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Route

Technical Characteristics:

Route Profile: Medium. The day trips 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 approximately 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.

Distance: 225 km

Travel Season: Daily departure between April 2 and October 8, 2022
Season 1: April 2 - April 15 and October 1 - October 8
Season 2: April 16 - May 13 and September 10 – September 30
Season 3: May 14 – September 9

Accommodation:

The Sina Villa Matilde 4* hotel is located in the middle of the small medieval town of Romano Canavese. The villa was built in the 18th century and is surrounded by a private park with many refuges and thus it forms an oasis of tranquility and relaxation. Only seven years ago, the villa has been adapted to a hotel by the owners and has been made accessible to the guests. The stylish decorated rooms with spacious bathrooms leave nothing to be desired. Both the ‘superior’ rooms, mostly located in the modern part of the complex, and the ‘deluxe’ rooms in the historic building and some with balconies know how to convince with comfort. The hotel lounges are designed in a particularly charming and luxurious way. All rooms are still equipped with original furniture and take you back to ancient times. The old stable now houses an excellent restaurant in which light, typical Piedmontese cuisine is served. The beautifully designed pool, sauna, steam bath, and tennis court provide you with possibilities for a welcome change. All of this combined with the attentive staff will make your stay more than pleasant.

Piedmont, the north of Italy, is a real gem for cyclists. The region is only for those in the know, and offers travelers an area that is authentic and untouched.  In the Canavese region you will not only find historic castles, but also typical fine wines of Italy.  There is a reason why the wine route bears the name ‘Strada Reale dei Vini’. This cycling holiday in northern Italy is particularly suitable for beginners and leisure cyclists due to the easy route.  You will be amazed by Canavese, a small part of Italy that has been largely untouched by tourism so far.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival in Romano Canavese

The hotel staff at the reception desk will provide you with tour information and rental bikes. Afterwards, you still have enough time for a walk through the medieval town.

Day 2

Lake Candia 40 km

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.

Day 3

Ivrea and its Lakes 50 km

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.

Day 4

Turin and the River Po 60 km

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.

Day 5

Lake Viverone 40 km

Very athletic cyclists may visit the impressive castle Castello di Masino at the beginning of the tour (very steep rise for approximately 2 km). If you prefer a more relaxed day trip, 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.

Day 6

The Moraine Hills 35 km

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.

Day 7

Departure or Extension of Trip

Prices

    Included:

    • Accommodation in Sina Villa Matilde**** in the chosen room category
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Welcome briefing
    • Wellness and spa area (The pool is open from approximately June 1st)
    • Train journey Strambino – Turin, including bike
    • Excellently planned routes
    • Tour signposting
    • Detailed travel documents 1 per room (route maps, route description, local attractions, and important telephone numbers)
    • GPS data is available
    • Service hotline

    Not Included:

    • Visitors’ taxes

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