A day by racing bike in the Parks on the hills of Turin: La Maddalena and Superga
To be able to Immerse yourself in nature a few meters from the city center: here is another unexpected surprise that Turin offers.
Few Italian cities can offer a wide, majestic and lush green lung like Turin with its hill area.
Starting from the right bank of the Po, the Collina Torinese hillside rises up to the 715 meters of altitude of the Colle della Maddalena and to 672 meters of the Colle di Superga, offering itineraries of rare naturalistic beauty and remarkable cultural and artistic interest.
We will start our day from the city center, following for a short distance the Po river along the Valentino Park cycle path, and we will go up towards the ancient village of Cavoretto.
After a brief swoop on Moncalieri and its Castle, we will begin to climb again along roads so secluded and silent that we will forget that we are actually very close to the noisy and frenetic city that we have just left behind.
We will cross the Oaks of the Maddalena Park and the Arboretum Taurinense and finally, through the suggestive and winding Panoramic Road of the Hills (or, for the Torinesi, more simply "the Panoramica"), we will arrive at the Basilica di Superga churh by Juvarra, and from there we will enjoy a wonderful and wide panorama of the city.
difficulty level:Medium challenging
Medium-high difficulty, suitable for experienced cyclists.
He dreamed of going to the Olympics and somehow he succeeded because he practiced every sport possible and continues to try new ones despite the fact that he is not twenty anymore!
Lover of challenges (as proven for his stubborn Torino Fc faith), he prefers a panoramic climb to long straights in the flats. Not tolerating the monotony has found its ideal habitat in triathlon, especially in the extra-large version of the Ironman where he says he has so much fun struggling from dawn to dusk (and beyond ...!).
Never without: the smile
Favorite quote: I resist anything but temptation
From Romagna, he grew up on the roads of Pantani, after his historical studies in Bologna he decided to trek up the Po river and to settle in Piedmont. Here he fell in love with a certain local "sabaudity" character and local wine, so much as to become a humble sommelier. He always gets excited at the sight of a vineyard, even those that are a little neglected.
Then he pedals around the world in search of his first bicycle, an Amaranth Corsarina. Going out on a bike with a group fill his heart with joy, for this reason he decided to become a cycling tour guide and turn this into a real passion.
Never without: the "zed" from Romagna
Favorite quote: Come now flat!
The price of this tour, 79 euros per person, includes:
- Accompaniment by a bicycle tour guide authorized by the Piedmont Region for cycling / e-bike excursions
- lunch in a typical piedmontese “trattoria”
It's also possible to include bicycle rental (racing bike).
To book , to rent the bike and to have further information 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).
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.