Interesting facts about the Langhe region
The beautiful Langhe Monferrato Roero region is located in Piedmont in northern Italy, between the Po Valley near Turin and the Ligurian Alps and is part of the provinces of Asti and Cuneo. The Langhe Monferrato Roero is divided into three areas: the Bassa Langa, the Alta Langa and the Langa Astigiana. In any case, you will find what you are looking for in picturesque landscapes, cultural sites and culinary treasures in these regions. The Bassa Langa, also known as the Lower Langhe, is home to the famous Barolo area, which is known for the wine of the same name. The Alta Langa, or Upper Langhe, is home to hazelnuts. At the same time, it is wonderful to walk in the footsteps of bygone times and visit the historical sites in the historic cities. The third region in Langhe is Langa Astigiana. This is a highlight for foodies, especially in Alba, the truffle capital and home to Ferrero – you can taste the best of the region here.
Discover the Langhe Monferrato Roero on foot
Our Eurohike guests experience an enjoyable active experience on our walking holiday Piedmont, 8 days. The starting point, and at the same time the beginning of a wonderful holiday, is the city of Alba. From there the hiking route takes you via the wine capital Barbaresco to your first stage destination of Treiso. The journey continues the following day: the hazelnut bushes line your way on this stage around Carvanzana. On the following days you will immerse yourself in the wonderful natural landscapes in the flower village of Bossolasco and around the municipality of Serralunga d’Alba. Along the hiking route there are always important cultural and historical buildings from the Middle Ages to visit. A real highlight for wine connoisseurs awaits on the next stage: the world-famous wine town of Barolo. A wine tasting should of course not be missed. At the end of your tour, you march through the vineyards of the international top wines to La Morra, where you can enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of the Langhe region and the Barolo area. On the last few kilometres of hiking to Alba, you can look back on your active trip in a relaxed manner – how wonderfully enjoyable a hiking holiday in Langhe can be. Our mountain hiking holiday Piedmont - Liguria, 8 days, promises an equally unforgettable adventure.
Our Eurohike highlights in the Langhe
Here in the land of Barolo, hazelnuts and truffles, there is a lot to discover. It’s good that you have plenty of time for that on our tours. We will now give you a few of our personal tips and culinary highlights for the Langhe Monferrato Roero region in Piedmont.
- The culinary life of the region: A lot of good things await visitors to the Langhe region. Carne Cruda, Bagna Cauda, wonderful dishes with the world-famous and best Alba truffle such as the pasta Taglierini al Tartufo, wonderfully thin tagliatelle that is only available in the region.
- The sweet scent in Alba: The Langhe region offers the perfect conditions for growing hazelnuts. Did you know that it was here in 1940 that Pietro Ferrero created the world-famous and infinitely popular Nutella spread? Ferrero is still based in Alba today and you will hardly believe it unless you’ve been there, but Alba really smells of Nutella. The Piedmontese hazelnuts are certainly the best in the world and the local hazelnut cream tastes simply heavenly!
- A visit to a winery: A wonderful winery that is traditional but modern at the same time is located in Serralunga d’Alba – the Massolino winery. Be sure to try the excellent types of wine there on the fifth day of your hiking holiday, such as our two favourites Barbera d’Alba and Barolo. And after a successful wine tasting, it’s not far to your accommodation because it’s the same place.
- UNESCO sites: The Langhe is perfect for culture lovers because there are six UNESCO areas located here. The Barolo area, the Barbaresco mountains, the Canelli wine region, the Basso Monferrato area with its old wine cellars, the Grinzane Cavour area with its castle of the same name, and the areas around Canelli and Nizza Monferrato.
- Moments of pleasure in Alba: Both culture fans and foodies will find what they are looking for in Alba, the cultural capital of the Langhe and the truffle capital. In the city centre, one historical sight from the Middle Ages follows the last. New impressions can be perfectly reviewed over an excellent glass of wine or Italian dish with while truffle from the region. Our restaurant tip: You can dine well here. The Michelin restaurant Piazza del Duomo in Alba is a very special highlight.