Tour Delle Langhe 2023

Tour Delle Langhe 2023

The Tour of the Langhe is certainly nothing new. There are already numerous events that we have organized in these beautiful lands of Piedmont, famous throughout the world for its views, its cuisine and its excellent wine. However, the last edition dates back to 2019 and this year therefore we have decided to return in October, probably the most beautiful time to admire the vineyards with their typical autumn colours.

THE TOUR

The meeting point for this edition is at Tenuta PianPolvere, just outside Monforte d'Alba. A beautiful cellar, with a history of over 300 years, which can accommodate the large number of participants present today.

Today there is Altea who takes care of the recordings during which the roadbook in the new 2023 format is delivered, together with the gadgets offered by Taurus Special Tuners, which is receiving a lot of appreciation thanks to the many contents that go beyond just the driving directions of the event. Participants can then have breakfast under the beautiful portico of the cellar while waiting for the arrival of all the cars.

 

At 10:30 we are ready to leave!
After a short briefing where we give all the final information on the day, the engines are started and we begin to leave the courtyard in an orderly manner.

From Monforte we head north towards Castiglione Falletto descending towards Valle in one of the most panoramically beautiful areas of the Langhe.
We then continue towards La Morra, finding rather smooth roads for a Sunday morning during the Truffle Fair, which attracts a lot of tourism.

The itinerary continues towards Barolo from where we should return towards Monforte along the SP163, but we find the road closed due to a demonstration in the small town which forces us to take a detour, leading us to retrace the SP9 we traveled in the opposite direction immediately after departure. From Monforte d 'Alba we then continue south to Dogliani and then take the SP661 to Murazzano. We must pay close attention to the very slippery asphalt, a characteristic of the roads in this area that we have already encountered in past years which, however treacherous, allows those with rear-wheel drive to indulge themselves with some small sideways.

We do the last stretch of this first stage by returning north along the SP32 to Bossolasco where the municipality has reserved the square for us to park the 50 cars that are present at the event today. A stop of half an hour and then set off again for the second stage of the day.
We leave Bossolasco by going south on the SP162 and then following towards Cravanzana on a very winding road with no traffic. Unfortunately, continuing towards Cortemilia, Google Maps decided to change the pre-established route by making us take a shortcut on a narrow road compared to the chosen itinerary. However, some participants, attentive to the paper directions in the roadbook, followed the correct route following the SP31 up to Torre Bormida.
At Cortemilia we turn north on the SP429 up to Castino. Here too, probably favored by the lunch time, we do not find the slightest traffic.

We leave the main road to travel along the SP31 again up to Cossano Belbo where we have planned the second stop of this Tour. Upon arrival the Mayor awaits us and has reserved the entire square for us in order to best arrange the participants' cars.
Here we decided to make a slightly longer stop to allow those present to stop in a bar for a small snack before leaving again.

The last stage of the day, with its 80 or more kilometres, is the longest.
We leave Cossano Belbo heading north along the SP270 and then continuing towards Mango. In the first part we find a slightly broken asphalt with several depressions but with a very rallyistic character with an infinite succession of curves. We reach Neive along the SP51 and then take the SP3. Here we again find very slippery asphalt which forces us to pay maximum attention.

Then going up towards Barbaresco we find the newly resurfaced road which guarantees sufficient grip to be able to drive safely. The route then continues southwards again, passing through Tre Stelle, Treiso and Benevello. We then take the SP32 towards north passing through Montelupo and Diano d 'Dawn to then descend towards Grinzane Cavour.
We turn south again on the SP130. Here the first stretch is fast with long straights and then goes up the hills with wide hairpin bends until taking the SP57 towards Monforte d'Alba and then returning to Tenuta PianPolvere from which we started in the morning.

As all the participants arrive we have the cars parked again in an orderly manner inside the courtyard of the estate and then we start the senoira snack, as per Piedmontese tradition, to end this beautiful day in the best possible way. Despite the not excellent weather, having not seen the sun once all day, we are still satisfied with the fact that the temperatures were acceptable and the roads everywhere were always dry, without ever seeing even a drop of rain all day.

The excellent meal served on the long tables under the canopy of the cellar thus closes this Tour at the end of October and the great classic that is for us the Tour of the Langhe.


As always, thanks to all the participants who were present in this event who motivate us to always do better.
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