Difficulty Rating : 6 Start: Turin Finish: Casale Terrain: Terrain mainly flat with some hills Daily Average: 53km Weekly Average: 315km Tour Type: Self Guided Teaser: Piedmont is a real paradise for gourmets. Prestigious white wines, delicious chocolate and a sweet landscape of hill
  • Overview
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • FAQ
  • What people say...
  • Pricing
  • Travel
  • Accomodation
  • Resources
  • Booking

Piedmont is a real paradise for gourmets. Prestigious white wines, delicious chocolate and a sweet landscape of hills covered by regular rows of vineyards; in the distance the majestic circle of the alps. Piedmont is elegance and style.

Although renowned for its superb food and some of the best wines in Italy, Piedmont is a true paradise for gourmets, this region also displays a truly magnificent landscape of gentle green hills and lovely valleys with picturesque villages tucked away and waiting to be exlored!

Our safari starts in Turin, a city with a prestigious past evident in the breathtaking Baroque city center, filled with ornate palaces and churches. The tour meanders along river Po to the foothills of the mountains towards the small medieval towns Pinerolo and Saluzzo. We also stay in Bra, "the capital of gourmet", and sample fine wines in the city of Alba, famed for its white truffle. We cycle through a landscape composed of roundish hills and Apennine spurs, sights of forests, vines and meadows until we reach our final destination Casale Monferrato, a beautiful city situated on the bank of river Po.

This is the perfect way to get away from the stress of everyday life, enjoy plenty of fresh air, breath-taking scenery and well earned italian dinners - Magnifico!

No details found.

A downloadable version of the itinery is available from the Resources Tab


Day 1

Arrival Turin

You spend the first night in the vibrant city of Turin. The rich history and culture of Turin is evident in the breathtaking Baroque architecture, ornate palaces and churches.

Day 2

Turin ~ Pinerolo (55 km)

Today you cycle on flat roads along the river Po. You ride on cycle paths or small roads to the foot of the mountains. A highlight of today’s cycle is the spectacular hunting palace at Stupinigi, a masterpiece by the architect Fillippo Juvarra and royal residence of the Savoy Family. A cycle through lovely parkland along the river brings you to your overnight stop ~ the delicious Pinerolo! A medieval town which was one of the most famous schools of cavalry in Italy.

Day 3

Pinerolo ~ Saluzzo (50 km)

Today’s cycle brings you along flat country roads through orchards and vineyards to Cavour with its curious “Rocca”, a morainic hill rising from the centre of this otherwise flat region. You spend the night in the small medieval town of Saluzzo

Day 4

Saluzzo ~ Bra (65 km)

Today the way is easy~medium; there are some easy ups after Fossana. On the way you can visit the very pleasant castles of Manta and Costigliole, the ancient roman town of Benevagienna and its archeological area. You arrive in Chearsco (7th century of story and art) or in Bra (the capital of gourmet, hometown of the “Slow Food”movement).

Day 5

Bra ~ Alba (35/55 km)

You are now in the Langhe wine-growing region, characterized by rolling hills, vineyards and winding roads. Passing through Pollentia on the banks of the river Tanaro you pedal along flat roads beside the river with a few hills on the way to Barolo, famous for its wine. Tonight’s destination is Alba, home of the white truffle and high houses towers

Day 6

Alba ~ Asti (40/55 km)

A magnificent route through vineyards and along panoramic paths takes you to Asti, in the heart of Monferrato, en route there are the castles of Guarene and Cisterna. Initially you cycle along the river Tanaro after which there are two possibilities, to continue along the river or continue in the hill. Overnight is in Asti, a town with a very rich of history, famous for the white wine “spumante” and his Palio, historical running of horses.

Day 7

Asti ~ Casale (55 km)

Today you cycle over the charming Monferrato hills to Moncalvo, a land of beautiful scenery as well as another rich gourmet tradition. In the afternoon you reach your final destination - Casale, baroque town at the foot of the hills of Monferrato, along the river Po. You can celebrate the end of the tour by exploring this wonderful town with its many churches, castles and ancient courtyards, or simply sit back and toast a great week with a glass of local wine!

  • 7 nights in 3 - 4* hotels,  including breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Route details & maps
  • Service hotline
  • Personal welcome meeting in Torino

    Bike rental is not included in tour price:
    €110.00 Hybrid Bike
    €230.00 Electric Bike

No Details Found

The Tasty Piedmont Tour was superb, tasty, beautiful…
It really was perhaps the best bike trip we've ever had.

Mike & Jane Smeglin (Tasty Piedmont group tour 2012)

The trip was wonderful! The hotels were very good and the food was always good and the bikes ran great.
I was most impressed with the feature of including visits to two wineries and one chocolate factory.

Gene & Fran O’Neill (Tasty Piedmont group tour 2012)

Our favourite was the hotel, wine tour and dinner at the winery/hotel. Great weather, biking and views the latter part of the week.
Overall, a fabulous trip as usual!!!

Barbara Hartfield (Tasty Piedmont group tour 2013)

Overall it was a very good tour, food, wine, bikes and the guides were all very good.
Accommodation was generally good and in the case of the winery hotel, excellent.

Richard Persse (Tasty Piedmont group 2012)

My cycling trip to Piedmont was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole week.  I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends.

Bernie McCullagh (Tasty Piedmont group tour 2013)

I really enjoyed my holiday, thank you. I was very happy with all the arrangements and the food was very good.

Elaine Marsden (Tasty Piedmont group tour 2013)

The guides were fabulous. The bikes were in excellent condition. The accommodations were fine. Our tours/stops were great – cheese cellar, two wine tours/tastings, candy factory tour/tasting – nice variety and great presentations/atmosphere.

Barbara Hartfield (Tasty Piedmont group tour 2013)

The route was beautiful! We travelled on back roads and farm lanes through fields of pears, apples and kiwi espaliered vertically. Our climbs to villages were lined with grapes ripening on the vines! The hotels were great, the food was more than enough!

Julie Barnas, (Tasty Piedmont 2015)


€745.00 per person sharing
€230.00 for single room supplement

High Season surcharge from 26th August - 23rd September
€10.00 per person sharing
€20.00 per single room

Self Guided Tour Information

Self guided tour is available every Saturday from March 25 to September 23 (minimum 2 people).
Other dates are possible with groups of 4 or more OR for a supplement of €50.00 per person if less than 4 people

How to get to the start point in Torino: 

You can fly to Turin airport which is most convenient. (Milan airports are also possible, approx 1hr30mins to Torino from Milan Malpensa)

From Turin airport take the metro line 36 (SFM Railway) as far as Madonna di Campagna (approx 15 mins). Then change and take line 9 (Torino Transport)  towards Torino Esposizioni Capolinea (6 stops, approx 15 mins) getting off at MARTINETTO and the hotel is about a 3 minute walk once you exit the station. 

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).


Day 1: Hotel Royal ***

TORINO image 1TORINO image 1


Day 2: Hotel Regina ***

PINEROLO image 1PINEROLO image 1


Day 3: Hotel Perpoin***

SALUZZO image 1SALUZZO image 1


Day 4: Hotel Ascheri **** 

BRA image 1BRA image 1


Day 5: Hotel Savona**** 

ALBA image 1ALBA image 1


Day 6: Hotel Rainero ***

ASTI image 1ASTI image 1


Day 7: Hotel Candiani ****


Tour Date Options

Red = booked out / not available, Blue = Limited Availability, Green = available

Book now

Booking Form

Primary Contact Details.

Section Divider


We require you to have Travel Insurance when you book the tour. It is important that you are covered in case of cancellation due to injury as the deposit is non refundable

Section Divider (copy)

Other members of your group if applicable.

Please indicate below how many people are in your group including yourself.

Second person details

Third person details

Fourth person details

Fifth person details


Sixth person details


Seventh person details


Eighth person details


Ninth person details


Tenth person details


Section Divider (copy) (copy)


For single travellers, we organise accommodation on a twin sharing basis. Please note it may not be possible on all our tours and a single supplement will be applied.

Section Divider (copy) (copy) (copy)

Other Information

Section Divider (copy) (copy) (copy) (copy)

Payment Information

If you have been on a previous tour, there is a €50.00 discount on our week long tours in Ireland (unfortunately this discount does not apply to other European trips)

A €250.00 deposit is required for each person booking on a holiday. The Balance payment is required two month prior to the starting date. The deposit is forfeited in the event of a cancellation of your booking. The balancing payment is also non-refundable in the event of the cancellation occuring within 14 days of the tour starting date. All transactions are taken in Euro.

We will contact you to confirm your booking and payment details.

Please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions before proceeding.

Hide Terms and Conditions

Booking Conditions

Irish Cycling Safaris Ltd (“the Company”) accepts bookings subject to the following conditions:

  • The contract is between the Company and the client, being any person travelling or intending to travel on a tour operated by the company. The contract, including all matters arising from it, is subject to Irish law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the company sends a confirmation. It is at this point that a contract between the company and the client comes into existence. Before your booking is confirmed and comes into existence the company reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices. The company or their agents reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion.
  • To secure a booking the Company or their agent requires a completed booking form and the necessary deposit. (Full payment if travel within 60 days). The first named client must be over 18 years of age. Clients booking by telephone, by website/E-mail or fax will be deemed to have signed the booking form and read and accepted our terms of booking. The person signing, or being deemed to sign, the booking form warrants that he/she has full authority to do so on behalf of all persons whose names appear thereon, and confirms that all such persons are fully aware of and accept these conditions.
  • The balance of all monies due, including any surcharges applicable at the time, must be paid to the company or their agents not later than 60 days before departure. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date the Company reserves the right to cancel your booking and cancellation charges will apply. If any cheque is dishonoured we reserve the right to charge €25 to cover administration costs.
  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients whilst on a tour organised by the Company. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance. Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of private Travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate cover.
  • An administration fee of €25 per booking plus any additional costs incurred will be charged if a confirmed booking is changed or transferred to a different departure date or tour, up to 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter all changes will be treated as cancellations and subject to the relevant charges. Changes are subject to availability. For an administration fee of €25 you may request a credit voucher. This must be redeemed within 12 months of issue and must be used against a new booking. The voucher is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. In certain circumstances, which the Company considers reasonable, the booking may be transferred to another suitable person; however the tour arrangements must remain the same and will only be allowed if all suppliers agree to accept the name change. If a transfer is allowed an administration charge of €25 per person will be charged plus any extra charges levied by suppliers.
  • Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by the company or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, including surcharges as follows:

    > 60 days before departure – retention of deposit

    60-14 days before departure – 50%

    < 14 days before departure – 100%

  • Clients are responsible for arranging, and must be in possession of, a valid passport and any visas and vaccination certificates required for the whole of their journey. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, personal items etc) is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the company.
  • Should the client have a reason to complain, you must immediately notify our representative and the relevant supplier. If the client’s complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily at the time, they must write to us with full details of the complaint within 28 days of the end of the tour. Failure to notify complaints entirely within accordance of this clause will diminish or extinguish the client’s ability to claim compensation.
  • The company provides all services on a “ground only” basis. The client is responsible for arranging their own travel to the designated start points of each tour. The company cannot accept any liability for any delay/cancellation in your transportation and cannot offer any refunds for lost holiday time.
  • Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Company’s employees, tour leaders and agents whilst on the tour with the company. If in the opinion of such persons the health, level of fitness or conduct of a client at any time before or after departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of a tour the client may be excluded from all or part of the tour without refund or recompense. In the case of ill health the company may make such arrangements as it sees fit and recover the costs thereof from the client. If a client commits an illegal act the client may be excluded from the tour and the Company shall cease to have responsibility to/for them. If you are affected by a condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect you or affect other people’s enjoyment or active participation of the tour, you must advise us at the time of booking. No refund will be given for any unused services.
  • The Company will use its best endeavours to operate all tours as advertised. However, it reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices or itineraries described in our brochure/website. If a major change is necessary or deemed advisable, the company will advise the client as soon as reasonably possible, if there is no time before departure. A major change does not apply to a change of transport or named accommodation, but is usually considered a major change in itinerary or change in duration of a client’s holiday. If advised of a major change before departure, the client will have the choice of accepting changes (at additional cost if applicable), purchasing another available tour from the company, or cancelling the tour with a full refund.

    Provided that the major change is not as a result of situations outside the company’s control or consolidation, compensation will be paid as follows:

    Notification Period Given / Compensation Per Person

    More than 30 days: Nil

    14-30 days: €40

    Less than 14 days: €50

  • Force Majeure. We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reasons of circumstance amounting to “force majeure”. In these conditions “force majeure” means any event which we the supplier of services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, epidemics or health risks and all similar events outside our control.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 4 weeks before departure except for “force majeure”, consolidation, or the client’s failure to pay the final balance. Unless the client fails to pay the final balance, the company, upon cancellation will return all monies paid to it, or offer the client an alternative holiday of comparable standard if available (if less expensive than original we will refund the difference, if more expensive, the client will have to pay the difference). Compensation will not be payable (1) where the company is forced to cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) where an insufficient number of people book the clients chosen holiday and we notify we are cancelling for this reason not less than 28 days before departure. In all cases our liability is limited to offering the above choices and the compensation payments (where applicable) set out in clause 11. No compensation is payable if we notify you of cancellation more than 8 weeks before departure. We cannot be held responsible for any costs or expenses you may have as a result of cancellation.
  • Client’s bookings are accepted on the understanding that they appreciate the risks inherent in adventure travel and that they undertake the tours featured in our programme at their own volition. Our obligations, and those of any suppliers providing any service or facility involved in any travel arrangements you book with us, are to provide services and facilities with reasonable care and skill. Facilities will be provided to the realistic minimum standard recommended by the regulatory authorities responsible.
  • Bike Hire: The equipment including all accessories supplied is let out on hire. The equipment remains the property of the company and the Client will not sell, hire out or otherwise part with the possessions thereof.

    The Client undertakes not to misuse the equipment and to return it with all accessories in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear accepted). The company shall be entitled to charge the client for any damages caused to equipment during the period of hire. In event of a breakdown, other than a result of the Clients misuse, the company will use its best endeavours to repair or procure repair of the equipment.

    The company will not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever, through breakdown or other defect in the equipment or other circumstances beyond the company’s control. The Client shall indemnify the company with respect to all costs, claims, expenses and demands suffered or incurred which arise directly or indirectly out of the use of the equipment during the period of hire. The company reserves the right to charge the client for partial or full settlement of any claim. In the event of the equipment being stolen or lost, the company reserves the right to call upon the client to indemnify the company the replacement of the equipment. However, should the equipment subsequently be returned in a satisfactory condition, the company undertakes to refund the clients indemnity within 14 days.

    The Client will ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use, will not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and will immediately notify the company in the event of breakdown or loss of equipment.

  • Clients bringing their own bikes do so on the proviso that their equipment is in a suitable condition for participation in a tour. Responsibility for maintenance of bicycles brought by clients rests with the client. The company will endeavour to accommodate such clients, but cannot guarantee that correct tools and spares will be available, given the wide range of possibilities that exist.