Monferrato - GranGiro Bike Tours
Monferrato Gran Tour
History, art and nature will surprise and impassion on this tour that starts from the fascinating Turin to penetrate the enchanting Monferrato.
Duration 7 days / 6 nights
Tour Typology Guided
This is one of the most beautiful and rarely beaten paths to discover Piedmont, capable of mixing the beautiful sceneries of rolling hills bordered by memorable castles with the incredible history of this region. Along this route you will plunge into a priceless heritage of art, culture, landscapes and, of course, food and wine.
- Qualified Bicycle Tour Guide
- Shuttle service on route
- Reservation of step accommodation in B&B and local “agriturismo”
- Inns with half board
- Step by step luggage transport
- Classic bike
- E-bike rental
- Extracurricular activities
Arrival in Turin
Individual arrival in Turin and meeting at the hotel in the late afternoon with one of our staff for a Welcome and a short briefing. Evening off and overnight stay at hotel.
The Basilica of Superga
After having met our guides we will start off to reach one of the most evocative view points of the hillside, the Basilica of Superga. With a blu sky we can enjoy full views of Turin and the stunning Alps that surround it with the snow still on the tops. The different ups and downs will then take us gently to the countryside at the foot of the hills, to reach a sacred but just as magical place...
The pearl of Monferrato
Challenging but rewarding ups and downs will lead us to contemplate the sundials of Montiglio: forty sundials visible on the facades of houses and historical buildings. We are in the heart of the "tartufaia" area known precisely for its truffle, the pearl of Monferrato cuisine where the most curious among you will discover the tricks of this ancient profession of looking for the precious tuber.
The Sanctuary of Crea
Today we will go through beautiful hills towards the Sanctuary of Crea, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Between one row of vines and another we tackle the last leg of the day by heading down to Casale, the capital of Monferrato; it is a town rich in art, history and tradition…
The sea of hills
Let’s start riding, we will cross the city to leave it behind and just immerse ourselves in the sea of rolling hills of the Lower Monferrato. We continue to ride on roads that follow the contours of the hills and sinuously wind through vineyards, fields and ancient villages. We will stop in one of those villages and this evening we will plunge into an old time atmosphere.
Il dolce far niente
Good morning! Today you can choose to have a rest and enjoy the “dolce far niente” just walking around across the wineyards and visiting the wineries and the castles of Montemagno. If you feel healthy just ride your bike and we suggest you a trip in the heart of this marvelous land to discover unexpected realities.
The last stretch of the road
We have neared the end of the holiday, so today we will have the opportunity to ride the last stretch of the road on our bikes or hop on the shuttle that will take us to Torino.
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