Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour
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Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour

8 days

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Explore the best of Italian wine country on this 8-day self-guided cycling tour

Do you want to combine your cycling with wine tasting, culture and Italian food? If so, then this is the tour for you! This incredible bicycle tour of Italy’s Piedmont wine country takes you through beautiful Italian cities and towns like Alba, Barolo, and Acqui Terme. You’ll sample some of the best wine and champagne produced in the country and dine on gourmet meals.

The Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour starts in Alba, a lovely old town known for fresh peaches, hazelnuts, and white truffles. Explore the city’s medieval architectural remains before cycling to Barolo and Benevello. Here, the perfectly green countryside is home to one of the best wineries in the area, with 30 different bottles to try.

Upon arrival in Benevello, a magnificently restored farmhouse awaits you for the evening. Exploring Piedmont further, you’ll cycle to the highest village in the Langhe region, Mombarcaro. Sneak a peek of the ocean before visiting another excellent winery.

Continuing your bicycle tour, you’ll follow the Bormida River to the old town of Acqui Terme. Cycling through to Fontanile brings you to delicious trattoria where fine lunches await. The ride to Asti is rewarded with its famous Spumante sparkling wine, and the final ride to Alba passes 3 historic castles, one of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Of course, more wine awaits before the end of the incredible Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour.

Highlights of the Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour

Stay in historic winemaking estates and sample the best wines Italy has to offer.
Eat gourmet meals that highlight the finest ingredients in northwestern Italy.
Cycle through beautiful Italian country towns like Alba, Acqui Terme, and Asti.
Admire incredible views of the hillside, vineyards, and the Alps at every turn.

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From $725USD
8 days
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Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour 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 white truffles before exploring ancient Roman remains, including the original fortified gate and marbled edifices.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Alba
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Ride from Alba to Barolo and Benevello

The first adventure of the self-guided Piedmont wine country cycling tour begins in the rolling green countryside of Langhe. A stop at the Enoteca Regionale del Barolo is the perfect chance to sample over 30 wines made in the region. For further tasting, cycle over to WiMu in the Barolo castle for more delicious, authentic Italian wines. A final climb takes you to a wonderfully restored historic farmhouse where you can rest your legs for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Borgomale
Distance: 48 km, 900 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Cycle the Benevello loop via Cossano Belbo

Two options await for the next section of the Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour. A northern ride to Cassano Belbo winds through beautiful country hills. Or, a more adventurous trail leads to the highest village in the Langhe region, Mombarcaro. Here, sweeping views all the way to the ocean await. A winery is the perfect spot to relax for the evening.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Borgomale
Distance: 31 km and 600 m elevation gain or 68 km and 1500m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Benevello to Acqui Terme

A laid-back day of riding next to the Bormida River leads you to Acqui Terme. Along the way, historic villages like Cessole and Bubbio provide chances to dismount and explore. Acqui Terme is great for some shopping, and your legs may appreciate a rest at the renowned spa.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Acqui Terme
Distance: 50 km, 800 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Cycling the Acqui Terme loop

This leg of the Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour offers two routes to choose between. The first leads to the picture-perfect villages of Strevi, Alice Bel Colle, and Fontanile. Each promises charming atmosphere, excellent wine selections, and delicious options for lunch. The second option involves cycling to Ponzone, where you can unwind with a cup of coffee at one of the excellent cafes. No matter where you choose, expansive views await.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Acqui Terme
Distance: 34 or 37 km, 485 or 700 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle from Acqui Terme to Asti

Cycling from Acqui Terme to Asti brings you through rolling hills to the heart of sparkling Spumante win country. While you sip, keep an eye out for open-air art installations called “Big Benches” by Chris Bangle.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Asti
Distance: 53 km, 850 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Return to Alba from Asti

The last adventure of your Piedmont wine country cycling tour follows the Francigena bicycle route. This incredible route passes 3 historic castles, including Govone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure you take photos before continuing on the path back towards Alba.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Alba
Distance: 38 km, 600 m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Departure from Alba

Enjoy a final breakfast in Alba before departure to the airport marks the end of your Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour. Farewell!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour Price and Dates

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

The departure is available at any day of the week. Prices below are per person:
Departure on April 1st –24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,450 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,175 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $875 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $725 USD

Departure on April 25th – May 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,475 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,195 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $895 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $725 USD

Departure on June 1st – August 28th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,450 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,175 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $875 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $725 USD

Departure on August 29th – October 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,550 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,275 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $895 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $725 USD
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Accommodation on Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour

This tour is based in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Hotels on this trip are 2-4-star, along with smaller “Agriturismo” farmhouse inns. They offer great location, atmosphere, excellent food, and welcoming staff.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement (please check Dates and Prices for more info). However, it’s definitely possible to match single travellers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Calissano in Alba ★★★★

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

Relais Montemarino in Borgomale ★★★

A careful renovation of a 19th-century farmhouse created this charming inn. In a scenic part of the Langhe region, it offers rustic rooms with free Wi-Fi, mini bars, TVs, and a great breakfast.

Hotel Valentino in Acqui Terme ★★★

This hotel was very recently renovated to offer modern amenities as a contrast to the city’s rich history. It offers a spa with a sauna, Turkish baths, massages, and a fine restaurant.

Hotel Palio in Asti ★★★★

This hotel is centrally located in the historic town square, and offers private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and lovely views. The staff is known to be especially friendly and the breakfast offers a wide range of options.

Hotel Calissano in Alba ★★★★

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

What’s included in the Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

All luggage transfers for the duration of the trip are included. Airport transfers and any transfers of personal nature are not included.

Also Included

  • Bike delivery and pick up on first and last days of the tour
  • Route guides, notes, maps, and detailed information packs
  • 24/7 telephone guidance and support
  • Bike theft insurance

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Tourist taxes (€1.5 EUR - €2 EUR per person daily)
  • Personal equipment
  • Wine tastings
  • Anything not mentioned as ‘included’

Optional Extras

  • Airport transfers to and from Alba
  • Any additional nights before or after tour
  • Bike rental (for 6 days, including odometer, 1 rear bag, repair kit, padlock):
    • Hybrid bike: $175 USD per person (+$50 USD per additional day)
    • E-bike bike: $250 USD per person (+$50 USD per additional day)

Frequently Asked Questions about Piedmont Barolo Hills Wine & Bike Tour

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle moderate distances, and the terrain varies from flat to steeper inclines.

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