Walking in Piedmont – an insider tip in Italy
Piedmont borders France and Switzerland and is known for its exceptionally tasty food and wine. In the northwest of Italy, this region impresses with a picturesque backdrop and the best hiking conditions. Framed by the highest peaks and glaciers in the Alps, wide valleys and gentle vineyards open up. But not only the wonderful nature will inspire you. Excellent wines and exquisite cuisine await you in Piedmont, perfect for active gourmets!
The most beautiful hiking tours in Piedmont
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Hiking paths in Piedmont
The Piedmont region is a paradise for hikers as most of the hiking paths are in good condition. From gravel roads to asphalted sections, to forest- and meadow paths, the Piedmont hills offer varied hiking routes with magnificent views. The paths are not well-trodden here, and you are guaranteed a quiet tour away from the tourist crowds.
Cuisine: A region for foodies
Those who enjoy good food and wine are in the right place in Piedmont! Here meals are celebrated: you eat a lot, slowly and above all well. The wine comes directly from the vineyards in the area, as well as the high quality food. Among them, for example, is the white truffle – one of the most expensive foods in the world. If you are not a fan of it, you will fall in love with the meat and cheese at least!
The weather in Piedmont
The mild weather of Piedmont benefits hikers. The cold season is similar to that in Austria, in summer it is milder than the south of Italy. The average temperature in midsummer is 28 ° with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. So it’s perfect for those who want to take a tour here, because it’s easily accessible from spring to autumn.
The most beautiful cities in Piedmont
- Turin – the capital of the Piedmont region
- Asti – the hometown of sweet Italian DOCG sparking wine
- Barolo – the growing area of the famous red wine of the same name
- Alba – home of the white truffle
- Vercelli – the city with the largest European rice growing area
- Alessandria – the city in the Po Valley
Questions and answers about hiking holidays in Piedmont
Hiking in Piedmont is perfect from April to October.
The duration of the daily stages of our walking holiday in Piedmont is about five to six hours. The route follows good hiking paths, through picturesque vineyards and idyllic forest areas. With a bit of basic fitness, this hiking tour becomes a wonderful active experience.
When hiking in Piedmont, not only dreamy landscapes and quiet hiking paths await you. This region is a paradise for real connoisseurs, especially when it comes to culinary delights. Whether in the truffle capital of Alba, in the wine town of Barolo or in Cravanzana, the center of hazelnut production – these multifaceted areas provide plenty of moments of pleasure. There are also numerous cultural sights to be discovered when hiking in Piedmont.
Did you know that the Langhe-Roero region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? In this area are the vines of the best and most exclusive wines in the world.