Langhe: unique flavors
Smooth hills with vineyards, hazel trees and truffles
The undulated tour brings the participants to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Piedmont in the North-West of Italy. The starting point for the tour is Alba, the home country of the truffles and the base of Ferrero, world famous Italian confectionary factory.
Along the romantic road of the Langhe, from the suggestive balconies, we can admire the surroundings, which leave us out of breath: silent parades of hills covered up with vineyards, with different colors in every season. In front of us there will be all the nuances of bright green. Vineyards alternate with the trees of Langhe round hazel. We will find ancient castles and medieval towers on the hills close to tiny villages.
During our tour we will visit the Serralunga 14th century castle, medieval stronghold with a slender gothic structure, an architectural challenge for that time, and the strong Grinzane Cavour castle. From the lovely grass around the palace, we will be able to admire with 360° view the Barolo vineyards all around.
In Barbaresco we climb on the high tower to look at the Tanaro valley, and in the tiny village of Neive we will go round and round till the top.
Tasting some precious typical recipes we will complete our exploration of the Langhe area, which is rightly proud of its unique flavors: the DOP cheese, the hazel in the chocolate or in the nougat, the truffles and the delicious and important red wines.
We dedicate a particular care to the wine, which is probably the most relevant expression of the Langhe region. We visit the Monsordo-Bernardina estate of the Ceretto family. The tasting will take place in the Acino: a beautiful contemporary architecture hanged on the vineyards, a big round transparent bubble: here wine and panorama are to be tasted simultaneously.
The most beautiful Italian villages: Neive
Orange flag: Neive, Grinzane Cavour
Services included in our previous tours
- 2 nights with breakfast in a four stars hotel.
- 1 three-course-dinner with typical local recipes, with a drink (1/4 liter wine or 300cl bier), tap water and bread included.
- 2 packed lunches, which includes sandwiches, fruit, a dessert, water.
- 3 tour guides, 2 by bike and one with the agency van.
- Visits (see the program).
- Short transport by van of participants and bikes from Alba to Benevello (first day).
- Agency van, which follows the whole tour in order to guarantee: the luggage transport service, the picnics for lunch and snacks and the availability and the assistance during the tour.
- Insurance for medical matters, in case of loosing the luggage and for the risk of tour cancelation.
- Color tour handbook with historical and artistic information and information about the tour itself.
HOW TO BOOK
This trip has already been tested and can be adapted to small or bigger groups. We propose guided tours leaded by our guides who speak english, german, french, spanish and portuguese. We can provide this trip also without leaders as long as the group can follow the tracks using a gps since itineraries develop on broads that are not always easy to find.
(*) On demand we can also provide other services as, for instance, a bus following the group or electric bikes and much more. Big groups are kindly invited to book in advance.
To contact us:
Speaking english – spanish – french
Anna Magrin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking german – portuguese
Elisa Zambelli – email@example.com
INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIKE TOUR
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
When: to be defined; trip will take place upon small groups reservation.
Where: Italia > Piedmont
Tour description: The tour develops in two small round tours with start and arrival in Alba (CN). The trail follows secondary roads with low car traffic, in some stretches on bike paths, others on secondary roads with middle car traffic. The road bank is mostly asphalt or we will bike on nice dirt roads. The path goes smoothly uphill with some steeper climbs of middle difficulty. The first day we will go by bus till Benevello, it is possible though to go by bike to Alba.
PROGRAM OF THE BIKE TOUR
Independent travel and arrival in Alba.
Benevello > Bussolasco > Alba
About 58 km– about 700 meters height difference
For who wants to leave from Alba by bike: + 13 km + 550 m height difference
Alba > Barbaresco > Neive > Alba
About 45 km – about 500 meters height difference