Project Description

Imagine you have a friend born and raised in the city, who greets and squires you around. This is Welcome to Torino, a urban bicycle safari across highlights and hidden gems, as seen through the eye of a native.
We will ride from the luxuriant Valentino park through the bustling Quadrilatero Romano district to the elegant Royal town, uncovering beauties and hearing stories about the first capital of Italy.
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: 3 hours

12 km

Level: easy

Start/End: Torino

Info&Bookings

VALENTINO PARK | BORGO MEDIOEVALE | RIVER PO SHORES | THE GRAND PIAZZAS | THE ROYAL PALACES | PORTA PALATINA ROMAN GATE | PORTA PALAZZO OPEN MARKET | QUADRILATERO DISTRICT | BASILICA DELLA CONSOLATA CHURCH | MOLE ANTONELLIANA | CASTELLO DEL VALENTINO

A journey through 2,000 years of city history! The bicycle ride starts at Valentino, the oldest and most popular park of Turin, 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 of residents and visitors. Past the entrance arch, a narrow path leads to the panoramic terrace over the river Po: here we stop to take some pictures and get an overview about the city from our local expert. We now cruise into the park, many are the places to be seen: the Borgo Medioevale village, the gorgeous “Fontana of 4 Stagioni” fountain, the Rocky Garden with its streams and flowers, the majestic Castle of Valentino, one of the royal residences of the Savoy family.
We move out of the park and reach the site where Torino was founded by Emperor Augustus in 28 B.C.: the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre and the perfectly preserved Porta Palatina gate will bring us back to the time of gladiators! Just a stone’s throw is Porta Palazzo, the largest open air market in Europe where you can find any sort of goods, and the Quadrilatero Romano district, historical common people’s area now filled with bars and restaurants. Narrow cobblestone streets cross each other at right angles, forming a chessboard-shaped quarter. Chiesa della Consolata Basilica is our next stop: the complex is an amazing piece of religious architecture, featuring colored marbles, giant pillars and Rococo decorations. The church gallery hosts a collection of  13.000 “Ex-Voto” artworks, donated by the worshippers as a token of thanks for blessing.
Nearby is the Royal District, the most notable of Torino’s areas, adorned with noble Baroque-style palaces and piazzas. Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Reale, Piazza Castello, Piazza San Carlo, Galleria Subalpina: stunning architectures showing the power of the Savoy Family who ruled the city for centuries. Not far is the symbol monument of Torino, the imposing 167 metres-high Mole Antonelliana: standing at its feet and looking to the top will definitely be a gripping experience.

DISTANCE: 12 km
ELEVATION GAIN: flat

N.B. We will follow paths and backroads as much as possible, but also take some busy public roads: you are therefore required to be confident in riding on city streets with cars and motor traffic.

Region: Piemonte
Meet: Via Po 16, Torino
When: everyday 1:30 p.m. (booking required) upon availability
Book: info@easytorino.com or fill the form above
Duration: 3 hours/12 km
Level of difficulty: easy
Cost: free tip-based
Terrain: cobblestones and paved streets, on public roads
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 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 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 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)


  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    Valentino Park
    Borgo Medioevale
    River Po shores
    The Grand Piazzas
    The Royal Palaces
    Porta Palazzo open market
    The Porta Palatina Roman gate
    Chiesa della Consolata church
    Mole Antonelliana
    The Quadrilatero Romano district
    Castello del Valentino



  • TOUR DETAILS

    Meet: Via Po 16, Torino
    When: everyday at 1:30 p.m. (booking required) upon availability
    Book: info@easytorino.com or fill the form above
    Duration: 3 hours/12 km
    Cost: free tip-based
    Level: easy
    Terrain: cobblestones and paved streets, on public roads.
    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.