At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Our little secret in Italy
Nowhere does the slowing down feel more apropos than Piemonte, the birthplace of Slow Food, where epicurean delights await around every corner and verdant vineyards abound. We pair our meals with many of the best vintages (on us, natch), then kick back at the intimate and gorgeous La Villa.
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Day by Day
Bike amid orchards and forests in the Roero hills before heading to the hotel to kick back with cocktails and a panoramic view.
Head straight to Barolo for some museum time and hilltop views on a bracing climb to La Morra. This evening, take part in a lighthearted Nebbiolo tasting with a local winemaker.
Start the day with a truffle hunt led by our friend Beppe in the hazelnut groves. The afternoon ride brings us to Barbaresco for a wine tasting before we continue to Alba, which we’ll call home for tonight.
We pedal our way to a stunning viewpoint this morning on the way to the village of Mango. Afterward, we head to the UNESCO-protected village of Monferrato and learn to make fresh pasta from a true master.
Loop through the winding roads of Monferrato, a lesser-known part of Piemonte. This evening Marco’s marvellous live music enlivens the cocktail hour as we dine al fresco in the hotel’s charming restaurant.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast in the peaceful hills, then say arrivederci in Turin.
Become an honorary trifulao for the day.
Arborina Relais, La Morra
Set among sloping vineyards in the heart of the Langhe, this 10 room boutique retreat offers an ideal resting point following a day in the saddle. The intimate spa and contemporary designed green spaces provide a tranquil environment in fitting with its overall atmosphere. Its Osteria and deeply stocked Enoteca is sure to please gastronomes in search of classic Piemontese specialties.
La Villa Hotel, Mombaruzzo
La Villa hotel is a hidden gem surrounded by vineyards in the rolling Piemontese countryside, and framed by the Alps. Built in 1600, La Villa has been transformed into a stylish retreat with a unique atmosphere. Guests are invited to relax in the elegant, creatively decorated suites, in the welcoming bar, or around the tranquil pool before enjoying a divinely fresh and local dinner.
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.
B&R travel is seamless. The pre-trip informational packet was amazing, the guides were awesome, the food was delicious, the wine was flowing and our fellow riders were great! We loved our experience and would definitely return to ride skinny tires with your company again.— Julianne Major
The outfitters’ six-day biking or walking excursion through the birthplace of the Slow Food movement features visits to nougat-makers, beekeepers, vintners and three or four Michelin-starred restaurants. First-time biker? Stick to the walking tour. Even with just a glass (or two) of Barolo on board, the hills are a challenge.Departures
The riding varies, with all varieties of uphill and down (and even—VERY occasionally—a hint of flat). Roads are delightfully quiet, although with the occasional short rough patch. Both hybrid and road bikes are perfectly suitable for this trip’s terrain and roads. If you complete the full option daily rather than taking advantage of van shuttles, the trip would be rated avid: e-bikes are highly recommended for anyone not in love with challenging hill climbs.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- 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 a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
On this trip you’ll be riding a customized B&R hybrid with flat bars. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Turin
Bursting with contemporary art, gorgeous Baroque architecture and a lively music scene, Turin is the perfect place to spend a couple days before or after your trip. It has something for everyone, with a world-class Egyptian museum, riverside park, automobile museum, and lovely pedestrian centre chock-full of antique shops, local chocolatiers, historic cafés and great dining. We’ll happily book your choice of Turin's multitude of hotel options, or recommend a city guide if you want an insider’s look.
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