Piedmont Truffle Bike Tour

Decadent and Delicious: A Story Behind Every Dish

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price from: $5,395Collection: Specialty, Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Unearth truffles with a local truffle hunter and his dog
  • Visit local cheese, hazelnut, and wine producers to meet the people behind the products that have launched Piedmont’s gourmet revival
  • Ride through the famous Langhe hills, the former training ground of Italian cycling legends and an intimate landscape filled with vineyards and medieval towns
  • Experience two dinners with wine pairings at Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Finish a decadent week at the annual truffle festival in Alba, capped off with a truffle-laden lunch


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


Bold Barolo, Barbera, and Barbaresco wines

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  • Day 1

    Meet the Personalities of the Monferrato

    Welcome to Piedmont! Your guides will meet you at the Tortona train station, then it’s off to the countryside to meet a local truffle hunter and his dog. With our prized discoveries dug up from the dirt, we’ll move onto our next stop: the winery of our friend and winemaker, Graziella. After a homemade lunch, hop back on the bike and ride along vine-clad ridges to the town of Acqui Terme. Explore the historic town center and cool off with a scoop of gelato before the final push up to Guido’s beautiful farmhouse hotel where we will spend the night. Toast to the trip ahead with a glass of Guido’s wine and join his mother, Clara, in the kitchen to learn the secrets of Piedmontese cuisine, sprinkled with some truffles from this morning’s hunt.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Alice Bel Colle, Castel Rocchero, Acqui Terme
    Accomplished: 19 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 239 meters
    Longer Option: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 486 meters
    Accommodations: Cascina Marcantonio

  • Day 2

    Ravioli and Robiola

    Piedmont is the home of the Slow Food movement due in part to its high concentration of local products—especially cheeses. One of the best is the goat cheese made around the hilltop town of Roccaverano. Today, that cheese is our incentive as we ride, following the Bormida River out of Acqui and saluting the Roman aqueduct on our way. Climb out of the valley and arrive at one of the best Robiola producers, then continue riding to a local restaurant with a reputation for serving Piedmont’s best plin, a typical small handmade ravioli—quite the distinction in a region where everyone’s mother makes plin. After lunch, transfer to our next hotel or continue biking to its luxurious front doorstep. Tonight, we dine at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Denice, Loazzolo, Santo Stefano Belbo
    Accomplished: 40 miles / 66 km, elevation gain: 1,469 meters
    Shorter Option: 27 miles / 44 km, elevation gain: 813 meters
    Accommodations: Relais San Maurizio

  • Day 3

    Canelli and Barbaresco

    Today begins with a scenic loop ride through a landscape of UNESCO-listed valleys and vine-covered hills. After a panoramic ridgeline descent, we reach the first of Piedmont’s renowned Nebbiolo grape-growing regions: Barbaresco. Pedal into the narrow, cobbled streets of Neive for a coffee, followed by a wine tasting and picnic lunch with a local producer. Afterwards, opt for some extra kilometers or head straight back to the hotel and hit the spa. This evening, another Michelin-starred meal awaits at La Ciau del Tornavento, our friend Maurilio’s restaurant in Treiso. He has one of the best-stocked wine cellars in Italy that lends itself to thoughtful wine pairings with our dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Castagnole, Barbaresco, Bricco
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 47 km, elevation gain: 663 meters
    Longer Option: 43 miles / 69 km, elevation gain: 959 meters
    Accommodations: Relais San Maurizio

  • Day 4

    Hazelnut Ride

    Say goodbye to San Maurizio as we ride into 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 hazelnut trees, the raw material for Nutella, a local invention. Countless Piedmontese dishes also feature nocciole, as they’re called, and we’ll sample more than a few at an exceptional hazelnut farm and bakery. It’s only proper for our hazelnut-themed lunch to conclude with a sweet selection of hazelnut cakes and desserts. This afternoon, pedal over one final ridge and revel in the thrilling descent to our hotel in the medieval village of Monforte. This evening, dine wherever you please in the thriving local restaurant scene.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Castino, Cravanzana, Monforte d’Alba
    Accomplished: 32 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 591 meters
    Longer Option: 54 miles / 88 km, elevation gain: 1,691 meters
    Accommodations: Villa Beccaris

  • Day 5

    The Truffle Fair in Alba

    Our route out of town takes us through the heart of the Barolo region, following roads through the village of Barolo itself and up to the heights of La Morra to marvel at one of the most sweeping views in all of Piedmont. Famous producers line our route and, depending on the season, a few may still be harvesting their last Nebbiolo grapes. Our destination is Alba, the well-heeled gourmet capital at this time of year, with the Fiera del Tartufo (white truffle fair) in full swing. Stroll the bustling streets and pick up a few truffles to take home, then settle in for a gourmet lunch at a local restaurant before riding back to our hotel. This evening, we’re treated to a vertical Barolo tasting dinner that will take us through several vintage bottles from a pivotal producer.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Barolo, La Morra, Alba
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 344 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 52 km, elevation gain: 979 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, the Villa’s conservatory. 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, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Airport Information


Airport City: Milan, Italy
Pick-Up Location: 10:00am at the Tortona Train Station


Airport City: Milan or Turin, Italy
Drop-Off Location: 12:00pm at the Asti Train Station

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2018Single Supplement From: $1,150
2019Single Supplement From: $1,150

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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


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and 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


  • 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

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