Time to get on our bikes and discover the food and wines Piedmont…

Nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean, we’re now in the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement on our Backroads Piedmont Bike Tour.

We missed the Giro ‘Wine Time Trial’ but are enjoying our own trail in this gorgeous region.

Rolling hills – some very steep – aching legs – time to hunt for truffles – gorgeous meals – wine tastings of Borolo, Barbaresca and Barbera wines -sunshine – good company. Just as well we’re earning our meals!

There’s only 9 in our group with 3 support staff and we’re enjoying the accommodation along the way at interesting small hotels in the countryside.

What a find!

We found gold! Of the truffle kind…