Demonte – Madonna del Colletto – Terme di Valdieri: by bike among the Maritime Alps
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
The Stura Valley, land of shepherds, traditions and outdoor activities
The Gesso Valley, the valley of the Kings: three generations of kings succeeded each other in the Gesso Valley, leaving a deep imprint in the Maritime Alps.
Arrive in the early afternoon by owns means to Vinadio - visit the Town, Bagni di Vinadio and the Albertinian Fortress, one of the most meaningful examples of military architecture of the Alps.
The Fort, nestled among the Alps, is an important example of military architecture. It should be considered one of the most significant examples of military architecture of the entire Alps. Construction of the fortress, commissioned by King Charles Albert, began in 1834 and was completed in 1847. Despite a short interruption, from 1837 to 1839, in just eleven years a true masterpiece of engineering and military technique was built. The route, which winds on three walking levels, is about 10 km long and divided into three fronts: Top, Attack and Lower.
After the visit, check in to 3* hotel in Vinadio and dinner based on typical produce "Crouset (artisan pasta of the Valle Stura) and a lamb dish Agnello Sambucano"
Overnight accommodation in hotel.
After a substantial breakfast at the 3* hotel, depart and descent towards Demonte.
Bike tour of the village and climb to Madonna del Colletto - 7km with an average gradient of 8%. The Giro d’Italia passed through here in 1999 and it was the last climb before the arrival in Borgo San Dalmazzo.
The descent ends in Valdieri in valle Gesso. We continue in the direction of the valley with gentle gradients to S. Anna di Valdieri. Having left the town we start the last uphill section, 7km with an average gradient of 5.8% which takes us to Terme.
During the downhill section - stop for a light lunch in a typical inn of Sant'Anna di Valdieri.
Descend to Borgo San Dalmazzo and short bike tour of the town.
Transfer by minibus and return to Vinadio.
Dinner in hotel and overnight accommodation.
LENGTH 32 KM
DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE 1,211 M
MIN. ALTITUDE 721 M
MAX ALTITUDE 1,389 M
BIKES ROAD GRAVEL
After breakfast in hotel, transfer by own means to Gaiola to the Stiera Village rafting centre. Meet and explanation of the Rafting activity - experience the River Stura of Demonte
on a dinghy.
Experience, friendliness, safety, nature and fun are the key words to ensure an unforgettable day abandoning yourselves to the pleasures of the sport, discovery and adventure.
Lunch at leisure
Return and departure for own destinations.
Price per person from:
€ 320,00 (groups of 2 pax)
No, on request (with supplement)