- Luxury hotels, gourmet cuisine and outstanding wines
- Easy cycling through an undiscovered corner of Italy
- Stunning mountain views - as far as Mont Blanc on a clear day
If you enjoy fine food, fine wine and fine cycling, then look no further than the region of Piedmont in north-west Italy. This exciting new ride is quite simply a mecca for cycling foodies, with numerous colourful markets, atmospheric enoteche and two nights in a Michelin-starred restaurant. The cycling itself takes you through softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets and via the pretty wine towns of Barbaresco and Barolo where there will be ample opportunity to sample the world-famous local produce.
The rides are relaxed but cover enough distance to burn off a few calories and work up an appetite for the next memorable meal. We pass historic castles, frescoed chapels and pretty mediaeval villages en route to sophisticated hotels with luxurious rooms, elegant lounges and panoramic pools. All in all the perfect recipe for a healthy, relaxing holiday.
What makes this trip responsible?
Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company.
As a self-guided trip you will be pedalling under your own steam and at your own pace. You will not be part of a group so the impact of your visit on the landscape and communities you pass will be absolutely minimal. Our local operator works with local suppliers and hoteliers to ensure that we support the communities we visit, maximising the benefit to them and also our enjoyment of the region. We will stay in characterful, locally run hotels and the route notes will often give you hints and tips of local restaurants you can try, giving you a taste of the local cuisine while helping to support these establishments. Moreover, we encourage you to journey by train to minimise your carbon footprint.
Cycling in Barolo, Italy