Enjoy the beauty and charm of the lower Piedmont region, considered Italy’s greatest single wine region, on this unforgettable six-day tour with top of the class accommodations. Our daily routes, take you to all the roads that the famed Fausto Coppi "Il Campionissimo" used to train himself. This area is one of the most important wine regions in Italy where the Gavi, Timorasso, Derthona, Barbera, and Dolcetto wines are produced ... More info ›
Enjoy the beauty and charm of the lower Piedmont region, considered Italy’s greatest single wine region, on this unforgettable six-day tour with top of the class accommodations. Our daily routes, take you to all the roads that the famed Fausto Coppi "Il Campionissimo" used to train himself. This area is one of the most important wine regions in Italy where the Gavi, Timorasso, Derthona, Barbera, and Dolcetto wines are produced. This is also where the finest white truffles grow alongside porcini mushrooms. During your excursions, you will have the opportunity to visit the top local wineries, learn how to cook traditional local dishes, go truffle hunting (when in season) and experience the best Italian fashion shopping at the Serravalle Designer Outlet with a special VIP invitation.
ARRIVAL AND HOTEL CHECK-IN
Our shuttle or private car service will pick you up at the Milan Malpensa (MXP), Linate (LIN) or Genoa (GOA) airport and take you to the hotel.
COPPI'S MEMORIAL AND COLLI TORTONESI
Distance: 60 km - 37.5 mi
Elevation Gain: 683 mt. - 2,241 ft
Leave the hotel and head to Castellania where Fausto Coppi’s memorial is located. Leave Castellania to go to Garbagna a small charming town rated one of the prettiest little town of Italy. We will have the opportunity to ride through the Colli Tortonesi the home of Timorasso and Barber wine. Stop briefly for a coffee and a little break in the beautiful town of Garbagna. From here, we climb a small hill and descend to the Borbera Valley and we head back towards the hotel.
ALTO MONFERRATO AND GAVI HILLS
Distance: 73 km - 45 miles
Elevation Gain: 758 mt. - 2,486 ft
Leave the hotel and head to Novi Ligure home of Novi Chocolate. A short climb will take us to the hills of Gavi where we will have the opportunity to see some perfectly preserved castles. From here, we will climb the rolling hills of the Alto Moferrato. We will pass few little typical towns on our way to Rocca Grimalda a historic town from the XI century. After a little rest, we will head to Gavi to admire the "Fort of Gavi" that dominates the town.
THE CASTAGNOLA PASS AND VOLTAGGIO
Distance: 57 km - 35.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 871 mt. - 2,857 ft
We will ride the roads where Coppi used to train. Leave the hotel and head to Ronco Scrivia. This is a slight uphill that will challenge our legs for the climb of the day. Right pass Ronco Scrivia, we will start climbing the Castagnola pass. This is a 6km steady climb with amazing views. Now it is time to descend to Voltaggio, a little town that is still home to an ancient Roman Bridge. From here we will head to Gavi and this time we will go back to the hotel.
COLLI TORTONESI STRADE UNESCO
Distance: 74.4 km - 46.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,116 mt. - 3,361 ft
Leaving from the hotel, we will go to Tortona to start the first climb of the day to Sarezzano. We will ride on one of the three UNESCO roads of the Colli Tornonesi. A short descent will lead us to the road that goes to Garbagna, but today we will head up to Casaco and the local observatory. A nice descent will take us to Garbagna where we can rest and get ready to climb again to Sorli and the surrounding hills where most of the local truffles grow. From here we will go back to the hotel for a very well deserved rest.
Based on your flight schedules, our shuttle or a private car will take you to the airport.