Bike - Langhe - Grinzane Cavour

Count Cavour's Hills

This route, of moderate difficulty, can be recommended to all those who love trekking by bike and offers the possibility of exploring one of the loveliest areas of the Langa Wine Hills.

The trek begins and ends in the village of Grinzane Cavour, where the wonderfully preserved castle of Count Cavour is situated. Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, the great thinker and politician, considered one of the most important minds behind the unification of Italy, lived in this village during the 19th century.

Today, the castle contains a museum of history and local culture, plus one of the oldest 'Regional Enoteca' (Regional Wine Centre) dedicated to the wines of the region. The route plunges the visitor into the world-famous Barolo wine-growing area situated right at the heart of the low Langa Hills (Bassa Langa).

We advise a pause in the historical centre of the village of Monforte, one of the region's prettiest, which has won the Italian Touring Club's much sought-after 'Orange Flag' distinction. More than a 'stop on the way', Monforte is an experience that will long persist in the mind's eye and on the palate, if you choose to enjoy a glass of the village's excellent Barolo while enjoying the views.

Back to the bike, the route takes you up and away into the High Langa, (Alta Langa), where the predominantly vine-dominated landscape gives way to a wilder one of woods and hazel groves, and man's influence is less evident. The end of the trip is in Bossolasco, an attractive little village famous for its summer flowers and which possesses a delightfully peaceful atmosphere.

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The way back takes you through the hills and down again to the vineyards of the Bassa Langa to the village of Diano d'Alba with its Belvedere, where you can enjoy another of the most spectacular views of the area: 360 degrees of hilltop castles and towers, picturesque villages, inland cliffs and cultivated fields of all colours. Here again, the spirit - in addition to the legs - can enjoy a well-earned rest.

This round route ends once again in Grinzane Cavour, where, if you so choose, a refreshing snack of tasty local foods is one of the treats in store.

 

COVERED AREAS

Langhe

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Departure
Grinzane Cavour
12060
Italy
Arrival
Grinzane Cavour
12060
Italy
Type of trail
Loop
Distanz
35,7 km
Difficulty
Intermediate
Estimated Time
2:00 hours

ACCESSIBILITY

Along the way:

E-bike charging stations along the trail
Charging stations along the trail
Picnic area along the trail
Fountains / water points along the trail

Point of interest along the way

Departure:
Grinzane Cavour
12060 Grinzane Cavour
Italy
Arrival:
Grinzane Cavour
12060 Cuneo
Italy

    Suggested Itineraries

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      Suggested Itineraries

      • Roero Bike Tour
        MTB Touring Routes
        Roero
        Linear
        Partenza: Monticello d'Alba
        Arrivo: Borbore (Vezza d'Alba)
        Intermediate
        12.5 km
        5:20 hours
      • Trekking - Langhe - Dogliani
        MTB Touring Routes
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Dogliani
        Arrivo: Dogliani
        Intermediate
        12 km
        2:30 hours
      • MTB - Langhe - Cherasco
        MTB Touring Routes
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Cherasco
        Arrivo: Cherasco
        Intermediate
        24.1 km
        2:30 hours
      • Trekking - Langhe - Barolo
        Trekking
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Roddi
        Arrivo: Roddi
        Intermediate
        25.5 km
        7:30 hours
      • Trekking - Monferrato
        Trekking
        Monferrato
        Linear
        Partenza: Valfenera
        Arrivo: Villanova d'Asti
        Easy
        8 km
        1:50 hours
      • Bike - Langhe
        Cycle Routes
        Langhe
        Loop
        Partenza: Bossolasco
        Arrivo: Bossolasco
        Demanding
        109 km
        8:00 hours