Piedmont by bike with the kids: bike ride in Roero region

Piedmont by bike with the kids: bike ride in Roero region

Roero is an historical region of Piedmont in the province of Cuneo. Along with the neighboring territories of the Langhe and the Monferrato, Roero is an appreciated wine-growing area.

Vine cultivation is a traditional activity in the area and in time it has also become a tourist attraction. The ordered rows of vines that characterize the side of the hills give the land an unparalleled landscaping value. In addition, there are numerous fruit trees in the Roero area.

The proposed itinerary is ideal for appreciating the landscape of the region and has no particular difficulty. With a decent workout and resting one night along the route, even those traveling by bike with the family can easily complete the 83 km of the itinerary.

Bike ride in Roero region starts and ends in Canale, one of the most important inhabited centers in the area. You then start pedaling in the direction of the historic village of Castellinaldo and then towards Priocca until Magliano Alfieri. The village is on the top of a low hill articulated around a magnificent castle which also serves as a panoramic belvedere.

Castello di govone (Roero, Piemonte - Virginiascarsi (Wikipedia), CC BY-SA 3.0

Castello di govone (Roero, Piemonte – Virginiascarsi (Wikipedia), CC BY-SA 3.0

The trail is a steady up and down the hills. You cross the villages of Neive, Castagnito and Guarene, the site of the latter of another very impressive castle. Vineyards and orchards, cultivated fields and pastures run along the side of the road.

Once you arrive in Monticello d’Alba you can take a break to admire the ancient stronghold of the local nobles and the nearby medieval tower of Santa Vittoria.
We are now near Bra, the ideal capital of Roero, where you can enjoy the famous calf sausage and a great glass of Arneis, perfect white wine for the aperitif.

Always immersed in nature then proceed towards Sommariva di Perno and Baldissero, a production area of strawberries and fruit, and then towards Montaldo. The road flows along the woods, which are the protagonists of truffle hunting and honey production.

Then some km further ahead, after passing Vezza d’Alba, it is in the center of Canale.