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, where the thick vegetation and the altitude will shield us from the summer heat, 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.
Total km: approximately 140
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For this tour we use the Vespa LX-125 (the 'vespino').
Light and agile, you can drive it with a normal car license and it represents the classic Vespa image of our dreams.
Now picture yourself out on small hill streets in the Langhe, away from the city and chaos, as the sun illuminates the green of the vineyards and grows the precious grapes.
Travel with the wind in your hair would be perhaps even more romantic, but for our own safety (and as required by the highway code) wearing a helmet is mandatory. The rental of the Vespa includes a helmet. It also included all the needed fuel for the day.
The tour begins at 9.30 am at Canale (CN) - (the meeting place will be at 9.00 to meet and become acquainted with the scooters)
The price of the trip, Euro 169 per person, includes:
- Vespa LX 125-rental including helmet for all day
- the fuel
- third party insurance (you can subscribe to a full Kasko insurance for an extra charge of 25 euros)
- guidance and assistance throughout the day on the roads of the Langhe and Roero
- a wine tasting (at the end of the tour, when all the driving has been done and the Vespa returned)
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 +39 370 3506333
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).
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- 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.
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- 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.
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