Piedmont - A perfect up and down of rolling hills

Discover the beauties of an unknown region.

A diverse landscape full of vineyards, hazelnut groves, oak tree forests with plains, rolling hills and mountains interspersed with occasional villages, castles and palaces. The curvy roads in between the villages and the serpentine routes between the hills are a motorcyclist's dream.

Piedmont, these are the regions Monferrator, Roero, Langhe, the Po Plain, Cavanese, but also the Upper Italian lakes Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como and the Western Alps.

It is the home of famous wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco or Gattinara. Also the White Truffle, which matures in the oak forests of the Monferrato during the fall, the Piedmont cheeses such as Toma, Robbiola or Nostrale, the chocolates from Ferrero or Caffarel and many delicious regional dishes introduce the visitor to a world of gourmet joys.

But the Piedmont also has great cities like Turin, Asti, Alba, Alessandria, Saluzzo, Bra or Cuneo.

Starting from the German Allgäu region, we travel via the Vorarlberg region and the Swiss Alps over the Splügen Pass to Chiavenna. On the next day we ride along the Lago di Como towards Milan, passing by the city and continuing through the Po Plain to the northern hilly landscape of the Langhe.

We spend the days in Piedmont with day tours riding through the Langhe, Monferrato and Roero regions, with fascinating views of villages and wine estates stretching up the hills. Enjoying ever changing sceneries while still manoeuvring your motorbike through the curvy roads is a challenging task. We keep taking small and tiny back roads through the hilly landscape of the north-westerly Apennine Mountains, which are not so well-known among tourists. Numerous little towns remind of past times with their wonderful historic buildings and architectural monuments such as churches, monasteries, fortresses and castles, while the valleys are characterised by rural history and culture – all this is Piedmont!

Category
Road tour
Level of difficulty
2
Tour information
DATES:
06.07. - 13.07.2019

Distance:
Approx. 2,300 km

Duration:
8 days

Route profile:
Arrival via regional, district, municipal and rural roads, partly very narrow curvy roads and hairpin bends.

Prices:
EUR 1,435 for driver
EUR 1,335 for passenger
EUR 145 single room surcharge

Included:

  • 7 nights in a double room at very well managed hotels
  • (Changing hotels 3 times) including breakfast and dinner
  • English-speaking tour guide 

Not included:
Fuel, meals/snacks during the day, drinks, toll fees, toll for using the Austrian highways (Vignette), entrance fees, additional overnight stay after the tour (if required)

Meeting point and departure:
By 6 p.m. on arrival day at the start hotel in Nesselwang

Tour guide:
Rainer Feuerbach