01/06/2022 - 30/09/2022
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Cross-border
Bike

Description

All this on the saddle of a gravel bike, for an unforgettable ring trail through the Valleys of Susa, Chisone, Briançonnais and Maurienne.

Lands that have always had a vocation for cycling, rediscovering the most authentic spirit of adventure on mountain dirt roads, which only traveling by bicycle can offer.

A series of unique emotions, from the gravel of Assietta to the rediscovery of the ancient Galibier route, from the sun kissed Pramand to the sparkling waters of Lake Moncenisio, passing by the austere fortresses of Aussois.


Schedule

Day 1

From Susa we will face the hard ascent of Colle delle Finestre, with its very narrow series of hairpin bends in the woods and the last 7 km of dirt road that will lead us onto the legendary Assietta road. Here we will ride along the edge of the ridge of exceptional beauty in the battlegrounds of 1747. We will then reach Sestriere, and then go down to Cesana Torinese for the night. Length 65 km, altitude difference 2,900 m.

Day 2

From Cesana we will reach Oulx where we will tackle the beautiful climb towards Sauze and dive into the shadow of the Gran Bosco di Salbertrand with its centuries-old fir trees. Then, we’ll go up the opposite side on the splendid military road of Pramand and Foens, an unmissable panoramic balcony overlooking the Upper Valle di Susa and its Dolomite peaks that offers us the opportunity to pass through the charming Galleria dei Saraceni before our final descent to Bardonecchia. Length 55 km, altitude difference 2,050 m.

Day 3

Entering the French territory, we will tackle the hairpin bends of Colle della Scala, wonderfully set among the rocky spiers of the Valle Stretta and then descend along the dirt roads of the Val Clarée and go up towards the village of Granon, a fairytale place immersed in the larch trees, and the Lenlon fort. Once we reach the Col du Granon we will descend to Le-Monetier-Les-Bains for the well-deserved evening stop. Length 57 km, altitude difference 1,700 m.

Day 4

A day of well-deserved rest is on the horizon: the thermal waters of Monetier les Bains await us, ensuring we will enjoy our holiday to the full ...
A few kilometres from Briancon we will enjoy a day of relaxation: the spa is just what we need to recover from the efforts of the first days and recharge our batteries for the grand finale!

Day 5

Starting again from the beautiful town of the Valle della Guisane, we will go up to the Col du Lautaret on secondary roads, then tackling the climbs of the ancient Galibier road, travelled by the Tour de France riders until the 1950s. Only on the pass will we find asphalt surfaces again, for the last uphill climbs with the Meije glaciers facing us head on. Once we’ve come down to Valloire, we will reach Valmenier for the night with a pleasant stretch in the undergrowth. Length 50 km, altitude difference 1,600 m.

Day 6

After a first part on the shady southern slope of the Maurienne, we will pass to the opposite side for the long climb to the Refuge de l'Orgère, a prelude to the descent on Modane and the ascent to the Savoy forts of Aussois. Having travelled across the whole plateau, we will head, still on dirt roads and secondary roads, to Lanslebourg, a pretty village at the foot of Moncenisio. Length 56 km, altitude difference 2,100 m.

Day 7

Ready, steady, go! We immediately face a climb to Colle del Moncenisio, which is easy but not to be underestimated after five days of alpine gravel. On the pass we will leave the asphalt and take the wonderful dirt road that runs along the western shore of the lake, eventually passing over the gigantic earth dam. To return to Susa we will go down the ancient Novalesa road, passing near the historic medieval abbey. Length 50 km, altitude difference 950 m.

Rates / Supplements

Price per person from:

€ 1.790,00 (groups of 4 pax)
€ 1.640,00 (groups of 6 pax)
€ 1.490,00 (groups of 8 pax)

The price includes:

3 nights in a double hotel room
half board
services of Piemonte Region cycling tour guide for 7 days
Mechanical assistance
Tour Operator insurance coverage

The price does not include:

Admission tickets to monuments, museums and spas
Bicycle rental
Alcoholic beverages
Individual insurance policies

Supplements:

Single room supplement on request (if available)

Other

Holiday formula:

Groups, Individuals

Guided tour:

Yes

Equipment required:

Bike helmet
Cycling gloves
Headlamp
Hooded rain jacket
Micro-fibre technical t-shirt
Outdoor clothing
Padded cycling shorts
Sun cream
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Windproof jacket