Project Description

Torino, the first capital of Italy, with its royal castles, grand piazzas and baroque splendors. But there’s another Turin where nature reveals its shapes and colours: parks, rivers and natural reserves are a must-see and a bicycle tour is the best way to explore them. Beautifully stretching for miles at the foot of the hills, they form one of the largest and most scenic green belts in all Europe. Let’s ride it with our local expert Roberto, enjoying tales about the city, landscapes, freshly roasted espresso and artisan ice-cream!
The bike tour is free tip-based.



  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    Valentino Park
    Borgo Medioevale
    Murazzi del Po
    The freshly roasted Espresso
    Colletta Park
    San Mauro medieval village
    The artisan Gelato ice-cream
    Meisino Natural Reservation
    The shores of Po, Dora and Stura rivers
    Castello del Valentino



  • 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 below
    Duration: 4 hours/26 km
    Cost: free tip-based
    Terrain: bike trails and paths
    Recommended bicycle: MTB, Touring, Gravel
    Notes: you can join with your own bike or we can help renting one. You can also borrow one of ours (limited availability).
    In case of bad weather the tour might be cancelled

 Duration: 4 hours

26 km/90 metres gain

Level: easy

Start/End: Torino

Info&Bookings

VALENTINO PARK | BORGO MEDIOEVALE | MURAZZI DEL PO | THE FRESHLY ROASTED ESPRESSO | COLLETTA PARK | SAN MAURO MEDIEVAL VILLAGE | THE ARTISAN GELATO ICE-CREAM | MEISINO NATURAL RESERVATION | THE SHORES OF PO, DORA AND STURA RIVERS | CASTELLO DEL VALENTINO

We meet in the city center and reach the nearby Valentino, the oldest and most popular park of the city, designed 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 citizens and visitors. Past the entrance arch we follow a narrow 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 and flowers. Closeby is the majestic Castle of Valentino, one of the royal residences of the Savoy family. We exit Valentino and take the Murazzi old port banks, then ride through 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, riding 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 he climbed during Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. He 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.
DISTANCE: 26 km
ELEVATION GAIN: 90 mt

Region: Piemonte
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: 4 hours/26 km
Level of difficulty: easy
Cost: free tip-based
Terrain: bike trails and paths
Recommended bicycle: MTB, Touring, Gravel
Notes: you can join with your own bike or we can help renting one. You can also borrow one of ours (limited availability).
In case of bad weather the tour might be cancelled

The tour is on request, you choose the date and we’ll make it happen. It takes place all year round.
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 can join with own your bike or we can help rent one. Personal expenses (drinks, food, bike hire, etc) must be paid directly to the businesses. 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. If you enjoyed it 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)