piedmont view of vineyards and town in langhe
piedmont view of vineyards and town in langhe

Our Hiking Tours in Piedmont

In the iconic vineyards of a Foodie and Wine Mecca

This fascinating region bears an indisputable French influence mixed with Italian charm: every hilltop village is blessed with its own wines, every winery offers a cornucopia of delicious alternatives, all passionately cultivated in this heaven for wine lovers. 


The food is just top-notch: this area is well known for white truffle, hazelnut, chocolate and fresh pasta.  But there is much more to be discovered after a self-guided walking holiday in Piedmont: for example Turin, the noblest of Italian cities, with its art-nouveau cafes, majestic piazzas and royal palaces.

 

piedmont view of langhe vineyards with snowy peaks

Or Val Maira, close to the French border: a more tranquil but still enchanting alternative to the Dolomites, where the Provencal influence is well noticeable in the Occitan local language and culture.  

Top Trips

Bar to Bar: walking through the vineyards of Barolo


Towers, Castles and Vineyards
piedmont barolo barbaresco barbera vineyards

This self-guided walking holiday follows the ‘Bar to Bar’ route, from Barolo to Barbaresco, a path connecting two of the most renowned wine regions through enchanting landscapes, welcoming villages, and endless labels to taste. Our time in Piedmont starts in Alba, the city of truffles, and continues through hilltop villages, ancient taverns, farmhouses, and vineyards, passing through the delightful villages of Barolo and Barbaresco and the wines that have made their names famous worldwide.

Our journey from Barolo to Barbaresco

Cammino di Oropa, in the Biellese area


Towards the Oropa Sanctuary
piedmont sanctuary of oropa

Just an hour from Milan, the Biellese area is a wonderful territory waiting to be discovered. This self-guided walking holiday leads to the Sanctuary of Oropa, one of the largest Marian sanctuaries in Europe, through a pilgrimage that encompasses forests, monasteries, gardens, and nature reserves, all in the presence of the longest morainic hill amphitheater in Europe. It's an ideal route even for those on their first journey, perfect for embracing and overcoming a first small challenge.

Our trip on the Cammino di Oropa

Beautiful Val Maira


Between France and Piedmont
piedmont view of val maira mountain with hikers

An enchanting and lesser-known destination for mountain lovers eager to explore a magical land: Val Maira, nestled between France and Piedmont, is heavily influenced by nearby France - an influence proved by the strong Occitan linguistic, cultural, and architectural heritage. It's a stunningly beautiful part of Piedmont, vastly different from Langhe and Barolo, but equally captivating.

Our trip in Val Maira

What's a Self-Guided Tour?


Piedmont, at your pace
piedmont self guided trekking tour

All our self-guided walking holidays in Piedmont are self-guided, meaning you can enjoy them at your own pace, without a group or guide, but with our logistical support and detailed documentation to guide you at every step. We take care of your luggage to ensure you travel light, book your accommodations, and provide maps and a customized app.

Find out more in this article on our blog

Food and Wine


A great place to eat and drink
piedmont food and wine chocolate

Piedmont is one of the best regions in Italy for food and wine: to list only a few among its regional specialties, the region is famous for truffles and wine, meat and "Gianduia" chocolate, made with the local hazelnuts. The wine is simply among the best our blessed country has to offer - from Barbaresco to Barolo, to "Metodo Classico," the Italian champagne produced in the high-roofed cellars known as "underground cathedrals".

That is why we have featured the region in two of our blog posts about best food and wine trips! 

Best Wine Trips in Italy

Best Food Trips in Italy (Especially in Fall)

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Cammino di Oropa: Immerse yourself in spirituality and nature on the Cammino di Oropa, a pilgrimage route through forests and mountain landscapes.
  • Landscape of Barolo and Barbaresco: Explore the hills of the Langhe, renowned for their Barolo and Barbaresco vineyards, combining rejuvenating walks with tastings of fine wines.
  • Val Maira: Venture into Val Maira, an off-the-beaten-path area extraordinary for its alpine trails, historic villages, and wild nature.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Discover the variety of Piedmont's landscapes, from vine-covered hills to alpine trails, a perfect blend of culture, nature, and gastronomy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Piedmont difficult to explore? 

Piedmont is a delightful destination offering several opportunities to enjoy the landscape of soft hills covered in vineyards, forests and alps; different tours provide different opportunities for all sorts of fitness levels. For example, Val Maira is ideal for those wishing to enjoy great mountain hikes, while Oropa is the cammino we suggest to beginners as it's short and surprisingly beautiful without being too demanding. 

What is the best time to embark on a walking trip in Piedmont?

Piedmont is delightful in every season. For a walking trip in PIedmont, we suggest spring and autumn as the best possible season, to avoid the summer crowds and enjoy the colors and great weather of this part of the year, especially in the iconic Barolo landscape. 

What kind of landscapes can I expect while hiking in Piedmont?

Piedmont offers a variety of landscapes: from the vineyards of Langhe and Barolo to the peaks of Val Maira, from the Sanctuary of Oropa to the sunsets on Viverone Lake, on the Piedmontese section of Via Francigena. 

How do I book a walking holiday in Piedmont?

If you've got your eye on an Italian Lake hiking tour that ticks all your boxes, you have two options.

You can book your trip by:

1. Sending us an email at info@sloways.eu or giving us a call on (+39) 0552340736. We'll ask for some basic information about your trip, such as the number of people traveling, your preferred departure date, and any special requests you may have.

2. Using our online calculator to receive a provisional price for your chosen tour. You'll find it on each trip page. If you're happy with the estimate, send a request to our office and we will respond to proceed with the reservation. The final price of your trip will be confirmed once we've checked hotel availability.

What kind of accommodations can I expect along the hiking trails of Piedmont?

We provide accommodations in B&Bs, farmhouses, and 3-star hotels, all with private rooms and bathrooms. These accommodations blend comfort with authenticity, allowing you to fully immerse in the Italian walking trip experience

Are tour guides available when hiking Piedmont

All our packages in Piedmont are self-guided holidays, which means there is no group or guide. Travelers go on their own adventures through the region using detailed documentation provided by our experts. We'll take care of the logistics of your trip, though, including booking your accommodation and transporting your luggage

Our trips

Book with SloWays

Say 'yes' to the call to adventure and embark on our self-guided hiking holiday in Piedmont. 

We believe hiking tours are the best way to experience Europe and here are just a few reasons why you should book one with SloWays:

 

  • Satisfied customers: Our holidays come highly rated on  Feefo, where you can read about some of the fantastic getaways holidaymakers have experienced with us.
  • Sustainable travel: Sustainability is at the heart of every hiking tour we offer and we're always looking for low-impact ways of traveling – that's why we're Travelife Certified. 
  • SloWays expertise: With  over 20 years of experience designing fantastic walking trips under our belt, we know what walkers want and always deliver.
  • Sensational experiences: Comfy accommodations, detailed itineraries, and customizable holiday packages are crafted to show you everything the region has to offer. 

Your next walking adventure is waiting. Contact us today to get started on your booking.


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