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Piedmont Tours - Turin & Piedmont Star - 'Grande'
Single Centre

With so many perfect panoramas, hilltop castles, royal palaces, delightful little lakes and vineyards and tempting Turin (and hotel pool) too, here’s a fantastic opportunity to both tour and stay put, allowing you just that little extra time to discover what makes Turin and this tasty corner of Italy such a treasure. Stay in style in Turin centre then tour up to a very special Patrician Villa in Romano Canavese, sample the renowned Piemontese cuisine perhaps and sip your way down the’ Strada Reale dei Vini’. Our range of circular itinerary options, puts plenty of superb scenic cycling on the menu and every day is firmly at your very own pace.

Tour details

Tour Name
Turin & Piedmont Star - 'Grande'
Single Centre
Tour Reference
IPTR7
Tour Duration
7 days and 6 nights
Start Day
Saturday
Tour Grade
2-3
Board Basis
Bed & Breakfast
Price
From £683 to £779 per person
Accommodation

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 (3 nights). We are pleased to discuss details on request.

Tour at a Glance

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 Chiavasso– not to mention perfect panoramas and vineyards by the score. Day routes are mainly on small side roads and cycle paths.

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Itinerary

     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 Roman 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 Six - Choice of circular rides

Miles: 23-35 Kms: 31-50

Day Seven - 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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