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Barolo and Langhe gourmet land – 8 days self-guided walking package

8 Days
  • English,
  • Train, Bus, walking
  • Alba
  • Cortemilla
  • B&B or 3* Hotel
  • 4* Hotel with supplement
  • some meals included
  • Stress Free Luggage
  • Self-guided
  • 18
  • 2

Piedmont is an Italian paradise for true foodies with delicious food, truffles and impressive wines. Located between the Alps and the Apennines, the Langhe region is blessed with fertile soils that produce the Tuber Magnatum (precious white truffle) and Italy’s most famous red wines.
Barolo and Barbera. Discover a stunning array of local specialties treasured around the world, including gourmet cheeses, pastries and chocolates. This trek takes you through spectacular landscapes of rolling hills dotted with picturesque little villages, elegant castles and feudal towers, through vineyards and hazelnut forests, to charming and cozy little Spend the night in a rural village.

Highlights

  • An infinite selection of incredible wines, cheese, sweets and chocolates to taste along the way
  • White truffles (between September and December)
  • Vineyard walks and carefully groomed hazelnut forests
  • Small, comfortable, family run accommodation some with prize winning restaurants on site or near by
  • Spectacular views of the snow capped alps on clear days
  • Friendly people
  • Quiet foot paths

Itinerary

Arrive in Alba, the heart of Piedmont’s wine region, a charming medieval town with a “hundred tower” and a treasure trove of flavors and aromas. After checking in, why not take a stroll to explore the city and tantalize your taste buds by stopping at one of his many divine patisseries. Enjoy the sweet taste of Italy.

Breakfast

Today’s itinerary begins with a transfer to Roddy. Drive over some hills to reach the rustic mountain village of La. From Morra, continue to the town of Vergne. On the route, there are several wine-tasting options. Visible on a sunny day Alps and Monviso are still covered in snow until the beginning of summer. In La Morra, you can visit and learn about the Ratti Museum. The history, traditions and art of good wine. Stop by the cantina Comunale (closed Tuesdays) offers a wide range of wines to taste and purchase and many videos about local wines and gastronomy. Departing from Verduno instead of Roddi shortens the hike by about 4 km.
Depending on when you booked, the trek can end in Vergne or Barolo, subject to availability at the time of your request.

Breakfast

Pass by the old village of Novello with its medieval towers. Arrive in the wine capital of Barolo, home to its famous wines produced. Spend some time exploring the recently opened WiMu – Wine Museum in Castello dei Marchesi Faletti. Lunch at a wonderful local trattoria. On foot from here, which it takes you through vineyards and forests to Monforte Darba, a lovely mountain village

Breakfast

The landscape is much more varied than the day before.  Leave the vineyard behind and climb through the clean hazelnut forest and wild forest around the old settlement of Serralunga d’Alba. From here, a steep climb leads to Roddino, and then the long descent leads to the final climb up to Cissone.

Breakfast

A glass of local wine from a traditional cantina in the centre of the village is a lovely way to celebrate this day of relaxing and taking it easy. After a short circular walk in the surroundings of Cissone, unwind and admire the splendid views from the farm.
The scenery is a unique spectacle, embroidered with vineyards and dotted with towers and castles.

Breakfast

The landscape of the high Langhe area around Cissone is characterised by hazelnut forests and those slopes that are too steep to be cultivated are covered by oaks. This is also the area where you find the most precious of the local treasure: the ‘Tuber Magnatum’, also known as ‘the white truffle of Alba’ and, if you don’t find it underground, you are sure to find it at the local restaurant.

Breakfast

Today the landscape is as varied as the walk itself. You visit the villages of Torre Bormida and Bergolo that you reach crossing hazelnut plantations and dense chestnut woods using broad forest paths, small grassy trails and narrow cobbled streets until you reach the town of Cortemilia. On clear days the view on the hills and the Alps is breath-taking.

Breakfast
Day 8 :
Final day

Our services end after breakfast unless you have booked another service with us. To reach Alba where you could take the train to Turin or Milan for your ongoing journey, an additional transfer may be required. ( around A$160 for 1 or 2 people)

Breakfast

Dates & Costing

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
12 July, 2024 - 19 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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13 July, 2024 - 20 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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14 July, 2024 - 21 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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15 July, 2024 - 22 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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16 July, 2024 - 23 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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17 July, 2024 - 24 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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18 July, 2024 - 25 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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19 July, 2024 - 26 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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20 July, 2024 - 27 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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21 July, 2024 - 28 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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22 July, 2024 - 29 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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23 July, 2024 - 30 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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24 July, 2024 - 31 July, 2024 Limited $1,480
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25 July, 2024 - 1 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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26 July, 2024 - 2 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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27 July, 2024 - 3 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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28 July, 2024 - 4 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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29 July, 2024 - 5 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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30 July, 2024 - 6 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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31 July, 2024 - 7 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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1 August, 2024 - 8 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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2 August, 2024 - 9 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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3 August, 2024 - 10 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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4 August, 2024 - 11 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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5 August, 2024 - 12 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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6 August, 2024 - 13 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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7 August, 2024 - 14 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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8 August, 2024 - 15 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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9 August, 2024 - 16 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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10 August, 2024 - 17 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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11 August, 2024 - 18 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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12 August, 2024 - 19 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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13 August, 2024 - 20 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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14 August, 2024 - 21 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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15 August, 2024 - 22 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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16 August, 2024 - 23 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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17 August, 2024 - 24 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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18 August, 2024 - 25 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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19 August, 2024 - 26 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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20 August, 2024 - 27 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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21 August, 2024 - 28 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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22 August, 2024 - 29 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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23 August, 2024 - 30 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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24 August, 2024 - 31 August, 2024 Limited $1,480
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25 August, 2024 - 1 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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26 August, 2024 - 2 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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27 August, 2024 - 3 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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28 August, 2024 - 4 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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29 August, 2024 - 5 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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30 August, 2024 - 6 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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31 August, 2024 - 7 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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1 September, 2024 - 8 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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2 September, 2024 - 9 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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3 September, 2024 - 10 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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4 September, 2024 - 11 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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5 September, 2024 - 12 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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6 September, 2024 - 13 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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7 September, 2024 - 14 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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8 September, 2024 - 15 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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9 September, 2024 - 16 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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10 September, 2024 - 17 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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11 September, 2024 - 18 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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12 September, 2024 - 19 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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13 September, 2024 - 20 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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14 September, 2024 - 21 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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15 September, 2024 - 22 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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16 September, 2024 - 23 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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17 September, 2024 - 24 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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18 September, 2024 - 25 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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19 September, 2024 - 26 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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20 September, 2024 - 27 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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21 September, 2024 - 28 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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22 September, 2024 - 29 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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23 September, 2024 - 30 September, 2024 Limited $1,480
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24 September, 2024 - 1 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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25 September, 2024 - 2 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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26 September, 2024 - 3 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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27 September, 2024 - 4 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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28 September, 2024 - 5 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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29 September, 2024 - 6 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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30 September, 2024 - 7 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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1 October, 2024 - 8 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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2 October, 2024 - 9 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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3 October, 2024 - 10 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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4 October, 2024 - 11 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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5 October, 2024 - 12 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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6 October, 2024 - 13 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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7 October, 2024 - 14 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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8 October, 2024 - 15 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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9 October, 2024 - 16 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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10 October, 2024 - 17 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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11 October, 2024 - 18 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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12 October, 2024 - 19 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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13 October, 2024 - 20 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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14 October, 2024 - 21 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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15 October, 2024 - 22 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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16 October, 2024 - 23 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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17 October, 2024 - 24 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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18 October, 2024 - 25 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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19 October, 2024 - 26 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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20 October, 2024 - 27 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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21 October, 2024 - 28 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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22 October, 2024 - 29 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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23 October, 2024 - 30 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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24 October, 2024 - 31 October, 2024 Limited $1,480
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25 October, 2024 - 1 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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26 October, 2024 - 2 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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27 October, 2024 - 3 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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28 October, 2024 - 4 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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29 October, 2024 - 5 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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30 October, 2024 - 6 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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31 October, 2024 - 7 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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1 November, 2024 - 8 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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2 November, 2024 - 9 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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3 November, 2024 - 10 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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4 November, 2024 - 11 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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5 November, 2024 - 12 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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6 November, 2024 - 13 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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7 November, 2024 - 14 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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8 November, 2024 - 15 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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9 November, 2024 - 16 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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10 November, 2024 - 17 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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11 November, 2024 - 18 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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12 November, 2024 - 19 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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13 November, 2024 - 20 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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14 November, 2024 - 21 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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15 November, 2024 - 22 November, 2024 Limited $1,480
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The Cost Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfasts
  • People transfer from Alba to Roddi (+luggage to Vergnè/Barolo) on DAY 2
  • Luggage transfer DAY 3 to DAY 7
  • Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
  • Access to the trip on our navigation app
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

The Cost Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel to Alba and from Cortemilia
  • Trains or busses wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Tourist taxes
  • Insurance and everything not listed as “Included.”

Technical Information

The walks are along vineyards, uneven footpaths, mule tracks and small gravel roads (strade bianche). The trails through the vineyards can get slippery, muddy and heavy-going when wet or after it has rained. The trails do not always have markings.

Trip grading: Introductory to Moderate – grade 2 :This is a self-guided walk with average daily stages of 3 to 5 hours. The paths are clearly visible and well-marked.

Luggage transfer is included in your package; this is normally provided by the accommodation itself or by a local taxi. The allowance is : only 1 piece of luggage of 20kg per person (if they have it really big, they must mention it at the time of booking, additional cost may be required)

A note on our self guided adventures and Fitness preparation:
Self guided walking or cycling requires individuals to use problem solving skills, be adaptable and have a keen eye. It is recommended that you are comfortable map reading, referring to route notes and that you have a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!) Sometimes route finding, losing your way, finding it again and asking the locals for help is all part of the adventure. If you’ve never been on a self guided trip, after the first couple of days you will get the hang of if as the vast majority of our first time travellers attest. Please be assured that our written material issued to you for route finding is updated regularly and we provide a 7 day service hotline in the event of any problems. There is a certain level of the unknown that comes with self guided trips; however with a methodical approach potential problems will be averted. The freedom of a self guided trip is something that, once experienced, is sought time and time again.
Fitness preparation: The concept behind most of our trips is active holidays and the fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. We expect participants to take responsibility for their fitness and preparations on a consistent basis prior to departure, and INCREASE the regular weekly training schedule in the two months leading up to departure. That way, when you start walking, you will feel relaxed and comfortable and strong, having done more than sufficient preparation for the trip. You will also have more energy to enjoy the views, take photos and explore the sights in your spare time, rather than just make it to the next hotel. During the day is when the most interesting features of interest will be found, and being fit allows you to optimize every situation you encounter. As a minimum, we recommend 40 minutes of aerobic type exercise; running, swimming, biking, hill walking, or gym work two to three times a week for two to six months leading up to your walk. Note the best training is the activity that you are actually going to be doing; walking up and down hill, and cross-country. Practice this as much as possible. Training should be stepped up as you get closer to departure, to an amount you feel appropriate (you don’t want to cause yourself an injury!). Using your gear before departure (boots, day pack, clothing, etc.) gives familiarity and comfort whilst on the walk. It makes sense to know that all your gear ‘works for you’ BEFORE departure, rather than discovering how things work or fit (or don’t!) on the trip you have invested so much in. Use the philosophy of ‘getting fit to go walking’, rather than ‘going on a walk to get fit’, to avoid problems.

Accommodation and varies

Accommodation and Meals Selected 3 and 4* star hotels are used in the larger towns, while in the villages and countryside we use cosy, friendly ‘agriturismo’ (farmhouses) and inns, some quite renowned for their cuisine. In all the accommodation the rooms have private bathrooms and a good Italian breakfast is included each morning. Throughout the trip there are plenty of opportunities to taste both the outstanding local cuisine and a wide array of prestigious regional wines.

Alternative accommodation

Accommodations upgrade,  are possible on some trips, but price is on request

Extras on request:

  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Transfer from airport to Alba
  • Transfer from Cortemilia to airport

Payment and Cancellation

Payment: deposit of 20% per person within 3 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia.

Cancellation:

  • cancellations once deposit paid  20% of the tour cost;
  • cancellations from 60 to 15 days  before departure date: 40% of the tour cost;
  •  cancellations from 14 to 9 days before departure date: 70% of the tour cost;
  •  cancellations from 8 to 0 days before departure date: 100% of the tour cost;

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Barolo and Langhe gourmet land – 8 days self-guided walking package