Thursday, September 5, 2013

Piedmont Cycling Resort

News from CycleItalia: "We've teamed up with Hotel Ariotto to offer you something new, Piedmont Cycling Resort. With this new program you can enjoy the Monferrato hills with an ala carte itinerary designed by YOU. Come for just two nights or stay for weeks, it's your choice. With no fixed arrival or departure dates, no schedules, you are in control of your vacation. Enjoy B&B in the hotel or take a self-catering apartment. Rent a car and drive yourself there or opt for an airport shuttle. Bring your own bicycle or rent one from the hotel. Ride, relax, eat, repeat. It's all designed to give you the utmost in flexibility."

More details will be available soon on but here is some more information:

"We've lost count of the times that guests, after sampling the cycling and gastronomic opportunities at this peaceful wine country hotel, have asked, "Why can't we just stay HERE for the entire week?" Now you can. Spend as much time as you like at Hotel Ariotto in the Monferrato hills. Relax by the panoramic pool, ride a variety of scenic loops or combine both for a truly relaxing and enchanting sample of the Piemontese lifestyle.

We've joined forces with Hotel Ariotto (our HQ, featured in BICYCLING Magazine July 2013) to bring you Piedmont Cycling Resort. Come for as little as two days or stay for a week or longer, it's your choice. Enjoy B&B lodging in the hotel with plenty of options for lunch and dinner or take a self-catering apartment and cook for yourself using products from the local market. Either way, it's cycling heaven.

Ariotto features free laundry facilities, a spacious bike garage/workshop, easy access from the A26 autostrada and a variety of other activities (vineyard visits, etc.) to make this a memorable vacation for everyone.

Pricing is ala carte:

Two-night stay $299 (hotel, B&B, per person/double occupancy)
includes lodging and ride routes

Single supplement $100 / additional hotel nights $100 per person

Self-catering apartment $1298 includes ride routes
(no meals included, one week minimum, up to two persons)

Bike rental $299 up to one week
(limited sizes and quantities, call for details)

Airport transportation to/from Malpensa airport $199 (each way)."

Contact CycleItalia for more details.

Photo: Jered Gruber for BICYCLING magazine's July 2013 issue "Feast Your Thighs on Piedmont, Italy" (linked above).

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