Stórkostleg 8 daga ferð þar sem hjólað er frá borginni Alba í Pirmonte og – endað í Finale Liguria. Fyrstu nóttina er gist í Alba síðan er hjólað á næsta áfangastað sem er bændagisting – Agriturismo – í stórkostlegu umhverfi. Herbergin eru nýuppgerð og mjög flott, á neðstu hæð er veitingahús fjölskyldunnar sem er eru vínbændur og framleiða hin frægu Barolo vín – einstök rauðvín, fræg um allan heim. Næstu nætur er gist á fleiri stórkostlegum gististöðum og borðaður matur úr héraðinu. Hjólaleiðir eru fjölbreyttar, götur, stígar og jeppavegir. Við skoðum það sem er markvert á leiðinni m.a. Barollo kastalann og lítil þorp. Einstök fegurð þessa héraðs á haustin er vel þekkt og fók kemur langt að til að njóta haustlitana og til að kaupa framleiðsluna, vín og hnetur.
Að lokum er komið til Finale Liguria, yndislegt þorp við sjóinn, sem Ítalir elska að koma til því þar er sandströnd við annars klettótta strandlengjuna. Í Finale er hægt að njóta lífsins og heimsækja ekta pizza stað, borða úti við sjóinn, synda í sjónum eða ganga um litla verslunargötu og fá sér ekta ítalskann ís á torginu.
Gist er í Finale í 3 nætur og hægt að nýta tímann til að fara í göngu og skoða fleiri lítil þorp sem kúra þarna við strandlengjuna. Skemmtileg ganga upp í hæðirnar þar sem útsýnið er stórkostlegt ómissandi og komið er við í þorpinu Noli sem á sér einstaka sögu sem gaman er að kynnast.
|If you are an active kind of person you can enjoy walking or mountain biking the Barolo Vineyard Trail and from there cross the Apennine mountains reaching the beautiful Riviera and taking a bath in the Mediterranean Sea. The Barolo Vineyard Trail winds its’ way through Piedmont, Italy’s hidden paradise for wine connoisseurs and gourmets. It explores the Langhe region, set between the Alps and the Apennine mountains, which is blessed with fertile lands that produces the Tube Magnatum, a prized white truffle, and one of Italy’s most prestigious red wines: The Barolo. Our tour moves amongst vineyards between pretty medieval villages and castles and you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the food and wine of the area visiting interesting cellars as the one of the Barolo Castle. From the Langhe area we cross the mountains until we reach the Seaside with warm temperatures (16°-20°C) till the end of November and already again in February. Olive harvest continues during November and December that gives us plenty of time to study the process of this traditional and not very easy job of harvesting the terrace-fields with olive trees (in the season it is even possible to participate for one day to harvest its’ own Pure Natural Olive Oil) and we can visit some enchanting Middle Age villages along the coast.
D1– Meeting in Malpensa Airport (or Turin Airport), transfer to Alba: Alba is a jewel of a medieval city of a “hundred towers”. A treasure chest of flavors and aromas located in the heart of the wine country Piedmont. Night in Hotel
D2 – After breakfast, bike trip among the hilly landscape discovering the different colors (Autumn) of the vineyards with an open view of all the countryside: we first visit Grinzane Castle, with the truffle museum, then the Medieval village of Barolo famous for his winery unique in the world. Time for lunch and for wine tasting. In the afternoon we will reach Monforte d’Alba, probably the most scenic landscape among the Langhe. overnight in Hotel/Agriturismo with Dinner. HB
D3 – Our bike trail continues by crossing hills, surrounded by nature and colored vineyards which pass through the Old Novello Village, Belvedere Lange and finally we reach Carrù which is famous in all of Northern Italy for its’ special Piedmont’s dishes (especially meat): here around we can choose one restaurant together with our guide suggestion. Night in Hotel. BB
D4 – We move by minibus (also the bikes will be transferred) for 40 kilometers to Altare which is located at the foothills of the Apennine mountains, covered by a charming forest where they say wolves are still living around … From here we start using our bikes for a tour into the wilderness crossing the mountains on enchanting white roads. Pic-nic lunch with the spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea from the top of the Apennine. Downhill will be fun enough till reaching our nice Agriturismo among olive trees and grape terrace gardening: a great typical dinner will be served in the agriturismo. HB
D5 – After breakfast, it is time to discover (by bike and by foot) the beautiful and particular Mediterranean bush forest moving on a nice single track path that will take us directly into the medieval village of Final Borgo, one of the most beautiful “cittadella” in Italy. Afternoon at the seaside with the possibility to relax on the sandy beach in front of our hotel. BB
D6 – Free time for relaxing on the sandy beaches of Finale Ligure and in the afternoon time for visiting the Middle Age Borgo, and hits museum. Night in the hotel. BB
D7 – Finale Ligure has a wonderful cliff pointed by some “saracino towers” and covered by a wild Mediterranean forest. We hike along the cliff along a tiny footpath till reaching the village of Noli (founded by the ancient Romans, still now a fascinating walled town). Along our footpath we will have incredible view on the small beaches and on the blue sea. Time for a lunch on the beach in Noli and return to Finale by bus. Night in Finale Ligure Hotel. BB
D8 – Transfer to the Airport
From April to end of May and from mid September to November
PRICE PER PERSON
From 1.280 €
(price for a 6 to 12 People group, in double rooms)
Included in the price: 7 nights in hotel or Agriturismo in double rooms, 6 days’ program with excursions, 1 relaxing day for own activity (or if possible taking part of Grape Harvest – in September – or Olive harvest in November), all the transfers from the airport and during the tour, bags transportation from hotel to hotel, bikes and helmets.
Not Included: lunches, some dinners (day 1, day 3 and day 5, 6 and 7).
Booking time: At least 6 months before the departure.
Difficulties: up and down biking on normal road: 3-4 hours a day, 1 off road biking day
and 1 hiking 2,5 hrs.
Groups: From 6 to 12.
Guide: English speaking Guide, geologist, expert in the area