5 days by motorcycle, sea and hills, Tour in Monferrato, Langhe and Liguria

An unmissable week on a motorcycle for those who want it all: mountains at Castelmagno, the hills of La Morra and Roccaverano, the scent of the sea in Liguria.

€ 859

This is a tour for those who love to enjoy great roads, the views and the food. It is an exceptional ride on two wheels that starts in the mountains and reaches the hills, passing by the sea.

We imagined it, in the 2020 season, in a week of late summer, from August 25th to 29th: weather still warm enough for a dive into the sea, already less crowded, in our Ligurian stage, perfect moment for the colors of the lush vineyards of the hills of Langhe, from Barolo to Neive, ideal period for the very green mountain of Valle Grana.

In a group of up to 8 motorbikes, guided by our Elena, capable, precise and smiling, we will be able to enjoy this journey in peace, thinking only of the pleasure of driving and the company.

From the Sacra di San Michele to the Ligurian coasts, from the Alta Langa to Castelmagno in the mountains, from Barolo to the Ligurian Apennines, from the Monferrato to the Sanctuary of Vicoforte, these will be 5 pleasant days of discovery of our territory, which is ideal for motorcyclists.

We will taste the gnocchi with Castelmagno, we will make friends with the 'babaciu', we will sit on the giant benches, we will visit the colorful Chapel of Barolo and the magnificent dome of Vicoforte, we will climb a Saracen tower, we will taste Barolo and Barbera and goat cheeses.

And at the end of the tour, as always happens, we'll start thinking about the next trip together!

 

 

Giroola Map Moto Mare and Monti

Day 1
Departing from Rivoli, near Turin, we will begin our journey with a passage under the Sacra di San Michele to continue towards Cavour, Castellar with its scarecrows, and then go up into the beautiful Valle Grana to the Sanctuary of San Magno and Pradleves, where we can taste the famous Castelmagno cheese. We will stay here for the night, in the suggestive mountain atmosphere.

Km of the day: approximately 200 kms

 

Day 2
Today we will wake up in the mountains and sleep in the evening by the sea! The first stop will be the magnificent Vicoforte Sanctuary with its extraordinary elliptical dome. Passing from Garessio, Zuccarello, the Colle di Nava and then the Colle San Bartolomeo we will finally reach the sea. 

Km of the day: approximately 230 kms

 

Day 3
Today the beauty of the Alta Langa awaits us: we will in fact return to Piedmont via Bardineto, Prunetto (where we will stop to admire the castle), and we will stop for lunch in one of our favorite places, the village of Roccaverano, with its Saracen tower, the cloister of Bramante and the famous robiola. In the afternoon we will pass by the charming village of Monastero Bormida, from Maranzana with its “babaciu” to then arrive in Bistagno for the night

Km of the day: approximately 255 kms

 

Day 4
Today it will still be a day of spectacular curves, all between Piedmont and Liguria: we will pass through the Capanne di Marcarolo Natural Park and then go to Sassello (one of the favorite roads for local motorcyclists, returning to Neive, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy . Having parked the bikes, we will visit the Castle with a nice wine tasting!

Km of the day: approximately 210 kms

 

Day 5
The last day of travel is a triumph of beautiful hilly roads: from Neive we will go to the Alta Langa (Niella Belbo with its giant bench, San Benedetto Belbo, Mombarcaro, Bossolasco, Serravalle Langhe), and then continue in the Langhe area of Barolo (Roddino, Monforte, Castiglione Falletto, the Barolo Chapel in La Morra), and the wild Roero (Castagnito, Priocca, Govone, San Martino Alfieri, Antignano) and finally the Basso Monferrato (Monale, Cortadone, Montiglio, Cocconato) . We will end our trip to Chivasso around 6.30pm.

Km of the day: approximately 245 kms

Elena
Elena

Motorbikes are her thing. When she's not riding, she is dancing, country style.

Precise, strong, smiling and energetic, she's stubborn and never gives up. Expert in packing up for any trip, she's the one who offers you a spare toothbrush when you forgot yours!

Never without: dancing boots

Favourite quote: "Dance first. Think later"

Our motorbike tours are designed to be easy, relaxing and enjoyable. For this reason, we keep the number of participants so small (maximum 8), in order to adapt the rhythm and routes to the capabilities of the group. No one gets left behind, and that's why our motorcycle tours are suitable for beginners.

Driving will, however, be a significant part of the trip, so we recommend to self-assess your driving skills and endurance honestly before deciding to take a motorcycle trip.

This tour, however, does not require any exceptional driving skill:

  • There will be for sure some tight roads with hairpin turns, so you should be able to steer the bike in these situations.
  • We will not drive too fast, we will enjoy the road, the curves and the landscape.
  • there will be fun and enjoyable roads during all the tour.

If you want Elena to help you evaluate better the required level of expertise, you can contact her via e-mail at [email protected] , she will be happy to help!

Motorcycle Tour Guide Giroola capacity

You can ride with us on any kind of bike (you can also join with a big scooter, we don't discriminate against anyone!)

To be able to maintain an adequate pace that allows us to keep up with the various stages of the program, we recommend using a motorcycle that has at least

  • 300cc / 35cv / 25kW for tours with average daily travel up to 200-250km
  • 500cc / 40cv / 30kW for tours with an average daily distance of 250-300km or higher

This was, if the situation requires it, or when the tour requires it, we could also take advantage of some sections of motorway (which we usually try to avoid as much as possible). These are guidelines, we know that a good biker with a 250 can go faster than Elena with her Tiger 800, so if you have any doubts, do not hesitate to ask us.

This tour will be entirely on paved roads, so you can join with your motorcycle, or with the one you like, it should only have good tires and be well maintained.

If you would like to rent a bike for the trip, we are at your disposal: mark it in your reservation or contact Elena by emal at [email protected] and we will help you find the best ride possible!

Which motorcycle

The price of this 5 days by motorcycle, sea and hills, Tour in Monferrato, Langhe and Liguria, of 859 euros per person, includes:

  • assistance from Elena, that will be in the tour with you, will help us, will tell you stories, legends and facts about our Piedmont.
  • 4 nights accommodation in B&Bs in double rooms, breakfast included (single room supplement: 120 euros total)
  • An additional welcome breakfast
  • 5 lunches
  • visit to a producer of Castelmagno cheese, with tasting
  • visit to the Vicoforte Sanctuary
  • visit to the most iconic places in the Langhe (giant benches, Barolo Chapel, etc)
  • visit to the Tower of Roccaverano
  • visit to the Castle of Neive, with wine tasting

Our rule is simple: if an activity is planned in the tour, it's included in the price. For example, this tour includes a visit to the Neive Castle with a wine tasting, all included.

Dinners are not included, because we want our travelers to be free to eat and drink what they feel like, without the constraints of a set menu or set price. Our guide will organize the dinner for the group listening to their opinions and tastes, and will be with the group for the evening.

A 10% discount is available for the passenger (or 'copilot')

And if you are thinking: it would be cheaper to just go with some friends! That’s true, however here you get someone that takes care of everything, in a small groups where no one is left behind, and who is at work so that you can have fun and not have to look down at the GPS at every intersection, concentrating on the driving! If you want to read more, we have an article on our blog explaining this: https://www.giroola.com/blog/5-reasons-go-motorcycle-trip-guide

The departure time for this trip is at 9:00 am on the first day. The time may vary slightly, between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, depending on the group's composition. About a week before departure we will confirm the exact time of the appointment via e-mail. 

The meeting point is the Pasticceria Cafè Les Delices in Corso Alcide de Gasperi, 165/167, 10098 Rivoli (TO) ( click here for the Google Maps coordinates).

Our idea is to meet in a special place, easy to reach by motorcycle, and get to know each other in front of a croissant and cappuccino before starting our day together.

If you like, we can book you a room the night before near the starting point, or the final evening, after the end of the tour, to eat another pizza together with the rest of the group, and go home the next morning, fully rested.

Before departure we will confirm via email to the registered travelers the exact place of the appointment.

If you have additional needs in terms of timetable, or for any questions or tips our Paola is happy to help you on the phone or WhatsApp ( +39 370 3506333 ), via email ([email protected]) or directly by chat by clicking here.

giroola motorcyle meeting point

The tour ends in Chivasso at around 6:00 pm on the fifth day.

In our motorbike journeys you can find solo riders, couples, friends, ...  In a small group of 8 you become immediately friends, and often people keep in contact even after the end of the tour. This tour is perfect for those that traveling alone but don't want to be on their own for the whole trip. You're independent and you can choose if and when to share your free time with the group.

Our travelers are people who know how to travel, in fact they arrive independently to the place of the appointment, mainly from all over Italy (but not only) and who choose to take a trip with us to learn differently about places, people, flavors and traditions. We are proud to say that our travelers are the best part of our trips!

Solo travellers are always welcome in our tours, and if you feel like sharing a double of triple room with other members of the group we will send you an e-mail after your reservation and you will be able to tell us about your preferences (for example, if you are a girl and you would like to share a room with girls only etc). You will not pay any surcharge.

If you prefer, you can book a single room for a fee.

If there are no other solo travellers in your tour or if there is no opportunity to satisfy your preferences, your single room will be offered by us at no extra charge.

giroola motorcycle group

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. 

Adatto vegetariani e vegani

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. 
  • HEALTH and ASSISTANCE

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.

Book this tour

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the 2020 season schedule has undergone major changes. For all information about departures you can chat with us now, or call Paola at +39.370.350.63.33

For this tour we have planned three departures in 2018: on April 21th, May 21st and October 15th.

 

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

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Reviews

Emanuel B.
5

Nice ride in motion, nice our escort, who say a great experience, it is really worth it. Brava Elena 😜 (automatic translation by Google)