Park, with its enchanting alley of trees and untamed nature. The park streches for miles along the rivershores and ends at Parco della Confluenza where the Stura waters enter the Po river creating a lake at the bottom of the hills. We cross the bridge and follow the cyclepath by the canal, through fields and villages, until the medieval town of San Mauro where we take a refreshing break and enjoy a good artisan gelato!

On our way back to Torino we tackle the opposite side of river Po, across the wild Meisino Natural Reservation dominated by the peak of Superga hill. Meisino is a protected area renowned to be a crossroad for bird migrations, hosting more than 100 species: grey herons, wild ducks, great crested grebes, morheens are very frequent encounters. Also cattles are raised on pasture here, making Meisino a fine example of urban breeding. We move towards the city centre along dirt roads by the river, surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, passing by Madonna del Pilone, a picturesque XIX century village built around a baroque-style church. The monument dedicated to Fausto Coppi is just a few minutes away and of course we won’t miss it: it shows a cyclist raising hands in sign of victory, while the base is adorned with stones from the Alpine peaks climbed at Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. Fausto was named the Campionissimo, the Super Champion, and still he is considered the top Italian road cyclist in history.
Now a river trail leads to the city center: we cross the Napoleon bridge and the majestic Piazza Vittorio Veneto to reach Via Po, end of the tour.

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.
For Info&Bookings contact or fill the form above.

Where: Torino, Italy
When: 9:30 a.m. Feel free to ask for a different time
Info&Bookings: fill the form above or email
Duration: 4 hours
Distance/Elevation gain: 26km/flat
Difficulty: easy
Cost: free tip-based
Bikes: you can join with your own bike or we can help rent one. You can also borrow one of ours (limited availability). Please inform us if you need a bicycle
Notes: in case of adverse conditions the tour might be cancelled. Please book in good advance

The outing is free to join: EASYTORINO is not a business activity nor about guided tours. It’s a welcome club of locals who love to share their places with the travelers, like with friends. You can join with own your bike or we can help rent one, we also have some spare bicycles you can borrow for free (limited availability). Personal expenses (drinks, food, bike hire, etc) must be paid directly to the businesses. The ride is hosted by a volunteer from our group (the “bike host”), if you ennjoyed the ride you are welcome to leave him a tip

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)