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Electric mountain bike - Piedmont easy ride and Langhe gastronomy

5 days from 895 € per participant

Guaranteed departure from 5 people

Italie Montagne Maximum altitude 450 m Skill level : 1 Montagne Stamina level : 1 Montagne Direct train from Paris


- Discovery of the magnificent "Langhe" region and its famous wines: Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and the king of Italian wines: his majesty the Barolo

- A top hotel, a fine and unique gastronomy and a wine landscape classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO

- Cool, gentle and intoxicating walks for a relaxing and unforgettable stay

- The good atmosphere of Azimut, meetings that give you a smile throughout your stay, even back home!

- Easy access: Briançon train station or Oulx-Cesana TGV station then transfer to A&R with our minibus

In a nutshell

Are you looking for a relaxing, enchanting place to take a cool walk among the vines facing the alps chain? Do you see this idyllic picture, the delicious Italian "dolce vita"?

Then come on, we'll take you to the "Langhe": this fabulous region of the Italian Piedmont, where perched villages, castles, vineyards and gastronomy are "delizioso"! Yes, we didn't come here to eat French fries, as you can imagine! Here the wine is king, the white truffle is queen, and the E-bike rides a wonderful way to discover this unique land.

We ride quietly, and we won't force ourselves to take a break in one of the famous "trattoria" to soak up the natural perspectives that this harmonious landscape offers. Yes, we'll also enjoy the good Italian food, "mangiare bene"! And enjoy the famous local wines: Barbaresco, Dolcetto and of course the emblematic Barolo (I'm told in the earpiece "in moderation, don't break the bike!)

Sure you'll like this trip! Come, take a few days, we'll take care of everything.

Friends, family or just colleagues at work ?

You wish to customize one of our trips, among friends and at your own convenience ? No problem, contact us so we can adapt a trip to suit you, right down to the last detail ! Our trips are tailor-made so giving you what you want is as easy as 123.

  • Price (VAT inc)
  • 995€ per participant
  • 995€ per participant
  • 995€ per participant
  • 995€ per participant
  • 995€ per participant
  • 995€ per participant
  • 995€ per participant
  • 895€ per participant

Day to day

Day 1 : Welcome and andiamo sulla bicicleta!

For this first day, welcome and transfer from the train station of Briançon, or from Oulx-Cesana TGV.

You are in your best mountain bike outfit for the meeting! Presentation, check of the equipment and saddle up to discover the Barbaresco vineyard.

Let's go for a nice little loop to get used to this particular land full of surprises! After a gentle start around Treiso, we will stroll in the middle of the vineyards, quietly and gently for this first day in Piedmont. Don't forget to play the paparazzi, the view on the "Fiume Tanaro" is worth its weight in grapes!


Elevation gain: +630m / -630m 

Distance : 22km 

Meals included this day : dinner

Lodging included this day : Hotel 


Day 2: Tour of the Castelli italiani

How could we not fall under (who said drunk?) the charm of these vineyards, surrounded by these perched villages and their emblematic castles? We could think we are in Tuscany, but Monte Viso in the distance reminds us that we are in Piedmont, yes! From Serralungo d'Alba to Castiglione Falleto, we will have a splendid day to forget the office and escape in the middle of the vineyards, only that. A break in a trattoria will give us the necessary energy to finish this chôôôlie loop!

Elevation gain : + 1000m / -1000m
Distance : 26km
Meals included this day : breakfast - dinner
Lodging included this day : Hotel


Day 3 : Il giro de La Morra

After the beautiful loop of the day before, we lighten the program of the day for a general tour (healthy!) of the belvederes. After riding near the ancient Ponte Moresco, we'll go fill your camera's memory card on the La Morra lookout, with a unique view of the Piedmontese vineyards that make the reputation of this beautiful region. And you know what, we could even enjoy them on a sunny terrace! Because water is good, but it is said to make you rust!

Elevation gain : + 630m / -630m
Distance : 30km
Meals included this day : breakfast - dinner
Lodging included this day : Hotel

Day 4 : Il re dei vini italiani: il Barolo !

From this splendid village, a magnificent E-bike loop awaits you today! How not to fall under the charm of the superb castle that stands there, from where you can admire the many surrounding vineyards! It is here that this king of Italian wines is vinified, to be tasted if you are not a teetotaler. From the perched village of Novello, we will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view (yep, it's greedy this stay!): Monte Viso in the distance which envies us from its 3841m.

And then that's it, it's time to separate, transfer to the dispersal points. We say to each other to discover other magic places ! Because yes, the Azimut spirit is that: to come back on other stays to be enriched by new meetings in fabulous places!

Elevation gain : +970m / -970m
Distance : 30km
Meals included this day : breakfast - dinner
Lodging included this day : hotel

D5 : Roero bellissimo tour

The Roero is one of the very good wines of this wine region. Yes, we don't take you to the country of the piquette, at Azimut we like the good Italian food accompanied by a "bottiglia di vino rosso"! For this last day in Piedmont, we're going to discover the land of Nebbiolo, a local grape variety with unique flavors. You understood now, between drinking or driving we chose: one then the other!

From Canale we'll make a loop around Montaldo Roero, a walk in which a "trattoria" break will fill us with happiness one last time!

It's already time to go back home, after these 5 wonderful days in these Langhe so exotic! Transfer to Oulx and Briançon.

Deniv: +470m / -470m
Distance: 26km
Meals included this day: breakfast

This is an example of an E-bike tour in Piedmont - Langhe. The weather and terrain conditions as well as the level of the participants may lead the guide to modify it or to do some itineraries in a different order. We ask you to respect his choices. We may also have to change the accommodation within the same range for logistical or availability reasons.

Meeting and leaving

Meeting points

  • Briançon in front of the Train Station

    See on the map

    Meeting time: 7h30 am
    Leaving time: in the afternoon
  • Oulx-Cesana (IT) - TGV train station

    See on the map

    Meeting time: 8:15
    Leaving time: in the afternoon

Get together - practical information

  • Please wear your cycling clothes on day 1.

We always do our best, but can't guarantee the exact time of arrival at the train station (due to traffic or weather conditions). Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy train tickets that can easily be modified. If you're travelling by car, we'll meet you at one of the indicated meeting points, or at one of the drop off points where you'll be able to leave your car for the entire trip.

  • Access

Train & TGV access: www.oui.sncf

Make sure the train you plan to catch welcomes mountain bikes.

Car access: www.mappy.fr

Car sharing: www.blablacar.fr

  • Car park

Public parking free of charge can be found in Briançon and Oulx (both unattended).

How technical does it get ? How fit should I be ?

  • Skill level ***

You should be at ease with long and demanding descents. You're able to deal with hairpin bends and tackle back-breaking inclines, master your brakes, hop over small tricky sections (tree roots, rocks, steps). Descents are often long and sustained (but progressive as the week goes on), sometimes steep, often technically demanding, sometimes exposed sections but rarely dangerous. You'll end being an expert rider or maybe even an ace in mountain biking skills !

  • Stamina level ***

For keen and passionate mountain bikers or sporty people, who enjoy making efforts and regularly do an outdoor activity. You are sporty, are used to go out riding for a full day at least once a week and a maybe a few shorter outings in a week, at least a few weeks before you head off for a trip with us. Our rides will take you on quite long climbs where you may sometimes even have to push or carry your bike. Expect ascents between + 800 m & + 1400 m approx per day.

Good to know: if you don't have the skills and stamina required, the guide may ask you to leave the group for the well-being of the rest of the group. If any doubt, please do not hesitate to ask us !

Group size

5 to 7 participants


Azimut qualified mountain bike instructor & guide.

All our mountain bike guides are certified instructors. We choose them for their sympathy, their teaching and organisational skills. We stay tuned in, work hands in hands, and make sure their working conditions are the best.

Meet our guides and instructors just around the corner



Bring a small day pack large enough (for more detailed advice see gear section) to carry your personal belongings for the day such as (extra) layers, a few snacks, your picnic and a repair kit. All other personal gear not needed for the day will be transferred to our accomodation.

Shuttle service & assistance / Lifts

None on this trip.


The price includes:

  • Trip logistics upon arrival
  • Minibus transfers from/to one of the indicated meeting points to the departure of the trip
  • Luggage transfers with our minibus and private driver
  • Accommodation on half-board basis in a gîte-hotel
  • Azimut mountain biking guide services for the entire trip (including all his expenses: meals, accomodation and transportation)
  • Azimut welcome pack


The price does not include:

  • Your transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Gear rental if required
  • Lunches so that the group chose together
  • Personal insurance
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Any other expenses not mentioned under the above section “the price includes”


A 30% deposit, as well as the insurance cost if you choose to subscribe the latter, is required to secure your booking. You will receive a reminder email 35 days prior to departure for the outstanding balance that is due latest 30 days prior to departure. 


We strongly recommend you to be properly insured for the chosen activity. You should be covered for medical expenses, personal accident & liabilité, third party risks and rescue (helicopter), as well as trip cancellation or curtailment.

Repatriation and research insurance are mandatory when booking a trip with Azimut. We have a full range of insurances on offer to suit the trip you select and the risks that it may incur (beware, such insurance only covers European citizens). 


Tipping is no obligation. However participants usually hand round an envelope for those who wish to tip the guide.

Getting around

Azimut's minibuses are used throughout the trip. Not only does this make the trip easier, but it also makes it more pleasant and less binding: we can chat, take a nap and listen to our own music. If luggage transfers are necessary, you have the possibility to use the transfer if you're tired and for any other reason.

Accommodation & meals

During the trip

Half board in cosy gîte-hotel, twin rooms. Depending on the size of group, you might be sharing a room with someone of the opposite sex. Bed linen, towels are provided.

  • Breakfasts and dinners are served at the gîte-hotel
  • Lunches are not included, to give flexibility to the group to chose a sandwich from a bakery or to go in a local restaurant to relax
  • Single room supplement according to availability: 130 €
  • Snacks: details are important especially after such demanding physical effort ! To boost your energy we've chosen to provide mulebars, organic, vegan, digest and extremely nourishing quality-wise without preservatives, food colouring or additives.


Accomodation before & after bike trips

Once we've received your booking, we'll provide you with a list of accomodation in case you need to book accomodation before or after the trip. All accomodation on the list is close to the meeting points and you may often benefit from preferential rates.



Phone & WiFi

In case of emergency or delay, you can either contact your guide (a phone number will be provided before departure) or contact Azimut on: (+ 33) 04 92 23 07 24.

Please inform your friends and family with these details before departure.

Free Wifi is available in most places.

Mobile & 4G coverage can be unreliable.

Equipment - clothing & gear

Make sure to wear bright colours, it's good for the soul and give photos a funky edge !


Technical gear

  • E-bike: all mountain type or enduro bike, with platform pedals or your own clip-in pedals (that we can mount on a rental bike)
  • E-bikes: please remember to charge your battery for day 1
  • Backpack with a 20-25 liter capacity max
  • Helmet & sunglasses are mandatory
  • Mountain biking gloves (an extra pair of warm gloves can be useful)
  • Knee and elbow protectors are highly recommended
  • Low hiking shoes with flat soles, or your shoes for your clip-in pedals
  • Repair kit including a set of brake pads (that match your brakes), a spare derailleur hanger, a quick link for your own chain, a pump, self adhesive patches, inner tubes with the right dimensions and anything else that may be specific to your bike.

If you don't have the adequate gear for this trip, don’t worry and travel light: we rent out the required gear and hand it over at the start of the trip ! Our equipment is relatively new, if not brand new, of good quality and adapted to your choice of activity.

Prices of rental gear during the entire trip (competitive prices as we only charge you for the number of days of use on the trip): 

E-bike Enduro pack including repair kit and helmet - 6 days

330 € 

Important: all our bikes are thoroughly checked before each trip. You are liable for any damage to the bike.

Prices and bike brands may vary according to availabilities and trip levels.



This list of clothes is designed to give you an idea of clothes that it may be a good to have with you. By no means do you need to have the latest brands or the latest gear, but if you need to renew your wardrobe, this guide would be a good start. Prefer lightweight warm and comfortable clothing. This is not just a detail, it makes a hell of a difference ! 


  • Sunglasses and glasses with clear lenses for forest sections and cloudy days (it's important to protect your eyes). Photochromic lenses adapt to light intensity and protection categories range from 1 to 3 or 2 to 4 to optimize visibility from shade to brightness. Very useful.
  • A buff and/or thin beanie that you can put under your helmet if it's cold.


  • Under layer: breathable long sleeved top as well as leggings to maintain heat. A tip: merino wool is breathable and has anti-bacterial properties and is therefore less likely to smell as opposed to synthetic fabrics. Have this in mind if you need to update your wardrobe.
  • Outer layer: a light fleece jacket and/or a light hooded down jacket that you can put under a jacket that has a breathable waterproof membrane (soft shell type or Goretex), easy to slip on during a break. Make sure it's lightweight and compact so it doesn't take up too much space in your backpack
  • Bottom layer: mountain biking shorts and leggings in case it gets cold
  • Hands: light fleece or soft shell gloves, a pair of silk glove liners to go underneath, warm gloves with a breathable and waterproof membrane.
  • Swimming gear: it takes up such little space, it would be a shame not to bring it just in case. Avoid swimming shorts or bermudas, they are not usually allowed in pools or hot water springs baths.
  • Good to have: an extra t-shirt in your bike backpack, appreciated after a big sweat on an uphill ride).


  • Bike socks: merino wool socks are breathable and have anti-bacterial properties and are less likely to smell as opposed to those made of synthetic fabrics. Remember this if you need to stock up.
  • Slippers or crocs are recommended for evening wear. Try charentaises they’re really comfy ! www.charentaises.fr

Odds & ends

  • a 1 litre flask (Thermos or Camelback)
  • a pocket knife
  • duck tape
  • factor 50 suncream
  • a duffle bag holding up to 90 litres to leave at the gîte, avoid suitcases. 

Toiletries and first aid kit

  • Personal toilet bag
  • To make up your a first aid kit, check out the Ifremmont website. 

In partnership with

Our guides use the following brands for their gear and you'll have the opportunity to test them during the trip:

We are members of Entreprises du Voyage and APST.

And last but not least...

Don't forget to

  • Leave our contact details with your friends and family
  • Bring your papers and I.D. (passport and visa if necessary)
  • Bring your insurance contract number and documents (if you've chosen not to have insure coverage with us)
  • Bring your “carte vitale” or your European health card (for EU citizens) - if you don't have one you can order one for free online  www.ameli.fr
  • Check that you have the right equipment
  • Take spare batteries and a charger for your electronic devices such as camera, video recorder, tracking devices
  • Bring some cash and your credit card
  • Leave in a good frame of mind: we're going to have a great time even if we may not happen to not make it to the summit !
  • Before leaving: water the plants, empty the rubbish bin, turn off water and gas, and tell your partner that you're going to have a good time (please not by text message), that you've well deserved... If you don't follow the latter recommendation, you'll most probably kick yourself when you get back!

                  We look forward to seeing you very soon !

                            Have great rides with AZIMUT !