A weekend tour that heads to Alba, the city – tower. We explore an area, Langhe and Roero. that is a World Heritage Site among hills and vineyards and spectacular scenery. You will sample the famous Barolo and Barbaresco wines and typical dishes from one of Piedmont’s best cuisines.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Alba
The ancient Alba Pompeia founded by the Romans has retained its medieval appearance, a tower-town with narrow, twisting alleys and aristocratic palaces, to be seen by day and by night.
Day 2: Alba – Bra – Alba approx. 50 km
You ride the flat cyclostrada from Alba to Bra along the Tanaro and quiet banks and through orchards and hazelnut groves. To enter Bra, capital of the Roero, you make a short climb; the town is famous for being the birthplace of Slowfood , the now worldwide organization committed to restoring value to food, respecting those who produce it, in harmony with the environment and ecosystems. We return to Alba still on quiet roads along a slightly more hilly route that passes Santa Vittoria with its tall medieval crenellated tower, a town founded by the Romans after their victory over the Visigoths.
Day 3: Alba – Govone – San Martino Alfieri – Alba 45 km
Flat route to the northeast along the Tanaro, then we face a challenging but not long climb toward San Martino Alfieri where we find a castle from the 1700s, precisely that of the Marquis Alfieri then continue toward Govone, famous for its Royal Castle, former Savoy residence and high production of excellent Barbera wine. The view of the Langhe vineyards is exceptional. You return on a flat route and through small villages back to our Alba.