A day cycling to discover the baroque from the historic center of Turin to Stupinigi
The inventions of the architects Guarini and Juvarra, historic squares and cafes, the tranquility of parks and rivers: an experience for everyone among art, history and nature
Turin, the city of the car? Perhaps yes, if we stop at stereotypes. If you join us, you will find that in reality the best way to explore the city is by bike.
We speak from experience: in a few minutes and with minimum effort you can reach the major points of interest in the historic center, taking advantage of cycle paths, low-traffic roads and even dirt roads and paths.
Starting from Piazza Vittorio Veneto, scenically facing the Po river and the hill of Superga, we will cross the other squares of the city, from Piazza Castello (the center of the Savoy power) to Piazza San Carlo (the "living room" of Turin) passing through the crowded and multiethnic Porta Palazzo (the square where the famous market takes place) and the secluded and exclusive piazzetta Maria Teresa.
Traveling by bike we will be able to easily reach places far from each other in space and time: from the remnants of the Roman city (Porta Palatina and the Roman theater) to those of the 19th century (the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of the city) and the 20th (the Teatro Regio rebuilt after the fire in 1936).
Turin is the baroque city par excellence in Italy. We will therefore devote particular attention to the discovery of the works of the two famous architects who worked in the city between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra.
Along the narrow and easy dirt roads immersed in the green along the banks of the Po and the Sangone rivers, the second part of our itinerary will take us through the parks of Valentino and Vallere up to the Hunting Palace of Stupinigi. Given the effort made to get here, we will not miss visiting the interior of what is considered the last (and perhaps the most whimsical) masterpiece designed by Juvarra for the Savoy court.
An easy itinerary suitable for everyone, especially those who want to get to know Turin in an agile and fast way and from a different point of view.
Suitable for everyone, you only need to know how to ride a bike and to want to be on the saddle for the day!
He loves traveling but he hates driving cars, maybe that's why he started cycling a long time ago, and has not stopped yet.
Whether trails or asphalt, you can be sure that you will always have some good break to admire a beautiful view or to eat (and drink) because the only way to make a tour last is to take it easy and enjoy it.
Never without: mustache
Favorite quote: Do or do not. There is no try
For Beppe, the bicycle is a "family affair": among relatives, runners, directors, producers and simple enthusiasts, for the holidays we always ate "bread and bicycles".
He begins to get his hands on the bike as a bike mechanic and then get passionate about all forms of cycling (urban, road, gravel): every terrain is good if it can take him to discover the world ... even just behind the house.
He loves to walk in the mountains, in summer and in winter, books, good food, and good wine. He is convinced that for a pleasant life you need slowness and a lot of beauty.
Never without: a book in his bag
Favorite quote: It was an adult world, we made mistakes like professionals do
Difficulty: low, suitable for everyone
Duration: all day (6 hours)
Type of route: first urban part, second part along the river cycle routes (minimum sections with vehicular traffic)
Departure: Torino, Piazza Vittorio Veneto
Arrival: Torino, Piazza Vittorio Veneto
Length: 38 km
Difference in altitude: 220 m
Maximum altitude gain: no real climbs to note
Recommended Period: all year round excluding the winter cold
This trip is tailor-made, on the dates that suit you best, for groups of at least two travelers.
The day will include:
- Accompaniment by a bicycle tour guide authorized by the Piedmont Region for cycling / e-bike excursions
- lunch in a typical piedmontese “trattoria”
- the entrance to the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi
- bicycle rental (trekking bikes, also in e-bike version with pedal assistance).
To book and decide together the date and details, and to get a quote based on the number of participants, contact Paola:
- by phone at the number +39 370 3506333
- by email at [email protected]
- or by chat directly on this page
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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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.
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- 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
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