Holidays at Villetta Sampaguita
Experience the Roero
district of central Piedmont on two wheels
The Roero hills provide a wonderful
terrain for bicycling and motorbike touring, with vine-covered hills,
beautiful hilltop villages with panoramic views of 3 Alpine ranges,
and above all some of Italy’s best regional cuisine and wines.
For bicyclists the rides vary from easy hills and flat valleys, to some
more challenging hill climbs. A short drive allows you to access easily
exceptional rides into the western Alps. Motorcyclists will be in heaven
with the range of panoramic rides.
Villetta Sampaguita is located
along the Roero ridge with its string of castles. Govone is in the centre
of the ridge and this country is bicycling heaven riding from town to
town, stopping along the way for a café, a glass of wine or a
Looking for a longer ride? Cross
over the Tanaro valley to Barbaresco, 30-60 minutes ride or follow the
main Roero road down to Barolo about 90 minutes.
We have two bicycles available
for our guests to use and can arrange e-bike rentals for those who need
a boost, or you can bring your own wheels.
We do have a secure covered shelter
for bikes with cycle racks. And we have a cycle carrier for cars available
for getting to more distant destinations.
We can provide maps and list of
suggested cycle routes, plus places to see, restaurant and winery recommendations.
There are also Trail
Bike Routes in the Roero and
we can arrange trail bike rental with an English-speaking cycling
We have bicycle carrier for
a car if you want to make longer excursions
bike tours from Villetta Sampaguita:
- Ride through the Roero hills, first along the Tanaro
river ridge studded with castles and then into the classic Roero
wine country and return to Villetta Sampaguita via Cisterna
Castle and San Damiano. Many places to stop for lunch and wine
tasting.- Around 50km.
Langhe and Roero wine country
- Ride along the ridge to San Martino Afiero, cross Tanaro river,
up to Costigliole d'Asti, and then to Calosso, Neive and Barbaresco,
cross river again and return via Magliano Alfieri amd Priocca
and Roero wine country. - Ride through
Roero via Canale and Santa Vittoria to La Morra, around to Barolo
and via Serralunga to Grinzane Cavour Castle. Return via Alba
and along the old SS231 road - 80 km
Motor Cycle Tours
Motorcyclists have the advantage
that they can do all of the bicycle tours without needing to be transported,
we have a complete set of maps for Piedmont and can make many suggestions
depending on the rider's requirements
Links - click on picture.
Giorgi is located in San Damiano, 20 minutes ride from Villa
Sampaguita. It is a complete cyclist shop with a full range
of bikes and accessories and repair shop. Rental of street,
mountain and e-bikes delivered to our home.
of marked trails through our local Roero hills, both on and
A selection of routes
in Asti province with maps and local information.
site for bicycle touring in the Langhe and Roero around Alba,
including local information, routes and elevation levels.
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