Famed for its white truffles, delicious cheeses, and hazelnuts; with village names like Barolo and Barbaresco, it’s easy to understand why Piemonte is a gourmet’s paradise. But the region offers much more than wine and gastronomic delights, the countryside is as beautiful as it is bountiful. Our walks take us through the gentle hills and vineyards of the Langhe region, to idyllic medieval villages and up into the dramatic landscape of the Alta Langa. Up here we get stunning views of the mountains beyond, with Mont Blanc and Monviso dominating the sky line. Piemonte is a gourmet’s paradise and with its abundance of excellent fresh produce and talented artisan food producers it comes as no surprise that the Slow Food movement started here. And for wine lovers Piemonte offers something to suit every palate, from Barolo, the most powerful long-lived red wine to Gavi, the lightest and most delicate of whites. This trip places a special emphasis on food and wine, combining walking through vineyards with visits to cellars, tutored tastings and wine and food pairing.
Day 1 & 2 Saluzzo: Meet in the magnificent city of Torino, the cosmopolitan capital of Piemonte; explore the cobbled streets of medieval Saluzzo; marvel at frescos in the 13th C. Castle of Manta; explore the remote Occitan villages of the Po valley and marvel at the snow-capped peak of Monviso.
Day 3 & 4 Barbaresco: Wander though a manicured landscape of vineyards and hazelnut groves; enjoy a regional wine tasting of Barbaresco; visit Murazzano, the regional capital of cheese for a tasting of the famous cheese Robiola; hike between noted wine villages on the vineyard trail.
Day 5, 6 & 7 La Morra: Stay in one of the most beautiful villages in Piemonte; hike to the village of Barolo, and visit its state of the art wine museum; hunt for truffles with a trifulaio and his dog; feast on freshly prepared pasta and truffles.
Piemonte: tour details
|Duration||7 nights / 8 days|
|Difficulty||Moderate 6 – 14 km/day over gently rolling terrain.|
|Inclusions||Seven nights accommodation in comfortable, charming hotels; all breakfasts and meals as specified in the itinerary; all transfers, tips and gratuities; the services of a professional tour guide.|
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