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Piedmont: From Barolo to Barbaresco walking
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
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ITSW290
Gastronomic Walking
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Piedmont: From Barolo to Barbaresco walking

Piedmont: From Barolo to Barbaresco walking

A taste of the Langhe region

  • An infinite selection of incredible wines, cheese, sweets and chocolates to taste along the way 
  • Beautiful cities and characteristic hamlets 
  • Vineyard walks and carefully groomed hazelnut forests
  • Small, comfortable, family run accommodation some with prize winning restaurants on site or near by
  • Spectacular views of the snow capped alps on clear days
  • Friendly people
  • Quiet foot paths 

 

Map Piedmont from Barolo to Barbaresco walking tour
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Route

The walks are along vineyards, uneven footpaths, mule tracks and small gravel roads (strade bianche). The trails through the vineyards can get slippery, muddy and heavy-going when wet or after it has rained. The Bar to Bar route is well marked, while alternative trails do not always have markings. 

Day 1: Arrive in Alba
Day 2: Walk from Barolo to Monforte (8 km)
Day 3: Walk from Monforte to Cissone (14.5 km)
Day 4: Walk from Cissone/Bossolaschetto to Cravanzana (13 km, 19.5 km)
Day 5: Walk from Cravanzana to Benevello (12.8 km)
Day 6: Walk from Benevello to Neive (17.2km)
Day 7: Walk from Neive to Alba (11.9 km)
Day 8: Arrivederci Alba!

Day 1:    Arrive in Alba

 Arrive in Alba, the heart of Piedmont wine country, a captivating medieval city of a “hundred towers” and a treasure chest of flavours and aromas. You can wander through the cobbled streets, climb up a tower to admire the beautiful view or just tempt your sweet tooth in a pastry shop.

 

Day 2:    Walk from Barolo to Monforte (8 km)

 A morning transfer brings you to Barolo, where you should not miss a visit to the wine museum in the imposing castle. From Barolo Here you pick up the official Bar to Bar route and following a short and easy walk takes you to the village of Novello. Continues on to the picturesque town of Monforte set on a hillside with narrow winding streets lined with stone houses and several great places to eat and taste some of Italy’s best wines. 

Challenge: 3 hours, 8 km, 440m ascent, 200m descent

 

Day 3:    Walk from Monforte to Cissone (14.5 km)

 The first section of today’s walk brings you to the typical hamlet of Serralunga d’Alba offering great views of the typical undulating clay hill landscape covered in orderly vineyards. Continue on to Roddino for a panoramic lunch of local specialties that energise you for the final climb to the farm in Cissone.

Challenge: 4.5 hours, 14.5 km, 680m ascent, 565m descent

 

Day 4:    Walk from Cissone/Bossolaschetto to Cravanzana (13 km, 19.5 km)

 A transfer to Bossolaschetto shortens today’s walk by 6.5km as you spend the day in pure nature. Follow country tracks and paths gradually descend to the River Balbo, from where a steep climb takes you to the opposite ridge with imposing views of the Alps and Apennine mountains on clear days. It is then through the woods till Feisoglio and finally Cravanzana, Along the way you cross the typical village of Serravalle Langhe.  

Challenge: 5/6 hours, 13/19.5 km, 370/600m ascent, 550/665m descent

 

Day 5:    Walk from Cravanzana to Benevello (12.8 km)

 A generally easy day walk. From Cravanzana you gradually descend towards the river Belbo, to then climb back to the side of the hill leading to Montemarino. You can admire outstanding views of the Lower Langa, the Alps to the northwest and the Apennine to the southeast. 

Challenge: 3.5 hours, 12.8 km, 550m ascent, 510m descent

 

Day 6:    Walk from Benevello to Neive (17.2km)

From the Hamlet of Benevello you head back to the Bar to Bar route that runs along lovely undulating country roads and paths with no significant uphills. Large farmhouses dot the landscape producing world-class wines. Here and there, sections of forest give a change of colour to the expanse of vineyards and throughout the day, you see the Langhe area at your feet and the Alps as a backdrop. 

Challenge: 4/5 hours, 17.2 km, 250m ascent, 550m descent

 

Day 7:    Walk from Neive to Alba (11.9 km)

This walk is once more on quiet country roads and paths, with no significant climbs. The landscape dominated by manicured vineyards, offers open views on the Langhe area and the Alps. On the way pass by the village of Barbaresco, home to great wines. From where you descend to the River Tanaro, walking through beautiful riparian forest. 

Challenge: 3/4 hours, 11.9 km, 325m ascent, 225m descent

 

Day 8:    Arrivederci Alba!

 The trip and our services end after breakfast and depart for the airport with public transport unless you have pre-booked a private transfer with us. 

 

accommodation

All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

We choose comfortable double rooms in hotels, B&B and agriturismiwhere all rooms have private en-suite bathroom.

You can find below the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight: You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel Savona - Alba
Hotel Savona - Alba

Hotel Savona is centrally located in Alba, Langhe's capital. Rooms are comfortable and cozy with a dated furniture. Staff are welcoming and helpfu. Breakfast is good. In common areas there is free Wifi.

www.hotelsavona.com

Hotel Grappolo d'Oro - Monforte d'Alba
Hotel Grappolo d'Oro - Monforte d'Alba

Il Grappolo D'Oro is located in Piazza Umberto I, the main square in Monforte D'Alba. Rooms and apartments have a traditional design with tiled floors and wooden furniture. Services are free Wifi, TV and private bathroom. Breakfast is good. It's suggested the restaurant. 

www.grappolodoro.net

Agriturismo Balcone sulle Langhe - Cissone
Agriturismo Balcone sulle Langhe - Cissone

Agriturismo Balcone sulle Langhe is located in a quiet location. Rustic rooms are comfortable, spacious and well-furnished. It's suggested the restaurant that offers traditional dishes with local products. Rooms have a balcony, fridge, kitchenette, air conditioned/heating, TV, telephone. 

balconesullelanghe.com

Hotel Da Maurizio - Cravanzana
Hotel Da Maurizio - Cravanzana

Albergo Da Maurizio is set in its spacious garden surrounded by the Langhe Hills and offers rooms decorated in a classic style with balcony. Some of these are fitted with tiled floors and some have parquet floors.The hotel restaurant is very good and very appreciated. 

www.ristorantedamaurizio.net

Relais Montemarino - Borgomale
Relais Montemarino - Borgomale

In an oasis of charm, few kilometers far from Alba, Relais Montemarino was crafted out of the painstaking renovation of an old nineteenth-century farmhouse. It is surrounded by Langhe's hills and it offers rooms with rustic style. All of these are well-finished, clean and welcoming with free Wifi, TV, telephone, private bathroom, heating and minibar. Breakfast is rich and various. 

www.relaismontemarino.it

Hotel Villa Lauri - Neive
Hotel Villa Lauri - Neive

Villa Lauri is situated in a very good position, 10 minutes by walk from Neive's centre. It offers an external swimming pool for the summer season and a terrace overlooking vineyards surrounding. Rooms are comfortable and clean with free Wifi, air conditioning/heating, telephone, TV and private bathroom. Breakfast is very good. Staff is attentive and helpful.

www.hotelvillalauri.com

practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April and October.

Turin International Airport (TRN) is served by both major and low cost carriers. Milan’s Linate (LIN) and Malpensa (MXP) Airports are further away but served by many more flights.

You can reach Alba by train from both Turin (direct) and Milan (not direct).

Check timetables on www.trenitalia.com.

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 7 Nights in selected B&Bs, hotels and agriturismo
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Private transfer from Alba to Barolo (+ luggage to Monforte) on DAY 2
  • Luggage transfer DAY 3 to DAY 7
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps with tracks on
  • 24/7 telephone support 

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to/from Alba
  • Trains, busses or boats wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners not specifically mentioned
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment

Optional services

  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Transfer from airport to Alba
  • Transfer from Alba to airport
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