This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Italy short break, Turin by bike
When you think about the protecting the environment, chances are natural parks, wildlife and the sea come to mind. True, of course, but we believe that protecting the cities we visit is equally as important. Air and noise pollution caused by too many cars and massive tour buses create smog and congestion that is harmful to inhabitants as well as historic buildings and sites. For this very reason, we have designed this tour of beautiful Turin completely by bike. With little impact on the city itself and virtually zero carbon output, you can pedal to historic sites, medieval castles, lush parks, local trattorias and an array of museums, and you won’t even have to find a parking space! So consider your carbon footprint when you set out on your next adventure, and join us on our mission to spread Slow Travel to destinations deserving our respect, like the majestic city of Turin.
Once the capital of Italy, Turin is a window to the country’s economic, historic, artistic and regal past. A center of great power, the city is home to the residences of the Royal House of Savoy which ruled the Kingdom of Savoy in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today the city remains Piedmont’s shining star, attracting tourists near and far to visit its’ grand palaces, ancient monuments, former hunting grounds and historic downtown. On this biking tour you will visit many of these important landmarks, including two residences of the House of Savoy, both named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your stay in Turin contributes to the city’s efforts to preserve and maintain its architectural landmarks, keeping them open for all to admire.
Home to Terra Madre, the world convention of food communities hosted by Slow Food, Turin also has a lively restaurant scene where you can taste typical regional dishes and new twists on traditional recipes. With each forkful you will help support local chefs dedicated to honouring the flavours and roots of Piedmont’s edible past.