About Us

What started as friendship through a common passion became our occupation with Aosta Valley Freeride. Started in 2009, we’ve been hosting people from all over the world in our corner of the Alps ever since. Showing them around the incredible place that we call home; travelling, getting to know new people, and sharing the ride.

Dolce Vita Bike Company is formed of a team of young professionals, for whom a healthy and balanced lifestyle is as important as promoting a sense of community, curiosity, travel and discovery.

Your tour leader will take care of all the logistics and make sure you feel safe and relaxed at all times. While our local guides will show you the best trails, and let you in on the best tips and secrets in the area, like only a local can.

Tour Leaders

Lorenzo Suding

Tour Leader / Guide Sardinia

Born in Cologne, Germany, in 1986 to German Dad, Sardinian Mum. Lorenzo is part owner of Aosta Valley Freeride and Dolce Vita Bike Co. He has been riding bikes since he was 3. It all started in the garden in Burundi, and progressed to racing mountain bikes at world cup level for a decade.

Quitting the race scene in 2017 to join Aosta Valley Freeride made it possible for Lorenzo to continue riding bikes. Which is awesome! Now he is a mountain bike guide and teaches bike skills full time. He lived in Africa, South America and Asia while growing up, which means he’s able to speak 5 languages; English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

Gianluca Gobbi

Tour Leader / Guide Cinque Terre

Born in Parma in 1977, Gianluca started riding bikes at the age of eight with his Dad, a former pro road cyclist. He raced on the road until the age of 14, before hanging up the road bikes when he found mountain biking. He moved to the Aosta Valley when he was 22, where grass roots mtb was evolving into Freeride and Enduro as we know it today.

In 2008 he became a Mtb Instructor and started teaching kids and beginners during the summer seasons. He went on to become a qualified Mtb Guide and is now lucky enough to work full time organising riding tours, making his dreams come true. Gianluca speaks two languages: Italian and English.

Gigi Lozzi

Tour Leader / Guide Piedmont

born in 1976, he was raised in upper Val di Susa and lives in Sestriere. His background as a pro snowboarder made him become a lifelong snowboard guide and coach, but expresses his endless passion for the mountains in the backcountry.

In the year 2000, Gigi begins mountain biking simply to get in shape for winters, but soon applies his freestyle mentality to the new sport and in doing so quickly grows a great new passion.

In 2006 he takes it to the next level becoming an MTB guide. He always eager to discover new trails and tours, Italian is his mother tongue, but also speaks French and English fluently. Gigi also likes surfing and rock-climbing as a hobby.