A day out by Vespa in the Langhe region
The hillside roads of the Langhe and Roero regions, a small group of travelers and a Vespa to enjoy the day in full freedom and in style!
A splendid territory to explore, an expert tour leader accompanying 8 travelers on a Vespa on the roads that run through the hills of the Langhe and Roero. Here are all the ingredients for this fascinating day trip.
We will meet in the Roero region, in Canale, where the Vespa 125 (drivable with a car license - type B), and we will leave for a day out in total freedom through the Unesco-heritage hills, avoiding the main roads and discovering the landscape, the people, the typical produce, without any kind of rush.
We will drive through the “Alta Langa” near Asti, we will look at the view from the Roccaverano tower, we will take a break on the giant bench in Niella Belbo, then we will turn back towards the world-famous part of the Langhe area, where the stellar Barolo is produced and the precious white truffles are sold, touching on Castiglione Falletto and Grinzane Cavour, with its imposing and original castle.
Also we will sit together at the table to take advantage of this area, famous for its excellent food.
We'll then turn northwards by the Tanaro river in the beautiful city of Alba, and we will meet in the wild Roero along the road that will take us back to Canale, where we will leave the Vespa and we will indulge in a wine and local produce tasting.
Km of the day: 140 km crica
Preparata e meticolosa, Elena ha sempre tutto sotto controllo: se le strade non sono quelle delle nostre montagne piemontesi che conosce a memoria, data la sua esperienza ventennale in moto, le studia e ristudia non fidandosi mai solo del GPS. Sempre alla ricerca delle curve più divertenti e dei migliori panorami, Elena sa gestire i gruppi di motociclisti con allegria ma anche con determinazione: con lei nessuno resta indietro e nessuno scappa via, sa indicare agli smanettoni i punti in cui lasciare correre i cavalli del mezzo, e aiutare chi è meno esperto a godersi il viaggio con tranquillità e sicurezza. In Giroola Elena è la regina delle moto, ma il suo dominio spazia dagli hotel alla contabilità, dalle prenotazioni agli accompagnamenti in bici.
Dicono di lei i nostri viaggiatori:
- Elena da' al viaggio un tocco unico, fatto di tanta simpatia e infinita professionalità. Mauro, viaggiatore in Bretagna e Normandia
- Elena è splendida sia sotto il profilo professionale che personale, c’è sempre, è sempre disponibile, si divide magistralmente tra il ruolo di guida responsabile e quello di compagna di viaggio - Paolo, viaggiatore in Sardegna
- Un plauso particolare alla nostra super-guida (biker) Elena, competente su tutto (dalla A alla Z), sempre attenta e vigile, incredibilmente mai stanca, amabile e simpaticissima. Un onore per me conoscere una donna di siffatte qualità e tempra - Andrea, viaggiatore in Bretagna e Normandia
Per questo tour utilizzeremo una Vespa LX-125 (il 'vespino').
Leggera e maneggevole, si guida con la patente B e rappresenta l'immagine classica della Vespa dei nostri sogni.
Adesso immaginatevi su stradine secondarie nelle Langhe, lontano dalla città e dal caos, con l'aria che vi scorre addosso e non vi fa sentire il caldo di una giornata estiva, mentre il sole illumina il verde delle vigne e fa maturare i grappoli preziosi...
Viaggiare con il vento nei capelli sarebbe forse ancora più romantico, ma per la nostra sicurezza (e come prescrive il codice della strada) l'uso del casco (compreso nel costo di noleggio della vespa) è obbligatorio. E' anche compreso tutto il carburante per la giornata.
The price of the trip, of 89 euros per person (you can ride a Vespa with two people, driver and passenger), includes:
- guidance and assistance throughout the day on the roads
- a final wine toast (at the end of the tour, when all the driving has been done and the Vespa returned)
You can come with your own vespa, or rent one from us for 99 euros, including:
- Vespa LX 125-rental for the whole day
- the helmet for driver and passenger
- the fuel
- third party insurance (you can subscribe to a full Kasko insurance for an extra charge of 25 euros)
You can sign up directly in this page or by contacting us directly by e-mail at ([email protected]) or by phone or whatsapp at the number 370 3506333 or using the chat here on the site.
Before each trip we always ask our travelers about any allergies, intolerances or special food needs, and we prepare in advance with restaurants and hotels to make everyone's experience the best possible.
We also pay attention to the needs of vegetarians and vegans, ensuring that suitable alternatives are always provided.
All our tours are directly made by us, Giroola Srl, via Amorosa 3, 10030 Villareggia (TO) (P.iva 11671600010, Scia 19022017-1520 Suap 9007)
During the tour you'll be covered by our Civil Responsibility Assurance (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, via Corte d'Appello 1, 10122 Torino, nr.2007/03/2276452).
We adhere to the Guarantee Fund (art.50 Dlgs 23.05.2011 n.79) which can be used by all travellers provided they have a contract in case of bankruptcy or insolvency for the refunding of the price paid. (Fondo Garanzia Viaggi Srl, via Nazionale 60, 00184 Roma, certificate n. A/146.1485/5/2017).
Booking Policy, from the General Terms and Condition for the Sale of Tour Packages:
Acceptance of reservations by Giroola Srl is subject to availability. Reservations will be considered final following confirmation by Giroola Srl, even via e-mail or fax, to the client.
Indications relative to the tour package not contained in the contract documents, brochures or other forms of written communication, will be supplied in time by Giroola Srl prior to the initial starting date in compliance with its duties as envisaged by Legislative . decree n. 79/2011.
Upon booking, a registration fee and a deposit of 25% of the total amount is required. Full payment is due 30 days prior to departure. For reservations made within 30 days of departure, full payment is due upon booking. Lack of payment of the abovementioned sums on the dates established constitutes grounds for cancellation of reservations such as to determine, on the part of Giroola Srl, the right to terminate the contract.
5) TRANSFER OF CONTRACT
The client renouncing the contract may be substituted by another person provided that:
a) Giroola Srl be given written notice at least 4 weekdays prior to the date of departure, together with the necessary personal data of the transferee;
b) The transferee be able to satisfy all the conditions for the fruition of the service ( ex article 10 of Legislative decree n.111/95) and in particular the requisites relative to passports, visas, health certificates;
c) The transferee refund Giroola Srl for all expenses incurred for the transfer of the contract for the sum specified before the transfer.
Moreover, the transferor and the transferee are both accountable for the payment in full of the tour package price as well as for the sum as per item (c) of the present article.
As far as certain types of services are concerned, third party suppliers have the right to refuse the substitution of the transferee, even if effected within the time limit specified as per item (a) of the present article. Giroola Srl will therefore not be held responsible for the eventual non-acceptance of the substitution on behalf of third parties. This non-acceptance shall be notified in good time by Giroola Srl to the parties involved before departure.
In the event of withdrawing from the tour package contract, the client is, in any case, liable for the payment of the tour package price. If withdrawal takes place for reasons beyond those envisaged in article 7 of the present General Terms, the client shall pay, in compliance with ex article 1373, paragraph III, Italian Civil Code, cancellation penalties as specified below:
- 10% of the tour package price within 30 days prior to departure
- 30% of the tour package price from 29 to 18 days prior to departure
- 50% of the tour package price from 17 to 10 days prior to departure
- 75% of the tour package price from 9 to 3 weekdays prior to departure
- 100% of the tour package price beyond these terms.
7) WITHDRAWAL OF CLIENT WITHOUT PENALTY
The client may withdraw from the contract, without incurring any penalty, in the following circumstances:
- a significant change of one or more elements of the contract which can be objectively considered as fundamental for the fruition of the tour package in its entirety and proposed by Giroola Srl.
- after the conclusion of the contract itself but prior to departure and not accepted by the client.
In the abovementioned circumstances, the client is entitled to the following options:
- the fruition of an alternative tour package, with no increase in price or with the restitution of the excess in price, if the second tour package costs less than the first;
- the restitution of any sum corresponded as partial payment. Said restitution must be made within seven weekdays from receiving the request for reimbursement.
The client must communicate the decision (to accept the change or to withdraw) within two weekdays from receiving notice of the price increase or change. In the absence of specific notice within the said term, the proposal made by Giroola Srl will be considered accepted. The client who decides to withdraw from the contract before departure for circumstances beyond those listed above shall pay, after deducting the account paid as per article 4, the penalty indicated in article 6.
8) TOUR VARIATIONS
Variations to the tour, requested by the client, after the confirmation of booking, could involve processing expenses for Giroola Srl and at times penalties charged by suppliers. If so, the customer will be charged. Partial withdrawal of some of the travellers under the same contract and the resulting decrease in number of tour members is to be considered partial cancellation and is consequently regulated as stated in article 6.