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6 NIGHTS

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LEVEL 3

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575 Km

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11,200 m

PIEMONTE CYCLING TOUR

Welcome to Piemonte and our cycling tour designed for wine-lovers & polka-dot jersey wearers in the homeland of cycling legend Fausto Coppi. 

Start in the high mountains and the Colle Nivolet, test your legs on the gravel slopes of the Colle Finestre & finish a hat trick of HC climbs with the Colle Agnello.

Spin down into the Barolo wine region for a luxurious finish in lush vineyards. Enjoy delicious food & soak up the incredible variety of the region.

Enjoy the support of a dedicated Eat Sleep Cycle team of guides & support crew. Stay in beautiful hotels which showcase the hospitality and varied culture of the regions. Taste delicious food and discover the produce of the Barolo wine region.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Fiano, light lunch & warm-up ride to the pretty hilltop town of Cudine, 41 km, 660 m

Day 2:

And out and back ride up to the picturesque Colle del Nivolet, 131 km, 3,745 m

Day 3:

Ride point to point from Fiano to Sestriere via the Colle delle Finestre, 103 km, 2800 m

Day 4:

Ride point to point from Sestriere to Saluzzo, 88 km, 316 m

Day 5:

Out & back ride to Colle dell’Agnello, 135 km, 2600 m

Day 6:

Ride point to point from Saluzzo to Serralunga d’Alba in the Barolo wine region, 76 km, 865  m

Day 7:

Departures to Turin Airport

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Our Tour of Piemonte is designed for guests who love to cycle & enjoy the finer things in life. Guides set a sustainable pace for the group and riders are welcome to take climbs at their own pace. There are three challenging HC climbs on the itinerary – training for the tours is highly recommended. Remember that the support van is close by at all times should anyone wish to take a break.

We are experienced at adjusting rides to suit different rider levels within a group. Please give us a call if you have any doubts or questions.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • COLLE NIVOLET
  • COLLE AGNELLO
  • COLLE FINESTRE
  • THE BAROLO WINE REGION

TOUR OF PIEMONTE INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

The ride is fully-supported by an Eat Sleep Cycle staff crew, guiding you on the road and in an Eat Sleep Cycle vehicle.

Our support staff are experienced professionals from all walks of life united by a love of cycling. They’ll take care of everything; keeping you and your bike in tip top condition throughout the tour.

The support vehicle carries a selection of ride nutrition, from fresh fruit, nuts & salty snacks to natural sports nutrition & energy products from Chimpanzee.

All you have to do is Eat, Sleep, Cycle.

Quick Facts
  • THE COLLE FINESTRE WAS THE SITE OF CHRIS FROOME’S RACE-WINNING ATTACK IN THE 2018 GIRO D’ITALIA
  • PIEMONTE IS HOME TO MORE THAN 50% OF ITALY’S RICE PRODUCTION
  • PIEMONTE IS KNOWN FOR ITS SOPHISTICATED FOOD & WINE PRODUCTION
  • LAVAZZA, ONE OF ITALY’S MOST WELL-KNOWN COFFEE BRANDS, WAS FOUNDED IN TORINO IN 1895

OUR ITALIAN TEAM

Mario

Mario is our native Italian guide, he hails from a little town called Conegliano, 40 km from Venice. A lover of the mountains, when he’s not guiding you’ll find him cross-country skiing.

Silvia

Silvia is from Rome and is a lover of travel & cycling. Silvia looks after the design & delivery of our Italian tours & is an expert at selecting the perfect hotels, food & wine tasting experiences. Silvia is an expert baker and bakes wonderful cakes, including an off-the-scale-delicious homemade Tiramisu.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Piemonte Cuisine

Indulge & enjoy some of the finest food in this region known for gastronomic excellence.

A breakfast buffet is included each morning. During the ride we will keep you fuelled with our favourite ride food. Lunches are enjoyed en route at our favourite trattoria’s or are picnics of fresh local produce prepared by your guiding team.

Evening meals will be enjoyed as a group either at the hotel or at nearby local ristorantes. We work with the hotel & restaurants to ensure that meals are full of the right nutrients to keep you fuelled all week.

Piemonte Hospitality

Relais Bella Rosina****, Fiano (2 nights)

The Relais Bella Rosina is a four-star hotel inspired by the principles of eco-tourism, created from the careful restoration of a farmhouse dating back to the 18th century. Perfect for a luxurious start to the tour. 

Hotel dei Principi****, Sestriere (1 night)

Relax in four star luxury in Sestriere, a ski-town synonymous with the epic bike races which it has hosted over the years. Unwind in the indoor pool & spa & enjoy exceptional food. 

Hotel San Giovanni Relais****, Saluzzo (2 nights)

This beautiful hotel is located in a jewel of the religious architecture of Saluzzo, the 15th century Convent of San Giovanni. Relax in elegant rooms in the heart of the peaceful town of Saluzzo. 

Hotel Diffuso Le Case dei Conti Mirafiore****, Serralunga d’Alba (1 night)

Enjoying relaxing moments in the spa with a view of the Barolo vineyards, savour gourmet food at one of the Estate’s three restaurants. Soak up the luxury of Piemonte’s wine-making region. Taste the Fontanafredda wine made on the estate.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Basso, handcrafted in Bassano del Grappa in northern Italy, a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. When you book your tour you'll receive a discount code for your bike rental, simply browse our collection of beautiful bikes & make your selection. 

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

5th – 11th July 2020

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,699

Single Supplement €569

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Travel Logistics

Arrive: A group transfer departs from Turin Airport at 12 noon on the first day of the tour. Journey time to Fiano is 30 minutes.

Depart: Plan your onward travel from Turin Airport. A group transfer will depart on the last day from Serralunga at 10:00. Journey time is 1 hour 20 mins, suitable for flights departing after 14:00.

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel insurance.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 6 nights, 4* Hotels
Food: Full-board (Breakfast, ride nutrition, lunches & evening meals)
Bike Hire: Optional – 10% discount available
Transfers: Group airport transfers.

Group Bookings

Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

Our whole experience was first class. From the guides to the routes to the bikes, fantastic! We can't wait to come back to Spain and Eat Sleep Cycle!

JasonFirst Class

ESC organised a wonderful training camp that included excellent guides, including pro's. Everyone was very generous with their time and advice. Highly recommend Eat Sleep Cycle.

AnifolkTraining camp

But ESC are absolutely the most accommodating organizers i have ever had the pleasure of touring a place on a bike with. They are the best! I highly recommend them.

Jeeanette

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