Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera

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Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera


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Explore the best of Italian wine country on this walking tour through Piedmont

Visit historic winemaking estates and sample the best wines Italy has to offer

Sample Italy’s famous white truffles and signature hazelnut delicacies

Trek and walk between historic villages and through scenic countryside

Be surrounded by stunning views of the Alps, vineyards, and rolling hills throughout

Imagine walking through Italy’s famous Piedmont region, enjoying the countryside and then sampling some of the best wines in Barolo and Barbera. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the best in Italian wine and food.

While travelling through historic towns and villages, you’ll have the chance to sample endless wine, signature Italian white truffles, and fresh Italian hazelnut delicacies.

The Piedmont Barolo and Barbera Wine and Walking Tour begins in Alba, a historic town known for fresh peaches, hazelnuts, and white truffles. Explore the city’s medieval architectural remains and indulge at one of the excellent bakeries.

Then, the hilltop village of La Morra offers wine tasting stops and views of the snow-capped peak of Mt. Monviso. Stop by the Ratti Museum to learn about Italian winemaking before making your way to the wine capital of Barolo. Here, some of the most famous wineries in northwestern Italy are ready to pour you a glass.

Travelling to Monforte a’Alba brings you into classic Italian hazelnut forests, and sampling hazelnut delicacies is a must before continuing. Arrival in Cravanzana provides the chance to taste the famous Italian white truffle, which is sure to delight in any of the dishes you find it in.

A final stroll through Cortemilia is perfect for unwinding to views of chestnut woods, cobbled streets, and the Alps in the distance. The Piedmont Barolo and Barbera Wine Tour awaits!

Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Alba

Right in the centre of Piedmont wine country, the “city of a thousand towers” welcomes you with medieval history and can’t-miss sightseeing. Make sure to try the famous peaches, hazelnuts, and plentiful pastries before exploring ancient Roman remains, including the original fortified gate and marbled edifices.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Alba

Day 2 Walk to Barolo

The first stop of the Piedmont Barolo and Barbera wine country tour is La Morra, a lovely hilltop village with several wine tasting opportunities. Views extend all the way to the snow-capped peak of Mt. Monviso. The Ratti Museum is a worthwhile visit, with exhibits showcasing the interesting history of Italian wine. Cantina Comunale is a perfect spot to sample and buy bottles while you learn about gastronomy and wine pairing.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Barolo
13-15 km, 446 m elevation gain

Day 3 Wine museum and Monforte d’Alba

Today, the wine capital of Barolo awaits! The newly opened WiMu Wine Museum is a perfect place to learn about and try some of the region’s finest wines. Plenty of trattorias offer great options for lunch before walking through picturesque vineyards to Monforte d’Alba.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Monforte d’Alba
17-19 km and 440 m elevation gain

Day 4 Walk through the forests to Cissone

Walking through dense hazelnut forests and woods leads you to a very old, historic hamlet called Serralunga d’Alba. Enjoy the peace of the woods before continuing up to Cissone.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cissone
18 km, 680 m elevation gain

Day 5 Cissone loop walk

The next journey in the Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera takes you around Cissone. First, a glass of wine at the village centre’s cantina sets the tone for a relaxing stroll to the farmside views. Gazing across the castle-spotted hills here is truly fantastic.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cissone
8.5 km, 307 m elevation gain

Day 6 Hike to Cravanzana

Oak and hazelnut trees provide beautiful scenery for your walk from Cissone to Cravanzana. Here, you’re able to try dishes made with the famous white truffles. Make sure to stop in at local restaurants to try dishes with the truffles- they’re delicious!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cravanzana
13-20 km, 370 m or 600 m elevation gain

Day 7 Walk to Cortemilia

The last day of your Piedmont wine hills tour leads through wonderfully varied terrain, from hazelnut plantations to chestnut woods and cobblestone streets. From Cortemilia, the view of the Alps is picture-perfect.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cortemilia
13 km, 450 m elevation gain

Day 8 Departure from Cortemilia

Enjoy a final breakfast in Cortemilia before departing to Alba at the end of your Piedmont Barolo Wine Hills Cycling Tour. Until next time!

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Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour in Italy is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on whether you are staying in a single, double, or triple room.

Prices below are per person:

  • Solo Traveller staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,250USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,095USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $795USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $675USD
  • Important note: There is an additional $50USD supplement per room per night in Hotel Calissano in Alba for all the bookings that fall on Friday and Saturday

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    Accommodation on Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera

    This tour is based in hotels and bed and breakfasts.

    Hotels on this trip are 2-4-star hotels along with smaller Agriturismo farmhouse inns. They offer great location, atmosphere, excellent food, and welcoming staff. Rooms may have access to amenities including private bathrooms, TVs, mini bars, and breakfast.

    In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

    Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
    You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel (please check Dates and Prices to find the pricing). Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

    Hotel Calissano in Alba

    This family-friendly hotel has everything you might need to make your stay in Alba relaxing and comfortable!

    Agriturismo Ca’ San Ponzio in Barolo

    This meticulously restored farmhouse is in an incredibly serene location, with large trees and flowers all around. The rooms are large, well-decorated, and comfy.

    Hotel Grappolo d’Oro in Monforte d’Alba

    Hotel Grappolo d’Oro is a charming hotel is located centrally in the main square of Monforte d’Alba. It’s traditionally styled and the rooms offer free Wi-Fi, TVs, and a tasty included breakfast.

    Agriturismo Balcone sulle Langhe in Cissone

    This farmhouse-style bed and breakfast is in a peaceful spot and features classic country style. The rooms are outfitted with balconies, kitchenettes, and air conditioning. The restaurant is excellent.

    Hotel Da Maurizio in Cravanzana

    Hotel Da Maurizio is in a beautiful part of Langhe, with wonderful views and relaxed atmosphere. The rooms feature balconies, tiled floors, and the restaurant has a great reputation.

    Night 7

    Hotel Villa San Carlo in Cortemilia

    This hotel in Cortemilia is friendly and family-run and features an outdoor swimming pool in the warmer months. Staff are friendly and the restaurant makes great use of locally produced food.

    Hotels on Standard Tour

    What’s included in the Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera?


    7 breakfasts are included.


    Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

    Transportation during the Tour

    All luggage transfers for the duration of the trip are included, as well as one personal transfer from Alba to Roddi on day 2.

    Also Included

    • Route guides and notes
    • Maps and detailed information packs
    • 24/7 telephone guidance and support

    Not included

    • Travel insurance
    • Personal transfers where required
    • Tourist taxes (€1.5 EUR per person daily)
    • Personal equipment
    • Anything not stated as ‘included’

    Optional Extras

    • Airport transfers to and from Alba and Cortemilia
    • Any additional nights before or after tour

    Frequenty Asked Questions about Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera

    How hard is the Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera?

    We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will walk moderate distances with moderate inclines over generally even and easy to follow paths.

    Do I need a Visa to travel to Italy?

    Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

    Are meals included on the Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera?

    7 breakfasts are included.

    Do I need insurance?

    Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

    I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

    Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. You don’t need to carry lots of things with you and can only carry your daypack, as your luggage will be picked up from your hotel daily in the morning and delivered to your destination hotel.

    How do I get to Alba to start this tour?

    It is recommended that you fly into Turin (TRN) or Milan (LIN/MXP). From Turin, you can reach Alba directly by train. Check this website for train schedules. From Milan, you can reach Alba by train, although the route is not direct. Check this website for information on travelling from the airport to the train station.

    Is the Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera guided?

    No, you will be provided with maps, route guides, notes, and 24/7 telephone support to complete your self-guided tour.

    Where does the Walking & Wine Tour through Barolo and Barbera end?

    The tour ends in Cortemilia, where you can take the train back to Alba and your airport destination.

    Can I rent any equipment?

    No, you will need to bring any personal or walking gear needed for the duration of the trip.

    Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

    Check with your family doctor.

    Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

    Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.


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    We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will walk moderate distances with moderate inclines over generally even and easy to follow paths.

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