Turin - GranGiro Bike Tours
Turin, its hills and its surroundings
Biking from the city of Turin to the countryside passing by the scenic hills.
Duration 7 days / 6 nights
Tour Typology Self
A tour to discover some of the most picturesque views in the area of Italy’s first capital. Awesome panoramas, ranging from the Alps to the hills, will accompany you during your visit to small villages nested atop lovely "bric", the Piedmontese name for prominent hilltops. This is a land of established and deeply rooted traditions and rituals, together with a rich culinary culture. So do not be surprised if you encounter fairs, markets and artisan boutiques while pedalling around…
- Supply of GPS tracks and map for the itinerary
- Reservation of step accommodation in B&B and local “agriturismo”
- Inns with half board
- Step by step luggage transport
- Rent classic bike & e-bike
- Rent GPS navigator
Arrival in Turin
Individual arrival in Turin, accommodation in hotel for the night and free evening out.
The ancient capital of Italy
After a short visit of the city, and along the banks of river Po, you will reach the characteristic “Dentera”a historic cogweel train connecting the city to Superga Basilica. A windy country road in the “Natural Park of the Superga Hill” will give you different wonderful views of the city surrounded by the Alps. The different ups and downs will take you gently to the countryside at the foot of the hills.
Sacred and magical
We are at the third day of the tour. Challanging but rewarding ups and downs will take you to a sacred but just as magical place. The road continues following the edge of the steep hills to ultimately lead you into the beautiful medieval village of Passerano dominated by his castle. The last stop of the day is known as the “Riviera of the Monferrato” for its mild climate and for its renowned Cafés and Restaurants.
The land of truffles
Are you ready? Let’s set off on a route to discover ancient villages, castles and vineyards alternated with beech and chestnut tree forests. This is the land of truffles! Gentle hills kissed by the sun and surrounded by the beautiful Western Alps, the mountain chain that goes down towards Liguria dominated by the Stone King (Monviso).
Take in the history
You descend the valley that will lead you to Cortanze Take time to admire the view, roam the narrow streets and visit the castle. Take in the history but also taste the delicious maize biscuits, called paste di meliga. You are right in the middle of the Romanic route of Monferrato.
The land of Saints and wine
Today you will try new and wonderful routes proceeding in the midst of the hills and the nature. A pleasant side street will lead you in no time to the Don Bosco Sanctuary. This corner of Piedmont is called the land of Saints and wine. You will understand why if you visit to the Freisa cooperative winery for some tasting!
Towards the hillside
Today we make our way back towards the hillside of Turin to reach Pecetto Torinese, the land of cherries. In spring the hills explode with white and pink blossoms and in June stalls pop up on the roadside and in the market places. From here you descend along the river Po and in a handful of kilometres you reach the centre of Turin.
Turin - GranGiro Bike Tours