9. Asti: E-Bike Culinary Cycling Tour with Food & Wine Tastings
Get to know Asti, a charming northern Italian town, on a guided cycling tour focusing on the town's culinary history and culture. Take an e-bike ride through the historic center, passing through the town's famous towers and piazzas and stopping by local favorite food and wine spots.
Start the tour in the town center, where you'll meet your guide and get comfortable on your e-bike. Head through the winding streets to reach the historic sweet store Torroneria Cioccolateria Davide Barbero, where you can sample artisanal chocolate and nougat treats.
Next, make your way to the Daniella Artisan Pastry Shop to try out local delicacies like paste di meliga (Piedmontese shortbread-style biscuits). Accompany these with a glass of Asti Spumante, a sweet sparkling wine. Then, make your way to the Piazza Roma to see the historical Torre Comentina tower.
Continue to the Red Tower and follow along the ancient Roman walls to reach the impressive gothic Asti Cathedral. Next, head to the bustling Piazza Alfieri and admire its cafe-lined square, where you can stop to try a local wine or vermouth.
Then, ride to the courtyard of the Baptistery of San Pietro for a tasting of four local wines. Finally, make your way through the old Jewish Quarter to a local restaurant in the center. Taste Piedmontese specialties like fresh ravioli gobbi astigiani (meat ravioli), along with a glass of wine.