DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.’s 2016 line-up of European bike tours gives cyclists the best of both worlds—trips through picturesque destinations accompanied by farm-to-fork experiences. The Boston-based company, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has partnered with farms, vineyards and restaurants in Italy and France, as well as award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author chef Seamus Mullen, to create three delicious itineraries—Chef on Wheels in Provence, France; Chef on Wheels in the Dolomites, and Piedmont Truffle Bike Tour in Piedmont, Italy.
On the 6-day Chef on Wheels itinerary in Provence, departing May 29, guests cycle through southeastern France’s sun-bathed lavender fields, coastlines, medieval hilltop villages, vineyards and olive groves, in addition to helping chef Mullen choose ingredients at a local market that he will then use to prepare healthy meals. Rates start at $6,295 pp. In Piedmont, the 6-day Piedmont Truffle Bike Tour, departing Oct. 18, celebrates the region’s white truffle season with guests joining a local truffle hunter and his dog on a hunt. During the tour, guests also learn how to cook Piemontese delicacies with a Michelin-starred chef, before pedaling into Alba for the town’s annual truffle festival. While en-route, guests ride by Italy’s scenic countryside, sampling the famous Barolo, Barbera, and Barbaresco wines of Piedmont. Rates start at $5,395 pp. For more information, visit duvine.com.