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Hiking holidays Piedmont

From the Barbaresco to the Barolo.

The Piedmont is Italy’s second biggest region and could not be more multi-faceted. Pure bliss while you  explore the Langhe region during your walks, but there is more – such as the varied nature landscape of the unmistakable line of hills covered with vineyards as far as the eye can see. This is the spot where the world’s finest and most expensive wines are grown and there are plenty of opportunities to sample some of them in the numerous wine stores all located in historic buildings. Culturally the Piedmont region is just as diverse and has a lot to offer, starting with numerous historic places and the medieval villages situated on small hills between picturesque valleys are especially attractive. Finally the culinary side of this region makes it  of course a special hotspot: truffles, risotto and cheese topped off by delicious wine and a little piece of  ‚Nocciola di Piedmonte’ – experience walking bliss in paradise

Itinerary

Welcome to the truffel-metropolis! This medieval town with its oppulent palaces and towers (‚city of the one hundred towers’) invites you to a stroll.

Hotel example: Calissano

You comfortably walk along the river Tanaro to Barbareso, the first ‚wine metropolis’ of your walking tour. In Barbaresco everything revolves around splendid wine, we suggest you sample ‚Barolo’s little brother’ in the Enoteca Regionale located in the converted church San Donato. The route leads you through the typical landscape of the Langhe region along vast vineyards into picturesque Neive. You spend the night in Treiso, situated in the centre of the Langa del Barbaresco, this village has already been popular as a holiday destination by the Romans.

Hotel example: Domus Langhe

approx. 4.5 hours
16 km
620 m
380 m

On your way to the hamlet of Canta you walk along the Rocche di Sette Fratelli, a deep gorge situated between soft vineyards. Then you continue towards San Bovo enjoying marvellous panoramic views and finally reach the flower village of Castino, located onto top of a hill between the Bormida and Belbo river valleys. In the Middle Ages it was an affluent focal point with three monasteries and today you can marvel at the first truffle grove for tourists in this region. The route leads you along the ridge of a hill in between chestnut- and hazelnut trees to Cravanzana.

Hotel example: Da Maurizio

approx. 5 hours
17 km
430 m
530 m

From the heart of hazelnut growing, the route takes you on slightly hilly terrain through the upper Belbo-river valley, well-known for potato growing via Feisoglio to Niella Belbo. The architectural style of this medieval village was shaped by Napoleon’s march through, hence the byname ‚dei francesi’. After a range of hills with marvellous views onto sleepy little villages and old ruins, you reach San Benedetto with the same-named lake. A short transfer takes you to the well-known flower villlage of Bossolasco.

Hotel example: Da Fabiana

approx. 4.5 hours
16 km
380 m
370 m

Today the terrain is initially hilly, and accompanied by hazelnut groves you reach the little village of  Serravalle Langhe. Then onwards through the Bric della Vacca and vineyards to Roddino. After a short rest at the Church of St. Mary your next Day Finish is the medieval farming village of Sinio. Wine is back! The path snakes uphill to the village and the medieval castle of Serralunga d'Alba.

Hotel example: Le Arcate

approx. 5.5 hours
17 km
280 m
990 m

Today’s route leads you through light hazelnut groves and wild forests into the magically situated Monforte d´Alba. The impressive campanile and Scarampi palace can already be seen from afar. In medieval Monforte we recommend a stroll through the little alleyways and a snack in the numerous restaurants and wine stores. You continue your tour with ecstasizing views into the valley until you reach your day finish, the world-famous wine village of Barolo, where a marvellous wine-tasting awaits you.

Hotel example: Barolo

approx. 4.5 hours
16 km
590 m
640 m

Walking through the vineyards of the best wines in the world you continue your tour to the idyllic village La Morra, best-know as the ‚balcony of Langhe’. One last time enjoy the impressive panorama onto the entire Barolo region, on a clear day you can even see as far as the Alps and Monte Viso. En route back to Alba you pass the castles of Verduno and Roddi.

Hotel example: Calissano

approx. 5 hours
12 km
320 m
380 m

Tour character

The terrain is hilly and the route leads through vineyards and forests. Daily walking tours vary in walking times and can last up to 5 hours. The route leads you along walking paths alternating with mule tracks, gravel paths and in parts along asphalted sections. A good basic fitness level is required, so you can thoroughly enjoy the wonderful views from the medieval villages towering over the valley.

Prices & dates

All data at a glance
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - May 9, 2020
Sep 20, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Samstag
Season 2
May 10, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
Samstag
Season 3
Jun 21, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Genusswandern im Piemont, 8 Tage, IT-PIWAL-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
859'-
325'-
929'-
325'-
1.029'-
325'-

Category: 2x 4**** hotel (Alba), mid-range hotels and beautiful Italian country houses ‚Agriturismi’ (some featuring a swimming pool)

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - May 9, 2020
Sep 20, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
May 10, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
Season 3
Jun 21, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Alba B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Alba B Standard
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
85'-
134'-
85'-
134'-
95'-
144'-
95'-
144'-
95'-
144'-
95'-
144'-
Price
Transfer Mailand (Orio al Serio) - Alba
Transfer Mailand (Malpensa/Linate) - Alba
Transfer Turin (Caselle) - Alba
Transfer Alba - Milano (Orio al Serio)
Transfer Alba - Milano (Malpensa/Linate)
Transfer Alba - Turin (Caselle)
339'-
278'-
169'-
339'-
278'-
169'-

Services & information

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Wine tasting (English)
  • Transfers according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Airport transfer Milano (Malpensa, Linate) – Alba: CHF 278.- up to 3 persons, CHF 325.- up to 7 persons, CHF 410.- from 8 persons, duration approx. 2 hours.
  • Airport transfer Milano (Orio al Serio) – Alba: CHF 339.- up to 3 persons, CHF 410.- up to 7 persons, CHF 470.- from 8 persons, duration approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Airport transfer Turin (Caselle) – Alba: CHF 169.- up to 3 persons, CHF 218.- up to 7 persons, CHF 279.- from 8 persons, duration approx. 1.5 hours.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Airport Turin or Milano. From Turin by train to Alba (1x change of trains), duration approx. 1.5 hours, or from Milano by train to Alba (2x change of trains), duration approx. 3 hours.
  • By train to Alba.
  • Parking: Hotel parking spaces cost approx. CHF 15.- per day. No reservation possible.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates on request

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
4 stars
Alois Kaufmann CH | 24.06.2018
Genusswandern im Piemont Start und Ziel in Alba
Das Büchlein mit der Wegbeschreibung musste mann immer zur Hand haben da zum Teil Markierungen fehlten Unterkünfte zum Teil einfach aber sehr sauber und ruhig
5 stars
Peter K. W. CH | 29.10.2017
Goldener Herbst
Wunderschöne Herbstwanderung (auch dank des ausserordentlich schönen Spätherbstwetters) durch Rebberge und Haselnusshaine.
5 stars
Beat Von Wyl CH | 12.09.2017
Genusswanderung war ein Genuss
Es war eine fantastische Woche. Nette Menschen, gutes Essen und eine traumhafte Landschaft. Alles perfekt organisiert. Wir würden sofort wieder gehen.

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