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Cycling the Wine Villages of Piedmont

Cycling the Wine Villages of Piedmont

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  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights
  • Accommodationhotel-to-hotel
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  • Activity level
  • From $2575per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Every two days from 29 Apr '19 to 22 Oct '19
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 8 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Services of your local Headwater Representative
  • Headwater Wine Collection Service
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality hybrid bikes
  • RidePlus route options
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • RidePlus road bike
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, solo travellers, couples

Italy: Piedmont

Cycling the Wine Villages of Piedmont

  • Beautifully scenic cycling in the UNESCO vineyards of Piedmont
  • Luxury hotels with panoramic pools
  • A mecca for foodies: superb regional cuisine and outstanding wines
  • Sun-drenched hamlets and stunning, far-reaching views
  • Historic castles, frescoed chapels, pretty mediaeval villages
  • Based on our popular 8 night, Gastronomic Barolo Cycling

Tucked away in northern Italy, Piedmont is a region brimming with vineyard covered, softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets, world-class wines and incredible hotels.

Your cycling holiday is varied and mainly follows quiet, traffic-free country roads. Starting in the lush hazelnut hills, you'll wind through terraces of swaying vines, verdant pine forests and rippling rivers to discover pretty hilltop hamlets and ancient castles. The region boasts an incredible array of fine wine towns, including Barbaresco and Barolo, both ideal lunch stops on your cycling days or free days. Other highlights include Alba's crimson, cobbled streets (where you can sample the local chocolate), the expansive views as you freewheel out of Mango, and strolling amongst the tangle of streets and geranium-decked houses of Monforte d'Alba's wonderful centre.

The hotels we've chosen are, quite simply, fabulous! In Benevello your **** hotel is a stunningly restored C19 family villa, with a Michelin-starred restaurant; in Neive you're the guest of Viviana at her 12-room country house with a breathtaking panoramic pool; and in Monforte d'Alba private tastings can be organised in the hotel's vast wine cellar.

All breakfasts are included, but we have left evening meals to you, so you can enjoy the local gastronomic cuisine in the nearby restaurants.

This holiday can be booked as a RidePlus option - see itinerary details for routes and distances. Details of the upgraded bikes available and the supplement payable are in the dates and prices section. At time of booking, just request the RidePlus option for the number of people wanting it and before departure you will be sent your route details, with access to downloadable GPX files for you to add to your own Garmin device.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Rideplus is available on this holiday (see daily route options below) and includes additional route directions and GPX files for you to download to your own navigation device. Simply request the Rideplus option at the time of booking. Upgraded bikes are also available, see the dates and prices for further details.

Day 1: Arrive at Benevello

Arrive at your stunning hotel just below Benevello. For dinner, you can head out to a local restaurant or book a table in the hotel restaurant - the chef here trained under Marco Pierre White!
You stay at Villa d'Amelia (breakfast included)

Day 2: Benevello to Neive 35km/22mi

You'll start today with a gentle ride along an open road, with hawks soaring high above the breathtaking Langhe countryside. You visit lovely Mango, with its beautiful castle rich in WW2 history. Then on to San Stefano Belbo, the birthplace of one Italy's greatest writers, Cesare Pavese; the pretty old town makes for a lovely lunch stop. On the way to Neive, your cycle ride takes you past the famous Moscato vineyards before you arrive at your hotel, which boasts wonderful views over the verdant hills with vineyards cascading down.
RIDE PLUS - 78.5km / 49mi Leaving the hotel behind, you cross the Belbo Valley following tiny roads with stunning views. After another climb you drop down to the town of Canelli then cross the river at Santo Stefano Belbo. Beautiful roads then lead you to Castiglione Tinella and onto Castagnole delle Lanze before following the river to the famous wine town of Barberesco, just 5 km from your hotel. Maybe take time
You stay at the Hotel Villa Lauri (breakfast included)

Day 3: At Neive

Neive is a great place to explore. Officially one of Italy's prettiest villages and home of Romano Levi, a renowned grappa maker, you can wander its cobbled streets that are lined with brightly-coloured flower boxes, or after a morning by the panoramic pool, cycle or take a local bus to nearby Barbaresco for lunch and cheese-tasting in the piazza. Enjoy some wine in the enoteca, housed in a C19 church built by the locals in thanks for a good grape harvest! Or head across to the spumante capital of Asti, with its quaint cobbled centre. Each September the main piazza is home to a crazy palio horse race to rival Siena's!
You stay at the Hotel Villa Lauri (breakfast included)

Day 4: Neive to Grinzane Cavour 42km/26.5mi

Leaving Neive behind, you undulate through the vineyards to Castagnole Lanze, before heading downhill to the River Tanaro to enjoy a lovely gentle ride along the river to Alba. There's time to explore the cobbled streets and bustling piazze of chocolate-perfumed Alba (the home of Ferrero Rocher). Then it's on to Grinzane Cavour where a warm welcome awaits at the elegant Casa Pavesi.
RIDE PLUS - 76km / 47mi Leaving the hotel you soon cross the Tanaro river before heading to the undulating Roero hills, passing a series of pretty villages. Baldissero with its beautiful and castle and Medieval centre is worth a stop. Before crossing the river once more and a challenging climb to the pretty wine village of La Morra, another ideal wine stop before a long downhill to your hotel in Grinzane Cavour.
You stay at the Casa Pavesi (breakfast included)

Day 5: At Grinzane Cavour

Explore the UNESCO-recognised castle and indulge in a spot of wine-tasting. Then perhaps visit nearby Bra, a gastronomic treasure trove where the Slow Food movement was initiated - there's plenty of choice for a long, lazy lunch! There's lots to explore in the town too, including the C18 Rococo church and the strange octagonal Zizzola, where local witches held their meetings. For the best views in the region, walk or cycle to La Morra, 'Balcony of the Langhe', spread out along a panoramic ridge above the vineyards.
You stay at the Casa Pavesi (breakfast included)

Day 6: Grinzane Cavour to Monforte d'Alba 26km/16.5mi or 34km/21.5mi

You'll cycle first through sunflower fields to Roddi, then on to Barolo, an ochre-hued village perched above its world-famous vineyards. The tangle of mediaeval streets are dominated by the Marchesi Falletti's C11 castle. Pedal on through archetypal Langhe countryside to Monforte d'Alba, whose lovely honey-coloured old town clings enchantingly to the hillside. Your hotel here is special too.
RIDE PLUS - 87km / 54mi Leaving the hotel you are immediately passing vineyards as far as the eye can see, you pass the Castiglione Falloetto and then into world famous Barolo. The small roads lead you through a series of small towns and as you arrive at Fossano, home of the best beef in Piemonte, continue passing hazelnut groves with great views all around. Stop off in Bene Vagienna for its impressive castle. Th
You stay at Villa Beccaris (breakfast included)

Day 7: At Monforte d'Alba

You might not want to leave your gorgeous C18 villa hotel with private swimming pool, but it'd be a shame not to explore mediaeval Monforte. It's a lively town with attractive buildings grouped around an atmospheric cobbled piazza. Maybe strike out a little further to Dogliani, dominated by its beautiful onion-domed church and famous for being at the heart of Dolcetto wine production.
You stay at Villa Beccaris (breakfast included)

Day 8: Monforte d'Alba to Benevello 21km/13.5mi or 35km/22mi

Your final cycling day starts with a gentle coast along the Rea valley before a steady climb takes you to a stunning panoramic ridge. Weave through fields of wildflowers and sleepy hamlets to Serravalle Langhe, a great lunch spot with belvedere views. You pedal onwards alongside chestnut-carpeted hills with delightful vistas once more to reach your beautiful country hotel at Benevello, where you can enjoy the pool and Jacuzzi.
RIDE PLUS - 62km / 39mi Your last day takes you along some stunning roads, passing up and over the Langhe hills, through a mix of vineyards and hazelnut groves and through a series of lovely small towns. Today is all about the winding roads and views as you head back to Benevello, maybe stopping at the big, bright green bench to admire the views, before your last night at Villa d'Amelia.
You stay at Villa d'Amelia (breakfast included)

Day 9: Leave Benevello

Please note that between 2 July and 8 July 2018 the Collisioni Festival will be held in the town of Barolo. The area will be busier and entrance fees (payable locally) may apply. Your holiday representative will provide further information locally.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £25 per adult per day and £18 per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Relais Villa d'Amelia, Benevello

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The Relais Villa d'Amelia is a luxuriously restored 19C family villa (and a member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'), just outside the Alta Langa village of Benevello.

The Villa d'Amelia has 37 ensuite rooms including three suites (one of which is located within the old chapel!) decorated in a modern style with neutral paints and dark leather and beech furnishings.

The hotel also boasts a central courtyard with sofas and chairs for relaxing outside, and a stunning lounge area complete with a grand piano!

Facilities at the hotel include a sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, and lovely outdoor swimming pool.


Room upgrades: Deluxe Room, Junior Suite or Suite.
Deluxe rooms - offer views onto the surrounding hills; some (not all) of the deluxe rooms have a 4 poster bed and are a little larger. Junior Suites - much larger than the other room types. You will also benefit from a sitting area, with sofa, dressing gowns and larger bathrooms. There are just 2 junior suites - one overlooking the courtyard and the overlooking the hills. Please note that as these rooms have 4 poster beds, only double rooms are available.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel Villa Lauri, Neive

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The small yet cosy, family run Hotel Villa Lauri is situated on the fringes of the old walled town of Neive. Dating back to the 1800s, the villa has a panoramic terrace and pool with sweeping views over the Langhe hills and vineyards.

Each of the 12 rooms is individually decorated in bright colours and all feature ensuite bathrooms.


Room upgrades: Executive Room, Superior Room or Junior suite.
Superior rooms are south facing, larger and have a terrace. The junior suites are larger and come with a large terrace and a view over the Langhe hills.


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A Casa di Maria, Grinzane Cavour

Located in Grinzane Cavour in the heart of the Langhe A Casa di Maria is a modern residence with a large garden and an excellent view. Quiet and cosy it is the perfect spot to relax at the end of a long day.


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Casa Pavesi, Grinzane Cavour

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Casa Pavesi is located in the heart of the hamlet of Grinzane Cavour - located just 5km away from Alba - and directly opposite the village's elegant 11C castle.

The hotel is a stylishly restored town house with 12 ensuite, individually decorated rooms, which are quite large and opulent.

There are two cosy public rooms with comfy sofas as well as a small bar in the same area. There is a lovely terrace to the rear of the hotel, affording gorgeous views of the Langhe countryside.


Room upgrades: Superior Room, Suite 32, Suite 25 or Suite 11.
Please note: The suites are only available as double bedded rooms. Superior rooms have a view of the Langhe countryside. Suite 11 is larger with Jacuzzi bath, view of the Langhe countryside, a 4 poster bed and a small balcony (with chairs only). Suite 25 is larger, with a view of the Langhe countryside and large balcony with sun loungers . Suite 32 is larger with a 4 poster bed


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Villa Beccaris, Monforte d'Alba

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Hotel Villa Beccaris is a gorgeous 18C villa overlooking the beautiful town of Monforte d'Alba.

The Villa has 23 rooms, which are divided into categories; Headwater guests will be allocated classic rooms. All rooms, however, are beautifully furnished in an individual, traditional style often with antique furniture but with modern touches.

The Villa is located within beautiful gardens and has a panoramic swimming pool which overlooks the honey-coloured town, surrounding countryside and mountains beyond.

The hotel also boasts several elegant sitting rooms, its own enoteca and a very charming bar.


Room upgrades: Deluxe Room or Suite Room.
Deluxe rooms - have a ceiling decorated with frescoes and original floor and are located in the most ancient part of the house. The Deluxe rooms have some extras like: fresh fruits; room service is offered; 'pillow menu', so that you can choose the pillow you prefer; cotton slippers; tea making facilities

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


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Andreola Central Hotel, Milan

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The Andreola Hotel in Milan is ideally located for a stopover hotel. It is only 300m from the central station, from where shuttle buses run to Malpensa and Linate airports. The building is in the financial district - it is around a 20 minute walk into the renowned cathedral. The early 1900s building is more impressive inside than out - the marble columns, floors and gilt furniture in the lobby makes the interior very plush and elegant, and the 84 bedrooms are decorated with rich fabrics, paintings and marble en suite bathrooms.

Please contact us for prices.


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Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin

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Boasting a prime location in Turin's stunning centro storico, just a short walk from Piazza Castello, the Grand Hotel Sitea certainly lives up to its name, with its elegant entrance hall and opulent yet traditional sitting rooms. Bedrooms are similarly stylish, with marble ensuite bathrooms and all the comforts you'd expect from a 4* hotel.

The Hotel Sitea has been accommodating travellers for over 90 years and perfectly blends the modern with the traditional. Previous guests at the hotel include the musician, Louis Armstrong.

Unusually for a city centre hotel, the Sitea also benefits from a quiet garden - perfect for a relaxing drink after a day's sightseeing.

Travel

Transfers included from Turin airport at 16:15 Mon-Thurs & Sun, 13:50 Fri & Sat, and back to Turin airport at 13:00 Mon-Fri, 10:25 Sat & Sun.

Please call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com to arrange connecting flights.

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You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 8 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All buffet breakfasts

Services of your local Headwater Representative

Headwater Wine Collection Service

GPS route directions and maps

RideWithGPS navigation app

High quality hybrid bikes

RidePlus route options

Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Over 2 and under 12 sharing with 2 adults.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed rep.

Departures
Every two days from 29th Apr 2019 to 22nd Oct 2019, for 8 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All buffet breakfasts

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £136 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

RidePlus
Customers wishing to include the free RidePlus option should request this at the time of booking. RidePlus holidays include additional route directions as GPX files for you to download to your own navigation device. Not all RidePlus routes are suitable for our standard hybrid bikes so you may need to bring your own road bike or hire one - please call for details.

Rideplus bike upgrades
Road bikes (Pinarello Paris) are available at a supplement of £218 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

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Transfers included from Turin airport at 16:15 Mon-Thurs & Sun, 13:50 Fri & Sat, and back to Turin airport at 13:00 Mon-Fri, 10:25 Sat & Sun.

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