Leisure hiking in Italy: Verena on Tour

Starting the season in beautiful Piedmont

My boyfriend and I finally start the hiking season during the Easter holidays. We head south by car towards Italy. After a short pitstop at the beautiful Lake Garda we head west to the well-known wine region of Piedmont – the centre of our hiking tour ‘Leisure hiking in Piedmont’.

Arriving at the hotel in Alba, we immediately explore the small old town and stroll through the alleys, which are full of shops as well as good bars and cafés. After a typical dinner with pasta al tartufo, we are strengthened for tomorrow's first hiking day.

Verena with a view of the Langhe
Blossoms in front of vines

From Alba through the vineyards to Treiso

We start the morning full of anticipation about our hiking tour. Over picturesque vineyards and the well-known village of Barbaresco we travel to Tresio. Along the way we come across many wonderful views of the hilly landscape. Here we also discover the so-called hail cannons. If a large thundercloud approaches, these machines shoot a chemical mixture kilometres up into the clouds. By doing so, severe storms can be prevented, and the delicate vines can be protected.

Sunset in Treiso
Tulip bed in front of vineyard

Seeing colleagues again

In the second accommodation BB Ca Tupin we are warmly welcomed by the two hosts. We also meet our lovely colleagues from the Piedmont Station, who have just delivered the luggage of the hiking guests. Together we toast the first successfully completed hiking stage with a good glass of red wine. After dinner, we enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets as we watch the sun slowly disappear behind the vineyards.

Hazelnut groves

Through amazing hazelnut groves and small villages

The next morning, we enjoy a hearty Italian breakfast before we take on the next kilometres of hiking over the hilly landscape through vineyards, hazelnut groves, forests and small villages. The famous hazelnuts can be found on all restaurant menus in various forms. On the way we greet dogs and donkeys again and again. The peaceful nature invites us to take a small pause, to take in the landscape of the Langhe.

Hiker with panoramic view

Transfers with Eurohike

During the hiking tour we benefit from three organised transfers. These are carried out at the start of the day's stage or after completing it to the next accommodation, so that the hikes are not too demanding. Afterwards, there is enough time to relax at the pool or explore the surroundings at the accommodation.

Church Monforte D'Alba
Tenuta Rocca

Wine tasting in Barolo

Another highlight of the hiking tour is definitely the wine tasting at Marchesi di Barolo, in the second last destination of Barolo. At lunchtime we try three special wines. At the end we take a guided tour of the wine cellar and gain an insight into the history of wine.

On two days we had no luck with the weather. Although it was foggy and a bit wet, we had a nice day of hiking - as we all know, there are only bad clothes and no bad weather 😊

Main square in Alba

Tips about the hiking tour

As the routes mostly lead through nature and past small villages, we recommend taking enough provisions with you. This gives you the additional advantage of being able to stop spontaneously at beautiful places!

Our conclusion

We enjoyed our hiking days in Piedmont very much! The hospitality as well as the good food in all accommodations along the route made the holiday a special experience that we will always look back upon fondly.

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8 Days | Self-guided Tour
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