Piedmont Bike Tour

Barolo, Barbaresco, and Beyond in the Birthplace of Slow Food

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price From: $5,495Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Ride through vineyard-clad hills to the renowned wine villages of La Morra and Barolo
  • Meet our friend Michela for some oven-fired focaccia and a tasting of her little-known wines in the garden of her classic Piedmontese farmhouse
  • Spend three luxurious nights at the stunning Relais San Maurizio—a former monastery converted into a stylish spa
  • Pedal into the unexplored Alta Langa region, through a landscape dominated by nocciole (hazelnut trees) to a hazelnut-themed lunch at a family farm
  • Learn about the Nebbiolo grape during a paired tasting lunch at a boutique Barbaresco winery
  • Celebrate Piedmont’s renowned cheese culture during a visit to a family of shepherds


Homemade plin pasta, white truffles, risotto, hazelnuts, and bagna càuda with garden-fresh vegetables


Bold Barolo, Barbera, and Barbaresco wines; light and easy-drinking Dolcetto; fruity Arneis; sparkling Metodo Classico

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  • Day 1

    Exploring the Monferrato

    Welcome to Piedmont! Your guides will meet you at the Tortona train station, then it’s off to the countryside for a homemade lunch with our friend Michela at her historic family winery. Take in your first views of Piedmont’s iconic vineyards before we hop on our bikes and ride along vine-clad ridges through this booming Barbera-producing region. Our destination is the converted monastery of San Maurizio, a luxurious Relais & Châteaux property with meticulously manicured grounds and unsurpassed views of Dolcetto and Moscato vineyards. Enjoy a glass of wine or relax by the pool before regrouping for dinner at their renowned ristorante.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Alice Bel Colle, Rocchetta Palafea, Canelli
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 2,358 feet / 719 meters
    Shorter Option: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 1,601 feet / 488 meters
    Accommodations: Relais San Maurizio

  • Day 2

    Bucolic Barbaresco

    Ride out of San Maurizio this morning and cross into the Nebbiolo-producing region of Barbaresco, where countless small, artisanal producers cultivate their grapes amidst these bucolic hills. Pedal into the village of Barbaresco to savor the simple pleasures of Italian life with a leisurely coffee on the piazza. Continue on to meet a small Barbaresco producer for an intimate luncheon and wine tasting set against a backdrop of breathtaking views at a lovingly-restored cascina (Piedmontese farmhouse). After lunch, challenge yourself with the ride back to the hotel or opt for a transfer for some extra pampering time at the spa. Tonight we’ll visit our friend Cristina for a convivial evening of preparing local dishes that unlock the secrets of Piedmontese cuisine.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Santo Stefano, Montabone, Rocchetta PalafeaAccomplished: 34 miles / 55 km, elevation gain: 3,323 feet / 1,013 meters
    Shorter Option: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 1,876 feet / 572 meters
    Accommodations: Relais San Maurizio

  • Day 3

    Hazelnut Ride

    Ride into the wildest parts of the Langhe today: impossibly narrow roads, crumbling medieval towers, and endless hazelnut trees line the route. The remote nature of the area made it a hotbed of Resistance activity during WWII and, to this day, monuments to these partisan fighters punctuate the hilly landscape. Given the abundance of nocciole (hazelnuts) here, our ultimate destination today is our friend Isabella’s hazelnut farm for a hazelnut-themed lunch of sweet and savory dishes. The ride back follows a ridgeline with some of the most spectacular vistas in the region. Tonight, we’ll visit the Barbaresco-producing village of Neive for a chance to taste the full range of Nebbiolo wines at a hip new restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Santo Stefano, Scorrone, Castino
    Accomplished: 32 miles / 52 km, elevation gain: 3,293 feet / 1,004 meters
    Shorter Option: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 2,640 feet / 805 meters
    Accommodations: Relais San Maurizio

  • Day 4

    Truffles, Cheeses, and Nebbiolo

    Say goodbye to San Maurizio as we ride to the Barolo region. Our route follows the crest of the Langhe ridgeline with views towards the Apennines and the Alps. The hills here are lined with hazelnuts and vineyards, with prized Piedmontese truffles hidden below ground. Our friend Silvio—a truffle hunter and cheesemaker—is a keeper of Piedmont’s gourmet treasures, and we’ll taste artisanal pecorino at his family farmhouse. After one more climb, our reward is a mouthwatering plate of tajarin pasta at our friend Massimo’s hilltop trattoria. A final thrilling descent brings us to our hotel in the medieval village of Monforte. This evening, you are free to choose a local restaurant for dinner in town.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Mango, Benevello, Monforte d’Alba
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 46 km, elevation gain: 3,460 feet / 1,055 meters
    Longer Option: 35 miles / 56 km, elevation gain: 4,005 feet / 1,221 meters
    Accommodations: Villa Beccaris

  • Day 5

    The Barolo Loop

    Pedal out of town and through the vineyards to Grinzane Cavour, the castle and historic home of Italy’s first Prime Minister. A cappuccino stop is the fuel we need to climb to the wine villages of La Morra and Barolo, home to some of the most prized wine-growing terrain in the world—a map of its vineyards could be compared to a patchwork quilt of famous Barolos. Of course, our destination is a winery where we’ll celebrate the end of the ride with a private lunch and ample pours of some recent vintages. This evening, reconvene for a short walk through Monforte’s cobbled streets to a wonderful farewell dinner paired with world-class local wines.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Grinzane Cavour, La Morra, Monforte
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 46 km, elevation gain: 2,998 feet / 914 meters
    Longer Option: 36 miles / 58 km, elevation gain: 3,729 feet / 1,137 meters
    Accommodations: Villa Beccaris

  • Day 6

    Off to Asti

    Challenge yourself with an optional morning loop ride or take a last stroll through the town of Monforte. Enjoy a final breakfast in the limonaia. Your guides will then transfer you to the train station in Asti as you head on to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Milan, Italy Pick-Up Location: Tortona Train Station Pick-Up Time: 10:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Milan or Turin, Italy Drop-Off Location: Asti Train Station Drop-Off Time: 11:30 am

Please note that Arrival + Departure Details for 2025 tours could be subject to change.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2024Single Supplement From: $1,300
2025Single Supplement From: $1,300

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  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal


  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations


  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

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Synapse 2 RLE

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Included in trip price

Roadmachine AMP TWO

Manufacturer: BMC

Type: Road E-Bike

$400 supplement, subject to availability

Turbo Vado SL 4.0

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Hybrid E-Bike

Included in trip price