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2013/2014

BIKE TOUR

Holidays tailored to bikers


BIKE TOUR Holidays tailored to bikers Splendid mountain biking trails, challenging road climbs, cycling routes and modern ski-lifts for fans of downhill and freeride can be found in the mountains, hills and valleys surrounding Torino. And then there’s an extensive network of facilities to accommodate you and your bike. Bed&Bike are hotels, bed & breakfasts, holiday lets and guest houses that are fully aware of the needs of cyclists and therefore offer areas for cleaning bikes, workshops for small repairs, laundry service, information about routes, depots for safekeeping for your inseparable bike and all the convenience that makes a holiday on two wheels great.

A stay in a Bed&Bike is also an opportunity for an unforgettable experience in the company of a bike touring guide or a master of mountain biking who will help you find the beauty and secrets of the area and teach about MTB or how to ride your racing bike safely and with the maximum fun.

Choose your holiday!

Full list of Bed&Bike facilities in the province of Torino at

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THE TERRITORY TORINO PINEROLO AND WALDENSIAN VALLLEYS ALPS OF ALTA VAL SUSA LANDS AND VALLEYS OF SUSA LANZO VALLEYS IVREA AND CANAVESE

SYMBOLS KEY Single track

Military road

Dirt road

Race

Cycling holiday


BIKE TOUR WEEKEND TORINO, LA MANDRIA PARK AND THE HILL OF SUPERGA

In the hunting ground of the Kings and on the Hill of Superga, on bike and taking the famous rack-railway train for an easier climb. Ideal combination of quiet riding and panoramic views of the Alpine range.

Info, reservations and technical organisation LAST 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from April to October DIFFICULTY easy IDEAL FOR families, cycle tourists including beginners, those interested in discovering culture and wildlife ACCOMMODATION hotel**/*** (Bed&Bike) PRICES FROM € 228.00 INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.dueruotenelvento.com AMOUNT Includes: 2 nights with breakfast, 2 dinners, bike touring guide, ascent vis rack-railway to Superga, insurance. Does not includes: anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND PIEMONTE AMONG HILLS AND ORCHARDS

Three days cycling in the countryside between Torino and the Alpine foothills, through orchards, vineyards, stables, old railways and picturesque villages.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from April to October DIFFICULTY easy IDEAL FOR families, cycle tourists including beginners, those interested in discovering culture, wildlife and about the food&wine ACCOMMODATION characteristic non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike) PRICES FROM € 268.00 INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.dueruotenelvento.com AMOUNT Includes: 2 nights with breakfast, 2 dinners, bike touring guide, luggage handling, insurance. Does not includes: anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND VAL CHISONE SINGLE TRACK

Two exciting excursions in the heart of Val Chisone, surrounded by majestic mountains, crossing authentic and unspoilt Alpine landscapes, toiling uphill along easy dirt roads and having fun downhill on challenging but cyclable single tracks.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from May to October DIFFICULTY medium IDEAL FOR bikers in good physical shape ACCOMMODATION non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike) PRICE € 215.00 (for groups of minimum 4 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it QUOTA Includes: 2 nights with half-board, 1 packed lunch, 1 snack of local products, mountain bike guide, assistance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, insurance, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND MILITARY ROADS, FORTRESSES AND ANCIENT VILLAGES

Tour in Val Chisone along mountain trails, old military roads and along the Way of Hannibal, to commune with nature and admire magnificent landscapes; visit the Fort of Fenestrelle, a majestic military construction symbol of the Province of Torino, and typical mountain villages such as Usseaux, one of the “Most beautiful villages in Italia”; go along a stretch of the Nature Park of Val Troncea, also known as the “valley of flowers”.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 4 days/3 nights WHEN on request, from May to October DIFFICULTY medium IDEAL FOR bikers in good physical shape ACCOMMODATION hotel and non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike) PRICE € 295.00 (for groups of minimum 4 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it AMOUNT Includes: 3 nights with half-board, 2 packed lunches, luggage handling, mountain bike guide, assistance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, insurance, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND AVIGLIANA AND TORINO ADMIST THE LAKES AND RIVERS

Three days of cycling activities in the area of medieval Avigliana, around the lakes and along the rivers deep in the greenery of a surprising Torino.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from April to October DIFFICULTY easy IDEAL FOR families, cycle tourists includine beginners, those interested in discovering culture and wildlife ACCOMMODATION hotel**/*** (Bed&Bike) PRICES FROM € 249.00 INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.dueruotenelvento.com AMOUNT Includes: 2 nights with breakfast, 2 dinners, bike touring guide, luggage handling, insurance. Does not includes: anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND MORAINE HILLS AND MEDIEVAL WALLS

A weekend to discover the beauty of the lower Val Susa on mountain bikes. The routes proposed start and arrive in Avigliana, a sustainable and charming Piemonte village, an authentic medieval gem, nestling with its two lakes in a beautiful glacial valley.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from June to September DIFFICULTY medium/challenging IDEAL FOR touring cyclists with a minimum of physical training. Technical sections downhill ACCOMMODATION hotel and non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike) PRICES € 245.00 (for groups of minimum 4 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it AMOUNT Includes: 2 nights with half-board, 1 lunch at the restaurant, 1 packed lunch, mountain bike guide, assistance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, insurance, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND VAL SUSA: CYCLING THROUGH HISTORY

Ranging among the northern and southern sides of Val Susa in discovery of ancient fortifications, a mix of history and legend to be found by taking the same roads that were once travelled by horses and knights, princes and pilgrims.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from June to September DIFFICULTY medium/challenging IDEAL FOR touring cyclists with a minimum of physical training ACCOMMODATION hotel and non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike) PRICES € 255.00 (for groups of minimum 4 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it AMOUNT Includes: nights with half-board, 2 lunches at the restaurant, mountain bike guide, assistance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, insurance, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND TOUR OF MONT CENIS

Tour along the French-Italian border, taking the trails that cross the Massif of Mont Cenis. Along challenging and arduous descents, two days on mountain bikes surrounded by glittering peaks and breathtaking views.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 4 days/3 nights WHEN on request, from July to September DIFFICULTY challenging IDEAL FOR bikers in excellent physical shape and with good riding technique. The tour takes place in an Alpine environment with parts requiring portage ACCOMMODATION hotel and non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike) PRICES € 340.00 (for groups of minimum 6 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it AMOUNT Includes: 3 nights with half-board, 2 lunches in a mountain hut, 2 shuttle transfers, mountain bike guide, assistance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, insurance, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND THE ALPS OF BARDONECCHIA

Two days of spectacular mountain biking along routes bordering between Italia and France, in the presence of the crown of peaks that surround Bardonecchia and the Upper Val Susa, taking trails that run though uninhabited valleys, in the Italian Far West.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from June to September DIFFICULTY medium/challenging IDEAL FOR mountain bikers. A route with challenging height excursions and distances, but not extreme in technical terms ACCOMMODATION hotel and non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike) PRICES € 290.00 (for groups of minimum 4 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it AMOUNT Includes: 2 nights with half-board, 1 lunch at the restaurant, 1 packed lunch, 1 chair lift trip, mountain bike guide, assistance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, insurance, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND BIKING WEEKEND IN UPPER VAL SUSA

Four days on the saddle of a mountain bike in the valley of Bardonecchia and its surroundings, to discover the most beautiful areas of these glorious mountains. The excursions alternate old military roads and fun single tracks, at altitudes between 1,300m and 3,000m.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 5 days/4 nights WHEN on request, from June to September DIFFICULTY medium/challenging IDEAL FOR mountain bikers. A challenging route for its altitude and distance, but not extreme in technical terms ACCOMMODATION hotel and non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike) PRICES € 410.00 (for groups of minimum 4 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it AMOUNT Includes: 4 nights with half-board, 1 lunch at the restaurant, 2 packed lunches, 1 daily admission to the bike park, 1 chair lift trip, 1 ascent by cable car, mountain bike guide, assistance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, transport, insurance, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”. NOTE on request, possibility of other tour dates.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND BIKING THROUGH VINEYARDS

An unforgettable ride through the green moraine hills of Canavese, in a continuous rise and fall through chestnut woods and the vineyards of Erbaluce and Canavese Rosso wines. And for the satisfaction of the taste buds, a wine sampling, a “merenda sinoira” - the typical snack of the Piemonte countryside, and a lunch of local delicacies.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from April to October DIFFICULTY medium/challenging IDEAL FOR trained bikers and cyclists who do not mind the occasional climb ACCOMMODATION hotel**** (Bed&Bike) PRICES € 310.00 INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.bikearound.it AMOUNT Includes: 2 nights with breakfast, 2 refreshments in typical restaurants, bike touring guide, visit to the wine cellar with local snack, trip to the Regional Enoteca of Wines of Torino Province with tasting. Does not includes: anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEKEND IN THE TRACKS OF SIGERIC

A short break for discovering the delights of Canavese along the route travelled by the pilgrims on their way to Roma from Canterbury: up and down the gentle hills, in a unique landscape where, for long stretches, the Via Francigena covers the same route as the Royal Route of Torino Wines and where the glorious remains of the medieval period are framed by the vineyards of Carema and Erbaluce wines. Pleasant stops for sampling the foods and wines of the territory.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 3 days/2 nights WHEN on request, from April to October DIFFICULTY medium/challenging IDEAL FOR trained bikers and cyclists who do not mind the occasional climb ACCOMMODATION hotel**** (Bed&Bike) PRICES € 260.00 INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.bikearound.it AMOUNT Includes: 2 nights with breakfast, 2 refreshments in typical restaurants, bike touring guide, visit to the wine cellar with local snack. Does not includes: anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”.

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BIKE TOUR WEEK THE ROYAL TORINO BY BIKE A loop around the first capital of Italia and in the heart of its province, constantly accompanied by the breathtaking views of the western Alps, from Monviso to Gran Paradiso, for sweeping views even up to the glaciers of Monte Rosa on clear days. A region characterised by the encounter with culture in all its various forms: from baroque architecture to industrial design.

Info, reservations and technical organisation LAST 8 days/7 nights WHEN on request, from mid April to end October DIFFICULTY medium IDEAL FOR groups of friends, couples, singles and anyone who wants to go by bike to contemplate landscapes and savour unusual tastes: there is no need to be top-level sports people, just active, interested types with a bit of spirit of adventure ACCOMMODATION hotel***/****, residences of charm PRICES FROM € 923.00 (for groups of minimum 10 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.ruotalibera.net AMOUNT Includes: 7 nights with full board (hearty breakfasts, light lunches, tasting and suppers based on local products), luggage handling, bike touring guide, information material, visits to historical and natural sites, medical and luggage insurance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”. SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES transfer to/from Torino airport, accommodation in a single room, bike rental, additional nights, optional insurance. NOTE on request, possibility of touring with a different number of participants and on other dates.

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BIKE TOUR WEEK MOUNTAIN BIKING ON WALDENSIAN ALPS Tour in the Chisone and Germanasca valleys, the “Waldensian Valleys”: every day riding at altitudes higher than 2,000m, alternating climbs on paved and dirt roads with some short stretches of portage and thrilling descents. The route goes through two nature parks, a protected area, and takes in the legendary Assietta Road, one of the highest and best preserved military roads in Europe.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 8 days/7 nights WHEN on request, from July to September DIFFICULTY challenging IDEAL FOR well-trained and technical bikers. The tour takes place in an Alpine environment with parts requiring uphill portage ACCOMMODATION hotel and non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike), mountain huts PRICES € 825.00 (for groups of minimum 6 people) INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it AMOUNT Includes: 7 nights with half-board, 3 snacks of local products, luggage handling, mountain bike guide, support van, 1 transfer, assistance. Does not includes: drinks at meals, insurance, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”. SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES transfer to/from Torino airport, accommodation in a single room, packed lunches, mountain bike rental. NOTE on request, possibility of touring with a different number of participants and on other dates. Recommended period from June to September.

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BIKE TOUR WEEK THE GREAT CROSSING OF HANNIBAL In 281BC, Hannibal crossed the Alps with 37 elephants and over 30,000 men to wage war with Roma: the route takes in some passes that, according to legend, were the scene of this epic undertaking. A challenging and exciting journey through some of the most interesting and beautiful Alpine trails: one week, seven stages in pursuit of pure mountain, 200km, 9,000m altitude change in full contact with nature, on the most exciting itineraries of the upper Susa valleys.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 7 days/7 nights WHEN on request, from July to September DIFFICULTY challenging IDEAL FOR well-trained and technical bikers. The tour takes place in an Alpine environment with parts requiring uphill portage ACCOMMODATION alpine huts and shelters, non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike), gîte d’étape PRICES on request INFO AND RESERVATIONS info@alpibikeresort.com AMOUNT Includes: 7 nights with half-board, luggage handling, accompaniment, transfer by shuttle equipped for transporting bikes (where necessary), mechanised lifts (2nd stage). Does not includes: beverages other than water and any food not included in the half board, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”. SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES transfer to/from Torino airport, offered for guides, hotel reservation for the night before and/or after the event, kennels for cats and dogs.

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BIKE TOUR WEEK PIEMONTE CROSS: 6 DAYS ACROSS TORINO ALPS

A great crossing from the majestic peaks of the Val Susa towards the plain, passing through the Chisone and Germanasca valleys: a week dedicated entirely to mountains, the best Piemonte cuisine and a warm welcome, with an extraordinary variety of landscapes and a quantity of really amazing single tracks, in an authentic and spectacular Alpine environment.

Info, reservations and technical organisations LASTS 6 days/7 nights WHEN on request, from June to September DIFFICULTY challenging IDEAL FOR fans of great crossings, bikers in good physical condition and good riding technique. The tour takes place in the upper mountains, in an Alpine environment with sections of uphill and downhill portage. ACCOMMODATION hotel and non-hotel facilities (Bed&Bike), mountain huts PRICES € 990.00 INFO AND RESERVATIONS www.lapeiro.it AMOUNT Includes: 7 nights with half-board, 1 shuttle transfer, luggage handling, accompaniment. Does not includes: beverages other than water and any food not included in the half board, anything not specifically stated under “amount includes”. SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES transfer to/from Torino airport, accommodation in a single room, packed lunches, mountain bike rental.

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TORINO Piazza Castello/via Garibaldi Porta Nuova Railway Station Torino International Airport (interactive totem) Contact centre +39.011.535181 info.torino@turismotorino.org Bardonecchia Piazza De Gasperi 1 Tel. +39.0122.99032 info.bardonecchia@turismotorino.org

Pragelato Piazza Lantelme 2 Tel. +39.0122.741728 info.pragelato@turismotorino.org

Cesana Torinese Piazza Vittorio Amedeo 3 Tel. +39.0122.89202 info.cesana@turismotorino.org

Sauze d’Oulx Viale Genevris 7 Tel. +39.0122.858009 info.sauze@turismotorino.org

ClaviEre Via Nazionale 30 Tel. +39.0122.878856 info.claviere@turismotorino.org

Sestriere Via Louset Tel. +39.0122.755444 info.sestriere@turismotorino.org

Ivrea Corso Vercelli 1 Tel. +39.0125.618131 info.ivrea@turismotorino.org

Susa Corso Inghilterra 39 Tel. +39.0122.622447 info.susa@turismotorino.org

Pinerolo Viale Giolitti 7/9 Tel. +39.0121.795589 info.pinerolo@turismotorino.org

Creative project and art director: Turismo Torino e Provincia. Photos: Archivio fotografico Turismo Torino e Provincia, Parco Regionale La Mandria, Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, La Presse, www.saliscendi.eu, Klaus Fengler, Marzia Fioroni, Matteo Ganora, Paolo Meitre Libertini, Pierandrea Monni, Stefano Roletti, Maria Luisa Surico, StĂŠphane Von Wonterghem. Print by: Stige. Edition closed: 30/06/2013.


BIKE TOUR 2013/2014