Scenic cycle routes, regional specialties, genuine hospitality: our three mantras! EASYTORINO bicycle trips take place in our home regions, in Northwest Italy: mainly Piemonte since we live there, but also in the nearby Liguria and Lombardia.
Routes go through landmarks, natural reserves, peculiar places, away from motor traffic as much as we can. The pace will be relaxed, with rest stops and visits along the way: small producers, farmers, wine tastings. And when it comes to meals, local flavours matter: you will enjoy tasty picnics and quality trattorias frequented by locals, no fancy or touristy places. Food like mom’s do: fresh ingredients, expertise, love and simplicity, this is gourmet to us!
All jaunts are free tip-based: EASYTORINO is not about organized or guided tours nor a business activity, but a welcome club of natives who love sharing their favourite places with the travellers. Hospitality thing, like having a friend who squires you around.
Tours can be made private, only for you and your friends or family, feel free to ask for it and we’ll make it happen.
EASYTORINO is for all who want to experience Piedmont from a truly local, insider’s perspective. Join us, we look forward to ride with you!
We know well the cycleways of Piemonte, the Mediterranean Liguria and the lakes area of Lombardy. We put thousand of miles on our bikes to find the best ones. Routes are designed to showcase sceneries, nature, peculiar places, following backroads and paths mainly. At easy-going pace with rest stops, food breaks and visits along the way.
Each outing is hosted by a volunteer local expert (we call him “bike host”) from our group. He’s not a licenced tour guide nor a professional, but a riding companion, long-time cycle tourer, connoisseur of places, culture and oenogastronomy. Like a friend from town who shows you around. At the end, if you like it, you can leave him a tip.
It’s important to know that even though we ride at an easy pace, and mileage is manageable – max 80km per day, in order to enjoy the trip you must be in good shape and feel comfortable in biking for long hours, on various conditions and terrains. Some tours feature quite demanding climbs for instance, while others are off-road, and depending on the season the weather can be bad or temperatures high. We then expect you to have adequate cycling skills and strenght. Click on the tour you are interested in to find all details about.
We recommend you to get a thorough physical exam by a medical doctor before joining.
N.B. Our outings are not suitable for children.
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 or just ask us. 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 stuff in fact. For short (one day/two days) trips requiring little garments 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) or arrange the transport of your luggage so you won’t have to carry it.
For some tours we have a few spare bikes you can borrow for free, just ask. In case you need a bicycle please inform us
Always bring your credit card and cash: remember these are not guided nor organized tours but unsupported casual outings, you 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 essentials. Here is an example list for multiday trips:
– cycling shorts
– cycling shirt or sport shirt, breathable
– cycling shoes or sport shoes with grip sole
– sport socks
– breathable sport underwear
– pocket rain jacket
– front and rear lights
– tubes and repair kit
– first aid kit
– chain and lock
– casual clothes for evening and dinners
– shampoo, shower gel
– credit card and cash
– warm cycling clothes and warm evening clothes (for spring/autumn/winter tours)
All tours are on request and upon availability of our group members (bike hosts): you decide the dates you favour and we’ll do our best to make it happen. Once you contact us (via booking form, text or email) we would check the bike hosts availability and get back to you as soon as possible to confirm. The tour is not confirmed until you receive our positive reply.
Apart from the regular tours, you can also ask for customization, for instance you may combine two trips, make it private (in such a case we do not take other participants, it will be only you guys and the bike host), call for changes in the itinerary or accommodation type.
To get info or book a tour, fill the reservation form in the tour page or email email@example.com or text our Facebook page
We kindly ask you to contact us well in advance in order to properly arrange your ride.
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 trips are free tip-based, in company of a volunteer local expert (bike host) from our group. Nothing is due to us, you will pay accommodation, tastings and meals directly to the businesses, each on his own. Many of them are small or family run activities and they don’t accept cards, therefore always bring cash with you. Check the tour you are interested in to get a fair idea of the approximate expense. Prices and availability may vary depending on the period: once you tell us the exact date we would give you all details.
The bike host will pay his expenses like any other, but it would be a nice gesture to split his bills among 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, get a Cycling Liability Insurance and a Travel/Medical Insurance. Our tours are not suitable for children. Click here to read the Entry Waiver Form