Roero, north of the Langhe, in Piedmont, is a land rich in natural, artistic and eno-gastronomic beauty to be discovered by motorbike.
Piedmont is a region that offers motorcyclists many scenarios and routes for those who love to have fun on motorcycles, on the road and off-road, good food, excellent wine and many places rich in art and history, a few kilometers from Turin and little more than one hour from Milan.
Roero is the lesser known brother of the Langhe, but no less interesting, indeed! The territory extends from the left bank of the Tanaro river, in the province of Cuneo, between the plain of Carmagnola and the low hills of the Asti area.
The beauty of Roero is to get lost with happiness. The streets and lanes that take you around villages and vineyards are so many, a navigator is undoubtedly helpful, also to avoid wasting time away from the destinations. Our route has been designed to pass by the main localities and places of interest such as castles and main villages.
First of all history. We are talking about the famous castles of Roero, because the royals and nobles who have followed one another over time have decided to establish their most prestigious residences, immersed in nature and close contact with the raw materials that have made Piedmont famous, grapes and hazelnuts. The best known and most visited are the Royal Castle of Govone, the Royal Castle of Guarene, the Medieval Castle of Cisterna d'Asti, the Castle of Monticello d'Alba.
As in the Langhe, also Roero is an explosion of flavors and aromas, from the vineyards to the cellars that produce some of the best national wines, as well as in the restaurants that offer local recipes based on local products. Here too the truffle makes itself "felt" in the autumn season, but it is not the only protagonist. In every season, mother nature offers excellent and genuine products, such as mushrooms, chestnuts, hazelnuts, honey, cherries, tenches that you will find in the dishes of restaurants and taverns along your "challenging" tour in motorcycle.
Roero is very small as a territory, for this reason we suggest you spend a whole weekend to discover the Langhe and Monferrato and maybe reach out to Cuneo or ad Asti for a visit to the main cities of this portion of Piedmont, otherwise you can deviate a little and discover the wonderful ones Badlands of the Langhe.
We have chosen Castellinaldo d'Alba as a base for our tours in the surrounding area and a wonderful farmhouse "Villa Laura”(In the map) where we literally slept overlooking the vineyards and immersed in peace, with a very convenient parking for motorcycles and an excellent breakfast upon awakening. In addition, the owners also have a splendid cellar where you can take a tour of the barrels and taste their excellent wines.