EASYTORINO culinary bicycle trips take place in the Italian regions where we come from: Piedmont, Lombardy and Liguria. Pedal&Palate is the motto: you will explore amazing sites like Cinque Terre, Langhe, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, the Italian Riviera. A land where food and wine is culture, birthplace of the Slow Food movement, home of great wines like Barolo, Barbaresco, Moscato, Franciacorta, and glorious food such as Pesto, Agnolotti pasta, Milanese, Risotto.
All tours are free tip-based: EASYTORINO is not about organized nor guided tours in fact, but about casual outings in company of a local expert, like having a friend in town who squires you around. You can use your bicycle or we can help rent one, while meals and lodging shall be paid to the businesses each on their own. The expert hosting the ride is a volunteer from our group, long-time cycle tourer: a trustworthy companion you can rely on, connoisseur of places, culture and oenogastronomy. He will pay his own expenses but it would be a nice gesture to split his accommodation and meals bills.
Before presenting the trips let us give you some info about travelling with us: take your time and open the toggles below, many already know and will take it for granted but it can be useful if you are joining our outings for the first time
You can join with your own bike: Touring, MTB, Gravel or Cyclocross models are suitable. 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. Also do not forget a bicycle repair kit.
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:
– 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.
Bicycle tours are free of cost: Easytorino is not a business activity, nor about organized or guided tours. It’s a group of locals who love to share their places with the visitors, hospitaliy thing, like having a friend in town. You will pay accommodation, tastings and meals directly to the businesses. The expert hosting the ride is an active member of our group and a qualified FIAB cycle tour leader: he 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. We strongly suggest you to get a Cycling Liability Insurance and a Travel/Medical Insurance before joining. Click here to read the Entry Waiver Form