Foodies Rejoice in Italian Countryside
Cradled by the regal Alps and awash in gastronomic and viticultural treasures, Piemonte is the food-and-wine equivalent of a great big hug. Spangled with more Michelin stars than any other region in Italy, it’s a veritable Shangri-La for foodies, while the drop-dead-gorgeous countryside makes for some of the finest walking anywhere. Our close connections let us show you Piemonte at its best, from a private vineyard picnic, to an insider’s view of Alba to the region’s truffle hunter extraordinaire. Here, the pleasure’s all yours.
Piemonte Walking is a signature B&R Walking trip—expertly guided, small groups, premium hotels.
Turin to Turin
6 Days / 5 Nights
Price per person from: $5,295
Single supplement: $700
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Walk the peaceful vineyards of the hillside town of Cisterna d’Asti, in the shadow of its imposing castle. Arneis white wine in hand, join the hotel chef for a cooking demo.
Walk with our naturalist, meet passionate honeymaker Nicola Cauda and learn the history of Piemonte in broad strokes with our historian friend. Savour a garden-fresh meal at a nearby agriturismo.
In the wild Alta Langa, meet our local friend and trifulao(truffle hunter) Beppe for some insight into the nature of the hunt. Sip Nebbiolo at a fun and informative tasting.
Stroll down a ridge into the castle-dotted Barolo Langhe. Visit a fabulous family-run Barolo cellar, then taste their wines over a trattoria lunch. Explore Alba in the evening with our local guide, then explore the lively town for dinner.
Stroll through world-renowned vineyards en route to Monforte d’Alba and Barolo itself. Tonight dine in a medieval castle, steps from our hotel.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel in Grinzane Cavour, then arrivederci in Turin.
Villa Tiboldi, Canale
This exquisitely restored farmhouse in the heart of the Trinita vineyards blends the feel of centuries past in its décor, with modern comforts and amenities. Charming and elegant, every detail is meticulously noted, from the furniture to the fabrics. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and offer a private terrace from which guests can enjoy the magnificent views. View hotel website »
Relais Villa d’Amelia, Benevello
A superb renovation of an 18th century estate situated in the heart of the Langhe region, Villa d’Amelia offers the perfect balance between Piemontese hospitality and modern elegance. The elegant and warm interior décor and the delicate flowered gardens of the villa, design the charming atmosphere of a private home, in which each guest receives personalized assistance. View hotel website »
Hotel Casa Pavesi
A charming converted Piemontese home, this intimate four-star hotel is practically in the shadow of Grinzane Cavour’s magnificent castle. With cozy rooms and a terrace with peaceful vineyard views, it’s our Piemontese home away from home. View hotel website »
This trip is rated Moderate. Our walking is always somewhat hilly with a few steep sections. For the most part, we stay on the dirt paths that run through the vineyards and forests, but we occasionally take quiet asphalt roads. The daily distances and long options range from 6 to 18 km (4 to 11 mi.) with excellent van support for when you're ready to relax back at the hotel.
Walking Sticks &
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“Searching for black truffles with Beppe the truffle hunter and Diane his dog was one of those wonderful, singular experiences you never forget. And, of course, the pastoral beauty of the Piemonte region will stay with us forever.”
— Martin Barrett,
Piemonte Walking 2011
Notes from the Road
- Rave Reviews: PiemonteWhether you’ve been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it’s always nice to hear an encouraging word (or two). And thanks to our amazing travellers, we frequently find ourselves feeling very encouraged indeed. Check out what some o …
- Lost in the Land of BaroloJust when we think we have our guides figured out, they go and surpass our expectations—again. We knew they have character in spades, but we had no idea there was a budding Spielberg in our midst until we saw this great clip Alex Gräfe put together a …
- Barolo, The King of Wines“The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings” isn’t just a brilliant 18th-century marketing tagline. Italy’s first (and last) kings, the Savoys, really did love Barolo. Barolo reds feature infinite complexity in a rich palate of dark fruits. Barolo reds …