"Andar per langa": 3 days of hikes in the Langhe between Barolo, Monforte and Serralunga around the 1st of May holiday

Castles, vineyards and typical products, a wonderful journey in the Bassa Langa of great wines and spectacular views

Here is the 3-day version of our wonderful “Andare per Langa”, a walking tour made up of easy itineraries to discover the Bassa Langa on foot, a land of great wines, gentle hills and geometric vineyards, farmers and authentic flavors. 

In the company of an expert Environmental Hiking Guide and a group of maximum 8 travelers, we will spend unforgettable days in contact with this environment where man and nature have worked together shaping a fascinating landscape.

We will dedicate a day to the iconic area of Barolo and La Morra, walking on paths and dirt roads, and then finish the walk with a wine tasting. On the second day we will explore the area of Monforte d'Alba, with a ring excursion with departure and arrival in Castiglione Falletto, while on the third day the protagonist will be the Castle of Serralunga d'Alba. We will end the day with a tasting of hazelnuts, where we will be able to appreciate the Tonda Gentile type, famous all over the world.

Maximum 8 travelers, to walk as in a group of friends.

3 days visiting the Langa

difficulty level:Easy

Relatively short itineraries on paths and dirt roads, with some climbs to be faced without hurry and at the right pace! Ideal for new hikers and for those who want to take up easy hiking again.

Day 1, Barolo, Novello and the hill of La Morra

After a good breakfast we leave the historical center of Barolo in the direction of the crus of the hill of La Morra, a quite small area where historical and very precious vines are concentrated. We will then reach the colorful chapel of Barolo, renovated and revisited by the pop artist Sol LeWitt, and then head towards the village of Novello walking on characteristic paths among the vineyards. After a great lunch we will return to Barolo along pleasant white roads, and then end the day with a wine tasting in a cellar in the historic center of town.

Start of the tour:  Barolo

Arrival:  Barolo

Elevation gain: approx +550 meters

 

Day 2: Monforte d’Alba

Leaving from the village of Castiglione Falletto we will travel the numerous ups and downs that gradually lead to the tip of the hill of Monforte d'Alba. After having lunch and having visited the characteristic village we will begin a pleasant and panoramic descent on a ridge that will take us back to the basin of Barolo, from here we will follow a last stretch of trail to return to Castiglione Falletto.

Start of the tour:  Castiglione Falletto

Arrival:  Castiglione Falletto

Elevation gain: approximately 40 kms

 

Day 3: Serralunga D’Alba

From Castiglione Falletto we will soon reach the panoramic basin of Serralunga D'Alba, which we will go through to reach the characteristic village of Sinio. After a great lunch we will return to Serralunga D'Alba to visit the historic town center and the gardens of the majestic medieval castle. Finally we will conclude the trek with a hazelnut tasting!

Start of the tour:  Castiglione Falletto

Arrival:  Castiglione Falletto

Elevation gain: approx +500 meters

Marco B.

A great sports and mountain lover, during the summer you will find him along the trails hiking and mountain biking, and in the winter again there with skis or a snowboard on his feet. Always looking for new routes, he loves good food and good company. When he is not in the mountains you'll find him at the sea side surfing or rehearsing a play with his actor friends.

Never without: a good cup of coffee

Favorite quote: "Sports is the toy department of life"

These 3 days of hikes in the Langhe between Barolo, Monforte and Serralunga around the 1st of May include:

  • 3 days of trails accompanied by an Environmental Hiking Guide
  • transfer from Turin to or Asti and back by our minibus
  • transport to the starting points of the paths and to the hotel in the evening
  • 2 night accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms, ensuite bathroom, breakfast included( Single room surcharge: 50 euros total)
  • 3 lunches at local restaurants
  • 2 dinners
  • Wine tasting
  • 1 hazelnut tasting

This tour consists of 3 days of hiking The first day starts in Barolo, so we can also meet directly there.

If you prefer, we have two other meeting points planned, that we will drive by in our 9 seats Minibus with air conditioning and free wi-fi:

- Porta Susa railway station in Torino

- Asti railway station

In any case, once the group is established, we will start the day as usual with a welcome breakfast, to get to know each other before leaving for our adventure.

 

Here are the scheduled times:

First day

- 8:00 am stop at Asti train station (TO)

 

The tour will end at about 16.30-17.00 pm on the third day, time of the arrival of the excursion to Sinie with hazelnut tasting. From here we will then continue home via Minibus.

Our minibus

This tour is perfect for solo travellers:

  • we take care of everything
  • you are independent and can choose whether and when to share meals and your free time with the group
  • you get to know people from all around the world in a small group

We'll start with a coffee (yes, real espresso!) or a juice and pastry, get to know the group, and by the time we jump on board and start exploring you'll be among friends.

So, solo travellers are very welcome on our tours, and if you are ok with sharing a double/triple room with other members of the group we'll send you an email after the booking and you will tell us your preferences (e.g. girl ok to share a bedroom with other girls only, etc).

If however you prefer us to book a single room for you, it is available during the reservation process for an additional fee..

If there are no other solo travellers in your tour or if there is no possibility to match your preferences (or your roommates happen to snore too much!), your single room will be on us, no additional charge will be required.

This tour is made of three day hikes of Easy Level (Tourist): relatively short itineraries, on wide paths and flat dirt roads or with slight slopes; lasting 3-4 hours of walking and with a positive vertical gain of maximum 450-500 meters.

 

Classification of difficulty levels for trekking and hiking itineraries:

  • Easy (Tourist): relatively short itineraries, on wide paths and flat dirt roads or with slight slopes; lasting 3-4 hours of walking and with a positive vertical gain of maximum 450-550 meters.
  • Intermediate (excursion): itineraries on paths of various kinds, sometimes with marked slopes; lasting 5-6 hours of walking and with a positive difference in height of maximum 900-1000 meters.
  • Challenging (Expert Hiking): itineraries that present some technical difficulties, such as rocky ground, slight snowy slopes, exposed sections and in some cases single rocky sections of easy climbing (I and II degree) that require the use of hands; a good rhythm is required and physical preparation must be adequate for a day of continuous walking in the mountains; lasting 8-9 hours of walking and with a positive difference in altitude from 1000 meters upwards.
  • CLOTHING

    We recommend to dress in layers, using breathable garments, but without forgetting a fleece and a windproof and rainproof jacket.
  • FOOTWEAR: boots are good, better if not too heavy given the season, also low shoes as long as they are hiking shoes, suitable for walking on trails and dirt paths.
  • BACKPACK: Since we will start from a base each day, it is sufficient to have a backpack of 20-30 liters for day trips, with a cover in case of rain (you never know!).
  • TREKKING STICKS: ideal both uphill and downhill to reduce the effort of leg muscles and to reduce the load on the joints.
  • DO NOT FORGET:

    A pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle of at least half a liter as well as a cap and a band to protect the forehead and ears from the wind are essential.

     

If you need more information or if in doubt please write to us: our hiking guide Marco B. will be happy to give you all the necessary information

For further information you can read the article by Marco B. on our blog: Which clothing to choose for a hike? 4 recommendations

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:

3) RESERVATIONS

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.

4) PAYMENT

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.

6) WITHDRAWAL

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.

As specified in our General Conditions of Sale of tourist packages, when you travel with Giroola you are covered by our Civil Liability Insurance. For all that could happen and that was due to our negligence or error, we have signed a policy (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, nr.2007 / 03/2276452).

There are other insurance policies that we recommend and for which we have chosen to work with Allianz Global Assistance, whose Globy range seems to us to be the most suitable for our travelers:

  • TRAVEL CANCELLATION - Our 8-person trips are often full months before the date of travel, and even if our cancellation policy is actually much more flexible than expressed in our Booking Policy (our travelers can attest to this, we are very available to move the trip in case of unexpected even the last minute), where other facilities are involved (hotels, rentals, etc) some expenses are not really refundable, and therefore a good trip cancellation insurance becomes a valuable ally. 
  • ACCIDENT - with a minimum cost you can be insured against accidents. Our civil liability notwithstanding, something can always happen and even a small accident, as in everyday life, can cost dear in terms of rehabilitation, absence from work, etc.  

We at Giroola are an agency of the Globy network of Allianz Global Assistance, and we can therefore provide you with all the information, make estimates and issue the policies directly with the booking.

For any information our Paola is at your disposal at the phone number +39 370 3506333, at the address [email protected] or in the chat directly on this page.

What's included

Meals

  • 2 breakfasts
  • An additional welcome breakfast
  • 3 lunches in typical restaurants
  • 2 dinners

Transport

  • transfer from Turin or Asti in the Langhe area and return
  • transport to the starting points of the paths

Accommodation

 

  • 2 night accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms, ensuite bathroom, breakfast included( Single room surcharge: 50 euros total)

Activities

  • 3 days of trails accompanied by an Environmental Hiking Guide
  • tasting of hazelnuts
  • Wine tasting

Book this tour

You can book directly and quickly here on the site, or if you prefer us to assist you with your booking, click here to chat with us now, or call us at +39.370.350.63.33, we'll be happy to help!

If you are booking over a month in advance, only a deposit of 25% is necessary.

Itinerary and activities may vary depending on weather conditions, seasonal events, special events and group suggestions.

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