Northern Italy’s Barolo Wine Country

Self-Guided Tour - 8 Days / 7 Nights

Discover the magnificent landscapes of the Langhe region of northern Italy. Your journey is divided between the rolling vineyards of the famous Barolo wine area and the wilder Alta Langhe where forests, deep valleys and hazelnut plantations are waiting to be explored.
Eleven wine villages are connected by footpaths that take you to hilltop castles and picturesque towns that tempt you to linger over a good glass of wine and a gourmet meal. End your walk experiencing the beautiful city of Torino with its wealth of museums, monuments and cafes of the ‘belle epoque’ style. A Torino Card will enable you to enjoy all it has to offer.

Your Journey

Day 1

Arrive Alba.

Day 2 Alba – Grinzane - Barolo (13 km - 3.5 hours)

Transfer to the castle of Grinzane to begin a walk that leads through Gallo d’Alba and into the middle of the vineyards of La Morra until you’ll reach the town of Barolo with its splendid castle.

Day 3 Barolo - Novello - Monforte (9 km - 3 hours)

Walk almost entirely among the finest vineyards of Nebbiolo grapes to reach Novello with its imposing castle. Continue to the village of Monforte where the main square is always buzzing with tourists and local people.

Day 4 Monforte – Cissone (16 km - 4.5 hours)

Walk through rows of neat vines to the wine villages of Serrallunga, Sinio, Roddino and then Cissone. The first hazelnut trees will appear at the beginning of the Alta (high) Langhe.

Day 5 Cissone. Rest day.

Optional short circular route around the hills of this pretty village.

Day 6 Cissone - Cravanzana (17 km - 6 hours)

The Alta Langa is famous for its hazelnuts, the main ingredient of well known Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Cross the deep valley of the Belbo, after a stop at the beautiful church of Cerretto Langhe, to reach Cravanzana.

Day 7 Cravanzana - Cortemilia (12 km - 4 hours)

From Cravanzana it’s a pleasant descent to Torre Bormida before beginning a steep climb to Bergolo, one of the smallest and characteristic municipalities of Alta Langhe. Walk through forests to Cortemilia, an ancient village dating back to the Roman times.

Day 8 Cortemilia

Arrangements end after breakfast. Add on some extra days in Torino.


Easy to moderate. First 3 days gentle hill walking. Hills become steeper up to 600m.


Breakfast daily

2020: Start any day 1 March to 31 October.


Please note that pricing is per person in Euros - minimum 2 people.

2020: Double / Twin Share: €670

Single Room supplement: €195

High Season surcharge (Sept & Oct): €20

Hotel upgrade with swimming pool in Barolo: €25

Add Discover Torino 3 Days / 2 Nights

Turin’s cafe society is legendary and one of the first in Italy. It is a testament to the numerous ornate ‘belle époque’ style cafes, gleaming with gilt and sparkling crystals, that are the core of the city’s huge cafe culture. As well as these gracious, elegant establishments there are chic modern cafes and restaurants amidst the miles of grand arcaded shops that line the streets.

The city has numerous museums, the most notable being the Egyptian museum which grew from a private collection to the second largest exhibition of Egyptology outside of Cairo.

The Museum of Cinema is a fascinating display of movies through the ages. It is housed in the city’s landmark dome, the Mole Antonellana, which has a high speed elevator that soars through the centre to the top for a wonderful panorama of the city. The Museum of Cinema spirals cleverly up around the outer wall of the dome so you stay in a continuous progression through the exhibits.

Your package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4* central hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 day Torino Card with FREE entrance to all the main cultural sites the city has to offer and FREE transport on all public transport


Please note that pricing is per person in Euros.

2020: Double / Twin Share: from €265


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