Ring trail on the hills of the Giro d'Italia and the
Tour de France
4 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
The ViAlps is a cross-border cycling ring that touches various hills, protagonists of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France. With this 4-night itinerary you can breathe in both the Italian and French atmospheres, challenging yourself on the famous hills of Moncenisio, the Telegraphe, the Galibier and the Lautaret.
To the big names we have added a beautiful climb, not yet a protagonist of the laps but which deserves to be so for the breathtaking panorama it offers, climbing first to Laval in Clarée Valley and then returning to Italy for Colle della Scala.
The whole tour will be accompanied by two guides, one of whom will follow the group with the van so that he can provide back-up as often as needed and will carry everything necessary for the ride.
Arrival in Susa in the early afternoon and meeting with the guides.
Bike check and short bike ride in the company of the guides.
Sightseeing tour on foot to discover the historic centre of Susa and the remains left by the Roman era with the amphitheatre, the aqueduct, the Celtic altar and the Arch of Augustus.
Worth tasting: the sweet Focaccia di Susa and the Avanà wine from the ancient native vine of the Val Susa.
Dinner and overnight stay in Susa.
From Susa we will go up towards Novalesa, with its stupendous waterfalls. After passing through French territory, the most spectacular part of the entire ascent awaits us: the serpentine road of the Gran Scala. From here we’ll pass in front of Lago di Moncenisio to reach an altitude of 2081m. The descent on a wide road with long bends leads first to Lanslebourg and then through the Maurienne Valley to the village of Saint Michel.
Dinner and overnight stay in Saint-Michel.
84.5km - 2,280m ascent - 2,050m descent
Today we face the mythical climbs of Col du Telegraphe (1,566m) and du Galibier (2,642m), often the highest point of the Tour de France, in which they have appeared more than 60 times.
Climbing the Col du Telegraphe you descend to Valloire before tackling the climb of the Col du Galibier for a total of 35km and an altitude difference of 2,000m. The descent passes through the Col du Lautaret to arrive in Briançon, with its beautiful old town.
Overnight stay in Briançon.
67.6km - 2,240m ascent - 1,660m descent
Instead of returning to Italy via the Colle di Montgenevre, we suggest the quieter, more panoramic alternative. We will first go up to the top of the road of the beautiful Val Clarée, then return to Nevache and climb again towards Colle della Scala. From here, the descent begins with a series of hairpin bends and a breathtaking view of the Bardonecchia basin. We will then proceed on the state road, crossing Exilles and its fortress, up to Susa.
Overnight stay in Susa
88.4km - 1,170m ascent - 2,000m descent
Price per person from:
€ 590,00 (groups of 14 pax)
The price includes:
- 4 nights and breakfasts in 2-3 star hotels in a double room
- Packed lunch for the 3 days of the tour
- 3 dinners at a nearby hotel or restaurant (dinner of your own choosing in Briançon)
- dedicated area for bike storage in accommodation facilities
- 2 cycling tour leaders for the duration of the tour, one in the back-up van
- luggage transfer
The price does not include:
- tourist tax (to be paid locally)
- drinks during dinners
- 1 dinner (free evening in a place with a good variety of restaurants)
- any entrance tickets to museums or cultural sites
- swimming pools and wellness centres
- any tasting sessions
- the month of August
- anything not specifically indicated under “The price includes”
Single room: €100
Bike rental (subject to availability)
Hooded rain jacket
Micro-fibre technical t-shirt
Padded cycling shorts