With all the artistic and historic treasures of Turin and amazing flavours of the Canavese, it’s hard to think of a more pleasant patch to discover than Piedmont. Turin is inspirational and its hinterland is simply Italy at its most untainted: outstretched vineyards, towering castles, natural lakes, alpine backdrops and simply great scenic cycling. Let us invite you to stay in style both in Turin and in a very special Patrician Villain Romano Canavese, to pedal the royal wine route perhaps and drink in the gentle history of this charming region. Thanks to our range of circular itinerary options, every day is at your very own pace, so why not sneak some time by the beautiful hotel pool too?
is located in a stylish, luxury 4 star hotel in central Turin (1 night) and in the delightful town of Romano Canavese in a 4 star luxury hotel with leisure facilities (4 nights). We are pleased to discuss details on request.
Savour the flavours, treasures and mysteries of Turin in stylish luxury before taking up residence in a smart villa renowned for its fine Piemontese cuisine in Romano Canavese and pick your cycling adventures to suit your very own gentle pace. Your à la carte menu includes vibrant Lake Viverone; wildlife-rich Lake Candia; the imposing towers of Ivrea; Pavone’s hilltop castle and medieval Chivasso– not to mention perfect panoramas and vineyards by the score. Day routes are mainly on small side roads and cycle paths.
Once you have explored Turin and toured up the Po via historic Chivasso and Mazzé to the main base for your stay, there is a choice of excellent circular rides exploring the historic towns and villages, castles, vineyards and wildlife-rich lakelands of Piedmont’s Canavese area.
Following your stay in a luxury hotel in central Turin, your base on this holiday is the Relais Villa Matilde, a luxury 4 star hotel which sits in its own peaceful parklands in the centre of the medieval village of Romano Canavese. Elegant yet intimate, it blends wonderful Piedmontese history with modern day comfort and also offers a range of leisure facilities including an outdoor pool, a wellness centre and tennis court. Dining al fresco here is a treat to remember with real local flavours and wines a speciality.
Day One – Arrive and explore Turin
Arrive in Turin to explore its many treasures from the royal residences to the magnificent Duomo, home to the famed Holy Shroud, reputedly used to wrap the body of Christ. Take time to sit out on the Piazza Castello, the historic heart of the city and admire the rich architectural offerings - from Baroque and Rococo to Neo-classical and Art Nouveau. Overnight Turin.
Day Two – Up the River Po to Romano Canavese
Pedal up the River Po past some impressive castles to explore historic Chivasso and Mazzé en route to Romano Canavese where you can relax by the pool or take time to stroll around the historic gateways, palaces and castle fortifications of the town.
Miles: 37 Kms: 60
Days Three to Five - Choice of circular rides
Miles: 23-35 Kms: 31-50
Day Six - Depart after breakfast.
The circular rides:
Once in Romano Canavese, we offer a choice of 4 circular routes with distances between 23 and 31 miles (35 to 50 kms), with each ride carefully planned to make sure you see the best of the area and that you travel the distance you are most comfortable with.
You can go with the flow of your energy levels southwards along the Dora Baltea river to the clear waters of Lake Candia, then enjoy superb vineyard views from the top of the Moraine hills, returning to Romano Canavese via the ‘Strada Reale dei Vini’ – the Royal Wine Route. Head up to the imposing castle towers of Ivrea and its little lakes, following the Franciscan pilgrimage route homeward or pick your way through kiwi and peach plantations on the return from Lake Viverone. The 9th century Castello Pavone is worth the climb and Pavone village, set on its rocky slopes offers Piedmontese Baroque at its finest.
All of the routes offer excellent cycling and there are plenty of opportunities to stop for refreshments.
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