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Famed for its truffles, and with towns like Barolo and Barbaresco, it’s easy to understand why Piedmont is a gourmand’s paradise.

The Langa and Roero regions of Piedmont are in one of the most important wine production areas in Italy and received UNESCO World Heritage status in 2014. The hiking tour of Piedmont will take us to the heart of these regions, over rolling hills covered with endless vineyards and past ancient castles and hidden hilltop hamlets. You’ll see how connected the local people are to the land, and how they take pride in everything they produce. Vineyards cover most of the hills here and wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, and Nebbiolo are perfectly paired with dishes that will make each meal a gastronomic event. Towns like Canale d'Alba, La Morra, and Alba are perfect stops for a taste of what the region has to offer, where strolling through the cobbled streets and sitting in geranium-decked piazzas is a great way to end a day of hiking. The Alba truffle fair gets in full swing in October and November, beginning with the "Palio degli Asini,“ the donkey race. Throughout the year the nine quarters of the city prepare for the race that awards victory for the parade and for the best quarter. The medieval parade, with over a thousand participants in typical costume, winds through the city streets, ending in the arena of the Palio, just before the donkey race.

The wine region of Piedmont could very well be the ultimate destination for casual hikers who are also food and wine lovers. In early October, it might still be harvest time for the nebbiolo grapes and the colors make the hills and vineyards look like they are painted!


  • Two important wine regions, Langa and Roero
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (vineyards landscape)
  • Villages of Barolo and Barbaresco, the namesakes of two world-famous red wines
  • A truffle hunting experience
  • Picnic and wine tasting at a producer
  • Stunning hiking along rolling hills covered with vineyards and quaint medieval villages
  • Castle-topped villages, which lend a historic and romantic feel to the area
  • Some of the best regional food in Italy, including truffles, cheese, and hazelnut Gianduja chocolates
  • Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant and some of the best restaurants in Piedmont


Relevant article: The Three Reasons (and a half) Why I Love Piedmont in the Fall


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USD 5,035

Private room (single supplement) USD 695


USD 5,035

Private room (single supplement) USD 695


7 days (6 nights)



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Day by Day

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Montà and Canale - 1 hr - Rolling

One of our guides will meet you in Turin for a morning shuttle to one of the villages in the Roero area: Montà d'Alba. Here, you'll find yourself in true wine country, surrounded by grape varieties such as Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Arneis—a perfect prelude to your evening celebrations!

Upon arrival in Montà, we'll enjoy a truffle hunting demonstration. Truffle hunting is deeply rooted in the local farming culture, traditionally considered a male activity. However, our young female trifulau, Martina, possesses equal passion and knowledge. She will guide us through the experience with her trusted dog, promising an unforgettable adventure. The white truffle, a delicacy that has earned these hills global acclaim among chefs, will be, of course, featured in our lunch hosted by Martina and her family.

Following this, we'll shuttle to the hotel for check-in.

Our accommodation for the first part of the tour is Villa Tiboldi, a stunning villa and farmhouse nestled among the hills of Canale d'Alba.

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Roero wine area - 3 hrs - Hilly

Our first longer hike starts by climbing a ridge overlooking the Tanaro River Valley. We’ll go from Castagnito to Guarene on the high plateau of the Roero region. Here you are in a true wine country where grape varieties include Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Arneis, no doubt a part of your evening celebrations! Each village you pass through today is topped with a castle. Most are now privately owned and very seldom open for visits, but they add to the uniqueness of the landscape as you enjoy exploring this region. After a picnic lunch in the vineyards at a family-owned wine producer, you'll be fully immersed in a physical and emotional journey called Langhe and Roero.

The Massucco family will then open its wine cellar for a spectacular wine tasting overlooking the vineyards.

If time allows it, we will swing by San Martino Alfieri – with our van – before heading back to Villa Tiboldi where you can enjoy some relaxing time before dinner. 

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Barbaresco - 2 - 3.5 hrs - Rolling

Today we’ll say farewell to the Roero and move from the Roero hills to the Langa wine area past more vineyards, where no doubt you will see local workers in the fields. The area southwest of Alba is part of the Barbaresco wine production zone. The three villages where Nebbiolo grapes for Barbaresco wine can be grown are Neive, Treiso, and Barbaresco. The original, small, and elegant villages of Barbaresco and Neive will be part of our day.

The hike from Barbaresco to Neive goes down a winding ridge as we head towards the charming village center (our lunch spot). As we approach Barbaresco on the way back, its imposing 12th century tower stands out in the landscape. Almost square-shaped, its height originally reached 36 meters, making it a strategic position overlooking the Tanaro Valley below. The tower is what is left of an imposing fortification once crowning the hilltop where Barbaresco rises.

We spend the next two nights in Alba. You will have time to explore the elegant town center before gathering for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.

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La Morra - 2.5 - 4 hrs - Hilly

Today we have a spectacular day planned in one of the centers of the Barolo area (La Morra). La Morra is considered the balcony of the Langhe because of its wonderful views of the entire area. Take your time here and have your cameras ready! Today we have our cooking class and lunch at the Marrone Family Winery. Time to enjoy life and to taste some Barolo on the terrace! Marrone family staff will engage everyone during this fun, yet professional cooking workshop. We then continue among nebbiolo vineyards to land at the doorstep of the so-called “Barolo chapel,” a landmark of the Barolo production area.

For dinner, we are again in Alba, the capital of the white truffle area. Of Celtic and Ligurian origin, called Alba Pompeia by the Romans, the town has kept a spiral-shaped medieval plan. Dinner is on your own.

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Diano d'Alba and Grinzane - 2 hrs or 3.5 hrs - Hilly

Our hike will lead, with a steady climb, from Grinzane Cavour to Diano d’Alba (capital of the Dolcetto wine) from where you will enjoy breathtaking views.

The 13th century Grinzane Cavour castle, once home to the famous strategist Cavour, is steeped in history. Unarguably, today's country roads and paths are set in a landscape of irresistible charm. The rest of the way to the hotel is by van. Vegetation changes as hazelnut-topped woodland covers the northern side of the round and gentle hills. These hazelnuts are harvested by the ton and transported to the Ferrero factory in Alba to make the famous Nutella spread, as well as Italian Gianduja chocolates, which you should of course try! Our hotel affords a great view of the Alps.

Dinner is at the fine hotel restaurant.

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Barolo - Novello - 3 hrs - Rolling

Today is Barolo day! You’ll hike past rows of nebbiolo grapes cultivated by such legendary producers as Borgogno, Da Milano, and Marchesi di Barolo. We’ll spend some time visiting Barolo - the unpretentious village named after the King of Wines. Barolo is the starting point and our destination is Novello on a ridge among yet more vineyards. There, we will visit and have a wine tasting at one of the "classic" Barolo producers. On the way to the hotel - by van - we can stop - if time allows it - in Serralunga d’Alba to enjoy the views and admire its castle.

Now you know where one of the most sought-out red wines comes from and a little bit about its history and production method. The views from those hills and ridges are not as famous as the wine but they will take your breath away.

The final highlight of this epic culinary journey is dinner at legendary Filippo Giaccone (formerly da Cesare, father of Filippo).

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Transfer to Turin

This morning after breakfast there will be a private group transfer to the Turin Airport. The transfer is about 1 hr and 45 min.


What's Included

Upon request and free of charge, you can use our Ferrino Mustang light aluminum alloy walking poles (highly recommended). 

Ferrino walking poles

• One or two professional tour guides throughout the program

• All accommodations in 4-star hotels 

• All breakfasts, all lunches, and five dinners

• Wine and beer with meals, coffee, cappuccino, and gelato stops

• Two wine tastings and one cooking class

• Logistical support during the tour and luggage transfer

• Fine Piedmontese wines with dinner including Barolo and Barbaresco

• Shuttle at the beginning and at the end of the tour

• All activities mentioned in the day-by-day description

• Airfare
• Pre-tour hotel stays and post-tour hotel stays
• Personal expenses such as laundry and cell phone
• Guide gratuity
• Optional tour extension


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Food and Wine

The Langa region is a true paradise for gourmands. In Angelo Gaja’s words, (Gaja is a central figure in Piedmont’s wine identity) “People truly come here to explore their passion for food and wine.” The territory offers first class ingredients, that together with traditions handed down from generation to generation, allow you to enjoy the authentic Langa dishes. The egg pasta used to prepare the tajarin, or plin, ravioli is homemade and the precious veal meat from the Province of Granda (name of the province of Cuneo in local dialect) is the basis for the preparation of ancient recipes like hand chopped raw meat, cold veal with tuna sauce and red wine braised meat. The simplest dishes are usually the most delicious and they look like they have been specially created to espouse the most precious autumnal ingredient, the Alba White Truffle, which will enhance their perfumes and tastes. In fact, the Slow Food movement was born in Bra (near Alba). The regional wine production boasts the most DOCG appellations of any other region in Italy, and during the week we will learn about Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Arneis and many other indigenous grapes. Most family-run wineries in Barolo are small and don’t do winery tours, as you would expect if you were in France or Napa. Luckily, Tourissimo will get the doors open for you.

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