Wine walking in Piedmont


Alba, Barolo, Langhe and Roero

Duration: 5 days     
Price:1600 EUR per person            
When:  30 September - 4 October 2020 or upon request     
Min-max persons: 10 - 16 participants
Included: flights from selected airports, transfers, accommodation in shared room with breakfast, lunches and dinners, all visits and entrances, all tastings, guidance from TheAlps guide.

Ask us for travelling by train to Piedmont. 

Piedmont –the land at the foot of the mountain. The gently rolling landscape is pearled with small medieval villages, castles and fortresses. The Alps in the north reach impressive heights and everywhere wide-ranging vineyards. Here you find some of Italy’s, not to say the world's best wines, with Barolo, the king of wine, wine of kings, at the top of the throne.

During our visit to Piedmont we stay at iconic Villa Tiboldi enjoying local flavors in the real slow-food spirit. It was here that the famous "resistance movement" started on small-scale family farms with traditional farming methods.

You will meet a lot of charming personalities; truffle hunters and their dogs, wine farmers, bakers and cheesemakers. Our philosophy at TheAlps is completely in line with this type of tourism and we are pleased that there still are enthusiasts, who like us who put passion before expansion.

Our sommelier Ilenia will be joining you on this tour.


Program proposal
  • Day One
  • Day Two
  • Day Three
  • Day Four
  • Day Five
Truffle hunting

Day one

We meet up at the airport or the train station and go together to Villa Tiboldi, a boutique hotel perfectly placed between the manicured vineyards and the lush hills of Langhe and Roero.

Alba is the absolute epicenter for Italian truffles. Here you will be participating in the search for the black gold together with Luca and Martina, father and daughter and trifolau. You will learn more about truffle in the field, truffle in the food and how truffle dogs search. It's fascinating to see the dogs work! Surely you will also hear some good story, such as the one about the circus lion on the run ... the trifolau can go far to keep ahead of the competition.

Truffle dinner at the family farmhouse.

Villa Tiboldi

Day two 

A delicious breakfast buffet to start off the morning with the right foot. After an extra cup of creamy espresso, we linger our shoes for a walk in the beating heart of Barolo, among the ripe Nebbiolo grape. Visit to the wine producer Cascina Pugnane, located at the crossroads of three different municipalities renowned for their production of Barolo: Monforte, Castiglione Falletto and the homonymous Barolo. The farm has a history dating back to the year 1600 and the production is reduced to concentrate the essence and quality of the final product. Lunch at the farm based on traditional appetizers, selection of meats and cheeses, dessert and wine pairing.

The trekking continues and we make a sweet stop for tasting fruit and vegetables from the farm Il Bosco delle Galline, managed by Viviana who with care and dedication cultivates and produces healthy, traditional and tasty food.

We continue all the way to Monforte, through the narrow streets steeped in the aristocratic history of the small town of Barolo.

Dinner with local flavors at Villa Tiboldi.

Family farm

Day three

Today’s scenic walk will bring us to the the small town of Alba. Here we are welcomed byJessica and her family who will show us how to make the their traditional sourdough bread. We have home made lunch here with the family's own wine in the glas.

Continuation of the trek towards Treiso, following the road climbing between the Nebbiolo, Barbaresco and Dolcetto vineyards. Arrival at the historic Pelissero winery, where the family with skilled hands, takes care of 38 hectares of property cultivated with vineyards. Visit to the cellar and tasting.

Return to the Villa for the Pizza dinner accompanied by different types of Craft Beers, presented by the producer.

Trekking among vineyards

Day four 

The small town Grinzane Cavour, houses one of the oldest and most fascinating castles in Piedmont. We visit thecatle with its museum dedicated to local food and wine tradition. Trekking to Diano d'Alba, a town renowned for the production of Dolcetto wine, the most common and typical grape of the region. Picnic near the red giant bench, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the hills of the lower Langa. 

Continuation of the trekking towards Montelupo Albese and stop at the Wolfrest distillery, where you will taste different types of Langa Gin. This Family-run business was born to enhance the excellent botanicals, favored by the sea currents from the Ligurian Riviera. Restart of the trek to Albaretto della Torre for a toast on top of the medieval tower of the village and show cooking of a local chef of the famous herb omelette. 

Dinner in Villa based on mixed grill accompanied by wines presented by the producer.

Wine tasting

Day five 

Short walk through the historic center of Alba. Free time to explore the town considered to be the capital of the UNESCO Human Heritage hilly area of Langhe . Transfer and workshop on cheese, where the producer with expert hands and a long family tradition will explain breeding and production techniques. Lunch at the same facility with local products.

Transfer and departure –grazie e bentornati!