The hotel staff will provide you with tour information and rental bikes. Afterwards, you still have enough time for a walk through the medieval town.
Your first bike tour will lead you on attractive trails along the river Dora Baltea to the south. Soon you will have reached the beautifully situated lake Candia. The lake invites you to jump into its clear water. After a longer climb (4 km) you will reach the top of the moraine hills from which you will have a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Along the royal wine route you will get back to your hotel.
Through meadows and fields, today’s stage leads you to Ivrea. The river Dora Baltea has dug a deep riverbed, offering spectacular views. After a short rest in the medieval city centre, you will continue your tour to two mountain lakes nearby. Romantically, they invite you to swim for some time. Later, you will return to your hotel, cycling along the old Franciscan Road, which was an important pilgrimage route for the monks to Rome.
In the morning, you will take the train to the capital city of Turin. Here, not only the great Piazza Vittorio Veneto will impress you. There is a lot to be discovered in this lively city. A nice bike path along the river Po leads back to the north. In Chiavasso, you should stop for some time. In the small town on the river Po, with its little sidewalk cafes, real Italian lifestyle is lived. The road back to your hotel leads past the castle Castello Mazze, from which the valley had been guarded for centuries.
Very athletic cyclists may visit the impressive castle Castello di Masino at the beginning of the tour (very steep rise for approx. 2 km). If you prefer a more relaxed daytrip, you can follow the route over gently rolling hills and through small towns with historical churches and small castles. You will also get nice opportunities for swimming and sunbathing at the lake promenade in Viverone. Later, you will continue your tour through an agricultural landscape. Kiwis, peaches, and grapes are grown right along the bike course.
Through corn fields, today’s tour leads you to Castello Pavone. After a short climb, you will reach the top of the moraine hills. Nice views of the valley will compensate for the climbs you had to conquer. Small castles can be seen cycling along the royal wine route. After an exhilarating downhill ride, you will again reach your wellness hotel.
The daytrips include flat and hilly stages. Every day there are one or two shorter climbs to be cycled. During the whole tour you will only come across one longer climb of approx. 4 km. You will cycle mostly on side and service roads, partly on cycle paths, but predominantly on asphalted roads. In cities and on short connecting roads, traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.
- 6 x overnight stays in Relais Villa Matilde****L
- 6 x breakfast buffet
- Welcome “Aperitivo”
- If half board is booked: 3x or 6x 4-course dinner including vine, water and coffee
- Wellness and spa area (The pool is open from approx. 01.06.)
- EUROBIKE signposting
- Train journey Strambino – Turin, incl. bike
- Excellently planned routes
- Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
- GPS tracks available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline for the duration of the tour
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Free parking spaces are available at the hotel, no reservation possible
- parking garage 25,-€ per week
- Train journey to Strambino, take a taxi to the hotel (approx. 1,5 km)
- Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price!