E-MTB Aosta, Italy
E-MTB Adventure in Aosta, Italy.
Over the past decade we’ve dipped into Italy’s Aosta Valley as part of our Swiss trips, but recently we’ve begun to explore the region more deeply and what we’ve discovered is amazing. The Aosta Valley boasts 5000 kilometers of singletrack, with many trails still barely seen mountain bikes. It has worldclass alpine rides near some of the biggest peaks in Europe; the Mont Blanc, the Grand Combin, the Gran Paradiso and the Cervino (Matterhorn) and the amazing forested trails in the lower valleys. This history of the area runs deep with medieval castles throughout the valley and Roman ruins in central Aosta that date back over 2000 years. We’ve teamed up with a multi-generational Aosta local legend who's ridden more of the region than most locals. On top of that, the cuisine is exceptional, the espresso superb and vino outstanding; it’s Italy afterall. This NEW trip will uncover trails that even local riders don’t know of, trust us, this new adventure will blow your mind!
Day 1: Welcome to Milan, transfer to Aosta. Warm-up ride. — 10km
Transfer from Milan Airport to Aosta, Italy. Get aquainted with our e-mountain bikes and head out the door for a warm up ride amoung vineyards and through villages.
Day 2: Ride the Cogne Valley — 38km
Ride from the door into Aosta for an espresso & pastry, then onto the Pila lift. From the top we pedal to 2815m with spectacular views in all directions. We drop down on amazing singletrack into the Cogne Valley, then circle back to the Aosta Valley.
Day 3: Ride Secret Pass — 27km
A ride that’s seen few bikes, hence the lack of information. After a shuttle to a village at 1600m, we'll climb on gravel & singletrack and even some pushing to a high col at 2910m. Then, its all downhill from high-alpine to larch forests on amazing singletrack to our perched hotel with views of the Gran Paradiso Park.
Day 4: Ride Gran Paradiso National Park — 53km
Today’s ride is one of the regions best. From the door up the Urtier valley to 2908m and onto a flowy alpine trail that will raise the bar. This afternoon we transfer one hour to the cosy Rifugio Chaligne, our abode for the night.
Day 5: Ride the Super Ridge — 45km
Morning climb up to the Punta Chaligne at 2608m with jaw-dropping views of the city of Aosta, the valley and surrounding peaks and glaciers. The rest of the day is spent riding on sections of trail that will have you howling outloud, with an epic lunch stop onroute. We’ll also ride past Italy’s highest vineyard at 1225m.
Day 6: Ride to Courmayeur — 45km
Today we ride the end of the Aosta Valley to the foot of Europe's highest peak, the impressive Mont Blanc. We’ll have a few hours to explore Courmayeur this afternoon, one of Italy’s premiere ski resorts.
Day 7: Ride the Val Ferret, transfer to Milan — 17km
This morning’s ride is one of the best, a perfect stretch of singletrack with insane views of the Mont Blanc massif. After a nice lunch we’ll transfer to our Milan airport hotel.
Day 8: Transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport
Easy airport shuttle for flights home. Arriverderci!
What our Guests Say:
"We’re officially in love with the Aosta Valley. It’s our new fav region in Italy, and our guide Patrick was amazing. Thank you for organizing such a perfect holiday!"
September 6-13, 2020
|Duration:||8 Days, 7 Nights|
|Joining In:||Milan, Italy|
|Skill Level:||2 Fitness, 2 Technical|
|Land Cost:||€2650 /person | Currency Conversion ?|