Two cyclists sitting on a small bridge
Cyclists greeting a man on a tractor
Aperitivo and snacks
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Rivers of the Piedmont

In the valleys of Po, Sesia and Tanaro

Starting from Turin you will discover a different side to the Piedmont region. Towns such as Vercelli, Casale and Alessandria are usually not very well known, however they have plenty to offer regarding culture, charm and Italian joy of living. An amazing route will lead you along the rivers Po, Sesia and Tanaro through a pretty region which will undoubtedly have some surprises in store for you. Did you know that this region grows the best risotto rice? Culinary art is high up on the list in this part of the Piedmont region, since everything tasty actually grows right outside the doorstep. Fruit, vegetables, rice, wheat or wine – all of it grows in outstanding quality and can be sampled in the local cuisine. Hence part of the highlights of this tour is a degustation menu typically for this region. So come along on this cycle tour to discover and taste something new! Have we whet your appetite yet?

Fair Weather Cyclist

Fair Weather Cyclist
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

In the evening welcome meeting and rental bike fitting. This first main town in Italy offers numerous sights and recommend you take a first stroll.

Hotel (example):

Art Hotel Boston

You leave Turin today and continue on the cycle path along the Po riverside. We suggest you have a first stop at Chivasso at the latest. This little town on the river Po perfectly conveys the Italian way of life with its street cafés. After that you leave the longest river in Italy and soon you encounter your first vines and softly rolling hills. As you continue you always have a nice view onto Lake Viverone until you reach where you will be staying this evening, situated directly at the lakeside. Nice!

Hotel (example):

Hotel Marina

During the first few kilometres there are a few short ascents to tackle. However marvellous views back onto the lake more than make up for the effort. After that, you return to the lowlands, here the fertile land along the river Elvo is mainly used agriculturally. You cycle through wheat, corn and sunflower fields along beautiful paths all the way to Vercelli, with its towers visible from afar. In the evening you are spoilt by the well-known hotel restaurant with specialities from the Piedmont region!

Hotel (example):

Hotel Garibaldi

Today is all about the famous risotto rice. In spring the region is filled with flooded fields as far as the eye can see and turned into a landscape with countless ‚lakes’. After that the terraced areas create a lush green ‚carpet’. You cycle on lovely and quiet little roads along the irrigation canals and the river Sesia until Casale Monferrato, a Baroque town situated on the river Po and at the foot of vineyards.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Candiani

Along the final rice fields on the river Po you leave Casale. After that the soft hills of Monferrato begin and the vines with the same name will accompany you for a bit of the route. Little villages with a medieval feel invite for a break, before you reach the Tanaro river plain. This river also runs through today’s where you will be staying tonight in Alessandria, where we recommend you enjoy an evening aperitif accompanied by little delicacies on the Piazza della Libertà

Hotel (example):

Hotel Alle Due Buoi Rossi

In the Tanaro river plain, a large variety of fruit is grown. Any tasty fruit – apples, pears, peaches,... – you find directly en-route. Hazelnut bushes finally lead to the wine growing area. You cycle on the ’Strada del Vino Astesana’ with marvellous views onto the vineyards. You spend the night in Asti today, not only well known for the sparkling wine with the same name, but also for the famous Palio-competition, which – just like in Tuscany - is a race for supremacy on horseback.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Aleramo

Remote paths lead along little creeks back to the start of the tour. Along the way you come across sleepy little villages and cycle past vineyards enticing you to a glass of wine. In Chieri (at the latest) we recommend you drink a toast to your trip, because from here you take the train back to Turin.

Hotel (example):

Art Hotel Boston

Tour character

You mainly cycle on side roads with very little traffic. Overall very easy terrain with only a few ascents. Overall asphalted, only short segments sometimes on gravel paths. When entering or leaving towns as well as on short connecting sections, heavier traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 28, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Saturday
Season 3
May 26, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
Saturday
Rivers of the Piedmont, IT-PIRTF-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
715,00
245,00
769,00
245,00
819,00
245,00

Category: 4****-hotels, Vercelli 3***-hotel

Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Season 2
Apr 28, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Season 3
May 26, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
Turin
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
70,00
100,00
70,00
100,00
70,00
100,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
180,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or continental breakfast
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Welcome drink
  • Train journey from Chieri – Turin incl. your bike
  • 1x sampling set menu in Vercelli
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Turin train station
  • Turin and Milano Malpensa airport
  • Multi-storey car park, costs approx. €15 per day, to be paid at the time, no reservation possible/necessary

Please note

  • Where visitor’s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!

Accommodation

Selina Danninger
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Selina Danninger, Customer service

Ratings

4.3 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Christiane W. DE | 30.10.2017
Die verträumten Seiten des Piemont
Als langjährige Italientour-Radler und Piemont-Fans hat uns diese Tour besonders positiv überrascht. Man lernt, das wunderbare Turin aussen vor, auf den ersten Etappen die weniger touristischen Landstriche kennen. Wer 2 Tage lang durch die imposanten Reisanbaugebiete radelt, ist schnell erholt und entschleunigt! Wir fuhren kurz vor der Reisernte durch. Die Felder waren bereits am abtrocknen und die Reispflanzen leuchteten in gelb-grünen Farbtönen. Im Hintergrund die Bergwelt mit dem Mont Blanc. Größere und kleine Flüsse sowie zahreiche Wassergräben begleiteten uns und wurden überquert. Wir konnten sogar Biber aus der Nähe beobachten. Die Zielorte abends zu entdecken, gelang uns leicht und hat viel Spaß gebracht. Meist waren wir die einzigsten Urlauber unter dem Einheimischen. Unser Tipp: In Viverone gibt es direkt im höher gelegenen Ort ein sehr gutes Ristorante: "Viver One". Das piemonteser Abendessen in Vercelli, von Eurobike organisiert, war klasse! Auf dieser Reise lohnt es sich die alten Bauernrezepte der Region, insbesondere die Reisgerichte zu probieren, neuer Geschmack tut sich auf. Die Hotels gefielen uns alle, sie waren modern, einige hatten große Zimmer. Wir genossen überall den guten Service der freundlichen Piemonteser. Unser Fazit: Eine schöne ländliche unkomplizierte Radreise - ideal zum Träumen und Entspannen. Zum Ende der Tour sind einige Hügel zu erklimmen - danach lange luftigen Abfahrten. Wir (2 x fitte 60ger aus Hamburg) hatten 21-Gang-Leihräder, was ausreichte.
Selina Danninger
Selina Danninger answered:
Sehr geehrte Frau Wittig, vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihre ausführliche Rückmeldung. Es freut uns sehr zu lesen, dass Sie eine schöne Zeit in Piemont verlebt haben und die Tour so genossen haben. Vielen Dank auch für den super Einkehrtipp, es freut uns immer sehr wenn wir solche wertvollen Tipps von unseren Kunden bekommen. Liebe Grüße Selina
4 stars
Ville Grandin SE | 29.09.2017
Good cycling route
The whole tour went very well. It was very easy with to follow the route with GPS route on my bike gps. I used a road/racing bike and it was no problem. I can recommend using a road bike for this trip. I could store my bike case in the Torino hotel for the whole week The area around Alba/Asti was my favourite with beautiful views along the hills. Piedmont is in nice weather and fruits are ready for picking in september. I saw alot of kiwi, apples, nut trees, and especially grapes.
4 stars
Günter Blech DE | 24.06.2017
Ciclismo divertimento in Piemonte
Es war unsere erste Unternehmung dieser Art, welche wir bei Eurobike wegen der Vorreservierung der Unterkunft und des Gepäcktransports gebucht hatten. Auf diese Weise und aufgrund der moderaten Tagesstrecken von ca.50 km (nur 1. Tag 70 km) war es eine entspannte und für Mitsiebziger gut zu bewältigende Tour, die mit eigenen (konventionellen) Rädern durchgeführt wurde. Einige wenige Steigungen zwangen zum Schieben. An einem Regentag wurde auf die Bahn ausgewichen, so dass auch mal mehr Zeit für die Besichtigung eines der angesteuerten interessanten Orte (Asti) zur Verfügung stand. Dank der sehr guten Wegbeschreibung und den auf der Strecke vorhandenen speziellen Markierungen von Eurobike war die Wegfindung kein Thema. Nur einmal wurde in San Salvatore der vorgegebene Weg nach Alessandria verfehlt. Angenehm war die freundliche Begrüßung und Einweisung am Anfahrtstag in Turin durch den sehr gut Deutsch sprechenden Cesare, welcher gegebenenfalls unterwegs per telefonino erreichbar gewesen wäre. Als einziges Manko wäre zu erwähnen, dass unterwegs auf der vorgegebenen Strecke kaum eineTrattoria für einen aufmunternden Espresso zu finden war.
Eurofun Touristik GmbH answered:
Eurobike - Claudia
Vielen Dank für das positive Feedback, Herr Blech. Es freut uns wirklich sehr, dass Sie Ihren Urlaub genießen konnten und eine schöne Zeit hatten!

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