Highlights and tour details
The UNESCO Grand Tour a choice of slow tourism to discover the historic-artistic and culinary excellence of the territory.
The itinerary, a ring of 660 km divided into 4 stages, develops over secondary and gravel roads and covers the entire region touching 25 UNESCO sites of Piedmont and intercepting historical paths, castles and villas, ancient, modern and contemporary architectural assets, literary, agrarian and industrial landscapes and sites of diffused contemporary art.
The ideal centre is the City of Turin, point of departure by bicycle or from where to reach different locations along the route: Avigliana, Venaria, Rivarolo Canavese, Ivrea, Biella, Carpignano Sesia, Santhià, Vercelli, Casale Monferrato, Asti, Alba, Bra, Racconigi, Savigliano, Pinerolo. Some deviations towards significant locations allow to touch the cities of Verbania, Novara, Alessandria and Cuneo.
The Ring is easily reached by train, car and is connected with the airports of Turin Caselle and Milan Malpensa.
The “Grand Tour by bike among the UNESCO sites of Piedmont ” is a project of territorial enhancement by VisitPiemonte - Regional Marketing and Promotion by mandate of the Piedmont Regional Authority and Unioncamere Piemonte,devised and elaborated by Andrea Rolando - E-Scapes Observatory, Polytechnic of Milan.