Scenic cycle routes, regional cuisine, genuine hospitality: our three mantras! EASYTORINO bicycle trips take place in our home regions, in the Northwest of Italy: mainly Piedmont since we live there, but also in the nearby Liguria and Lombardy. A kaleidoscope of landscapes and traditions, with renowned sites like Cinque Terre, Langhe, Lake Como, Torino, the Alps, and stunning off the beaten path places. You will discover a land where food and wine are culture, birthplace of the Slow Food movement, home of great wines like Barolo, Moscato, Barbaresco, and glorious food such as Pesto, Agnolotti pasta, Gianduja chocolate, Risotto.
All tours are free tip-based: EASYTORINO is not about organized or guided tours in fact, but a welcome club of locals who love sharing their favourite places. Hospitality thing, like having a friend in town who squires you around. Each outing is hosted by a local expert (bike host) from our group, long-time cycle tourer, connoisseur of places, culture and oenogastronomy. At the end, if you liked it, you may leave him a tip.
Before scrolling down the page and see the trips, take a look at the info below. Just open the toggles, many already know and will take it for granted but it can be useful if you are joining our outings for the first time
We know well the cycling routes of Piemonte, the Mediterranean Liguria di Levante and the lakes area of Lombardy. We put thousand of miles on our bikes selecting and testing the best itineraries. Routes are designed to showcase sceneries, natural reserves, peculiar places, away from motor traffic as much as we can. Through different surfaces, both tarmac and gravel, mostly along minor roads and paths. We’ll take a relaxed pace, easy-going ride, with rest stops and visits along the way: in a country tavern for a good cappuccino, to enjoy a tasting in the winery, on a panoramic spot. Mileage will be manageable -max 70km per day, but the terrain can be hilly and sometimes you’ll face a bumpy trail, then we expect you to have good cycling skills and strenght.
Each outing is hosted by a volunteer local expert (bike host) from our group. He’s not a licenced tour guide nor a professional, but a trustworthy companion, long-time cycle tourer, connoisseur of places, culture and oenogastronomy. He will join for free, for the sake of hospitality, like having a friend in town who shows you around. At the end, if you liked it, you may leave him a tip.
Even though we ride at an easy pace, in order to enjoy the trip it’s important to be in good shape and feel comfortable in riding a bicycle for long hours. We recommend you to get a thorough physical exam by a medical doctor before joining the tour.
You can join with your own bike: Touring, MTB, Gravel or Cyclocross models are usually suitable, anyway check the tour details for the suggested types. Since tours are unsupported your bicycle must be equipped with rack and panniers, or frame bags: there won’t be any van assistance and you’ll have to carry your luggage in fact. For short (one day/two days) trips requiring little carry-ons you can use a light backpack instead.
If you wish we can help to hire a fully equipped bicycle+panniers (both standard and E-bike), arrange the transport of your luggage so you won’t have to carry it, get a private transfer to/from the start and end points of the tour.
Always bring your credit card and cash: remember these are not guided nor organized tours but unsupported casual outings, we shall pay accommodation, tastings and meals directly to the businesses on the spot, each on their own. You will have to carry your luggage then limit your items to the essential ones. Here is an example list for multiday trips:
– cycling shorts (plus extra pairs)
– cycling shirt or sport shirt, breathable preferred (plus extras)
– cycling shoes or sport shoes with grip sole
– socks (plus extras)
– breathable or cotton underwear (plus extras)
– pocket rain jacket
– water bottles
– front and rear lights
– tubes and repair kit
– first aid kit
– chain and lock
– casual clothes for the evening
– shampoo, shower gel
– credit card and cash
– warm cycling clothes and warm evening clothes (for spring/autumn/winter tours)
All tours we display on this website are on request, meaning you decide the dates you favour and we’ll schedule it: the ride will then be posted on our Facebook page and open for joining to other participants. You can ask to customize the trip to better suit your needs, for instance you may combine two tours, make it private (in such a case we do not take other participants, it will be only you and the local expert), ask for changes in the itinerary or accommodation type.
Scheduled tours open for joining can be found here on our Facebook events page.
Especially for longer trips (2 days and more), we kindly ask you to contact us well in advance in order to properly arrange the outing.
EASYTORINO is not a business activity, nor about organized or guided tours: it’s a group of natives who love to share their places with the visitors, pure hospitality thing, like having a friend in town who shows you around. All bicycle tours are free tip-based, hosted by a volunteer local expert (we call him bike host) from our group. Nothing is due to us, you will pay accommodation, tastings and meals directly to the businesses. The bike host will pay his expenses like any other, but it would be a nice gesture to split his bills amongst the participants. At the end, if you enjoyed the experience, you can leave him a tip.
Important: 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. Before joining, we strongly suggest you to take a thorough physical exam by a medical doctor, and get a Cycling Liability Insurance and a Travel/Medical Insurance. Click here to read the Entry Waiver Form