Nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean. The benchmark for Italian vintages. And the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement. You’re in Piedmont. It’s a place of richness. The wines. The flavors. The truffles. The backdrops. Every turn a new view. Every meal a delight. Every stay, decadent. You may have never thought to come to Piedmont with all that Italy has to show you. But when you’re this close to the Alps, your experience can’t get much higher.
Discover a culinary landscape famous for hazelnuts, cheeses, truffles and wine
Tranquil hamlets, castles and hillside vineyards make for idyllic scenery along our route
Welcoming enoteche (wineshops) invite you to pull over for a sip; give in to temptation!
Explore 1,000-year-old La Morra, a premiere Barolo-producing town
Experience the historic charm and five-star luxury of Relais San Maurizio
Days 1-2 Discover the gourmet paradise of the Langhe, known for its cheeses, hazelnuts, truffles and wines Pedal through agricultural lands into vineyards, where the world-famous Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco wines get their start The roller-coaster ridgeline offers fantastic views – and a fair amount of climbing Discover the delectable flavors of the Langhe with a wine tasting and dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3 Spin through Barolo, a pretty town crowned by an imposing 10th-century castle It won’t take you long to realize that Barolo lives and breathes wine! Explore 1,000-year-old La Morra, a recently recognized World Heritage site with splendid vistas of the Langhe landscape Think you’ve got a nose for truffles? Find out when an expert and his canine assistant join us to sniff out the delicacy Linger over dinner in the cobbled village of Monforte d’Alba.
Day 4 Bike amid gently tapered hills and endless stretches of grapevines to reach the famous viticulture town of Barbaresco, which tempts us with its regional enoteca – why not pull over for a pour? Or choose to shuttle to Relais San Maurizio for an afternoon of pampering at the spa.
Days 5-6 Superb Michelin-starred Piedmontese cuisine at Relais San Maurizio Ride to San Martino Alfieri’s privately owned 17th-century castle for a wine tasting and cantina tour Pedal along the Tanaro River on a tranquil undulating route serving up more classic Piedmont scenery – rolling hills, apple orchards, hazelnut groves and, of course, vineyards.LESS