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Foodies and adventurists can unite on this new chef-led slow food cycling tour of Piedmont with Tourissimo.

On this tour, guests will learn about the slow food movement at the University of Gastronomic Science in Pollenzo. They’ll also get to dine at an array of Michelin-starred restaurants—Piazza Duomo, Villa d’Amelia, and Guido Ristorante—and hunt for truffles all while cycling 140 miles past ancient castles and hilltop hamlets. The tour will be led by chef Benjamin Cohn, the executive chef at Westside Tavern in West Los Angeles, and chef Marc Meyer, the owner of Bookshop, Shuka, and Rosie’s in New York City.

Travelers enjoying a wine tasting during a Tourissimo tour. (Photo courtesy of Tourissimo.)

Other highlights of this itinerary include meeting winemakers and local farmers, taking a cooking class with Mamma Giovanna at the Marrone Winery Estate, exploring the villages of Barolo and Barbaresco, and attending lectures at Slow Food University. In addition, guests will tour the Langa and Roero regions of Piedmont, which are two of the wine producing areas in Italy that received UNESCO World Heritage status in 2014. At the end of their adventurous day, guests will overnight at the former estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy, the four-star Albergo dell’Agenzia.

Rates for this all-inclusive tour scheduled for Oct. 1-7, 2018 start at $5,595 pp.

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